A unique opportunity to work on real warbirds that are true veterans of war – these engines and airframes have fought in battle and shaped the World we live in today.

The Wings Museum has a fully equipped workshop and is currently restoring some very exciting projects for future museum display. Our workshop benefits from an English Wheel, Guillotine, metal folder, fly-press, lathe, milling machine, bandsaws, welders and swagers.

Over the years we have undertaken many restorations from an air raid siren right up to a complete running and taxiing aircraft! We benefit from having a team of friendly dedicated volunteers who have a multitude of different skills and experience.

We are always keen to hear from anyone from an engineering background who would like to join the Wings restoration team.

Major Projects currently under restoration by Wings Museum:

B-25 Mitchell “Bedsheet Bomber”

B-25J-25-NC 44-30861 was delivered on March 5, 1945 as one of the many late war production B-25s that was allotted to the Training Command in the United States.

Junkers Jumo 211 Engine

Restoration of Junkers Jumo 211 J-1 aero engine in conjunction with the Norwegian Air Force Museum in Bodø Norway.

Bell P-63c Kingcobra – 43-11137

763rd Air Regiment Soviet Air Force

B25 Mitchell Cockpit

Recovered from the Kurile Chain of Islands in the North West Pacific.

Douglas A-26C Invader – 43-22649

A-26C, s/n 43-22649 | B-26K 64-17657 The cockpit section of a rare B-26K Douglas Invader that saw action in Vietnam and also during World War Two as an A-26C arrived […]

Past restoration projects completed by Wings Museum:

  • Junkers Jumo 211 Engine ex Junkers Ju-88
  • Hunting Jet Provost Cockpit XXXXX
  • English Electric Canberra cockpit section ex WK127
  • 1939 Metropolitan Anti-Aircraft Search Light
  • De Havilland Chipmunk Cockpit ex WD377
  • De Havilland Devon VP967 (complete airframe restored to ground run and taxi – now on display at the Yorkshire Air Museum).
  • World War Two Anderson Shelter
  • World War Two Morrison Shelter
  • B-25 Mitchell propeller blades
  • Sea Hawk Pilot’s Panel
  • Miles Magister Instrument Panel
  • C-46 Commando, Wellington, B-25 and Lancaster Control Yokes
  • Avro Lincoln Instrument Panel

Long term restoration:

  • Curtis Helldiver cockpit
  • Emerson A-15 Tail/Nose Turret from a B-24 Liberator bomber
  • Nash & Thompson FN4A Rear Turret from a Whitley Bomber
  • Miles Magister Hawk Trainer

 

 

Join our Wings Restoration Team!

Volunteers always welcome

We are currently looking for experienced sheet metal workers, welders, general fabricators and engine mechanics. Can You Help? If so please contact Daniel on 07769 688064 or e-mail info@wingsmuseum.co.uk with a little background information on any previous experience you may have.