For those wishing to escape the tennis, the Yorkshire Air Museum will provide an exciting escape as the four Rolls Royce Spey engines of the mighty Nimrod MR2 XV250 will be powered up by the team of ex RAF Nimrod personnel who look after this imposing aircraft.
These regular events, known in the trade as ‘anti-det’ runs, are carried out in order to prevent deterioration of the engines and electrical systems. It provides the public with a great opportunity to get as close as it is possible to get to this iconic aircraft whilst it is ‘live’ and under power.
Although the Nimrod has been in service for over 40 years, only recently being withdrawn, the aircraft retains an aura of mystery, as it was rarely seen by the public during this time. There is little wonder that it has caused such a lot of excitement since it flew in to Elvington in April last year.
So, come along on Sunday and share the excitement!