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Norwich museum seeks support to convert airliner interior into classroom

Photo: Images via Thomas Emms, City of Norwich Aviation Museum.

 

The City of Norwich Aviation Museum is hoping to raise £2,500 to restore Fokker F-27 Friendship G-BCDN and convert its interior into a classroom.

The museum plans to repaint the aircraft into its former Air Anglia colours and strip out the cabin before transforming it into an educational space for younger visitors. Details about the airliner’s history will also be displayed on the rear bulkhead. Staff are currently investigating whether the front cargo door can be opened as a wheelchair accessible entrance.

The F-27, which arrived at the museum in April, originally served with All Nippon Airways in Japan as JA8615 before flying with Limburg Airlines in the Netherlands as PH-OGA. It joined Air Anglia’s fleet in 1974. All donations received will directly support the work on the aircraft. www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/bcdn

WITH THANKS TO THOMAS EMMS

A recent view of the Fokker at the museum.

The F-27 arrives at the museum in April.

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