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

PUBLISHED: 16:46 06 February 2018 | UPDATED: 17:20 06 February 2018

de Havilland Hornet Moth Flying over the Shuttleworth Mansion at Old Warden (c) Geoff Collins, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

de Havilland Hornet Moth Flying over the Shuttleworth Mansion at Old Warden (c) Geoff Collins, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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Keep your diary clear, these aviation events will have your February sorted.

Airfix: Make and Take at RAF Museum London – February 12 – 16

Enjoy some half term fun by bringing the kids along to the museum’s First World War in the Air galleries to build one of three Airfix models from scratch. The museum will provide all materials to build either the Sopwith Pup, Albatros or Mitsubishi Zero while there will be wooden models for younger children to construct.

Tickets are £3 and the event runs from 11am to 3pm daily.

Scale Model Exhibition at Shuttleworth – February 18

The engineering hangar of this aeronautical museum in Old Warden will be packed with exhibitors and traders showing off their best models from various eras of aviation. There will be a modelling competition, high quality trade stands and refreshments available in the restaurant throughout the day.

Standard adult admission is £12.

Early Spring Fly-in and Afternoon Talk at Sywell Aerodrome – February 18

After arriving at this aerodrome in Northamptonshire, there will be a talk from Steve Slater, CEO of the Light Aircraft Association regarding just about anything to do with vintage aircraft. Whether you like flying them, watching them, working on them or photographing them, this is the talk for you.

Tickets are £5 per person and the event is run by the Vintage Aircraft Club.

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Animal Heroes Half Term Adventures at Fleet Air Arm Museum – February 10 – 18

The role of animals in this specific part of the Royal Navy has largely gone unspoken but now you and the kids can learn about how cats, dogs and even elephants played their part in British defence. Keep an eye out for the military pigeon talks taking place between 11.30am and 2pm daily from February 13 – 15.

Museum entry is £12.80 for adults and £9.60 for children. The museum will be open as usual during February half term.

Half Term at IWM Duxford – February 10 – 18

There are a number of events taking place during the first half term break of 2018 that’s guaranteed to delight both kids and their parents. Whether it’s exploring the inside of the legendary Lancaster, the Cinderella dance adventure set during WWII or the virtual Spitfire flight, there’s loads for you to love.

Museum entry is free but there may be additional charges for certain events.

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