The cockpit section from Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S2B XX899 arrived at the Newark Air Museum in Nottinghamshire on Friday 26 October. It was transported from its former display location in Coventry to Newark by Nottinghamshire-based contractor Gillivers Haulage
Owned by Robin Phipps, the Buccaneer cockpit has been placed on long-term loan to the Newark Air Museum, where it will be displayed alongside several other cockpits outside display hangar 2 on the museum’s Southfield site. These cockpits were recently repositioned to create sufficient space to accommodate XX899.
A few panels have been removed from XX899 on a temporary basis, in order for them to be returned to display standard by the owner. One important feature of this particular Buccaneer cockpit is that it retains a significant section of fuselage structure, which allows the canopy to slide on its rails as per its original design.
It has already been announced that the cockpit will be participating at Newark’s Cockpit-Fest 2019 event on Saturday 22-Sunday 23 June next year.
(Photo: Howard Heeley)