Tiger Moth G-MAZY Reassembled

Staff and volunteers at the Newark Air Museum have recently reassembled and re-rigged the missing wing set on de Havilland Tiger Moth G-MAZY.

The airframe G-MAZY was rebuilt in a ‘half-covered / half-exposed’ configuration by volunteers at CARG [Cotswold Aircraft Restoration Group] back in the early 1990s. G-MAZY is proving to be an idea teaching aid for the growing number of education visits that the museum is now hosting, as it allows pupils to see both the structural design and covered airframe in the one exhibit.

For the last few years G-MAZY has been displayed with only one set of wings fitted this was due to restricted display space in Hangar 1 at the museum’s Winthorpe Showground site. This situation has now been rectified as the museum expands and continues to develop this area of Hangar 1.

The museum’s wide-ranging education programme has been prepared thanks to significant support from MLA East Midlands staff, local teachers and grant funding from MLA East Midlands, as part of their Learn With Museums programme. In the last three months the museum has hosted education visits from schools in Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Initially developed for Key Stages 1 and 2 the programme has recently been expanded to cater for BTEC students working at an equivalent of Key Stage 4.

Details of the education and Cubs / Scout activities provided by Newark Air Museum can be found on the Education Page of the museum website

All Photo Credits: Howard Heeley - Down To Earth Promotions

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