Sea Vixen Appeal 2017
Sea Vixen G-CVIX XP924 is the only flying Sea Vixen in the world. Based at RNAS Yeovilton and flying in 899 Naval Air Squadron colours from HMS Eagle, she plays a key role in the story of the evolution of the nation’s carrier aviation heritage.
Navy Wings provides inspiring aircraft displays to tell the story of naval flying but we have to balance the costs across the collection of aircraft. To keep the Sea Vixen flying throughout 2017 and beyond we need your help to raise £150,000 to repair the flap system and wing and provide the deep maintenance to keep her in prime airworthy condition. To support the work you can make a donation via this website, send a cheque payable to the Fly Navy Heritage Trust and become a supporter.
In the year of the carrier the aim of Navy Wings is to return the Sea Vixen to full flying condition in time to take her place alongside the Sea Fury T20 and Swordfish leading the flypast over HMS Queen Elizabeth when she docks into Portsmouth. There are many ways to support the Sea Vixen, by donating or offering sponsorship or taking part in our planned Sea Vixen Experiences and events. Watch this space for more information!
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For every £10 donated, the name of the donor will be included in a prize draw to win a unique cockpit experience in the Sea Vixen.
The more you donate the more times your name will be entered! Call 01935 842005 or use the form below to show your support.
Navy Wings is also offering ‘Name In A Plane’ experience, Sea Vixen supporters can have their name, or family or friends or a name in tribute for just £100 which will appear in the nose cone of the Sea Vixen.
To Take Advantage of this exciting offer add ‘Name In A Plane’ in the comments section of the below donation form, with the chosen name and your donation of £100.
The Last Flying Sea Vixen
March 2017 Update
XP924 is only days away from emerging from 15 Hangar at RNAS Yeovilton. The covers on the recently re-installed port engine are going into place, the starboard wing repair is in its final fettling stage, the pilot’s cockpit is being repopulated with instruments and the autostab gyros are being refitted. The annual maintenance elements are also nearing completion and the flap repairs and re-rigging are now complete after nearly 7 months of work! The ejection seats are being re-installed next week and, following the installation of the accumulator, we shall be carrying out undercarriage retraction tests. That should give us the go ahead for ground runs, leak checks and systems testing followed by high power performance ground runs and taxy tests. All this in the next two to three weeks and our first flight of the season is scheduled for the second week in April.
Many companies have helped us through the winter and we are very grateful for all their help and technical assistance. Our friends at Skysmart MRO Ltd provided very valuable assistance with gyros and instruments. Kearsley Airways Ltd helped us with our hydraulic systems and we have new tyres provided by Dunlop Ltd. Survival Equipment Services Ltd continue to provide us with excellent support for our ejection seats. The Fleet Air Arm here at RNAS Yeovilton continue to host us in 15 Hangar and provide us with a substantial amount of excellent support for which we are enormously grateful. With your help we are now over 10% of the Sea Vixen Target. Help keep her in the skies by donating below.
For each donation we receive from a person who pays UK Tax, we can claim up to 25% of the donation from HMRC. So each £10 you give us becomes £12.50 for us to use.
Please help us to claim this by ensuring you have filled out our Gift Aid Declaration. Or if you donate by cheque, please print off this form and post it back to us.