Milton Keynes Aviation Society

enthusing about aviation since the year 2000

Sunday July 27th 2014

Lavenham (Suffolk) Airfield Walk

Not strictly an MKAS visit as such but we know that one or two of your committee are contemplating doing this walk around the former USAF airfield at Lavenham near Sudbury which was home to the 487th Bomb Group in 1944-45. It is a 6 mile circular walk which offers access to parts of the airfield not normally open to the public but needs to be booked in advance by calling 01787 248207.

The cost is £12 which includes an airfield pack plus cheese scones and tea/coffee ! If you would like to do this, please book your place as above and let us know that you have

done so and we will circulate a list of who is going so that you will know who will be there.

*** This walk will be repeated on Sunday 28th September ***

Sunday September 7th 2014

Stow Maries World War 1 Aerodome, Nr. Maldon, Essex

A chance to visit the best preserved WW1 aerodrome in Europe with 24 original buildings from it's time as home to 37Sqn protecting the South East from Zeppelin and bomber raids. We have chosen this weekend as it coincides with the Southend Airshow and there will be a few aircraft using the grass strip as a base for their displays.

The cost will be just £5 and there is no limit on numbers.

Saturday September 27th 2014

Marshall Aerospace, Cambridge

We have a visit to Marshalls to see their work in the conversion, modification, maintenance and support of military, civil and business aircraft. The visit will begin at 1030 and last for 2 - 2.5 hours, but please note that photography is NOT allowed.

We have 9 places available at a cost of £10.

Sunday September 28th 2014

Lavenham (Suffolk) Airfield Walk

A repeat of the walk which originally took place on the 27th of July, please see above for details.

Friday October 24th 2014

RAF Museum Cosford plus Michael Beetham Conservation Centre

One of the country’s great aviation museums and a chance to see their “behind the scenes” conservation area as well. The morning will be spent in the Museum itself and we have asked for a guided tour of the Test Flight section of the museum which houses some of our iconic experimental aircraft such as the Avro 707 and Bristol 188. In the afternoon we will spend some time at the Michael Beetham Conservation centre where they carry out major restoration projects and we hope this will include a talk on the Dornier 17 rescued from the English Channel last year.

Cost will be £5 per head for the two guided tours. Museum entrance itself is free but car parking charges do apply.

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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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