Over the winter period the building constructed around the Argosy procedures trainer at Newark Air Museum has been refurbished. This has allowed extensive restoration work to be undertaken on the Argosy procedures trainer that was originally built by the RAF from the cockpit of XN819.
This restoration work is almost complete, with approximately 98% of the systems being operational again. In the coming weeks new operating procedures will be finalised for what looks set to be a popular addition to the museum's 'open cockpit' offering to the public.
Elsewhere on site an evaluation exercise is currently underway to raise the fuselage of Avro Ashton WB49. This will allow temporary support wheels to be fitted, thereby allowing restoration work to start on this former flying test-bed aircraft and also simplify future movement of the fuselage around the site.