Midland Air Museum

Unofficial Museum Guide
 

Key Facts

Location:
Coventry Airport, Coventry
SatNav: Region:
CV8 3AZ West Midlands
Country:
United Kingdom
Admission:
Public
Category: Only Aviation:
General Yes
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 60 Open

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What’s Here

Recognised as one of the biggest and longest-established independent museums, the Midland Air Museum houses a varied collection of exhibits. A large indoor display area includes the Sir Frank Whittle Jet Heritage Centre and the Wings Over Coventry gallery.

Directions

At Coventry Airport, signed from the A45/A423 junction to the south west of Coventry city centre.

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Visiting

Opening Hours:

Open daily except December 25-26. April-October Mon-Sat 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, Sundays & Bank Holidays to 6.00 pm; November-March every day 10.30 am to 4.30 pm.

Admission:

See official website for details.

Amenities:

Souvenir shop, Picnic Area, Refreshments, Toilets, Free Car Parking, Facilities for Disabled Visitors.

Vulcan B.2 XL360 ‘City of Coventry’ F-4C Phantom 37699
Lightning T.55 ZF598 F-101B Voodoo 60312

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
G-APRL AW Argosy 101 G-APRL Complete Displayed
XL360 Avro Vulcan B.2 XL360 Complete Displayed
WF922 BAC Canberra PR.3 WF922 Complete Displayed
WH646 BAC Canberra T.17A WH646 Nose Displayed
XR771 BAC Lightning F.6 XR771 Complete Displayed
ZF598 BAC Lightning T.55 55-713 Complete Displayed
ZE694 BAe Sea Harrier FA.2 ZE694 Complete Displayed
VT935 Boulton Paul P.111A VT935 Complete Displayed
Bristol Beaufighter Cockpit Displayed
G-MJWH Chargus Vortex 120 G-MJWH Complete Displayed
G-BRNM Chichester-Miles Leopard G-BRNM Complete Displayed
Crossley Tom Thumb BAPC.32 Complete Displayed
70 Dassault Mystere IVA 70 Complete Displayed
‘G-ALVD’ DH Dove 2 G-ALCU Complete Displayed
VF301 DH Vampire F.1 VF301 Complete Displayed
XD626 DH Vampire T.11 XD626 Complete Displayed
XE855 DH Vampire T.11 XE855 Nose Displayed
58-2062 DHC U-6A Beaver 58-2062 Complete Displayed
Druine D.31 Turbulent BAPC.126 Complete Displayed
XA508 Fairey Gannet T.2 XA508 Complete Displayed
G-APJJ Fairey Ultra Light G-APJJ Complete Displayed
280020 Flettner Fl 282B Kolibri 280020 Fuselage Displayed
‘GN-101’ Folland Gnat F.1 XK741 Fuselage Displayed
XA699 Gloster Javelin FAW.5 XA699 Complete Displayed
EE531 Gloster Meteor F.4 EE531 Complete Displayed
VZ477 Gloster Meteor F.8 VZ477 Nose Displayed
WS838 Gloster Meteor NF.14 WS838 Complete Displayed
‘361’ Hawker Fury ISS G-BCEL Complete Displayed
XF382 Hawker Hunter F.6A XF382 Complete Displayed
‘XG190’ Hawker Hunter F.51 E-425 Complete Displayed
WV797 Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6 WV797 Complete Displayed
‘JR505’ Hawker Typhoon Ib Cockpit Displayed
G-ARYB HS.125 Srs 1 G-ARYB Complete Displayed
XX899 HS Buccaneer S.2B XX899 Nose Displayed
XJ579 HS Sea Vixen FAW.2 XJ579 Nose Displayed
XN685 HS Sea Vixen FAW.2 XN685 Complete Displayed
Humber Monoplane BAPC.9 Reproduction Displayed
24535 Kaman HH-43B Huskie* 24535 Complete Displayed
R-756 Lockheed F-104G Starfighter R-756 Complete Displayed
51-4419 Lockheed T-33A 51-4419 Complete Displayed
17473 Lockheed T-33A 17473 Complete Displayed
37699 McDD F-4C Phantom II 37699 Complete Displayed
63-7414 McDD F-4C Phantom II 63-7414 Complete Displayed
56-0312 McDD F-101B Voodoo 56-0312 Complete Displayed
G-AEGV Mignet HM.14 Flying Flea G-AEGV Complete Displayed
959 Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-21SPS Fishbed 959 Complete Displayed
06 Red Mil Mi-24 Hind-D 06 Red Complete Displayed
48-0242 North American F-86A Sabre 48-0242 Complete Displayed
54-2174 North American F-100D Super Sabre 54-2174 Complete Displayed
G-EBJG Parnall Pixie III G-EBJG Remains Displayed
VS623 Percival Prentice T.1 G-AOKZ Complete Displayed
29640 Saab J-29F 29640 Complete Displayed
VM589 Slingsby Cadet TX.1 BGA.804 Complete Displayed
XK789 Slingsby Grasshopper TX.1 XK789 Complete Displayed
‘A7317’ Sopwith Pup BAPC.179 Reproduction Displayed
G-BGNR Vickers Viscount 708 G-BGNR Complete Displayed
G-APWN Westland Whirlwind Srs 3 G-APWN Complete Displayed
XK907 Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 XK907 Cockpit Displayed
G-ABOI Wheeler Slymph G-ABOI Complete Displayed
408 WSK Iskra 100 408 Complete Displayed

* = uses parts from 24538, including the tail fins.
Notes: F-101B Voodoo cockpit 70270 was LOANED to the airport fire services ‘on the understanding it would not be damaged’. Hawker Hurricane [BAPC.68] (replica) ‘H3426’ was removed to the home of it’s owner several years ago, who later sold it.

More Information

Midland Air Museum, Coventry Airport, Rowley Road, Baginton, Coventry, Warks, CV8 3AZ. Tel: 024 7630 1033. email: midlandairmuseum@btconnect.com, website: Midland Air Museum

HH-43B Huskie 24535 Lightning F.6 XR771
Argosy 101 G-APRL F-100D 54-2174
HS.125-1 G-ARYB Boulton Paul 111A VT935
Meteor NF.14 WS838 Whirlwind 3 G-APWN

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