Every year the event goes from strength to strength, as we add more exciting displays and activities for all the family to see. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day we have the Pathfinder Parachute Group a British lead veterans club of whom 80% are either serving or retired paratroopers attending. The show will also feature warbird Douglas C-47 Dakota “Drag ‘em Oot” who has been lovingly restored to her original markings as worn during her missions on D-Day.
We’re also proud to have Spitfire MK IX TD314 one of the most consequential aircraft of the Second World War and one of the most famous aircraft of the 20th century.
Over the years the event has attracted some of the most spectacular aircraft in the country. In 2016 we welcomed the B-25N ‘Mitchell’ - Royal Netherlands Air force Bomber and The Catalina 11005 – Royal Canadian Air Force. As well as an air display from the BBMF – Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane and flypast from the Red Arrows.
2015 we had the incredible Vulcan bomber which not only filled the skies with its shear size but its deafening sound. 2014 saw the only two flying Avro Lancaster bombers doing a full display.
The Aerodrome attracts lots of vintage aircraft, from all over the country. Throughout each day aircraft will be landing and taking off as well as many aircraft on static display. If you have never been close to these amazing machines and their pilots then now is the time.