New owner for Old Buckenham

Old Buckenham Airfield has been sold to Geoffrey Lynch OBE, a long time aviation enthusiast.

The deal, brokered by the Airfield Manager, Matt Wilkins will continue to see the airfield run by Touchdown Aero Centre Ltd, which holds a CAA Aerodrome Licence.

The airfield said that events such as the Old Buckenham Airshow and Military Revival will benefit from the news, with planning already started on Airshow 2014 after a very successful show in late June.

Matt Wilkins, Airfield Manager, said: “ I am delighted to be able to announce this deal, which will give Old Buckenham long term stability and a guaranteed future, ensuring that the last two years of work in keeping the airfield running after a period of difficulty have been ultimately successful. Under Geoffrey’s ownership the ambitious plans to improve the airfield in a myriad of ways can now be put into action.”

Geoffrey Lynch OBE commented: “I am a great admirer of all of the fantastic work that Matt Wilkins has done in order to turn around the fortunes of Old Buckenham and look forward to maintaining its reputation as the finest airfield in East Anglia.”

Further announcements relating to plans for the future will be made in due course. Old Buckenham is and will remain open for business and in good health.

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