Support the Freighter
Follow the progress of our Bristol Freighter project and play your part in supporting one of the last Type 170s in the world today
SUPPORT THE Bristol TYPE 170 Freighter
Aerospace Bristol has launched an urgent appeal for donations in support of our Bristol Freighter project, as we returned one of the last remaining Bristol Type 170 Freighters home to the UK from New Zealand.
Designed and built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company, a total of 214 Freighters, and its passenger variant the Wayfarer, were built and used by airlines and air forces across the world. Sadly, only 11 complete Freighters survive in the world today, and this is the only one to be located in Europe.
once in a lifetime opportunity
She has now completed her journey home to Filton where she will initially be safely stored in the historic Brabazon Hangar, and whilst she won't immediately be ready for public display, we still need your help to support the ongoing Freighter project.
Please give a kind donation to the Bristol Aero Collection Trust (registered charity no.1010632) today. Everyone who supports the Freighter will receive a downloadable certificate to print at home and those UK-based donors who kindly give £25 or more will receive a free blank card and coaster, shown below, as an extra token of our appreciation. Whether you can give £10, £25, £45 or £100, all donations will be gratefully received and make a real difference.
What will you give to help support our bristol freighter project?
£25? £45? £100? A very appropriate £170 for the Type 170?
Please show your generous support today. Every penny helps and your kind donations really are very much appreciated.
WHERE IS THE FREIGHTER NOW?
**The Freighter made the final leg of her journey into the Brabazon Hangar in Filton on Thursday 4th January where she will be safely stored and its condition assessed by the Aerospace Bristol team**
Though the Freighter will not immediately go on public display, we still need your help, so please give a kind donation to show your support today.
Photos of the journey so far...
Getting ready to move
The Freighter's wings are removed ready for the long journey to Filton
The journey begins
Loading the Freighter and its wings on to lorries for transportation from Ardmore Field (Photo credit: Airflow NZ)
On the road
The Freighter is transported by road to the Port of Auckland from where it travelled to Singapore by a state of the art Roll on Roll off (RORO) carrier specialising in shipping Project/Breakbulk Cargo
Ready to depart Singapore
Awaiting departure from Jurong Port, Singapore before connecting to TIGER for her long journey home
On board Wallenius Wilhelmsen's Tiger vessel bound for Bristol
With thanks to Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics - The Bristol Aero Collection Trust’s preferred RORO carrier for transport of aircraft destined for Aerospace Bristol
She's nearly here!
The Bristol Freighter arrives into the Bristol Portbury Docks on the morning of 28th December
On the road..
On the final leg of her journey to Filton
The Freighter made the final leg of her journey into the Brabazon Hangar in Filton
Freighter Advent Calendar
If you enjoyed following the Freighter's journey, and taking a sneak peek into our archive, and please donate to support the Freighter project. (© All images courtesy of BAE Systems). Click the images for larger view and full captions.