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Midland Air Museum F-104G Starfighter.
Midland Air Museum F-104G Starfighter

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The Midland Air Museum is near Baginton in Warwickshire, and is adjacent to Coventry Airport. The museum includes the Sir Frank Whittle Jet Heritage Centre (named after the local aviation pioneer and inventor of the jet engine), a smaller hangar, and a fenced-off green area where many aircraft are on display in the open.

The museum's two largest aircraft are an Avro Vulcan B.2 and an Armstrong Whitworth Argosy AW.650 (series 101). The Vulcan together with an Avro Blue Steel missile is on display near the museum's car park. There is also a Boulton Paul BP.111A, an experimental delta-winged aircraft of the 1950s.

Starting in 1967 by a small group of local aircraft enthusiasts and called the 'Midland Aircraft Preservation Society', they started to collect books, photographs and aircraft parts.

In 1975 a lease was secured for a small plot of land on the North side of Coventry airport which laid the foundations for a permanent museum which later in 1977 became the 'Midland Air Museum'. The museum opened to the public with just five aircraft in April 1978 and became a Charitable Trust with Educational Charity status in 1979.

The museum acquired the Vulcan bomber in 1983, the Argosy freighter in 1987, and then further developed by moving onto its present site and establishing the Sir Frank Whittle Jet Heritage Centre. A World War II Robin Hangar was acquired and erected in 1995 giving the Museum valuable covered space for restoration projects and displays.

After a period of consolidation several new exhibits were acquired from the late 1990s onwards including the iconic MiG-21, and revolutionary Sea Harrier 'jump jet'

During 2008 the Museum was awarded National Accreditation status and plans to build on its continued success in the future.

Midland Air Museum Address & Travel
Midland Air Museum
Coventry Airport
Telephone: 02476 301033

Midland Air Museum is located near Baginton Village on Rowley Road, adjacent to the northern boundary of Coventry Airport, south of the A45.

It is well signposted from the A45 and once on the road between the A45 roundabout and Baginton village you can't miss the museum, or the Vulcan! The satnav postcode is CV3 4FR.

Public Transport:
Rail services to Coventry station are frequent but you will need to get a bus or taxi from the station.

The 539 bus service stops at Coventry Railway Station Bridge and Baginton Post Office. More information can be found on the official website.

How much does it cost?
The admission fee can be found on the official website, and car parking is free.

What are the Opening Hours?
The Opening Hours can be found on the official website.

For more information then visit the
Midland Air Museum official website.

Accommodation: postcode - CV3 4FR

Museum Aircraft

Museum Aircraft & Nose Sections:
Armstrong Whitworth Argosy 101 G-APRL
Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.14 WS838
Armstrong Whitworth Sea Hawk FGA.6 WV797
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley N1498
Avro Vulcan B.2 XL360
BAE Harrier GR.5
BAE Sea Harrier FA.2 ZE694
Blackburn Buccaneer S.2B XX899
Bristol Beaufighter Possibly T5298
Boulton Paul P.111A VT935
Chichester-Miles Leopard G-BRNM
Crossley Tom Thumb BAPC.32
Dassault Mystere IVA 70
de Havilland Dove 2 G-ALCU/marked as G-ALVD
de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 XJ579
de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2 XN685
de Havilland Vampire F.1 VF301
de Havilland Vampire T.11 XD626
de Havilland Vampire T.11 XE855
de Havilland Canada U-6A Beaver 58-1062
Druine D.31 Turbulent BAPC.126
English Electric Canberra PR.3 WF922
English Electric Canberra T.17A WH646
English Electric Lightning F.6 XR771
English Electric Lightning T.55 55-713
Fairey Gannet T.2 XA508
Fairey Ultra Light G-APJJ
Flettner Fl 282V-10 28368
Folland Gnat F.1 XK741
Gloster Javelin FAW.5 XA699
Gloster Meteor F.4 EE531
Gloster Meteor F.8 VZ477
Hawker Hunter F.6A XF382
Hawker Typhoon IB JR505
Hawker Siddeley 125 series 1
Humber Monoplane BAPC.9 Replica
Hunting-Percival Jet Provost T.3
Kaman HH-43B Huskie 24535
Lockheed T-33A-1-LO 51-4419
Lockheed T-33A-1-LO 17473
Lockheed F-104G Starfighter R-756
McDonnell F-101B-80-MC Voodoo 56-0312
McDonnell F-101B-80-MC Voodoo 57-0270
McDonnell F-4C-15-MC Phantom II 63-7414
McDonnell F-4C-11-MC Phantom II 63-7699
Mignet HM.14 Flying Flea G-AEGV
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21SPS "Fishbed" 959
Mil Mi-24 "Hind-D" Red 06
North American F-86A Sabre 48-0242
North American F-100D-16-NA Super Sabre 54-1174
Parnall Pixie IIIa G-EBJG
Percival Prentice T.1 VS623
PZL TS-11 Iskra 408 Marked as 1706; repainted 2011
SAAB J29F Tunnan 29640 Only one in the UK
Scottish Aviation Beagle 206-1 G-ASWJ
Slingsby Cadet TX.1
Slingsby Grasshopper XK789
Vickers Viscount F-BGNR
Westland Whirlwind Series 3 G-APWN
Westland Whirlwind HAS.7 XK907
Wheeler Slymph G-ABOI