Named Sagittarius and seen at what I believe was the very first Biggin Hill Air Fare. To RAF Museum Store as 7971M. It later became a gate guard at RAF Lyneham until corrosion took its toll and it was broken up in November 2013.
Delivered new to Air France as Comet 1A F-BGNZ in 07.53. To DH as G-5-23 and converted to 1XB 03.57. Used in test work as G-APAS and XM823 by DH and Hawker Siddeley. SOC 04.68. 8351M from 07.73. Cosford Museum from 1978, latterly as G-APAS.
First flew on 07th April 1960 as G-APYC. Delivered to Olympic Aws as SX-DAC on 26th April 1960. Sold to BEA as G-APYC on 14th August 1969. Bought by Channel Airways on 26th January 1970 on here retains the basic Olympic dark blue basic scheme at Manchester in 09.71. To Dan-Air 06th April, 1972 until 12.78 when WFU.
Royal Air Force Transport Command Comet C.4 on a high altitude test flight shortly after it first flew from Hatfield on 15 November 1961. Deliverd on 1 June 1962 and served with 216 Squadron based at Lyneham until retirement in July 1975. Later to Dan-Air as G-BDIT. From DH 50 years ago.
Air France's first Comet 1A is prepared for delivery at De Havillands factory at Hatfield, Hertfordshire. The aircraft was delivered to AF on 12 June 1953. After the Comet crashes it was stored in April 1954 and later became G-AOJT. Its fuselage is preserved at London Colney, Herts.
The prototype Comet 1 wearing its initial "B Conditions" G-5-1 on a test flight nine days after its maiden flight. Re-registered G-ALVG. After many test flights, it was broken up at RAE Farnborough in July 1953. Obtained from DH 60 years ago.
This exhibit is a Comet 4 analogue flight simulator for crew training built for BOAC by Redifon Flight Simulation at Crawley. It used a redundant Comet 2 front fuselage, but with functioning cockpit equipment and instruments installed to Comet 4 standard.