About Us

We are the only organisation in the world dedicated to preserving the Panavia Tornado. Staffed entirely by volunteers we are proud owners of a unique Tornado GR.1P aircraft, which is on public display at the South Wales Aviation Museum.

The Panavia Tornado Preservation Group are keen for students to experience Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths (STEM) subjects first hand. Aviation is the perfect field to showcase how these subjects intertwine, and our aircraft has been used to educate a wide range of age ranges, from primary school children to university engineering students.

As a charity we don’t receive any Government or state funding, which is why we ask for donations from the public.

Preserving The Past

We are committed to saving as much of the Tornado story as possible, for future generations to enjoy. Alongside the worlds only Tornado GR.1P aircraft, we have a collection of equipment, artefacts, flying clothing, and Tornado memorabilia on public display at the South Wales Aviation Museum

Our Team

Our team of amazing volunteers give their time and energy for free to further the work of the Panavia Tornado Preservation Group. Comprising current and former serving members of the RAF, as well as a number of civilians, the team has over 200-years of collective Tornado experience

Inspiring and Educating

We are passionate about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education, and our aircraft is regularly used to educate and inspire the engineers and aviators of the future

How we moved a Tornado - By Road

Tornado In Numbers

28000 kg
Max takeoff weight
16.72
Length (metres)
mach 1.3
Max Speed
2
Crew

Latest News

Tornado ZA326

The Panavia Tornado Preservation Group are proud owners of ZA326, the world’s only Tornado GR.1P aircraft. ZA326 (cn 016/BT006/3008) was the eighth production Panavia Tornado, and one of the initial 23 …

RB199 engine now on display

Our third RB199 engine is now on display at SWAM, alongside ZA326. We hope that visitors will enjoy the opportunity of seeing it up close. This particular engine was first fitted …

She’s alive!

On February 7th 2020, ZA326 accepted AC ground power for the first time in over a decade. The team had previously attempted to apply ground power at Bruntingthorpe, without success. …

Spit and polish

After years of living outside, initially at MOD Boscombe Down and then Bruntingthorpe, ZA326’s paint had started to suffer. Now safely indoors at the South Wales Aviation Museum, John Wood …