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Temporary departure of the MiG aircraft

Update 05.09.19 - both MiG aircraft left site this morning and as previously advised below they will be away for the whole of September.

We would like to make potential visitors aware that two of our rarer exhibits will soon be leaving the museum for a period of between four and five weeks.

The aircraft in question are:

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23ML “Flogger – 024003607 “07”
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-27K “Flogger” – 61912507006 “71”

Both of these former Soviet aircraft have been on long-term loan to the museum since May 2002. Their owner has recently requested a ‘temporary recall’ so that they can fulfil other duties elsewhere.

It is anticipated that work to dismantle both aircraft will commence on Wednesday 28th August 2019, with a move off site expected to take place sometime early in the week beginning 2nd September.

Initial indications are that the aircraft will be away from our Gateway Aviation Site throughout September and possibly into early October.

As soon as we receive notification of a planned return date to the museum we will let everyone know.

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