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A view of the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum workshop


From complete nut and bolt rebuilds to cosmetic overhauls and everything in between, We have performed restorations on many aircraft in our collection. Here is a selection of the projects we have completed and those that are in progress on site.

While some of the ongoing projects are visible to the public, most are worked on inside the Workshop which isn't publicly accessible. If you'd like to see behind the scenes and see what goes on in the workshop and museum storage areas, Check out our 'Events' Page for details about our 'Backlot Tours'.   

Ongoing Projects

With a dedicated team of volunteers working away, we have a number of projects on the go. Learn more about some of our current projects using the icons below.

Lightning Fighter undergoing restoration at the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

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Lightning F.3 XP706

One of our long term stored projects, XP706's restoration started in Autumn 2020. The project will see the fuselage split in order to replace the aircraft's original wings, which were cut to allow transportation away from RAF Binbrook in 1987. With a New Old Stock pair of F.3 wings ready to be fitted, the aircraft will be reassembled and repainted into the scheme worn during its time with the Lightning Training Flight (XP706/DD) in the mid-1980's

Previous Restorations

Take a look at this gallery featuring some of our previous restoration projects!

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