Combined Ops 13 & 14 August 2016

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Combined Ops 2011

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th August 2016

Kent's only Military Vehicle and Airshow a truly unique experience!

This unique event held at Headcorn Aerodrome has a variety of vintage and modern aircraft displays, on the ground and in the air.  A family event  which includes static military vehicles, living history re-enactment groups, arena events, military stalls and children's mini tanks and food stalls to make this a perfect day out.

GATES OPEN 10:00 - 17:00 on both Saturday and Sunday 

 

Next year's dates are set - 19th & 20th August

 The Air Display

Vintage aircraft

The Aircraft 

Over the years the event has attracted some of the most spectacular aircraft in the country. 2014 saw the only two flying Avro Lancaster bombers doing a full display. 2015 we had the incredible Vulcan bomber which not only filled the skies with its shear size but its deafening sound.
 
The Aerodrome attracts lots of vintage aircraft, some come from all over the country.  Throughout each day aircraft are always landing and taking off, its certainly a busy weekend for air traffic control. If you have never been close to these amazing machines and their pilots then now is the time.
 About the show
 An overview of the show and the many attractions
The P-51 Mustang was stationed at Headcorn Aerodrome during WW2 and is always a welcome site on the runway.

 A full list of the weekends event will be advertised here soon.

Event Arena
Arena events
Arena events

 Vehicle display

A large selection of the machines on display are driven around the event arena, where running commentary will keep you informed of all the facts and figures. See these beautifully restored machines roar into life.

Battle
Battle
Battle
Arena battle

Battles

Every year a fierce battle is fought in the fields of Headcorn depicting real scenes from WW2.
The re-enactors armed with real weapons expelling thousands of blank rounds engage in carefully planned skirmishes.
The sound from the guns is deafening, together with explosions that blow holes in the ground and filling the air with dirt and smoke is certainly adrenaline pumping action.

The battle re-enactment takes place on both days and combines men and machinery in a well rehearsed fight. Tanks roar in from one side, while the opposition open fire from the other, this is as realistic as it gets!

Static Displays
Arena events
Static display

 Displays

See up close a hugh variety of displays, the attention to detail is amazing. All the owners of these displays are passionate about the past, If you need to find out more then please go and talk them its why they are there.

Living History
Arena events
Living History
Living History

Experience the past

When you walk from one display to another it gives you a sense of what it must have been like all those years ago, but meeting the characters in their full costume/uniform is not to be missed. You will certainly meet some incredible characters walking amoungst you.

We always encourage our guests to come dressed up!

Model machines
Model Spitfire
Model

Models

Scaled down models of vehicles and aircraft will be on display, with some of the aircraft taking off down the runway.

The models have been recreated after hundreds of dedicated hours building them. Even when you look up close they are remarkable

Pilots please note:

If you are a pilot and wish to fly into any of our events at the Aerodrome, you must purchase an event ticket and book in in advance.

 
Slots are very limited!
Tickets
Tickets

Tickets are now only available to buy on the gate

Tickets available on the day are normaly limited:

£Free Infant

- 4 years

£8.00 Child

 5 to 14 years

£12.00 Adult

15 years to 59 years

£10.00 OAP

60 years and over

£29.00 Family

2x adults and 2x children

  • £2.50 booking fee per booking applies
  • 10% discount on above prices for parties of 10 or more
  • Family ticket is 2 x adults and 2 x children
  • children up to 4 years go free
  • Online booking only available up to 12 noon Friday 12th August 2016
  • Military Personnel with a valid ID card go FREE
  • IMPS members with a valid card go free
  • Free parking
IMPS & Combined Ops
IMPS
 I.M.P.S
IMPS is first and foremost a society of enthusiasts dedicated to the preservation and restoration of military vehicles from all periods, but mainly from WW 1 to the present day, regardless of the nation which produced or used them.
The achievement for many of the members comes from returning these historic vehicles to as near as possible (within limits) their original condition.
In fact some of the more unusual vehicles owned by members can truly be described as unique in that they are the only surviving examples.
The club takes part in many rallies and commemorative events each year and is keeping a part of history alive. For more information please click here.
 
Non Members welcome
If you have a vehicle you wish to display, please click here VEHICLE FORM or if you wish to have a stall/trade stand then please click here TRADE STAND then just download the form and send back.  You must book prior to arriving.
 
Traders
To book a stall at Combined Ops, please click here 
 
Combined Ops logo

Combined Ops

The Combined Ops show started at Headcorn Aerodrome in 2009 and was an instant success with both the public and the IMPS members. The event was designed to combine all of the military vehicles regularly shown at various events, but with the added bonus of vintage aircraft all in one incredible show.

