MAPS Ltd is a not-for-profit company constrained by guarantee, having no quota capital and solely comprising volunteers from the Med way Branch of The Royal Aeronautical Society, whose aim is the renovation and preservation of historic aircraft and artifacts. MAPS Ltd are registered in England under the Companies Act No. 02331464
1974:- The Med way Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society was refined under the auspices of Elliott brothers and later GEC-Marconi
The company has undertaken the recuperation and preservation of a number of aircraft and aero engines all-paramount in his country's aviation Heritage many to be visually perceived in museums others are still flying. All work is voluntary and non commercial making.
Med way Aircraft Preservation Society (MAPS) Constrained, commenced as an Aircraft Preservation Group, which Lewis Deal composed, in 1977, as a component of the Medway Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
The Group commenced by rescuing those woefully neglected and ever corroding aircraft, which used to stand sentinel, in all conditions, outside of RAF stations. The first was the RAF Manston Spitfire, which was renovated at Rochester Airport, and is now resplendently housed back at Manston, where it is the second most popular public magnetization in Thanet. The Ministry of Defence anon realized that such gate guardians throughout the country had great potential value and rapidly injuctively authorized them all to be housed indoors for renovation. As a result, many of these priceless aircraft are now either flying or are on steady exhibition, a blissful development triggered by Lewis Deal and his minute team.
The Group's prosperity did, however, pose a quandary. When renovated, such aircraft commenced to acquire six-figure values for their owners, in advance of the monetary competence of the local Branch of The Royal Aeronautical Society. Duly, in 1988, Lewis, and fellow Branch members, composed MAPS Inhibited.
MAPS has since retained many aircraft at Rochester Airport. Today the main customer is the Royal Air Force Museum, which has venerated MAPS by sanctioning it to take whole aircraft from its sublime amassment, for preservation at Rochester Airport. Only Medway has this privilege.Amongst recently renovated includes the worlds only pre-war spitfire ( K9942)fly by Flt Lt J Nicholson who was the only fighter pilot to be assigned the Victoria Cross during the epic Battle of Britain. Maps have additionally recuperated the unique Fairey Battle.
MAPS preserves aircraft for public benefit and additionally renovates them to their pristine condition, as required for historical precision, involving much research. All members are self-imposed, whose work, worth six figures in a classical project, makes much recuperation affordable, which would otherwise unavailable to the public.Read More»