Following the success of their April event, the Bruntingthorpe Cold War Jets Museum in Leicestershire is to host another special day in September
High powered static engine runs will be the highlight of the day on Saturday, September 16, when the Cold War Jets Museum will demonstrate some serious jet noise. Ear protection is highly recommended for this fabulously and famously noisy event.
As ever, specific aircraft participation is subject to serviceability, but the aim is to run at least five classic jets. Participants could include English Electric Canberra WT333, Jet Provost XM365, Aero L29 Delfin 66654, de Havilland Venom WR470, Gloster Meteor WM167, and Hawker Hunter WT806.
There will also be cockpit tours, and the Lighting Preservation Group’s ‘Q-shed’ will be open to view. Visiting cockpit displays and vehicles will also be on show, the latter set to include those used in the Falklands War. There will be a raffle held for a chance to sit in the back seat of the Meteor NF.11 during its engine run (for over-18s only).
It’s worth noting that the last event was a complete sell-out, and tickets are only available for September’s event in advance – none will be available on the day, but under-16s can attend free with an accompanying ticket-holding adult. Find tickets here.
The organisers also respectfully point out that car parking is limited, and that ticket holders must arrive between 8.30am and 10am, after which gates will be closed. Entrance is via Bath Lane, not via the original gate house. With thanks to Richard Clarke and Bruntingthorpe Cold War Jets Museum