Classic Air Force (and Mr Wallond’s garden) 4th April 2013

A family trip to Cornwall gave the perfect excuse to visit the Classic Air Force at the former RAF St Mawgan (Newquay airport).

Half hour early gave the chance to take a look at Barry Wallond’s Spitfire IXC replica (PL279) in his garden. I’m sure it’s always raised few eyebrows with drivers using the road from Newquay, and the added bonus of Canberra B2 cockpit (WD954) made a stop in the layby a must.

PL279 4th April 2013

PL279 4th April 2013

PL279 4th April 2013

PL279 4th April 2013

Canberra WD274 4th April 2013

Canberra WD274 4th April 2013

PL279 4th April 2013

PL279 4th April 2013

PL279 4th April 2013

PL279 4th April 2013

Rear view mirror shot!!!

PL279 4th April 2013

PL279 4th April 2013

So on into the easy to find car park for 1000 opening. Brilliant, friendly staff made the entire visit a joy from the minute you stepped in the door. The facilities throughout are clean, well laid out, child friendly (as my 7 year old will testify having spent 3 hours there with her with minimal moaning), and just, well, impressive.

So on into building 404, and a great range of aircraft that (at opening time before others arrived) were well laid out for clear photos.

Hunter GA11 WV256 / G-BZPB

WV256 4th April 2013

WV256 4th April 2013

WV256 4th April 2013

WV256 4th April 2013

WV256 4th April 2013

WV256 4th April 2013

WV256 4th April 2013

WV256 4th April 2013

Hunter T8 WT722

WT722 4th April 2013

WT722 4th April 2013

WT722 4th April 2013

WT722 4th April 2013

WT722 4th April 2013

WT722 4th April 2013

WT722 4th April 2013

WT722 4th April 2013

Vampire T55 U-1215 / G-HELV

U-1215 4th April 2013

U-1215 4th April 2013

U-1215 4th April 2013

U-1215 4th April 2013

U-1215 4th April 2013

U-1215 4th April 2013

U-1215 4th April 2013

U-1215 4th April 2013

Jet Provost T3A XM424 / G-JPRO

JP XM424 4th April 2013

JP XM424 4th April 2013

JP XM424 4th April 2013

JP XM424 4th April 2013

JP XM424 4th April 2013

JP XM424 4th April 2013

JP XM424 4th April 2013

JP XM424 4th April 2013

Anson T21 WD413 / G-VROE

WD413 4th April 2013

WD413 4th April 2013

WD413 4th April 2013

WD413 4th April 2013

WD413 4th April 2013

WD413 4th April 2013

WD413 4th April 2013

WD413 4th April 2013

Prentice VR259 / G-APJB

VR259 4th April 2013

VR259 4th April 2013

VR259 4th April 2013

VR259 4th April 2013

Devon XK895

XK895 4th April 2013

XK895 4th April 2013

XK895 4th April 2013

XK895 4th April 2013

Varsity T1 WL679

WL679 4th April 2013

WL679 4th April 2013

WL679 4th April 2013

WL679 4th April 2013

The rest…..

Dak 4th April 2013

Dak 4th April 2013

Dak 4th April 2013

Dak 4th April 2013

Dak 4th April 2013

Dak 4th April 2013

Aust 4th April 2013

Aust 4th April 2013

Rap 4th April 2013

Rap 4th April 2013

Rap 4th April 2013

Rap 4th April 2013

Ven 4th April 2013

Ven 4th April 2013