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Blackbushe Airport celebrates 75th Anniversary with Festival of Flight

PUBLISHED: 15:30 23 June 2017

Some of the aircraft that will be on display at Blackbushe on 1 and 2 July [PHOTO: PHILIP WHITEMAN]

Some of the aircraft that will be on display at Blackbushe on 1 and 2 July [PHOTO: PHILIP WHITEMAN]

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One of north-east Hampshire’s ‘not to be missed’ occasions this summer will be found at Blackbushe Airport where on 1 and 2 July thousands will gather to celebrate the airfield’s 75th Anniversary, its survival and incredible history. Once considered to be no less than London’s second airport, the Blackbushe of today holds much in store for her future

Visitors to the Festival of Flight will enjoy far more than just flying displays, the exhibition area will include trade stands offering a wide range of goods, a ‘sumptuous choice’ of food outlets and the chance to ‘fly’ with the Red Arrows simulator ride. The Army offer their dive experience, an assault course and numerous exhibits, including tanks. British Airways will be providing a large display. The History Hub, meanwhile, will be the venue for learning with photos, movies and with people ‘who were there’ to tell the story of Blackbushe Airport. A dragster will reflect upon another chapter…

There will be three aircraft static parks with aircraft from WWII to present day on show, while in the air a three-hour flying display takes place each day, with aircraft from the diminutive Turbulent to the mighty Lancaster bomber from the RAF’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

All profits from the weekend’s action will be shared between our three nominated charities.

Aerobility (www.aeronbility.com)

Help for Heroes (www.helpforheroes.org.uk)

Dougie Dalzell Memorial Trust (www.ddmt.co.uk)

Full details on the website www.blackbushe75.com, where tickets may be purchased in advance - and at a worthwhile saving to the gate price!

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