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Brooklands Museum - March 2020

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:15 pm
by Cessna954
When I checked my photo catalogue it showed that I had not visited the Brooklands Museum since 1998 - 22 years ago! Needless to say the airfield bares very little resemblance to how it was all that time ago and whilst the Mercedes-Benz World and Brooklands Hotel are very impressive, it has been at the expense of having an operational runway. I believe that the last airliner to fly in was the Vanguard G-APEP (there's a great Youtube video of that very much worth watching for the wistful smiles of the pilots inspecting the ruts in the grass from undershooting on their landing!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmakSwlYLs0 ).

Anyway, on with some photos of my visit on Saturday.

Monument to the golden age of motor racing at Brooklands, located adjacent the banked circuit.
ImageBrooklands Motor Racing Circuit by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Many of us will remember the Alcock & Brown statue from the Central Terminal Area at Heathrow.
ImageAlcock & Brown Monument by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

There are many period ground handling vehicle at Brooklands, this line up caught my eye.
ImageLineage of British Airways Ground Handling Vehicles by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

The Sultan of Oman VC-10 A4O-AB - I recall seeing this on approach to land at Brooklands as I was heading across from the College to Airfield at Farnborough - apparently that was 33 years ago.
ImageSultan of Oman Vickers VC-10 1106 A4O-AB by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

British Air Ferries Vickers 806 Viscount G-APIM
ImageBritish Air Ferriers Vickers 806 Viscount G-APIM by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

British European Airways Vickers Viking 1 G-AGRU
ImageBritish European Airways Vickers Viking 1 G-AGRU by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

British Aerospace BAC 1-11 475 G-ASYD
ImageBritish Aerospace BAC 1-11 475 G-ASYD by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Vickers Vimy Replica N71MY
ImageVickers Vimy Replica N71MY by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

British Aerospace Hawker-Siddeley Harrier T52 G-VTOL
ImageBritish Aerospace Hawker-Siddeley Harrier T52 G-VTOL by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

British Aerospace BAe Hawk 100 G-HAWK/ZA101 - a pano shot of two images stitched together, which hasn't quite worked as it bulges in the middle.
ImageBritish Aerospace BAe Hawk 100 G-HAWK/ZA101 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

British Aerospace BAC/SUD Concorde 100 G-BBDG
ImageBritish Aerospace BAC/SUD Concorde 100 G-BBDG by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

ImageBritish Aerospace BAC/SUD Concorde 100 G-BBDG by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

It's well worth a visit with the refurbished manufacturing hangar very impressive and educational and lots of cars, bikes and buses to also be seen.

Neil