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User currently offlineadmluvs2fly From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 166 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4941 times:

I 'm going to be in London for 2 days. This Sunday and Monday. Does anybody have any suggestions for maybe a day trip not to far or in London itself, that would be worthwhile for an Commercial Aviation enthusiast.

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User currently offlinetrident3 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1013 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4913 times:

Brooklands Museum would be good, less than an hour from central London. See Concorde, a VC10, Vanguard, Viscount etc plus loads of motor racing stuff if you are in to that as well.
http://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/



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User currently offlinejrfspa320 From Australia, joined Sep 2005, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4895 times:

Alternatives are Duxford, which is a great museum
http://duxford.iwm.org.uk/
In fact this sunday there is an airshow there!
Well worth visiting

Alternatively, the RAF Museum in Hendon, north London
http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/


User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4887 times:

Quoting admluvs2fly (Thread starter):

Spotting at LHR maybe


User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1324 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4837 times:

If you are in Central London and haven't been before, don't miss the flight gallery at the Science Museum: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/galleries/flight.aspx


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User currently offlineadmluvs2fly From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4695 times:

Thank You all for the great information. That's why I love this site. It's around the world and you will 99.9% of the time get an response.

By the way for plane spotting at LHR, where would you suggest and how would I go inexpensively from Kensington.


User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4690 times:

Quoting admluvs2fly (Reply 5):
By the way for plane spotting at LHR, where would you suggest and how would I go inexpensively from Kensington.

Underground to Hatton cross, then its only a short walk to Myrtle Avenue. PERFECT for 27L landing shots.


User currently offlinetymnbalewne From Bermuda, joined Mar 2005, 937 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4643 times:

Quoting jrfspa320 (Reply 2):
Alternatives are Duxford, which is a great museum
http://duxford.iwm.org.uk/
In fact this sunday there is an airshow there!
Well worth visiting

I went to Duxford about 100 years ago, (okay, it was 1986) and there was a VC-10 there. I looked at the website and find no mention of this aircraft. Is it no longer there?



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4599 times:

Quoting tymnbalewne (Reply 7):
I went to Duxford about 100 years ago, (okay, it was 1986) and there was a VC-10 there. I looked at the website and find no mention of this aircraft. Is it no longer there?

Looks like the VC10 is owned separately and therefore not listed on IWM's website.
http://www.das.org.uk/vc10.htm still lists it.
-HT



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User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2347 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4576 times:

Duxford is a good visit, though there are more military types there.

If you like bizjets and lots of them with something exotic guaranteed, then spotting at LTN is great too. May need a car to get to the best spotting spot at the crash gates o nthe far side.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31573 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4537 times:

Visit the Transair Pilot shop.....


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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3244 posts, RR: 45
Reply 11, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4529 times:

There is also a simulator in the Westfield Shopping Center.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlinejetblast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4435 times:

If you get the chance to go back to London in the future, you may want to look at the BA Heritage Centre in Waterside. You need to email ahead for a visitors pass if you don't have a BA ID, but it is worth the visit.

http://www.britishairways.com/travel/museum-collection/public/en_us



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