We endeavour to keep the aircraft in operable condition and to help us ‘exercise’ the aircraft we usually 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. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MAY EVENT IS NOT YET CONFIRMED AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU CHECK THIS WEBSITE FOR UPDATES CLOSER TO THE DATE. THE SITE IS PARTICULARLY BUSY AT THE MOMENT AND SO IT IS ALSO WORTH NOTING THAT IT IS UNLIKELY THAT WE WILL BE ACCEPTING AIRCRAFT FLYING IN TO THE MAY EVENT
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. Do not miss these exciting events!