Aircraft Chairs

Chairs for sale

January 2005

Work in Progress


Aircraft Chair #2

October 2004

Chairs from old aircraft, re-worked for the cyberpunk house

Aircraft chair - Work in progresss

This is one I'm working on at present.

And in the best traditions of Blue Peter, here's one I made earlier.

On arrival

Chair from scrap aircraft Chair from scrap aircraft

Scrap chair from scrap aircraft. Not sure what; almost certainly British, probably 1960's, I've been told it was the flight engineer's seat from a Belfast (I'd love to find out).

Acquired on a scrap shopping trip last year.

Work in progresss

October 2004

Aircraft chair - Work in progresss

The finished chair will be roughly polished, then waxed

Aircraft chair - Work in progresss

I'll upholster the seat base and the headrest, but leave most of the back in bare metal.

Aircraft chair - Work in progresss

Aircraft Chair #3 & #4

January 2005

More raw materials!

Wessex

Aircraft chair - Work in progresss

Originally the co-Pilots seat from Westland Wessex HU-5 helicopter, XT761.

This aircraft was photographed on Ascension Island in 1983. It later spent many years as an instructional airframe at HMS Sultan, then at the Fleetlands museum until its closure in 2001. There's a cockpit photo of a similar aircraft at airliners.net.

Aircraft chair - Work in progresss

Aircraft chair - Work in progresss

Aircraft chair - Work in progresss

Aircraft chair - Work in progresss

Aircraft chair - Work in progresss


Ejector seat pan

Martin Baker Mk 4B

Aircraft chair - Work in progresss

The seat was struck off charge at RAF Marham in 1984, and is possibly the navigator's seat from a Canberra PR9, but I'm not yet sure. It's an unusual ejector seat, as it has fittings for hinged armrests. Advice welcome!

Aircraft chair - Work in progresss

Web resources about ejector seats can be found at Kevin Coyne's Ejection Site, which also has an illustration of the firing sequence, and a technical history of the Martin Baker company's seats. I also have a near-complete Martin Baker Mk H7 from a Phantom in my collection, along with chunks of a Mk3

Aircraft chair - Work in progresss

Aircraft chair - Work in progresss