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Saturday, 19 June 2010

Classic Aviation visits Hendon

As described by a national magazine, RAF Hendon is a must for any enthusiast. I will not waste time talking gumpf for gumpf, you should just visit yourself, you will not be disappointed. Classic Aviation visited the museum on the same day as the Queen's Birthday Flypast; which meant a "buzz" of RAF Hendon from the BBMF Hurricane and Spitfire fighter pair - bonus!
So many unique aircraft are enclosed within the walls it is an enthusiasts dream. If we were to be critical some of the exhibits, especially the Battle Of Britain hall, is in too much darkness for decent photography. The atmosphere and displays are stunning though, so we will forgive them this one point. Enjoy some of the highlights.

1 comment:

  1. I've been visiting Hendon on and off for over 30 years now, and I have to say the place is looking a little tired. I thought 'Milestones' and the Grahame-White hangar would re-energise the site, but the opposite seems to have occurred. Why is the mezzanine completely closed off? Why are parts of the museum closed for most of the day? Why does the Bomber Command Hall look like a building site? Why are there no goddamn lights AT ALL in the Battle of Britain Hall now? And above all, what happened to the big idea of having 'live' exhibits? This is a world-class collection, but it's being displayed like it's an embarrassment.