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Replica Cayley Flyer arrives at SYAM!

We are delighted to share news of our newest arrival at the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum.

This week, we took delivery of a reproduction of a very important piece of the British aviation story, A replica ‘Cayley Flyer’!

Currently displayed in a partially disassembled condition inside the main hangar, this replica was produced by employees of BAE Systems at Brough to the original drawings using modern equipment and techniques, and flown by Sir Richard Branson in July 2003 at the site of the original Cayley Flyer’s flight at Brompton Hill in 1853! A BBC News article from the time can be found here:

We would like to thank BAE Systems for donating the replica flyer to the museum, and entrusting it’s story and legacy to us.


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