The iconic BN Trislander which was the star of a children’s book series and sparked a campaign for its preservation when retired recently is to be put on display at a local attraction if planning permission is granted.
G-JOEY operated for Aurigny on flights around the Channel Islands from its Guernsey base from 1979 until its retirement last summer.
Now Chris Coles, owner of Oatlands Village visitor centre in St. Sampson’s, Guernsey has applied to take on the aircraft and preserve it as an attraction, named Joey’s World. It would be housed in a purpose-built barn to protect it from the elements, and see other developments at the site including a cinema and interactive games.
Mr Coles said ‘We hope that Joey’s World will include a simple simulator so that children can “fly” from Guernsey to Alderney and back and have supervised access to the cockpit at all times.’
G-JOEY is currently stored at Guernsey Airport awaiting its fate.