Above. F53 Crew. from L to R. Milt Roach, Dave Tylee, Rod Barker, Ted Wright, Peter Vallance, Pete Mills, Andy Scrace
If you would like to volunteer your services to Project 53, contact us via the contacts page. Previous type experience or experience in the aircraft industry is beneficial, but not a pre-requisite to help the project. All engineering experience is relevant. If you have no engineering experience and are willing to learn or have other skills you think will benefit the project, come along, there are many aspects to the project and restoration, and suitable tasks consummate to individual skills are available for everyone.
How much time and when?
All of our volunteers enjoy a flexible time schedule, basically you put in the work when it best suits you. The majority of systems work is done on the weekends, Saturday or Sunday, but there is always plenty of work to do off of the airframe, in the workshops, which comprises most of the work carried out during the week days. This is often carried out by our retired volunteers, or weekend guys during days off of work, when time allows. Work is often done in the evenings during the summer too. The time put in varies amongst our volunteers, from a couple of hours a week, up to 20 hours a week, there is no expectation, although continuity is obviously better.