Bruntingthorpe Cold War Jets Collection - Open Days

Bruntingthorpe Cold War Jets Open Days information updated from bruntingthorpeaviation.com/open-days/

We endeavour to keep the aircraft in operable condition and to help us 'exercise' the aircraft we have two open days per year where any aircraft that are serviceable will carry out full power taxi runs along our main runway. This makes for an incredible spectacle and an ideal opportunity to get close to the aircraft.

The 2017 scheduled Cold War Jets Open Days are Sunday 28th May 2017 and Sunday 27th August 2017. The days are open to the public and gates open typically at 9am, with the first taxi at approx 11am. Admittance is £20 for adults, £15 for OAP's and disabled, with accompanied children under 16 years old free of charge, all payable on the gate on the day

If you want more information on entry or about trading on the day, then please contact Dave Walton on 0116 279 9300 or via bruntingthorpeaviation.com/contact/

Do not miss these exciting events! - Tickets NOT required - Cash on the gate!

Bruntinghorpe Aerodrome & Proving Ground, Bath Lane, Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire, LE17 5QS

Cold War Jets Collection - Museum

Bruntingthorpe Cold War Jets Museum information updated from bruntingthorpeaviation.com/the-aircraft-museum/

Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome is home to the Cold War Jet Collection including a Victor, Hunter, Canberra, Comet, two English Electric Lightnings, Starfighter, Mystere, Sea Vixen, four Buccaneers, four Jet Provosts, Super Guppy, Iskra and a Jaguar. April 2010 saw a Nimrod MR2 arrive at the airfield. Recently joining the museum fleet are a Sea Harrier and an ex Boscombe Down 2 seat Jaguar, both arriving in April 2012. Most recently a Vickers VC-10 of 101 Squadron of Brize Norton arrived at the airfield.

Whilst these beautiful aircraft spark much interest and nostalgia, they rarely fly anywhere in the world nowadays. However, the Cold War Jets Collection at Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome maintains several of them, in fully serviceable order.

The aircraft fleet is maintained with the support of experienced volunteers. Due to the continual updating of the fleet, we are always in need of new, locally based, volunteers to work on or around the aircraft or ground support equipment.

For any more information, or if you are interested in volunteering, then please call Dave Walton on 0116 279 9300 or via bruntingthorpeaviation.com/contact/

Please note that the Aircraft Museum is open to the public every Sunday between 10am and 4pm. The entry fee is £5.00 per adult (accompanied children are free of charge)

Bruntinghorpe Aerodrome & Proving Ground, Bath Lane, Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire, LE17 5QS