AVRO SHACKLETON WR963
RETURN TO FLIGHT
Avro Shackleton WR963 is one of the last two of her type that has the potential to fly again. But as well as our work to preserve her, we're trying to preserve the memory and legacy of the 185 Shackletons built and the men that operated them.
Avro Shackleton WR963 last felt air under her wings on 9 July 1991. The most recent Shackleton flight to date took place in December 2009, in the USA. Follow the story as we make steady progress in ensuring that it wasn't the last.
FRIENDS OF WR963
The “Friends of WR963” was established in 1997 to promote and preserve a unique memory of the Avro Shackleton and to make the aviation community and the public aware of the need and importance of preserving living aviation history for all generations to follow.
Please browse through our online store, all items found online can also be found in store. 100% of the profits from each purchase will go towards the Restoration, Preservation and Operation of Avro Shackleton MR.2 WR963
The Shackleton Aviation Group is formed around several core members of the old Shackleton Preservation Trust that owned WR963 after its sale by Air Atlantique.
The group aim is the preservation, maintenance and operation of Avro Shackleton WR963 in taxying condition, with the intent to return it to flight - but this last aim is dependant on several outside factors, including satisfying the Civil Aviation Authorities.
Volunteers form a large part of the team that work on the Shackleton and we still actively recruit.
As a substantial number of our volunteers come from a military background, some of which are still serving we maintain our support to our Armed Forces. We are signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant and currently hold the Armed Forces Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze Award.