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PUBLISHED: 11:16 24 June 2009 | UPDATED: 13:59 10 October 2012

Fly or drive to Coventry Airport this weekend for classic aircraft action

DUE to a last minute change in airshow commitments the Classic Flight Club is hosting a ‘spur of the moment’ Open Day at its Coventry Airport base this coming Saturday and Sunday (June 27 and 28).The Classic Flight Club operates a fleet of old aeroplanes from

Chipmunk and Auster to Meteor, Vampire and Venom jet fighters. It also

operates ultra-rare examples of the Percival Prentice and Pembroke,

Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer and one of only two airworthy

ex-military Avro Ansons in the world. The club is dedicated to keeping its fleet of irreplaceable treasures in the skies. If you would like to take to the skies in a classic piece of aviation heritage one of the Classic Flight Club’s de Havilland Dragon Rapide biplanes will be offering pleasure flights all day.There will also be a variety of military vehicles on the ground

throughout the day and the resident Avro Shackleton will be firing up

its four mighty Rolls Royce Griffon engines during the afternoon. For

those interesting in a behind the scenes look at how the club keeps its

eclectic fleet of old aeroplanes aloft there will also be tours

of the hangar and maintenance facilities.The club is a not-for-profit organisation and aims to raise money through memberships and other support to preserve classic aviation. For airborne arrivals please contact Coventry Tower for PPR. For further information about the open day itself please contact Annette Bowden or Debi Unwin on 08703 304 777. All flying and aircraft activity is subject to weather and serviceability. For more information on the club please call 08703 304 777 or visit

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