As you may have read we have entered into an agreement with the Imperial War Museums (IWM) to accept the most generous transfer of Eurofighter Typhoon DA4 (ZH590) to the museum. Preparations are now underway to move DA4 to our Gateway Aviation Site in north eastern Nottinghamshire, close to the Lincolnshire county border.
It is hoped that ZH590 will arrive at the museum in January 2020 where the airframe will be reassembled. Due to the potentially changeable weather in the winter this work will need to be carried out in a large temporary marquee that will be hired for this part of the project.
We need to raise £6,700 to cover the hire costs for the 20m x 20 m aluminium structure, covering and support weights to tether the structure to a new hardstanding area that will be laid on the Southfield Site, behind the new Museum Cafe.
Anyone who donates £25 or more towards the project will be invited along to the museum to participate in special viewing visits to see the work that will be underway on reassembling ZH590 inside the temporary structure.
Precise timings for moving ZH590 from Duxford to Newark are still to be confirmed, and we hope that you will feel able to make a contribution towards the cost of providing temporary undercover space to reassemble ZH590