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Rolling Thunder Day

27th August 2017


Rolling Thunder Days are back!

On Sunday 27th August, the live Cold War Jet aircraft resident at the Museum will once again be active and thundering down the vast two mile runway at Elvington airfield.

Join us for a much anticipated day of live aircraft high speed runs along the huge Elvington runway as our jet aircraft enjoy some exercise on this famous runway. Gates open at 10;00am, with parking on the main airfield and access to the Museum grounds included. Activities from 10:45 in the Museum grounds, with live aircraft on the runway a few hours into the schedule to allow all of our visitors time to arrive.

Joining them at a slightly more leisurely pace will be the majestic propellor driven C47 Dakota and De Havilland Devon.

Blackburn Buccaneer – Buccaneer XN974 was fully repainted this past winter in her original stunning Royal Navy / Fleet Air Arm colour scheme. This will be the first time live on the runway since her repaint, a great photo opportunity.

Victor XL231 – One of the heroes of the Museum, Lusty Lindy will be live on the runway as we enjoy a chance to see her moving in action once again.

Nimrod XV250 – The Maid of Moray will be live on the runway as we recall the many aircrew who served on board these remarkable jets and also, of course, those who were sadly lost in service. Seven years after her arrival at Elvington, she’s still ready to go.

Lunch, as ever, will be available, the famous Roast Beef and Yorkshire Puddings in the NAAFi restaurant, so our expect a dash for the queue as the gravy aroma is detected.

Please note: Thunder Days admission are £12 Adult, £10 Concession, £5 Child & £30 Family (2 Adults & 3 Children). Tickets may be purchased on the day.

Dogs at Thunder Day – Please note While dogs are welcome, they will be restricted to the main concrete parking area and the grounds of the Museum and must be kept on a lead at all times. Dogs are not permitted at the viewing area close to the main runway. In our experience, we do not recommend dogs at this event. Unless you are sure your dog is ‘jet proof’ we often find that they are upset by the high pitched loud jet noise.

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27th August 2017
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The Yorkshire Air Museum
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The Yorkshire Air Museum
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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