Subject to weather and serviceability on the day, the flying display will consist of the following acts:
Great War Display Team (D/S)
Breitling Wingwalkers (D/S)
Hughes 500 (D/S)
Hawker Hunter (S)
Last updated: 7th November
(* - new addition; F - Flypast; D - Display; S - Static)
Much much more to come... watch this space!
We have a few surprises up our sleeves for the day itself... so don't assume the above list is a complete one!
The flying display will be a mixture of older and more modern aircraft contrasting the fragility of WW1 biplanes with the war-winning power of the Spitfire and Hurricane, the RAF's frontline fighter force during the Battle of Britain. With more than four hours of varied flying the Sywell Great War Airshow 2014 will offer something for everyone!
In addition to the flying display there will be aircraft on static display (including a Hawker Hunter) along with military and vintage vehicles (more than 50 classic cars and more than 30 military vehicles). Trade stands will include car dealerships, model makers, garden furniture, memorabilia, fine art and books - more than 25 stands in all. Your ticket also includes entry to the Sywell Aviation Museum, with exhibits on the history of Sywell, Airfield Defence, the Home Front, USAAF & RAF ground crews and much more.
Aeroplanes may be the heart and soul of Sywell but it is not only the history of aviation that the airfield preserves. In a county famed for motor racing and with Silverstone just up the road, it is apt that Sywell is also home to some historical treasures from the world of motor sport. The sight, and certainly the sound, of Patrick Morgan's beautiful collection of classic and contemporary racing cars have become familiar to all at Sywell. Painstakingly restored to their original splendour by Patrick and his team at Dawn Treader Performance Ltd., a visit to the Brooklands engineering hangar at Shackleton House to see the collection is not to be missed.
As usual we'll be running a Scalextric track, with a fantastic price of a complete Scalextric set for the fastest lap! We also hope to be running an Airfix Make & Paint Zone, which will give families the opportunity to make their own Airfix model and paint it with the accompanying paint colours. Once complete, the finished model aircraft is placed into a hangar box so that visitors can take their aviation masterpiece home as a souvenir of their day at Sywell.
Further entertainments for children will include two flight simulators and fairground rides - the Sywell Airshow is the perfect family day out!