Side Curtains and Gun Covers:
Working from original images we have recreated the fuselage door curtains and rain covers for the M60's. A new photo can be seen in the 'Display' gallery section.
The rescue hoist build has been completed and really tops off the aircraft fantastically. A photo of the hoist can be seen in the 'Display' photo gallery.
Over a weekend in August the team stripped down and masked up Bird 18 and set about giving her a total re-spray, it was established that the previous colour was slightly too dark so work began in colour matching the more common lighter green and when this was found the work began on spraying her down and re-marking the decals. She is now finished and new images have been added to the 'Display' slideshow on the 'Galleries' page.
April - August 2020:
The COVID-19 pandemic has cleared our events calender for this year, but we will be working hard on our return for the 2021 show season so be sure to check back for show updates.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT
The restoration and display of Bird 18 has been recognised this month (April 2020) in a six page article within 'Windscreen', the Military Vehicle Trusts internationally read magazine.
The Bird 18 Team are honoured to be hosting Vietnam veteran John Boden at this years War & Peace Show in July.
John served as a VMO-6 pilot between 1966 - 1967 and took part in over 750 flight missions. John is also the author of "Klondike Playboy" which explains some of the magic of this unique squadron, the magic that was a big part of why we chose our bird to represent an aircraft of VMO-6.
John's visit is a massive honour for us and is the first time we will have had a VMO-6 veteran on display with us.