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Booker Aircraft Museum circa 1987 19 May 2017 18:54 #1

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There used to be a small aircraft museum ( not the Blue Max museum) at Wycombe Air Park,mwhich I recall visiting during the late 1980's.

There were artefacts from a number of aircraft crashes in the area on display.

The museum closed probably early 1990's.

Can anyone provide any information as to where the collection of artefacts went?

Hopefully not to the local scrap man?

All information greatfully received.

Thanks in advance,

David

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Booker Aircraft Museum circa 1987 19 May 2017 19:30 #2

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Possibly the Booker Aircraft Museum which also had some complete airframes and three nose sections , a B-26 , Canberra and Javelin ? I'm pretty sure 'The Blue Max Museum' was associated with Tony Bianchi and the families Personal Plane Services ?

I wonder if this museum at Woodley could help as they are not too far away from Booker , now known as Wycombe Air Park ;
museumofberkshireaviation.co.uk/
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Booker Aircraft Museum circa 1987 19 May 2017 19:34 #3

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From what I remember being told, it was divided-up between certain ''Owners'' of the artifacts. Though some may have gone astray...
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Thanks David,

I have sent them an e-mail.

I will let you know if they can offer any clues.

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Booker Aircraft Museum circa 1987 19 May 2017 22:01 #5

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Third PM failed, but message received and understood. Will contact my contact for the required information and inform you as and when.

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Booker Aircraft Museum circa 1987 20 May 2017 13:57 #6

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According to wrecks & relics 14th edition. The museum was acquired by Barry Parkhouse. I do remember the cockpits of the Javelin, Invader and C-47 being advertised in Flypast at the time. The C-47 had an asking price of £400 iirc
The aircraft were as follows:
Canberra WG789 (NOSE)
Vampire WZ590/7902M
Whirlwind XM665
B-26K Invader 417657 (NOSE)
Harvard KF435
Javelin XA571(NOSE)
C-47 6W-SAF(NOSE)
Dove G-ARHX

That's enough information to help do a search on google.
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Booker Aircraft Museum circa 1987 20 May 2017 15:31 #7

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DavidHardie wrote: There used to be a small aircraft museum ( not the Blue Max museum) at Wycombe Air Park,mwhich I recall visiting during the late 1980's.

There were artefacts from a number of aircraft crashes in the area on display.

The museum closed probably early 1990's.

Can anyone provide any information as to where the collection of artefacts went?

Hopefully not to the local scrap man?

All information greatfully received.

Thanks in advance,

David



There is a meteor in bits, well the fuselage and wings are separated. Go to google maps, select aerial photos and zoom in on Booker airfield Its outside the small blue roofed hangar to the east of Booker Gliding club.

Googled and found:

C47D-65-DK 6W-SAF ex-F-GEFU NOSE Aces High, May have moved to Dunsfold. www.douglasdc3.com/dc3brit/dc3brit.htm

Canberra WG789 nose Flixton www.aerialvisuals.ca/AirframeDossier.php?Serial=126825
Vampire WZ590 Duxford www.flickr.com/photos/dwhitworth/6268736...m-72157627825209793/
Whirlwind XM665 Booker Aircraft Museum in 1984 until being sent to the Royal Australian Naval Air Museum at Nowra, NSW, in April 1994.

B-26K Invader 417657 (NOSE) Redhill www.aeroflight.co.uk/museums/main/wings-museum.htm
Harvard KF435 Maidenhead. Stored on private land www.flickr.com/photos/egwu/33510551742/
Javelin XA571(NOSE) Unknown
Dove G-ARHX North East Aircraft Museum www.nelsam.org.uk/NEAM/Exhibits/History/GARHX.htm

So just the Jav XA571 nose section to find!!
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