A Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight has been allocated to perform a flypast at the forthcoming Thunder Day taking place on Sunday 2nd September.
During the morning, our Aircraft Engineering Teams will be firing up the SE5a biplane, evoking images of the WWI era of dogfights and daring, along with the Blackburn Buccaneer XN974, with its twin Rolls Royce Spey engines.
After lunch, there will be the flypast and a rolling programme of start ups, which will include the “Mighty Hunter” Nimrod XV250 and the super twin prop De Havilland Devon VIP Transport, which sounds fabulous with the blades are spinning. The SE5a and Blackburn Buccaneer will be repeated.
We are hoping for some additional flypasts courtesy of Breighton Aero Club, which may include a Miles Magister, Bucker Jungmann and YAK 18a. Fingers crossed!!
This all takes place live on site, giving a great opportunity to see and hear these aircraft under power at close quarters. All this will be under the watchful eye of the Museum’s Fire Team, who will fire up the activities by giving the kids (young and old!) the chance to have a go with the hoses and knock a few bollards over!!
A great way to end the school holidays!!