NEWARK AIR MUSEUM - News Release
Newark Air Museum microlight collection expanded
An Eipper Aircraft Inc Quicksilver MX microlight has recently been donated to the Newark Air Museum and was delivered to the museum’s Winthorpe Showground site on December 15, 2007.
The microlight is registered G-MJDW and it has an open-cockpit design; it was added to the collection in accordance with one of the museum’s stated acquisition policies of acquiring - “airframes flown privately if they are significant to the development of the type and represent unique examples which otherwise would be destroyed”.
This Quicksilver MX was first registered in the UK in July 1982 and has been a familiar sight in the local area. Until May 2007 G-MJDW was operated from a base across the county border in Lincolnshire.
The innovative microlight, which has double surface wings and conventional three axis controls. Its light weight construction will allow G-MJDW to be displayed above the entrance lobby in Display Hangar 1; thereby not occupying valuable floor space in this already well stocked display space.
Photo Credit: Howard Heeley - Down To Earth Promotions
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