If only it were a museum aircraft, but its not.
As a member of the Bentwaters Cold War Museum I need to put a few thing straight on this thread.
1. We are not a amateurish museum. We have been recognised by no less then the USAF Museum as doing sterling work to preserve the only A-10 in a private museum outside of the US, and recently received another airframe from them to restore an F-84
2. The Hunter he does not belong to our museum, or any other museum it belongs to a company hoping to sell it, so take your chance and buy it to restore it.
3. Not sure what permissions these guys had to enter the Airfield which is private property, but I know they would not have had permission from Evert Aero to photograph their assets or indeed as in one of the pictures climb on them. This is a major problem with these so called "urban explorers"
4. Yes the phantoms have been taken away to be restored, or in the case of one aquired by another mainly out door museum, again I can assure you they are not amateurish either.
Again I would stress NONE of what you see here is part of the museum. Its all private property on private land. The "urban explorers" are a bit of a pain as they encourage people do do the same. There have been instances of damage and thefts. We had to move our phantom because of this. We even caught one group lifting a motorcycle onto the wing for a photo shoot.