This morning we visited AV8, the cafe next to the control tower, at Kemble Airfield. There is a company on site that salvages planes and at the moment there are 14 jumbos waiting to be taken apart - it is a very lucrative business. About a week ago we noticed that one plane had been towed off the usual waiting area and placed on the grass next to the driveway to AV8. Today we understood why. A group of Banksy type spray artists had been given the plane to practice their art before the plane is scrapped. The result is brilliant. The design is really the inside of the plane painted on the outside including all the mechanisms - landing gear, hydraulics etc. The design colours are just grey, silver and black. One really has to study the plane to appreciate the intricate art.
We will try and visit AV8 before the plane is scrapped to take some photos.
Not long ago...
1 hour ago