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AGM NOTICE AND VOTING FORMS UNDER THE MUSEUM TAB ABOVE

We're based on Meteor Business Park on Cheltenham Road East on the north side of Gloucestershire Airport.  Look for the traffic lights between the large white Dowty Safran building (3 flags on the roof) and Golden Castle Caravans.  Turn into Meteor Business Park at the lights and the Museum gates will be on your right

The address is:

Meteor Business Park,
Cheltenham Road East,
Gloucester 
GL2 9QL

The number 94 bus service from Gloucester & Cheltenham operates every 10 minutes at peak times.  The ‘Dowty’ stop is two minutes’ walk away.

Please note that there is no access via Gloucestershire Airportʼs main entrance

ARRIVING BY AIR

A grass taxiway, designated ‘R’ accesses the museum’s grass parking area.  Advise ATC that you wish to taxi to the museum and they’ll direct you accordingly.

FREE ADMISSION 
FREE PARKING

KEEPING IN TOUCH

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Our phone number is 01452 260078, during open times only.

You can contact us here or via email at jetagemuseum@hotmail.co.uk. You can help us improve and grow by making a donation or becoming a member - please click here for the membership form

Certificate of Excellence
2015 Winner

Hawker Hurricane V6799 SD-X



"HURRICANE COMBAT" - AUTHOR: WING COMMANDER K.W. MACKENZIE DFC, AFC 

Extract taken from Pilot's Combat Report for 7 October 1940
"...At about 1335 hours I saw 8 Me109's coming across the coast from the East about 1,800 feet above me. I attacked the three nearest machines in vic formation from beneath and a fourth enemy aircraft doing rear-gaurd flew across the line of fire and he developed a leak in the glycol tank. He rolled and dived towards the coast. I followed him, and his aircraft was only about 200 yards and so was easy to catch. I emptied the rest of my ammunition into him from 200 yards but he still flew on and down to 80, to 100 feet off the sea. I flew around him and signalled him to go down, which had no result. I therefore attempted to ram his tail with my undercarriage but it reduced my speed too low to hit him. So flying alongside I dipped my starboard wing-tip onto his port tail plane. The tail plane came off and I lost the tip of my starboard wing. The enemy aircraft spun into the sea and partially sank..."

One of the outstanding fighters of WWII with many more victories than the Spitfire during the Battle of Britain in 1940.

A total of 2,750 MkI and MkII Hurricanes were built locally, by Gloster Aircraft, between 1939 and 1941. Many of them served in the Battle of Britain, when the Company achieved a production rate of five aircraft per day. 

Our Hurricane is an accurate external replica built at Pinewood Studios for the 1969 film Battle of Britain directed by Guy Hamilton. 

It bears the British Aviation Preservation Council Number of BAPC72. 

The replica was restored by us as Mac’s own Gloster-built Hurricane V6799 of 501 (County of Gloucester) (Not ...shire) Squadron and proudly bears his signature on the nose, a souvenir of his visit to the museum in the late 90s. He was a Patron of Jet Age Museum until his death in June 2009.