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Virtual Earth map of Fairey Gannet at The Flambards Experience theme-park

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Type: Fairey Gannet ECM6
Registration: XG831 / 396
Serial: F9373

This Gannet was one of the last of the shrinking collection of aircraft to be found at the Flambards triple theme park near Helston in Cornwall - just down the road from RNAS Culdrose. While faded the aircraft appeared to be in good condition - the cockpit was substantially complete, though the glazings were slowly becoming opaque. However the time had come for her to leave and the owners made an offer to give her away to a good home. After some months that offer was finally taken up and she left Helston in February 2008 to make the journey to what was once Davidstow airfield. Sadly, due to time and financial constraints, her wings were cut off about half-way along the inner (fixed) section rather than being correctly dismantled, which rather complicated the process of putting her back together again! Still, it looks like she's found a good home and hopefully she can be put undercover at some point in the future.



 

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