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May 2017

Blackburn Buccaneer Official Roll Out Event

May 31 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Buccaneer Royal Navy Colour Scheme now complete

We are delighted to announce that our Blackburn Buccaneer S2 XN974 will be rolled out for public viewing on Wednesday 31st May at 11:00am, following an extensive re-paint. This marvellous example of the Yorkshire built Buccaneer type has been returned to its original livery as the prototype for the Fleet Air Arm / Royal Navy variant of this strike and reconnaissance aircraft. The aircraft will be unveiled by Commodore Paul Sutermeister DL RN Rtd and Museum Director Ian Reed, who…

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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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This summer's Thunder Day will feature the return of our Buccaneer XN974 to the live aircraft schedule. Now repainted in her original Royal Navy colour scheme, everyone will be enjoying seeing this aircraft running once again. An approximate schedule for this Thunder Day is below. Never forget, of course, that we relay on the co-operation of these old aircraft to come to life in the hands of our skilled volunteer engineers, so timings may vary on the day. 10:00 Gates…

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“Inspirations” STEM Challenge

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 Family Day

July 23
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Join us for a day of celebration of Vintage propellor driven aircraft. Our collection of 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. Experience Birds of Prey and learn about Falconry with our guests SMJ Falconry. If you have ever wished to learn more about beautiful birds of prey, this is a great chance to see these stunning…

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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 at the Museum. The Golden Era Run is organised by the Vintage Motor Cycle Club and each year moire than 100 motorcycles, many more than 100 years old, depart from the Museum for a gentle adventure around the Yorkshire Wolds. This year, the approximate schedule will be as follows: By 10;00am, most of the motorcycles will have gathered in the Museum grounds. From 10:30 am onwards the riders will depart…

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August 2017

Women’s Services Day

August 13
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We hope you will be able to join us in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the women serving officially in our armed forces. Today, women take on front line duties across all branches of the military, but it was not always this way. Our Women's Services Day commemorates the contribution and sacrifice made by women across more than a century of conflict. Commencing around 1;30pm, we will be joined by the Hurricane and Spitfire of the Battle of Britain Memorial…

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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, our Pioneers of Aviation day will see some of our rarer and less celebrated aircraft taking centre stage. If at all possible, the Battle of Britain Flight will be joining us overhead, subject to their current engine issues. Our famous and unique 1853 Cayley Glider will be on ground level display as we celebrate the great Yorkshire pioneer of aviation, Sir George Cayley. Local visitors will have seen the glider in the recent regional TV…

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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. Gates open at 10;00am, with parking on the main airfield and access to the Museum grounds…

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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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This year's Annual International Commemoration Day features a Parade of Service Standards, Drumhead Service and ‘Sunset’ Ceremony. Poignant and colourful gathering of veteran, current and trainee service personnel. For visitors who have been following the progress of our new Mirage IV jet, the official dedication ceremony will take place at Allied Air Forces Day, when representatives from the French Air Force will be with us to officially hand over the Mirage IV and dedicate the aircraft to the Museum as…

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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. In addition to the Museum's huge Pathfinder tenders, joining us will be organisations from across the entire range of the emergency services including: York Rescue Boat - The team established to provide…

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