As published elsewhere on the web, McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom XV582 ‘Black Mike’ has been saved from the clutches of the scrapman and is due to appear as part of the static display at the 2018 RAF Cosford Airshow.

This will involve moving the aircraft via road from its current location in Scotland and transporting it to its new temporary home, where the work can begin.

The latest news is that the BPAG engineering team arrived at RAF Leuchars yesterday and are making the final preparations ready for the aircraft to move to Cosford. Loading should begin tomorrow morning, all being well. We will be running regular updates on progress via Twitter and Facebook. Please feel free to drop by-