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April 2017

Craven Old Wheels and Triumph TR6 Owners Visit

23rd April 2017
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

30th April 2017
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

13th May 2017 - 14th May 2017
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

31st May 2017 @ 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

4th June 2017
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

29th June 2017
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

23rd July 2017
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

30th July 2017
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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

13th August 2017
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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

20th August 2017
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

27th August 2017
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

3rd September 2017
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

24th September 2017
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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October 2017

Heritage Bus Rally

1st October 2017
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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November 2017

Remembrance Sunday

12th November 2017
The Yorkshire Air Museum,
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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A moment to reflect in the Museum Memorial Garden

Our annual gathering to remember the sacrifice of the British and Free French aircrews that served at Elvington during World War Two, together will those that have served to deliver the freedom we enjoy today. Remembrance services at both Elvington village and a service in the Museum chapel where all are welcome to join us.

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