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June 2017

Summer Thunder Day

June 4
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Our early summer Thunder Day will be another opportunity for our engineering teams to make some noise with a selection of our live jet and propellor aircraft all running for visitors to enjoy the authentic sounds and smells of aviation. Always a great day out for the whole family as well as aviation enthusiasts, here's a behind the scenes video of our Nimrod crew running her engines. Please note: Thunder Days admission are £12 Adult, £10 Concession, £5 Child &…

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“Inspirations” STEM Challenge

June 28 - June 29
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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We are proud to support the “Inspirations” STEM Challenge each year, when schools from across the region gather together at the Museum to display their skills and education prowess, an occasion when we are quite probably seeing the aircraft engineers of the future.

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July 2017

Vintage Props Day

July 23
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Joint us for a celebration of Vintage propellor driven aircraft. Our collection of live piston engined aircraft will all be running live throughout the day, plus we will all enjoy flypasts by the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Flight's Lancaster, Hurricane and Spitfire. We will update the full timetable closer to the day, but our volunteer engineers are hard at work preparing or aircraft including: Eastchurch Kitten - The unique recreation of a World War One aircraft originally designed…

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Golden Era Vintage Motorcycle Run

July 30
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An annual nostalgic gathering of amazing pre 1931 vintage motorcycles with many examples over 100 years old. See the riders depart from the Museum for a classic motorcycle ride around the Yorkshire Wolds before returning to the Museum for afternoon tea. Our aircraft engineers will also be performing propeller aircraft engine runs, a great chance to enjoy some vintage piston engines of all ages. Normal Museum admission charges apply.

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August 2017

Women’s Services Day

August 13
Preparing to parade for the final time

A celebration of the role of women in uniform through the years and the contribution made in many conflicts. Our Women's Services Day highlights the contribution of women in our armed services, something that for many years has lacked the recognition it deserved.

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Pioneers of Aviation Day

August 20
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Celebrating pioneering achievements of aviation and celebrating the 146th Anniversary of the birth of Orville Wright, our Pioneers of Aviation day will see some of our rarer and less celebrated aircraft taking centre stage, while the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be commemorating pioneers with a flypast by the Spitfire, Hurricane and Dakota. Our Wright Flyer recreation is one of the very few in the world to have actually flown. While we aren't planning a recreation…

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Rolling Thunder Day

August 27
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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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. Blackburn Boccaneer - our freshly repainted 1964 Buccaneer will be showing off her beautiful new Royal…

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September 2017

Allied Air Forces Memorial Day

September 3
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Annual International Commemoration Day featuring a Parade of Service Standards, Drumhead Service and ‘Sunset’ Ceremony. Poignant and colourful gathering of veteran, current and trainee service personnel. Our annual event to commemorate the sacrifice of Allied aircrews across the history of aviation. Everyone is welcome to attend the memorial service held in the main hangar as we commemorate the sacrifices made by aircrews across the history of military aviation. This short film of last year's Memorial Day gives a flavour of…

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999 Emergency Day

September 24
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Our Pathfinder airport rescue units are fully CAA certified

A great chance to meet emergency services from across the region as we commemorate the hard work of our emergency services. Our own in house fire and rescue team will be providing demonstrations of our huge Pathfinder machines as we celebrate the great work of the emergency services. Please note: 999 Emergency Day admission are £12 Adult, £10 Concession, £5 Child & £30 Family (2 Adults & 3 Children).

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October 2017

Heritage Bus Rally

October 1
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Together with Thornes Independent Coachways we gather together a huge selection of vintage and classic busses from across the years of transportation. A great chance to see these vehicles up close, some of which are regular film stars in TV and films you will recognise.

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