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Saving Amy

Open Day Saturday 14 October

My name is Eric Watkiss and I am a volunteer at the Lytham st Anne’s spitfire visitors centre Blackpool airport . I am project lead of a group restoring a world war 2 airplane,  an airspeed

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Saving Amy - Sandcasting

Sandcasting

Volunteer Eric Watkiss and project manager of the Saving Amy Project which aims to restore a original WW2 Airspeed Oxford Trainer aircraft in memorial to Amy Johnson tells us about one of the skills he

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Getting there!

The cockpit side skins are almost finished, so we will soon have a complete cockpit structure. Next step will be fitting the controls and instruments. We will be displaying the cockpit at Lytham 1940’s weekend

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Rear Cockpit Arch

We have been learning the art of steam bending down at the workshop. The rear cockpit arch is made up from laminated softwood sections which have been curved and glued around a former. The arch

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Thank you Wings Aviation Museum!

A massive thank you to Daniel Hunt and the team at the Wings Aviation Museum for the donation of over 300 original airspeed oxford design drawings. They were stripping a workshop bench and found over

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