“You’ll never run a Buccaneer out of the boot of a car”

July 2023 Update

Please support TBAG and add this unique book to your collection.

TBAG produced this bookazine to record the tale of 20 years of dogged determination,
teamwork, innovation, spirit, and self-reliance to celebrate 10 years as The Buccaneer
Aviation Group on June 11th, 2021.

In 2020, when under the restrictions of the Coronavirus pandemic, TBAG was informed that all aircraft running operations at Bruntingthorpe, their home of 16 years, was to stop and their live Buccaneers would face an uncertain future. This set a timeframe for the bookazine, taking the reader from the volunteer’s early days at Parrys Yard Shawbury and Bruntingthorpe through the move to Cotswold Airport and
overcoming the challenges of COVID-19 to carry their first high-speed runs down the famous Cotswold Airport runway.

The first chapter sums up neatly the bookazine in its title “From Scrapyard to Serviceability”. Anecdotes from the volunteers add colour and personal insight into what TBAG means to them, it is their story of how they succeeded in “Running a Buccaneer out of the boot of a car”. With a foreword from Group Captain Tom Eeles who accumulated over 2000 hours in the Buccaneer, and Ken Ellis/FlyPast magazine, this A4-sized professionally drafted bookazine is produced in high-quality paper with 140 full colour pages filled with many never seen publicly before images of TBAG at work from 2004 onwards. The images are complemented by some stunning night shoot images from TBAG photographer friends.

Since February 2022. Sales have reached 358 at the time of writing (July 2023), bringing into the jets fund some £5750 to keep the jets on show to the public. In addition to those copies that have been posted out to addresses from Montana, USA to Dubai before February 2022, we have now added Atlanta, Georgia: Ontario, Canada and
Leguevin, France. All of your payment-less printing costs go, as always, to keeping these magnificent aircraft running and displaying to the public. No TBAG volunteers take any payment or fee.

Please use the form below to order a copy. Price £28.93 or £27.68 for a Buccaneer Buddy, including post and packing.

Payment Details:

: Account number = 18826150, Sort code = 09-01-28, Santander, Private account, Name = Michael Overs, Payment reference = TBAG Book.

Paypal Details: Email name = michaelovers@btinternet.com, Reference = TBAG Book, When checking out please press ‘paying a friend’ for tax reasons.

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