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Partnership working at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

We are grateful to the following key partners who are helping us to achieve our aims of explaining the history of Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome:

Essex County Council

“We are very happy to thank Essex County Council for their support of this event through their Culture in Essex Grant”              

Hi-Point Visual Ltd.

Based in our Royal Engineers workshops, Hi-Point Visual is our direct partner for all aerial photography, drone operation and Airside management. They are also a significant provider and supporter of our Sto-KERS club. Managing Director, Denis Stretton, is a highly experienced fully qualified multi rotor pilot, and will only fly in accordance with the regulations.  He carries all relevant insurances and will always apply for the necessary permissions to successfully execute your project.  You can have complete peace of mind if you work with Hi-point, and we are glad to recommend them.


Bianchi Aviation Film Services (BAFS)

The BAFS collection consists of World War 1 representative replica aircraft, on display in our hangars, as well as a variety of objects on display in our exhibitions.

WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust (WW1 AHT)

The vision of WW1 AHT is  to provide an enduring flying collection of World War I Allied and German aircraft based in the UK flying from heritage sites like Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome. The trust is an agent for  by The Vintage Aviator Ltd (TVAL). TVAL allows the trust to operate aircraft at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome. At present, the aircraft the trust handles include  two BE2es and a Bentley rotary engine-powered Snipe - built in Wellington NZ. They are all crafted exactly to their early 20th century designs – no brakes, little steering on the ground, one magneto, Irish linen, and very limited control authority in the early models. Sir Peter Jackson's insistence on authenticity in the production of the TVAL aircraft exactly complements the attention to detail which is the hallmark of the preservation work underway at Stow Maries.

Natural England

We work with Natural England to preserve and develop our ecology and wildlife. We are committed to  Entry and Higher level stewardship of the site and provision of food for migrating and indigenous bird populations. We take our responsibilities very seriously and are always looking for volunteers to help us achieve this.

The Computer Centre

We are very happy to work with Paul and the team from the Computer Centre who support our IT and infrastructure. The firm has a strong sense of customer service and a great understanding of our needs.





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