Post by MilitaryAirshows on Jun 16, 2011 18:33:43 GMT
Newark Air Museum - Press Release
Phantom FGR2 XV490 cockpit – arrives at Cockpit-Fest 2011
On Thursday 16th June 2011, Mike Davey's impressive Phantom FGR2 cockpit from XV490 arrived at Newark Air Museum's Drove Lane site in preparation for Cockpit-Fest 2011.
The two day event provides a focal point for cockpit owners from across the UK and takes place each June at the museum's site in eastern Nottinghamshire. This year the event takes place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June at the museum site off Drove Lane, Winthorpe.
This cockpit is a former Cold War veteran that served with several iconic Phantom Squadrons and was previously displayed at the Hack Green Secret Nuclear Bunker attraction near Nantwich, Cheshire.
After Cockpit-Fest 2011 this XV490 is due to briefly stay at Newark Air Museum before completing its onward journey to a new home at the Wattisham Airfield Museum in Suffolk. Once in Suffolk it is believed the cockpit will be displayed in one of the former Hardened Aircraft Shelters that XV490 previously may have occupied when the complete aircraft operated from the RAF station.