There will be lots of fun for the family at the Yorkshire Air Museum this weekend as our second “Thunder Day” event of the year takes place on Sunday 3rd June. To provide an aerial Salute to Her Majesty, The Queen on this special Diamond Jubilee weekend, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight have allocated a Spitfire for a thrilling flypast.
The fun kicks off in usual style with activities with the Fire Team, where the kids can have a go with the fire hoses and try and shoot down a bollard or two!
After this, there will be a rolling programme of engine start ups of several of our aircraft, such as the WWI SE5a bi-plane, the De Havilland Devon twin prop, plus the ‘big jets’ with the Blackburn Buccaneer and Nimrod MR2, to provide some real noise!
The event will end in rousing style this time, with some thunderous, but harmonious voices, as the Canoldir Male Choir from Birmingham drop in to provide a memorial tribute in song to our Armed Forces, and raise funds for the Allied Air Forces Memorial through donations. We are delighted that they have chosen to support us in this way and are sure that our visitors will appreciate the recital to conclude an exciting day.
Admission is at normal rates of £8 Adult, £6 Concessions and £4 Children.
Note: All engine runs and flypasts are subject to weather and service ability on the day.