[Newark] Cockpit-Fest & Aeroboot

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17 & 18 June 2017 - 10am until 5pm each day (last admission at 4pm): 10am to 5pm

Description of event

This two day event attracts exhibitors from locally and across the UK and Europe, to sample what one former-aviation magazine editor calls "grass roots aircraft preservation". From its humble beginnings, when a few like-minded enthusiasts first displayed one or two aircraft cockpit sections at the museum; Cockpit-Fest now regularly attracts, many more visiting cockpits and associated displays. The event has also developed a word to describe the participants - 'Cockpiteers'; many of whom have lovingly rebuilt and restored these projects at home, Cockpit-Fest giving them the chance to display them in public. The event is supported by a range of organisations and individuals; with the public being encouraged to have a say in deciding, which is the best cockpit by voting on their favourite display and from these results prizes are awarded. Cockpit-Fest also attracts other visiting displays like local history / archaeological groups; military re-enactors; book launches; and even more aviation related displays such as clothing and historical artefacts. Running alongside Cockpit-Fest is an Aeroboot aviation and avionics sale, which allows Cockpiteers and the public to search out those aviation artefacts, books and models. N.B. Some exhibitors leave after 2pm on the Sunday so we suggest that you arrive early that day.

Venue

Newark Air Museum - site & display hangars

Cost

Adults £9.00, Over 60s £8.00, Children £4.50 and Family ticket [2 adults & 3 children] £24.00

Organisation

Newark Air Museum

Contact

admin@newarkairmuseum.org or 01636 707170

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