A highlight of the forthcoming Thunder Day taking place on Sunday 1st June is the allocated flypast by a Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight! The flypast is subject to weather conditions of course, but is always an eagerly anticipated spectacle as it roars in and swoops over the museum and visitors and, as the Sunday seems to offer one of the better days of the school holiday’s, the chances are looking good!!
It will be another full day of activity with the Fire Team providing activities for the kids to enjoy in the morning from 10:15am, so come and have a go with the fire hoses and see if you can knock down a bollard or two! Late morning there will be engine starts of the SE5a WWI biplane and the WWII C-47 Douglas Dakota will fire up her twin prop engines and, time allowing, the Blackburn Buccaneer.
After lunch, a rolling programme of activity will see the Blackburn Buccaneer, Dakota, SE5a run again, and hopefully the recently repaired De Havilland Devon VIP Transport will join in the activities, along with the scheduled Spitfire flypast.
We are anticipating that the Handley Page Victor XL 231 “Lusty Lindy”will round things off with a spin of her four mighty Rolls Royce Conway engines and systems check.
Admission for this special day of activity is: £10 Adults, £8 Concessions and £5 Children (Family £26).