We realise that many people are interested in supporting this classic British aircraft and becoming more involved with our work. Consequently, the Vampire Preservation Group are delighted to be able to offer 1/20th shares in WZ507, providing YOU with the opportunity to own a share in this unique aircraft – at a price you may find surprisingly affordable!
Imagine the satisfaction you would get from helping to keep this piece of aviation history alive – watching YOUR aircraft at various air displays, helping to support our operation and even having the opportunity to fly in this aircraft!
That’s right – our experienced pilots will be happy to share the thrill of flying the Vampire with you – no previous flying experience is required! Our pilots will be happy for you to join them for a flight – perhaps flying the Vampire to an airshow or going up for some aerobatics – the choice is yours!
The benefits of joining the VPG are varied – for some people the aspect of owning a share in this aircraft will be the major factor – not many people can claim to own an airworthy Vampire T11! For others it will be the satisfaction of helping to keep this historic aircraft airworthy. Many may find that the lure of flying the Vampire is irresistible – the aircraft has two seats and two sets of controls, so anybody can experience flying in this exciting aircraft!
The Vampire T11 is fully aerobatic and has stunning jet performance, whilst being relatively docile and straight-forward to fly.
Whatever your motive, by joining the VPG you will be joining a group of like-minded aviation enthusiasts, all dedicated to keeping this unique aircraft where it belongs – in the air!
If you are considering purchasing a share in WZ507, we recommend that you arrange to visit us one day when we planning to fly at North Weald. You can then meet other members of the Group and ask any questions. Please Contact usto arrange a viewing or ask any questions.
Please note, as WZ507 is believed to be the only
airworthy Vampire T11 in the world, the VPG has decided not to conduct any further conversion training onto this aircraft – the risk of a training incident is too high and our main stated aim is to preserve WZ507 in an airworthy condition.
Consequently we cannot accept anybody into the VPG who intends to undergo conversion training to fly this aircraft on a solo basis.
Please Contact us to arrange a viewing or ask a question.
Do I need any previous jet experience to fly this aircraft?
No previous experience is required. All owners may fly as a passenger with one of our experienced pilots.
Are the ejection seats ‘live’?
The ejection seats are no longer ‘live’. Parachutes are still fitted in case of emergency.
How much does it cost?
Less than you might expect! Having reviewed our costs over the past year, we are pleased to announce that the charges for 2014 are listed below (these will be reviewed again in December 2014).
Cost of Share
Hourly Rate (dry)
Monthly Subscription includes insurance, hangarage and scheduled maintenance.
The hourly rate is a contribution to the engine fund, tyres and other consumables. It also includes ground power for engine starting. It does not include fuel!
Landing fees at North Weald are not charged; landing fees elsewhere must be settled by individual pilots.
What are the aircraft hours?
Despite being sixty years old, the aircraft is a relative youngster. As of January 2012, the airframe has 1360 hours flying time and our replacement engine has logged only 110 hours.
How can I find out more?
If you have any further questions, want to discuss any aspect of owning a share in this aircraft or wish arrange a flight in it, please contact us. We will respond to you a.s.a.p. – however, this may occasionally take a day or two, so please be patient if we do not reply immediately!