Yes, the beginning of the month is upon us and tomorrow, Wednesday 1st August is Yorkshire Day!!
A great day then to come along to the YORKSHIRE Air Museum, and see the Pioneers of Aviation exhibition, featuring all those ‘YORKSHIRE’ greats of the aviation world. Learn about Sir George Cayley, the “Father of Aeronautics”, who discovered the principles of lift and the aerofoil way back in 1808. See the example of his literally ground breaking glider of 1853 – the first man-carrying aircraft. Discover Robert Blackburn, of Leeds, who set up his Blackburn Aircraft Company in 1909, ran Britain’s first successful Flying School in Filey and one of the most successful drivers of aviation development in Britain, with a string of successful, mostly military aircraft. The Museum displays the 1912 Blackburn Mercury Monoplane, and two examples of the Blackburn Buccanneer, the last true Blackburn aircraft, designed and built at Brough, East Yorkshire, before the company became part of Hawker Siddeley and later BAE Systems.
Then there is the legendary Amy Johnson, the Hull born aviator who set numerous records, becoming the first person to fly solo to Australia and South Africa. Incredible feats in a tiny De Havilland Gypsy Moth, known affectionately as Jason.
All this and more to discover ………………….. oh, and Yorkshire Puddings are on the menu in our splendid NAAFI style Restaurant!!!!