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The company organising the event states Flywheel is "two jam-packed days of action celebrating all things wings, wheels and motion...Flywheel will see a host of classic motoring marques join the displays along the tree-lined avenues of the historic site. Fans of vintage flight can expect an equally spectacular showcase, with a broad range of historic aircraft set to grace the site’s grass airfield – winding back the years and commemorating the site’s heritage as an RAF Blenheim Bomber training station."
The event page states: "Flying Days are a series of special themed events throughout the summer, reflecting on the role Duxford has played in aviation history. These special events provide up to two hours of scheduled flying, on top of your great day out at IWM Duxford."
This is a new addition to Shuttleworth's airshow calendar and the event webpage states it is a: "celebration of world-wide aviation, both in the air and on the ground, with a variety of countries and cultures celebrated throughout the day."
The event website states: "We will be showcasing the best in General Aviation over three days at our great new venue, Sywell Aerodrome. Get up close and see the latest aircraft on the market and browse a wide range of related aviation products and services from the top suppliers.
"Come along and speak to the regulators, safety experts, and our Border Force colleagues about the latest hot topics and hear from some of the industry’s top names through our seminar programme."