|Cotswold Airport, Gloucestershire|
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The Bristol Aero Collection is dedicated to preserving the aircraft, helicopters and aero engines produced by the Bristol Aircraft Company. In 1995 the Collection agreed a 10-year lease for a hangar at Kemble Airfield, and in Easter 2000 opened to the general public for the first time. As a result of the approaching expiry of it’s lease on hangar A1, the collection moved during the winter of 2005-06 to a similar-sized hangar, E2, on the same site.
By 2012, plans for a dedicated aerospace museum close to Filton Airfield were well advanced, in close cooperation with the Concorde Trust. Consequently, the Kemble facility was closed at the end of May 2012 and the collection put into storage. A site has now been secured for the planned Bristol Aerospace Centre, and funding for construction is being assembled.
An added attraction at this location was the presence on the Kemble airfield of Delta Jets, which restores and operates a number of airworthy jet warbirds. Bristol Britannia XM496 is not part of the Bristol Aero Collection, but was also open to visitors whenever to collection was open.
Hangar E2 at Kemble Airfield, on the A429 south-west of Cirencester in Gloucestershire.
Toilets, Parking, Partial access for the disabled.
|General view of the collection||Beagle 206 G-ARRM|
|GAF Jindivik 4 A92-708||Bristol Brigand TF.1 RH746|
List of Aircraft Exhibits
|Displayed I.D.||Aircraft Type||Real Identity||Condition||Status|
|–||Aerospatiale/BAC Concorde||–||Cabin mock-up||Displayed|
|XF785||Bristol 173 Srs 1*||XF785||Complete||Displayed|
|‘G-EASQ’||Bristol Babe III||–||Reproduction||Displayed|
|9048||Bristol Bolingbroke IVT||9048||Complete||Displayed|
|G-ALRX||Bristol Britannia 101 %||G-ALRX||Nose||Displayed|
|XM496||Bristol Britannia 253 **||EL-WXA||Complete||Taxi-able|
|XJ917||Bristol Sycamore HR.14||XJ917||Complete||Displayed|
|A92-708||GAF Jindivik 4||A92-708||Complete||Displayed|
|XV798||Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.1||XV798||Complete||Displayed|
* = On loan from RAF Museum, Cosford.
** = Owned by the Bristol Britannia XM496 Preservation Society.
Britannia G-ANCF has moved to Speke Airport with the Jetstream Club. Beagle 206-1X G-ARRM has moved to Shoreham, W. Sussex. Bristol Brigand TF.1 RH746 has moved to RAF Cosford.
|Another general view||Bristol Babe III G-EASQ|
|Britannia 308F G-ANCF fuselage||Harrier GR.1 XV798|
|Britannia 101 G-ALRX nose||Bristol Sycamore HR.14 XJ917|