|Caernarfon Airport, Gwynedd|
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Formerly RAF Llandwrog, Caernarfon Aerodrome hosts a small museum which portrays the history of aviation in North Wales. The airfield played a vital part in the development of RAF Mountain Rescue and air-sea rescue units, and this aspect is also fully covered in the museum. A number of aircraft are exhibited, together with displays of various aero engines – including a Heinkel He 111 engine recovered from the sea. There is also a display of the various crash sites around Wales, the Dams raid of WW2 fame and several military vehicles. Activity on the airfield can be viewed from the museum’s ‘Dakotas’ restaurant. Pleasure flights can be booked at the local flying club – which offers a choice of 5 routes. This attraction was formerly known as Caernarfon Airworld Museum until 2012.
From Caernarfon Town Centre
Caernarfon Airworld is situated 6 miles from Caernarfon town centre, on the A499 to Pwllheli. Take a right turn after Glynllifon Horticultural College, follow signs for Dinas Dinlle and Caernarfon Airport. Follow the road adjacent with the beach, the Airworld is situated at the far end of the beach.
Airworld is approx. 15 miles from Pwllheli. Follow the A499 towards Caernarfon, taking a left turn at the sign for Caernarfon Airport and Dinas Dinlle. Follow the narrow road through Dinas Dinlle and along the coast until you arrive at Caernarfon Airport.
Daily 11.00 am to 5.00 pm, March to June; 10.00 am to 6.00 pm, July & August; 11.00 am to 5.00 pm September & October.
See official site for details.
Toilets, Parking, Cafe, Souvenir shop, Access for the disabled.
|Hunter T.7 XL618 (photo, Phillip Evans)||Javelin FAW.7 XH837 (photo, Phillip Evans)|
|Sycamore HR.12 WV781 (photo, Phillip Evans)||Cadet TX.3 XA282 (photo, Phillip Evans)|
List of Aircraft Exhibits
|Displayed I.D.||Aircraft Type||Real Identity||Condition||Status|
|G-MBEP||American Aerolights Eagle 215B||G-MWEP||Complete||Displayed|
|WL756||Avro Shackleton AEW.2||WL756||Cockpit||Displayed|
|WV781||Bristol Sycamore HR.12||WV781||Forward Fuselage||Displayed|
|‘N5137’||de Havilland Tiger Moth II||N6638||Fuselage + Port Wings||Displayed|
|XK623||de havilland Vampire T.11||XK623||Complete||Displayed|
|A92-740||GAF Jindivik 3||A92-740||Dismantled||Displayed|
|–||GAF Jindivik 3||A92-808||Conv. to Children’s Ride||Displayed|
|XH837||Gloster Javelin FAW.7||XH837||Nose||Displayed|
|WT694||Hawker Hunter F.1||WT694||Complete||Displayed|
|XL618||Hawker Hunter T.7||XL618||Complete||Displayed|
|WM961||Hawker Sea Hawk FB.5||WM961||Complete||Displayed|
|XW269||Hawker Siddeley Harrier T.2||XW269||Complete||Displayed|
|‘G-EGCK’||Mignet HM.14 Flying Flea||BAPC.286||Complete||Displayed|
|XA282||Slingsby Cadet TX.3||XA282||Complete||Displayed|
|–||Vickers Varsity T.1||–||Cockpit||Displayed|
|G-MJSM||Weedhopper JC-24B microlight||G-MJSM||Complete||Displayed|
|XJ726||Westland Whirlwind HAR.10||XJ726||Complete||Displayed|
Notes: Dove 6 G-ALFT has now been scrapped. Avro Anson C.19/2 TX235 has gone to Air Atlantique. Westland Dragonfly HR.3 WN499 has moved to Aeroventure and Cessna F.150H cockpit G-AWUK have been put on the airport dump. Prince G-AMLZ has moved to The Jetstream Club.
Caernarfon Airworld Aviation Museum, Caernarfon Airport, Dinas Dinlle, Llandwrog, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL54 5TP. Tel: 01286 832154. Website: Caernarfon Airworld.
|Hunter F.1 W694 (photo, Phillip Evans)||Jet engine display (photo, Phillip Evans)|
|Vampire T.11 XK623 (photo, Phillip Evans)||Sea Hawk FB.5 WM961 (photo, Phillip Evans)|