F27 G-BCDN Classroom Conversion

The City of Norwich Aviation Museum are raising £2,500 to fund their classroom conversion on-board Fokker F27 ‘Friendship’ aircraft, G-BCDN located at the City of Norwich Aviation Museum.

The museum plans to re-paint this aircraft in its former Air Anglia colours along with totally stripping the cabin, creating a modern classroom for educational purposes. The outside of the aircraft, along with the repaint, will be tidied up and the aircrafts history displayed on the rear bulkhead.

The cockpit will be cleaned and made ‘safe’ giving younger visitors the opportunity to sit in a classic airliner. Although small, the museum plans to investigate whether the front cargo door can be used as a wheelchair accessible door allowing less-able visitors to have the opportunity to see inside one of our aircraft.

Money raised will go towards the City of Norwich Aviation Museum’s F-27 Classroom Conversion Project – 100% of funds will be used towards this project – if any funds remain, they will be used towards the future upkeep of the aircraft.

To donate, please donate in person via cash or cheque to the City of Norwich Aviation Museum, Old Norwich Road, Horsham St Faith, NR10 3JF (stating F-27 classroom conversion) or visit their Just Giving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/bcdn/

The museum is also interested in any stories, memorabilia or pictures relating to Air UK or Air Anglia.

History of G-BCDN

This aircraft originally saw service with All Nippon Airways (ANA) registered as JA8615 in Japan before joining Limburg Airlines in the Netherlands as PH-OGA.

In 1974, the aircraft joined Air Anglia’s fleet under the registration G-BCDN and saw out the remainder of its life with Air UK before being retired into KLM UK Engineering’s Technical College at Norwich Airport. In April 2017, the aircraft was moved to its final resting place at the City of Norwich Aviation Museum where it is being converted into an educational facility.

By Thomas Emms (Museum Volunteer), City of Norwich Aviation Museum.

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