Stoneykirk Aviation Museum is a collection of aviation artifacts and is located about 10 miles South of Stranraer, a couple of miles from MOD West Freugh. The museum has a selection of restored cockpits, comrising:

  • Avro Vulcan B1 XA903
  • De Havilland Vampire T11 XE921
  • English Electric Canberra T4 WE191
  • BAC Jet Provost T4 XP558
  • Hawker Sea Hawk FGA6 WV903
  • De Havilland Sea Vixen FAW2 XP925

XA903 is one of only two forward sections of a Mk1 Vulcan remaining (the other being in storage at the RAF Cosford Museum). XA903 has a very well documented life as it served as a test bed for:

  • the Blue Steel stand-off missile (the UK's nuclear deterrent). XA903 was the only Mk1 Vulcan to carry the Blue Steel and did so to test the missile and the ability of the Vulcan to use it. Mk2 Vulcans had the missile recessed more, whereas XA903 had it protruding more underneath.
  • the Olympus 593 engine that was to be used for Concorde. XA903 had the Olympus engine mounted underneath the fuselage and performed extensive testing of the engine prior to Concorde flying.
  • the RB199 engine, as used on the Tornado.
The collection is a private museum. Visitors are welcome, but by prior arrangement.

site last updated - 01 Jun 2019