Grub Street, in association with Vulcan to the Sky Trust, invites you to…



WHEN:                  Saturday 18th November 2017, 10:00-16:00

WHERE:                Hangar 3*, Doncaster Sheffield Airport

*With kind permission from 2Excel Aviation, the current occupiers


November 2017 marks the first anniversary since WK275, the last complete Supermarine Swift F4 airframe, was completely restored and found a new home with Vulcan to the Sky Trust. To celebrate we are putting on an exceptional event!
Come and join us at Doncaster Sheffield Airport along with Guy Ellis (author of WK275), Tim Wood (WK275’s owner) and Chris Wilson from Jet Art Aviation to see an extraordinary piece of history on display. Throughout the day, Guy and Tim will be signing copies of WK275 and answering questions about this magnificent aircraft. Books are £20 each and there is no additional charge for signings. There will also be opportunities to hear Chris talk about WK275’s restoration and the work that Jet Art Aviation undertook to bring this aircraft back to life.

This is a rare and exclusive opportunity to see the aircraft and meet the team that restored her! Check out a video of the WK275 being dropped off to the hangar by the Vulcan to the Sky Trust back in 2016 here!


  • The event will run from 10:00 until 16:00. 

  • Light refreshments (including tea, coffee and biscuits) will be available for purchase.

  • Chris Wilson will be giving talks at 11:30 and 14:00 in Hangar 3.

  • Car Parking is available and please see the map below for full directions to Hangar 3.

  • This is a free event, but please register your place either by emailing post@grubstreet.co.uk with your name, or by clicking ‘Attending’ on our Facebook event here


Robin Hood Airport is easily accessible from the UK’s major motorways including the M62, M1, A1 and the M18.

From the North or South via the A1
Leave the A1(M) at J34 (Blyth) and take the A614 heading towards Bawtry. Follow signs for Robin Hood Airport.

From the West via the M62
Take the M62 (eastbound) towards Hull. Leave the M62 at J35 and follow theM18 (southbound). Leave the M18 at J5 and head (eastbound) on the M180 leaving ALMOST IMMEDIATELY at J1. Follow signs for Robin Hood Airport.

From the East via the M180
Follow the M180 to the end. At the roundabout take the right hand lane. Follow all the way around. Coming back on yourself now heading eastbound on the M180. As you rejoin the M180 heading back towards Scunthorpe take the very first exit (J1) and follow signs for Robin Hood Airport.

From the North or South via the M18
Leave the M18 at J4 and follow signs for Robin Hood Airport.
For those of you with sat nav, please use the following coordinates 53°29’7.58″N, 1° 0’37.58″W or postcode DN9 3GF

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2 Responses to THE LAUNCH OF WK275!

  1. Dermot Lyons 10th November 2017 at 5:58 pm #

    With respect you are significantly over claiming!

    “the last complete Supermarine Swift air-frame” etc.

    What about these – taken from Wikipedia?

    WK277 (FR.5) on display at the Newark Air Museum, Newark, England.[18]
    WK281 (FR.5) on display at the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, Tangmere, England.[19]
    G-SWIF (F.7, the former XF114) is stored by Solent Sky, Southampton, England.[20]

    I have only recently seen WK281 at Tangmere.

    Am I correct?



    • Anne Dolamore 15th November 2017 at 4:39 pm #

      Hi Dermot,
      The aircraft is the only complete F4 Supermarine Swift air-frame. Those mentioned in your comments are two FR5s and an F7. I’m sorry if this was not clear, I have amended the post.

      More information about this can be found in the book we are launching “WK275: The Restoration and Preservation of the last Supermarine Swift F4′.


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