The Gatwick Aviation Museum is located on the boundary of London Gatwick Airport in the village of Charlwood, Surrey. Originally started in 1987 by Peter Vallance a local businessman as a private collection. It became a registered charity in 1999 with the objective of providing awareness of local aviation history and as an educational centre for the general public and in particular for local students and school children.

Gatwick Air MuseumThe Museum has a varied collection of aircraft, aircraft engines and over 500 aircraft models. The Museum also has displays and artifacts related to the local aviation history particularly Gatwick Airport. A number of aircraft have their engines run during the Museum open days. Gatwick Air Museum has been in dispute with the Mole Valley District Council concerning planning permission, as despite its co-location with Gatwick Airport the council has refused permission for a permanent museum site. Images bellow present following types:

Hawker Hunter F.51 s/n E-430, de Havilland Venom FB50 s/n J-1605, Gloster Meteor T.7 s/n VZ638, English Electric Canberra PR7 s/n WH773, English Electric Canberra B2 s/n WH903, Percival Sea Prince T1 s/n WP308, Avro Shackleton MR3 s/n WR974, Percival Provost T1 s/n WW442, Avro Shackleton MR3 s/n WR982, Hawker Sea Hawk FGA6 s/n XE489, Percival Pembroke C1 s/n XK885, Fairey Gannet AEW3 s/n XL472, Hawker Hunter T.7 s/n XL591, Blackburn Buccaneer S1 s/n XN923, Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 s/n XP351, Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 s/n XP398, de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW2 s/n XS587, Hawker Harrier GR3 s/n XV751, Sepecat Jaguar GR1 s/n XX734, BAC Lightning F.53 s/n ZF579.

Robert Hodgson

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