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February 2017

Live Aircraft and Our Buccaneer Comes to Life

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Our engineering team have been busy throughout the winter working hard on several of our live aircraft. As a special treat to Museum visitors, Sunday 19th February will see us running many of the Museum's live aircraft fleet, including hopefully the long awaited return of our Buccaneer XN974 to live status. Our Buccaneer Comes Back To Life Our Buccaneer engines have been dormant for two years, but over the last six months our team have brought her to the point…

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April 2017

Easter Event – The White Rabbit Trail

April 16 - April 17
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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“Cherchez Les Lapins Blancs” To celebrate Easter and in memory of RAF Elvington Station Mascot ‘Nostradamus’, we are running an Easter trail with a French twist. This Easter when you visit, follow the white rabbit trail around the museum, answer the questions as you explore, then collect your own yummy white chocolate rabbit! We have 200 white chocolate rabbits this Easter Sunday. Collect your trail questions from the Museum stewards office by the main entrance, £0.50 per trail, suitable for…

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MG Car Club Daffodil Run

April 16
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Each year, the MG Car Club enjoy their annual Daffodil Run across the Yorkshire countryside. It is always a very picturesque event and one for a worthy cause, as the Club run helps to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care. This Easter Sunday, the club will be culminating their classic drive by finishing at the Museum in the afternoon. More than fifty classic MG cars from across the history of the marque will be arriving at the Museum throughout…

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Land Rover Series 2 Owners

April 22
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Classic car and vehicle clubs really enjoy organising visits to the Museum. On Saturday 22nd April, the Land Rover Series 2 owners will be visiting the Museum. If you admire those iconic and classic lines of the legendary British off road vehicle, you can combine a visit to the Museum with a chance to see these lovingly restored vehicles.

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Craven Old Wheels and Triumph TR6 Owners Visit

April 23
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Craven Old Wheels classic car club enjoy a diverse selection of classic and collectable cars. They will be visiting the Museum as one of their annual events. Their members own a remarkably diverse cross section of classic and sports cars and this will be a great chance for visitors to see them as they visit the Museum. Also on 23rd April, the TR6 Owners Club will be visiting the Museum. It's a great chance to combine a visit to the…

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Springtime Engine Tests at The Museum

April 30
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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This Sunday we are planning a series of engine test runs throughout the day in preparation for a busy summer at the Museum. These engine tests are part of our regular maintenance regime and while they are not a full Thunder Day event, our visitors like to know when they are taking place, so here is an approximate schedule of this Sunday's activities. Buccaneer Engine Test Runs After two years sitting idle, our Buccaneer XN974 sprang into life in February…

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May 2017

“Against the Odds” – Elvington at War Weekend

May 13 - May 14
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Step backwards in time to World War Two and the time when RAF Elvington was a live bomber station. An atmospheric weekend as the Museum comes to life, with aircrew re-enactors in authentic period flying kit, aircrew mechanics hard at work on aircraft and our authentic military vehicles all moving around the Museum. Our aircrew re enactors alongside our Halifax, Mosquito and Dakota aircraft will provide a great atmosphere for this weekend. 10:00am The Seatones four part female harmony group…

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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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