XV582 'Black Mike'

Bringing Phantom FG.1 XV582 "Black Mike" back to life!


Black Mike Latest

Welcome to the webpage of the 'Save Black Mike' campaign, organised by The British F4 Phantom Aviation Group.


Here i hope you learn of our goals and ambitions to save, restore and preserve this example of a truly outstanding aircraft.


The latest is that Black Mike is saved! Thanks to a generous offer by Mr Gary Spoors of GJD Services, we can now confirm that Black Mike is one step closer to its new home at Bruntingthorpe and well on its joureny of preservation for future generations.


Mr Spoors has purchased the aircraft on behalf of The British F4 Phantom Aviation Group. the agreement is that BF4PAG will restore and preserve the aircraft while also raising funds to reimburse Mr Spoors, finally taking full ownership of the aircraft.


We are still working hard behind the scenes organising details with Bruntingthorpe and other aviation organisations for XV582's permenant home there as well as details with other organisations for equipment consumables and to get Black Mike under cover and preserved for generations to come.


We look forward to following and/or supporting us every step of the way.


Feel free to look around and enjoy.....

The British Phantom Aviation Group

The British F4 Phantom Aviation Group is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation that, as a whole would like the chance to maintain and preserve to the highest standards what is strongly believed to be the most iconic F4 Phantom in the Royal Air Forces’ history.


In doing this a service to the general public would be provided by educating them on the important roles the F4 Phantom played in the safety of the United Kingdom and the Falkland Islands in the form of QRA (Quick Reaction Alert). Also the vital roles it played within both the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy.


Further to this BPAG endeavours to compile the most complete Maintenance, Servicing and Aircrew manual collection in order to maintain XV582 to the highest possible standards of serviceability. Not only would we be able to do this, but we would then have the ability to help owners of Cockpit sections and other museums with complete aircraft provide their own maintenance under the guidance of our manuals.


BPAG also plans to collate a suitable collection of spares in order to provide the highest possible level of serviceability by utilising new and parts that would be refurbished by us in house.


This starts with saving XV582 "Black Mike"......

If you wish to make a donation to the cause, then please do so via Pay Pal and sending your donation to phantomaviation@outlook.com.


This is in lieu of the set up of our automated link.


It will be gratefully received and help us along the way to preserving Black Mike.


Thank you in advance, the BPAG team.

Black Mike is now safe.


GJD Services have kindly stepped forward and purchased Black Mike on behalf of the group.


But the work doesnt stop there. We still need to raise funds to reimburse the cost of purchase and trasnport.


We are now a step closer to displaying this example of of an iconic Cold War era aircraft.


So if you can, we would like to ask you to donate to our cause via paypal or any other means possible.


Please use our email:



Black Mike is Saved...