Shackleton WR963’s First Public Taxy Run

Saturday 9th April saw XV232’s neighbour, the awesome Avro Shackleton WR963, perform not one, but two taxi runs for the general public, for the first time since the restoration process begun.

There were large crowds at Baginton Airport to see the veteran on her big day. The crew from the Shackleton Preservation Trust have worked tirelessly to get to get Shackleton WR963 to  this point, and we at the Nimrod Preservation Group were thrilled to be able to see this historical event.

It was also a very busy day for the NPG, as we welcomed lots of new visitors aboard XV232, for guided tours from our volunteers. The DC-6 Diner were on hand to keep everyone well fed.

More information can be found: http://www.avroshackleton.co.uk/ and http://dc6diner.com/ or on their Facebook pages.

Avro Shackelton WR963 crew after their successful taxi run

Avro Shackelton WR963 crew after their successful taxi run

 

WR963 being moved back to her resting place, after an awesome taxi run
WR963 being moved back to her resting place, after an awesome taxi run
After a long day, the two magnificent aircraft are back into position
After a long day, the two magnificent aircraft are back into position