Every year the event goes from strength to strength, as we add more exciting displays and activities for all the family to see.

Its a full day of entertainment

For further information please click here

Combined Ops logo

Aero Legends

Book a flying experience of a lifetime!

Aero Legends has its operation based at Lashenden (Headcorn) Airfield, the last grass wartime airfield left in Kent and offers customers the opportunity to experience the iconic British aircraft of World War II.

Aero Legends offers a unique experience of being able to fly in and with the training and combat aircraft that the RAF used during WWII. Customers have a broad selection of options ranging from a short flight in a Tiger Moth through to the full experience package of Tiger Moth, Harvard and Spitfire.

We are proud to have some of the most experienced pilots on these Marques flying for us, many of which have long and successful careers with the RAF including the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

We aim to make the selection of the your chosen package as easy as possible, so if you have any questions that are not answered by our website please do not hesitate to telephone and we will be very pleased to help you.

 

For more information on Aero Legends or to book an experience of a lifetime please visit www.aerolegends.co.uk  

Whats on

The show is spread out across many acres and has a vast array of exciting displays and exhibits, together with a large variety of stalls to purchase those all important goodies.

 
Main Event Arena
From the time the gates open, to when we close, there is always something to see in our event arena        
  • IMPS Members vehicles on Parade
  • The Armour Rolls out. Wheeled and Tracked armour.
  • Hail to the Jeep. In all their different forms
  • Runway Extravaganza
  • Military Lightweights, the Land Rovers
  • Big Boys Toys. The Scamells at Play
  • The Funnies. All the unusual vehicles
  • The Arena Battle Finale
Some examples of the flying displays from previous events include:
  • Vulcan Bomer Display
  • Lancaster bomber
  • Red Arrows full Display
  • Spitfire Display
  • Harvard T6 Texan Display
  • Tiger Moth Display
  • Model Planes
Flypast
Sea King helicopter, together with a variety of guest vintage aircraft.
 
Please note
All displays are subject to weather and availability. This can be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Also we cannot give flying times due to weather and serviceability constraints.
  • Dragon Rapide 
The Dragon Rapide is one of the best loved pre-war aircraft and one of the first commercial airliners.  They were a favourite of the rich and famous.  Meticulously restored to comply with modern regulations they seat eight passengers in a style few air travellers can remember.  Perfect for sightseeing, all seats have a window, giving each passenger clear views of the landscape beneath. You can book a flight on the day!
  • Tank rides
Experience the thrill of driving around in a huge tank
  • Mini tank rides
A real favourite for the kids...Mini tanks that they can drive safely around a circuit.
Tank rides
Facilities
Burger

A large variety of food We have a wide range of delicious food outlets, providing burgers, fries, sandwiches, pizzas, Chinese noodles and many more. We also have and extensive bar in our marquee with seated area inside and out. Our resident DJ playing some swinging sounds. Join in on the dance floor if you’re feeling energetic, the DJ encoureges everyone to take part. 


Camping 

New Camping, Carvan & Motorhome site in Weald of Kent

 

Directions
 travelling by carTravelling By Car Headcorn Aerodrome is just 15 minutes south of Junction 8 of the M20. Shenley road can be found off the A274 Biddenden Road approximately 1 mile south of Headcorn village. FREE PARKING 
Address as follows:
Headcorn Aerodrome Shenley Road Headcorn Ashford Kent TN27 9HX           
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 southeastern trainsTravelling By Train Southeastern trains run frequent services to and from Headcorn station which is only a 1.5 miles away. Please check their website for further details.             Click here for further details.
 TaxiTravelling By Taxi
MTC Taxis are based in Headcorn. To book please call 01622 890003 Click here for further details.
Maps and Directions.. Click here for further details You will need the latest Adobe Reader to view our download files..  Adobe Readerclick here
Information
 information

Dogs

Dogs are welcome to the event, but must always be on their leads. Please bear in mind there will be lots of loud bangs and noises, which may cause distress to your dog. Photography Photography and filming is permitted for personal use only. Children The event is designed for all age groups and all are welcome. Booking Booking your tickets is easy on our website, save, however you can purchase your tickets on the gate on either day. Fires and BBQs Fires and BBQs are not permitted in the grounds. Camping Camping is permitted for I.M.P.S members only and is strictly by pre-booking only. No overnight stay is permitted in the Aerodrome grounds. Disabled We have disabled parking and WC facilities. Although most of the ground is flat, the event is all on grass. Lashenden Air Warfare Museum The Lashenden Air Warfare Museum is free to enter and will be open both days. The Museum is one of the longest established aviation museums in the country, having been formed in 1970. For more museum information click here

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