• Derby Aero Club & Flying School,
  • Derby Airfield,
  • Egginton,
  • DE65 6GU
  • Tel: +44 (0) 1283 733803

New Aquisition – The “Galleria Comet” July 2018

In July 2018, the Comet Racer Project has acquired the 7/8th Scale DH88 Model that formerly was hung until 2006 in the Galleria Shopping Centre in Hatfield.  Acknowledgements are due to the Galleria, the DH Museum, Sywell Aviation Museum and Derby Aero Club for ensuring its survival over the last 12 years.  Many thanks to Ben Brown and his team at the Sywell Aviation Museum for their help in making the move possible from their storage space to Derby Aero Club.  Please Note :  This is NOT a flying machine, it did not fly and never did.  It is robustly and very well made but has been roughly handled when it was taken down so needs much work.   The intention is restore it to the original condition and colour as a display piece and as an inspirational project for volunteers.  To keep from any confusion that this is one of the original five DH88 Comets (It is NOT!) it will always be referred to as the “Galleria Comet” and any information about it, would be most welcome.



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