XV250 Nimrod will be going through its regular engine runs and systems checks on Sunday 14th August.
The Museum’s Nimrod is kept in tip-top flying condition by a full team of current and recently retired engineers and crew, and part of this programme of maintenance is the regular “Anti-Det” (anti-deterioration) Runs, which test the 4 huge engines, systems and operation of flaps, ailerons etc. The Museum’s Aviation Fire Service will be on hand with the big 35 tonne foam tender and the site is fully controlled with spectators at 30 meters from the live jet. This is still near enough to get a really good view and “feel the earth move” in what is probably the most unique setting in UK.
Normal entry applies and the aircraft will be running just after lunch.