Jet Age Museum celebrates 10th anniversary

Weekend of events planned at Gloucestershire Airport

The Jet Age Museum will celebrate 10 years of public opening at its site adjacent to Gloucestershire Airport over the weekend of 15-16 July. 

Events will include a presentation on Saturday morning by museum patron Ian Whittle, son of the UK inventor of the turbojet, Sir Frank Whittle, on the first flights of a jet aircraft. That will be followed in the afternoon by a talk on the electrification of flight by Roger Targett of Electroflight, based at Staverton. 

Saturday afternoon at 2.50pm is set to see a flypast by a Hurricane and Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, while Sunday afternoon brings a flypast by the BBMF Lancaster, scheduled for 2.37pm.

Other charitable organisations with which the Jet Age Museum has been associated over the last 10 years will have a presence, namely the Royal Air Forces Association, the Soldiers’, Sailors’ & Airmen’s Families Association, the Royal British Legion, the Royal Naval Association, Fly2Help, Blind Veterans and the Dave Partridge re-enactors, as well as other fascinating displays and contributions from the museum’s volunteer cadre. A celebratory cake sponsored by Busy Bees will be on sale in the café and a barbecue will be available for visitors from 12.00 to 2.00pm.

On display for the first time to visitors will be the museum’s newly completed replica of an Airspeed Horsa troop-carrying glider cockpit, and its restored Link Trainer, both of which are closely associated with Gloucestershire’s wartime aviation heritage.

The Jet Age Museum's recently completed Horsa cockpit replica, and its Link Trainer, will be highlights of the anniversary weekend.
The Jet Age Museum's recently completed Horsa cockpit replica, and its Link Trainer, will be highlights of the anniversary weekend. VIA JET AGE MUSEUM