15 MAY 2017


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Article from BTNews 15 MAY 2017

Blackbushe at 75

Two days of memorable aviation-themed entertainment are promised over the 1-2 July weekend in a "Festival of Flight" celebrating the 75th anniversary of Blackbusbe Airport.

Visitors will be able to inspect varied aircraft types in the airport’s static park before watching a 3hr flying display. Scillonia Airways and Phoenix Helicopters will also be on hand to offer flights to enable enthusiasts to see the sights from above.

A special exhibition area will include various trade stands and displays including live running demonstrations of the engine that powered the Spitfire, the Rolls-Royce Merlin, plus a Bristol Centaurus, which powered WWII bombers and many post-war airliners.

Originally a wartime bomber and fighter base, Blackbushe in peacetime witnessed the birth of Britain’s new independent airline industry and became a vital link in post-war commercial air transport – fog diversions from Heathrow were routine.

The 75th anniversary weekend will also include live music and entertainment, a children’s zone and a special exhibit on the history of the airport. Profits will be donated to our three dedicated charities – Aerobility,  Help for Heroes  and the  Dougie Dalzell Memorial Trust.


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