Milton Keynes Aviation Society

enthusing about aviation since the year 2000

Monday / Tuesday April 20th / 21st 2015

RNAS Culdrose and the International Helicopter Museum

On Monday we have a tour of RNAS Culdrose, the largest helicopter base in Europe, with its squadrons of Sea Kings, Merlins, and Hawks. We will visit all the based units and also the nearby satellite airfield at Predannack to see the collection of retired aircraft used by the Royal Navy School of Firefighting. On Tuesday, we have the International Helicopter Museum at Weston-Super-Mare to ourselves including access to their stored collection of helicopters which are not normally available for viewing.

This visit is now FULL.

Our visit to Culdrose begins in the car park at 'W site' gate at 0830. We will be emailing all attendees with further details shortly.

Tuesday April 21st 2015

The International Helicopter Museum

The museum is opening up especially for us on this date so there is no limit on numbers and so I can offer this visit as a standalone option in addition to the combined visit with Culdrose.

The cost will be £10 which includes access to the stored aircraft collection which is normally only open to the public twice a year.

Places are still available.

Please meet at the museum at 1030.

Thursday May 21st 2015

Behind the Scenes at the Shuttleworth Collection

We have been invited by Peter Holloway, one of the collection’s pilots and owner of a number of aircraft including the Fieseler Storch, for a “behind closed doors” tour of the museum. Peter will guide us through some of the collection’s more interesting machines with the possible option of retiring to a local hostelry afterwards.

The visit will begin at 1700 and the cost will be £15 but a further £10 on the night will gain you a year’s membership of the SVAS with all its benefits.

Places are still available.

Saturday June 27th 2015

Orford Ness

We have a half day Military History themed guided tour of what is now a National Trust nature reserve but with unique military/aviation connections. Originally home to WW1 fighter airfields, it then became an important research establishment developing radar and finally atomic weapons. We will use a towed trailer to explore the site but some walking will be involved.

The visit will last 3 hours starting at 1045.

24 places are available at a cost of £21 (£16 for National Trust members).

Saturday July 25th 2015

Croydon Airport Visitor Centre

A dedicated guided tour of the Visitor Centre to follow January’s fascinating lecture on the airport’s history.

The tour will last 1.5 - 2 hours starting at 1030.

The cost will be £10.

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Forthcoming Visits

For all visit bookings please contact our Visits Organiser (see the 'Contact Us' page for details).

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