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Aviation events this month: 5 you won’t want to miss

PUBLISHED: 13:03 07 March 2018 | UPDATED: 13:03 07 March 2018

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Keep your diary clear, these aviation events will have your March sorted

Explore a VC10 at Dunsfold Aerodrome – March 10

This special open day run by the Brooklands Museum will include a demonstration taxi run of one of the most iconic airliners ever to grace the skies. As well as seeing the low speed taxying demonstration, visitors will be able to tour inside the aircraft including the cockpit, chat to the VC10 volunteers and see for themselves how it was converted from a commercial airliner to an air-to-air refuelling tanker for the RAF.

For more information on timing and tickets follow the link above.

Behind the Scenes Spotters’ Weekend at the Helicopter Museum – March 17 – 18

This Weston-super-Mare museum is the largest of its type in the world and you’ll be able to go behind the scenes to learn about the work it does and see the efforts undertaken daily by its committed team of volunteers. It’s home to around 80 helicopters while there are also ongoing conservation projects for you to see.

This special event will be happening throughout the day.

The Dan Smith Memorial Trophy at Dunstable Downs Airfield – March 31 – April 1

This annual aerobatics competition for K21 gliders is run by the London Gliding Club and only the first 18 entrants will be permitted to enter. The deadline for entry is March 20 so pilots should get their application in now to ensure they don’t miss out.

Registration is 8:30am on Saturday with briefings taking place at 9am on both days.

‘I Learned About Flying From That’ Informal Safety Discussion at Turweston Airfield – March 25

The Vintage Aircraft Club will be holding a discussion on all matters regarding safety at this airfield on the borders of Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire. Air Vice Marshal Lindsay Irvine will chair the event and places are limited to 30.

The event will run from 1pm to 2.30pm.

RAF 100 Lecture at Museum of Army Flying – March 29

Our Royal Air Force was first created in November 1917 and this lecture by Paul Beaver will look at what has been achieved during the first century of its existence. As well as his own insight, there will be special guests to help bring the story to life and emphasise the RAF’s place in history.

Tickets are £10 and a curry supper is available from 6pm.


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