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"Preserving Aviation History: The Midland Air Museum's Charitable Trust" In their mission to safeguard the legacy of aviation

Background imageCharitable Trust Collection: An Old Fairey Gannet aircraft landed at the Midland Air Museum in Coventry

An Old Fairey Gannet aircraft landed at the Midland Air Museum in Coventry, care of a 15 ton crane. The plane came from the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton

Background imageCharitable Trust Collection: A United States Air Force North American F100 Super Sabre jet fighter aircraft pictured

A United States Air Force North American F100 Super Sabre jet fighter aircraft pictured on display at the Midland Air Museum at Coventry Airport, Baginton. 21st November 1981

Background imageCharitable Trust Collection: A Boulton Paul P111A, built in Wolverhampton in the late 1940s for research into high

A Boulton Paul P111A, built in Wolverhampton in the late 1940s for research into high speed flight, pictured on display at the Midland Air Museum at Coventry Airport, Baginton. 21st November 1981

Background imageCharitable Trust Collection: A Royal Air Force Gloster Javelin FAW5 fighter and interceptor plane on display at

A Royal Air Force Gloster Javelin FAW5 fighter and interceptor plane on display at the Midland Air Museum at Coventry Airport, Baginton 21st November 1981

Background imageCharitable Trust Collection: Midland Air Museum Chairman Mr John Berkeley checks on their latest acquisition

Midland Air Museum Chairman Mr John Berkeley checks on their latest acquisition, a 33 year old De Havilland Dove mini-airliner

Background imageCharitable Trust Collection: The very first British Westland Whirlwind helicopter arrives at its new home at

The very first British Westland Whirlwind helicopter arrives at its new home at the Midland Air Museum at Coventry Airport

Background imageCharitable Trust Collection: Arrival of a Hawker Hunter jet fighter at Babington Airport in Coventry

Arrival of a Hawker Hunter jet fighter at Babington Airport in Coventry, the latest recruit for the Midland Air Museum bring the total number of aircraft on show to 14. 29th June 1979

Background imageCharitable Trust Collection: Unveiling of a 1947 Avro Anson at the Midland Air Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton

Unveiling of a 1947 Avro Anson at the Midland Air Museum, Coventry Airport, Baginton. Over the years the plane has been prey to vandals whoi smashed the fuselage and ripped of its fabric covering

Background imageCharitable Trust Collection: Chairman of Midland Air Museum John Berkeley presents one of the museums exhibits

Chairman of Midland Air Museum John Berkeley presents one of the museums exhibits, A US Army De Havilland Beaver to three German officials from a museum in Berlin

Background imageCharitable Trust Collection: Craft and design pupils at Whitley Abbey School in Coventry at work on their latest

Craft and design pupils at Whitley Abbey School in Coventry at work on their latest project, the assembling of a Turbulent single seater plane for their upcoming Aerolink exhibition


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"Preserving Aviation History: The Midland Air Museum's Charitable Trust" In their mission to safeguard the legacy of aviation, the Midland Air Museum's Charitable Trust has acquired a remarkable collection of historic aircraft. From the iconic United States Air Force North American F100 Super Sabre jet fighter to the Boulton Paul P111A built in Wolverhampton for groundbreaking research, each artifact tells a unique story. Under the watchful eye of Chairman Mr John Berkeley, this Coventry-based museum continues to expand its impressive fleet. The arrival of the first British Westland Whirlwind helicopter at its new home marks another milestone in their dedication to preserving aerial heritage. Amongst their treasures is a Royal Air Force Gloster Javelin FAW5 fighter and interceptor plane, captivating visitors with its sleek design and rich history. Meanwhile, an unveiling ceremony showcased a 1947 Avro Anson, allowing enthusiasts to marvel at this vintage gem. Not limited to static displays alone, Chairman John Berkeley actively engages with visitors by presenting some of these magnificent exhibits personally. His passion for aviation shines through as he shares his knowledge and enthusiasm with all who visit. The impact of this charitable trust extends beyond preservation; it also inspires future generations. Craft and design pupils from Whitley Abbey School in Coventry are given hands-on opportunities to work on their latest projects alongside these awe-inspiring machines. With every addition like the Hawker Hunter jet fighter or Old Fairey Gannet aircraft landing at Babington Airport in Coventry, the Midland Air Museum's Charitable Trust reinforces its commitment to honoring our aviation heritage. Through their tireless efforts, they ensure that these flying legends continue soaring high for generations yet unborn.