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Welcome to our website covering the restoration of Super Guppy F-BTGV

Super Guppy Turbine F-BTGV was retired to Bruntingthorpe in 1996 following 25 years service with Airbus where it has been preserved as a static exhibit.

In 2009 a team of volunteers started restoration work on the aircraft to repair damage and improve it’s overall condition and appearance. The project is ongoing and although the full extent of the restoration is still to be determined the aircraft will only be maintained in static condition

Bruntingthorpe is home to the Cold War Jets collection and is open to visitors, every Sunday from 10:00. Admission is £5 for adults and accompanied children are free. The museum staff have access to the Guppy if you'd like a look around, or, get in touch with us and we can arrange a visit at most other times. The restoration team are there on a Wednesday afternoon and the occasional Saturday.

Twice a year we have an open day where our collection of active aircraft perform fast taxi runs along our 2 mile runway. These include Lightnings, Buccaneers, Hunters and more.

As well as restoring Super Guppy No.1 the team has visited every other aircraft including the only remaining airworthy example as El Paso in the USA - read the story of that trip in the Gallery Section, link

The title photograph showing the aircraft on it's pan at Bruntingthorpe was provided by Andy Martin, thank you

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