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Sea Vixen Supporter Experience Morning

By February 13, 2020 No Comments

The Navy Wings Heritage hangar enjoyed a visit from our supporters at the special Sea Vixen Experience Morning. The Charity is organising a series of experience mornings, included as part of the supporter package.

Supporters had access to the Navy Wings Heritage at RNAS Yeovilton, the home of historic Fleet Air Arm aircraft and were able to get up close to the aircraft including the Sea Vixen with special talks from pilots and the engineers as well as the unique opportunity to see a demonstration of the Sea Vixen Wing fold and under carriage mechanical function tests.

Fantastic day, very friendly staff and volunteers. Every question answered with a wealth of information. Will sign up for following visits. Best part - all of it!

John Mickie

Attendees included John Love an observer in the Sea Vixen and also the Phantom ‘Being here brings back so many memories of flying in the Sea Vixen, today was the first time I have seen a stripped down Avon engine’ John was also a member of the famous ‘Goldfish Club’ after ditching in the Sea Vixen.

Supporter, Sea Vixen pilot Barrie Williams flew the Sea Vixen on 893 NAS after flying the Sea Hawk and Sea Venoms and described the ‘sheer joy’ of flying jets.