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Survivor XL502 (ex G-BMYP)

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XL502 - Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, Yorkshire

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Gannet AEW.3 XL502 at Elvington, 15th April 2012; Graham Buckle

XL502 was operated on the airshow circuit from 1987 to 1989 has led a more reclusive life in recent years. Stored at Carlisle and subject to some wranglings over ownership, the airframe ended up mouldering away at Sandtoft from 1996 until the collapse of the then-owner's operation and sale of the airframe. Thankfully the Yorkshire Air Museum acquired her and that means the aircraft's future is much brighter than before. The forward propeller had been retained by the company employed to refurbish it after the bill for the refurbishment was not paid by the previous owner, but YAM have managed to either get that one back, or a replacement, for the aircraft is now complete. She has been recently repainted by Andre Tempest and looks superb.

Information on this page current as of 26/04/2012

Find other photos of XL502 on the following sites:

Air-Britain - Airliners.net - Airplane-Pictures.net - flickr.com - WorldAirPics.com - JetPhotos.net - PlanePictures.net