|East Midlands Airport, Derbyshire|
|DE74 2PR||East Midlands|
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The Aeropark has recently completed its move to a new location close to the Donington Grand Prix Car collection, and re-opened for visitors on 9th August 2001. A number of the exhibits are currently being worked on by volunteers to bring them up to a presentable standard, after being put in virtually open storage during the enforced museum move. The erection of a new Romney building has allowed the unique B.N. Sheriff and a Vampire fuselage pod to go undercover. It also houses the toilets and a shop for souvenirs and light refreshments.
On the north-western corner of Nottingham East Midlands Airport, near Castle Donington, two miles from Junction 24 on the M1. Well signposted. The site is reached by going past the airport main entrance on the A453 and then driving clockwise round the outside perimeter of the airport past the Castle Donington Showground until you reach a roundabout which leads to the Aeropark (right) or Castle Donington village (left).
The opening times are May-September: Thursday 10.30 am to 4.00 pm, Saturday 12.00 noon to 5.00 pm, and Sunday 10.30 am to 5.00 pm; October-April: Sunday 10.30 am to 5.00 pm or dusk (whichever is earlier). Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day, open all other Bank Holidays.
See official website for details.
Toilets, Parking, Light Refreshments, Souvenir Shop, Viewing mound, Picnic area, Access for the disabled.
|Lightning F.53 ZF588||Lightning nose|
|Hunter T.7 XL569||Wessex HC.2 XT604|
List of Aircraft Exhibits
|Displayed I.D.||Aircraft Type||Real Identity||Condition||Status|
|G-BEOZ||Armstrong Whitworth Argosy 101||G-BEOZ||Complete||Displayed|
|XM575||Avro Vulcan B.2||XM575||Complete||Displayed|
|XP568||BAC Jet Provost T.4||XP568||Complete||Displayed|
|ZF588||BAC Lightning F.53||ZF588||Complete||Displayed|
|G-FRJB||Britten SA.1 Sheriff||G-FRJB||Complete||Displayed|
|G-ANUW||de Havilland Dove 6||G-ANUW||Complete||Restoration|
|XG737||de Havilland Sea Venom FAW.22||XG737||Complete||Restoration|
|XD447||de Havilland Vampire T.11||XD447||Complete||Displayed|
|XD534||de Havilland Vampire T.11||XD534||Pod||Displayed|
|WP784||De Havilland Canada Chipmunk T.10||WP784||Complete||Restoration|
|WH740||English Electric Canberra T.17||WH740||Complete||Displayed|
|WM367||Gloster Meteor NF.13||WM367||Cockpit||Displayed|
|WS760||Gloster Meteor NF.14||WS760||Complete||Off site|
|WM224||Gloster Meteor TT.20||WM224||Complete||Displayed|
|XL569||Hawker Hunter T.7||XL569||Complete||Displayed|
|‘XJ714’||Hawker Hunter ‘FR.10’||composite||Complete||Displayed|
|WV382||Hawker Hunter GA.11||WV382||Complete||Displayed|
|XV350||Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S.2B||XV350||Complete||Displayed|
|XW664||Hawker Siddeley Nimrod R.1||XW664||Complete||Displayed|
|G-BBED||Morane Saulnier MS.880 Rallye Club||G-BBED||Complete||Displayed|
|G-APES||Vickers Vanguard 953C||G-APES||Nose||Displayed|
|WL626||Vickers Varsity T.1||WL626||Complete||Displayed|
|G-CSZB||Vickers Viscount 807||G-CSZB||Nose||Displayed|
|–||V-1 flying bomb||–||Replica||Displayed|
|XX457||Westland Gazelle AH.1||XX457||Complete||Restoration|
|XS876||Westland Wessex HAS.1||XS876||Complete||Displayed|
|XT604||Westland Wessex HC.2||XT604||Complete||Displayed|
|XG588||Westland Whirlwind Srs 3||VR-BEP||Complete||Displayed|
Notes: Gloster Meteor F.8 WE925 has left the Aeropark to go to Australia. Vampire T.11 XD459 has gone to AeroVenture. Spitfire IX FSM ‘PL256’ has left this location. Canberra PR.7 nose WH779 has moved to Newark.
East Midlands Airport Aeropark, Castle Donington, Derbyshire, DE74 2SA. Tel: 01332 850463, website: East Midlands Airport Aeropark
|Meteor TT.20 WM224 (photo, Brian Rose)||Spitfire IX ‘PL256’ (photo, Brian Rose)|
|Argosy G-BEOZ||Vanguard G-APES nose|
|Vulcan B.2 XM575||Vulcan nose|
|Buccaneer S.2B XV350||Varsity T.1 WL626|
|Canberra T.17 WH740||Another view of the Canberra|