Welcome to The Jetstream Club!
Who We Are and What We Do
The Jetstream Club is a registered charity (No. 1106923) which consists
solely of volunteers who maintain and preserve aircraft at
the historic old Speke Aerodrome in Liverpool (now a beautiful Crowne Plaza Hotel). The
cockpit of our Jetstream 41 aircraft has been converted into a fairly comprehensive
flight simulator and this is available to schools, colleges, air cadets,
boy scouts and to the general public at little or no charge.
To cover costs such as public liability insurance and general aircraft
maintenance, the Jetstream Club do accept donations from visitors. In
addition, each summer we host an aviation fair where the public can view our
aircraft, historic fighter cockpits, helicopters (police, RAF and civilian), hot-rods,
dragsters, classic cars and much more - the aim being to provide a good family
day out and to inspire youngsters. The monies raised are split between the
Jetstream Club and other local charities such as Marie Curie, The Fire
Support Network, the RSPCA, St John Ambulance and others.
With the dedication of our volunteers and the support of so many local
businesses we have now been running successfully for a little over four
years. The Crowne Plaza Hotel who have been tremendously supportive of our
project do not charge us rent and provide the aircraft with electricity
free of charge. Computer Plus of Liverpool have donated computer systems
to power the simulator, ARCO have donated overalls and hard-hats, Aventi
donated the flat screens used in the simulator, The RAF transported the
aircraft to Speke for us and of course, BAe Systems who donated the
aircraft in the first place. There are many other supporters listed on
our web site.
If you can help, you can be sure that it is very sincerely appreciated and
that in the current climate of quick gains and tight margins - you have
helped save some of Liverpool's amazing aviation heritage. Both the aircraft
and the old aerodrome are very historic and a huge part of our local heritage.
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