Sunday, 22 December 2013

Best Restoration Project 2013

We are delighted to announce that Victor XL231 'Lusty Lindy' has received the 'Best Restoration Project' Award from Aviation Xtended - Europe's premier aerospace internet radio programme!

2013 has been a significant year for '231 and the team; with us marking 20 years since Lindy made her final flight and the honour and responsibility for her upkeep passing to myself and the team. With no RAF Stores at hand or Government financial backing to help look after a V-Bomber there have certainly been challenging times. But 20 years on, three re-paints under my hat and an intimate knowledge (yes, I have been in places you would not even believe possible!) of the air frame and systems I'm proud to say that Lindy is as serviceable as she has ever been.

Lindy proved that at 52 years old and having left the RAF 20 years earlier she still had what it takes to wow at her anniversary run in November.
XL231 anniversary run
However, maintaining a complex, 4-engine bomber is an on going feet, we will be sharing our journey on here and on XL231 work diary on the Key Forum as always please do drop us a line if you can offer any support - from picking the brains of ex-ground and aircrew, giving a financial or material donations, making flapjack for the team or lending a hand with a job we really do appreciate it. Thank you for your support in 2013.

The other very well deserving category winners were:

Helping the Aviation Industry – ‘Dragons of Thin Air’ by Doug Worrall

Best Restoration Project – Victor XL231

Best Online Resource – LiveATC

Best Aerospace Book – Avro Vulcan 60th Anniversary

Best Product for The Aviation Youngster – Jim the Jet Provost by Amanda Cundall

Best Pilot Product – Drift Ghost Camera

Best Aerospace Watch – Bremont MB

Best Local Airfield – Compton Abbas

Best Aerospace Clothing – The Basic Six t-shirt collection

Best Family Day Out – South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum

Best Software or Game – Airport Madness 4

Best Aerospace Product – The Big Book of Flight by Rowland White

Do check out Aviation Xtended at and give them a follow on Twitter @AviationXtended

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