Getting my `geek` on

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Classic Airforce

A few weekends back on an overcast (what else) April Sunday a few buddies and I ventured out to get our `geek` on. We spent the afternoon at the Classic Air Force musemn based at the Aerohub near Newquay airport. This fab little museum is home to a multitude of post World War 2 aircraft and is a great place to get up close and personal with these beautiful rareties. Its been open for just over a month after relocating from Coventry, but so far, so good.

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Classic Airforce 2 Avro Anson close-up

The collection is home to some truely stunning aircraft. The layout of the hanger is such that you can get in amongst the aircraft and inside a few of them too. The below photo is of one of their two DeHavilland Dragon Rapides. Art deco style meets passenger aircraft in perfect tamdem. You can even take flights in these beauties. Or for the more adventerous you can get some aerobatics time in their Chipmunk trainer. Brings back air cadet memories of parachute safety videos and sickbags!

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Classic Airforce 3 De Havilland Dragon Rapide

At present the museum holds about 2/3rds of its collection. The rest is still in Coventry awaiting money/repair/pilots/weather to ferry them to Newquay. The day after we`d been the collection recieved its Gloster Meteor. A sight and sound I`d love to experience as its the oldest flying jet aircraft in the world. Maybe next time. It`s well worth a visit if your in the area and I`ll be heading back there in the next twelve months when the rest of the old birds finally reach the nest.

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Classic Airforce 4 Chipmunk detail

For more info visit http://www.classicairforce.com/ and for more oif my photos visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexwoodhouse/

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