Thunder Day – Sunday 1st April

by Ian Reed on 28th March 2012

For the very first time Thunder Day will include the Museum’s latest historic propeller driven aircraft alongside the big Nimrod and Buccaneer jets.  Our 1947 De Havilland DH104 Sea Devon will go through it’s paces, showing off it’s twin Gypsy Queen 9.0 litre inverted 6 cylinder piston engines which sound superb, plus the recently restored BE2a fighter bi-plane with its recently fitted V8 engine, replicating the original WWl Wolseley V8 of 1918.

The day will include the running of the 4  ground shaking Rolls Royce Speys on the huge £400,000,000 Nimrod spy-plane as well as the famous Buccaneer strike bomber as used in the first Gulf War.

There are 3 Thunder Days per year and Sunday April 1st will be the first with others on 3rd June and 2nd September. Gates open at 10am normal admission applies, but get there early. The Fire & Rescue Service will be on hand with their machines and an opportunity to shoot one of the huge water hoses is a big favourite for kids and parents alike.

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