The Avro 504 was a First World War biplane aircraft made by the Avro aircraft company and under licence by others. Production during the war totalled 8,970 and continued for almost 20 years, making it the most-produced aircraft of any kind that served in the First World War, in any military capacity, during that conflict. More than 10,000 were built from 1913 until production ended in 1932.

Many aircraft found their way into private ownership and they became the default “barnstormer” for the inter war period.

Today of course there are only a few left flying, three in UK by my reckoning. One is a modern replica with a more modern engine that actually might start within a couple of hours of being asked. More than can often be said of the original. For this reason we took this one to Tilbury Fort for “Wonder Woman”. It was a wings off / lorry job in what I recall to be gale force winds as we tried to reassemble it. We ended up getting creative and building a wind break using 3 x 40ft curtain side trucks. The show must go on and all that..

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21st January 2020

This one we’ll call studio ready too. It’s off. #ukfilm #bell206 #filmproduction https://t.co/9M3HNF1qrZ

21st January 2020

So that’s come out ok... #ukfilm #augusta109 #filmproduction https://t.co/1hzB0kdsgI

21st January 2020

Talking of paint. The 109 has also been in the shop and is getting a new coat of paint as we speak. Going to look pretty mean... #ukfilm #augusta109 https://t.co/RJlyObMR0l

20th January 2020

Jetty has made good progress. New skids, sliding door removed and new instrument panel fitted. Tomorrow it gets a coat of paint then it’s off to the studios.. #ukfilm #jetranger #propbuild https://t.co/DsZdLh7jis

20th January 2020

RT @Hoddy1982: Now this is close, Ukrainian close https://t.co/PPDWyzusKi

17th January 2020

RT @1917FilmUK: Discover how Sam Mendes and the creators of #1917Film planned out one of the many intense moments from the critically accla…

16th January 2020

New helicopter for the workshop. You can’t beat a good old Jetty! #ukfilm #bell206 #jetranger #avgeek https://t.co/HJ6K8dhWiH

10th January 2020

Quite a redress of the hangar for our Challenger jet wreckage. If you’re planning a plane crash of your own then give us a call. No one crashes a plane better than us! #SilentWitness #ukfilm https://t.co/Xf1Ih6J50y

8th January 2020

RT @BBCOne: Even in the devastation of a plane crash, miracles can happen. #SilentWitness | 9pm | @BBCOne & @BBCiPlayer https://t.co/Bz3nc…

8th January 2020

From Christmas Eve with Holly to New Years Day with the Dr and a couple of points in between, so pleased we were part of your festive entertainment! Sets you love, giving you the shots you want! #ukfilm https://t.co/nnX5GUY6lO

2nd January 2020

Hi ho, hi ho it’s back to work we go... #ukfilm #avgeek #robinsonr44 #vfrontop https://t.co/QcPg05HShj

30th December 2019

Filming on/in/around Airliners. The most common request we receive is that of a production wishing to film inside an airliner. Be that…
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Published 03.01.2012 by simon

It's often the case that a production will wish to change the appearance of an aircraft to be used in…
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Published 17.09.2011 by simon