Milton Keynes Aviation Society
enthusing about aviation since the year 2000
Sunday May 8th
Brooklands Museum, Surrey
A visit to this excellent museum chronicling the history of both aviation and motor racing on the site. Many iconic British aircraft were designed and/or built here – Hurricane, Wellington, Viking, Viscount, Vanguard and VC-10 – and Barnes-Wallis spent 40 years working from his office here. We will have an introductory talk before having the rest of the day free to explore the entire site. If you like motorsport as well as aviation, this will be heaven for you as there is a fantastic collection of vehicles here as well.
Places are not limited and the cost will be £14 per head which includes the talk and a voucher for tea/coffee and a cake! If you wish to take advantage of the 35 minute Concorde Experience (see http://www.brooklandsconcorde.co.uk for details), this needs to be booked in advance and will cost an additional £5.
Friday June 24th
Bomber Command Memorial and Newark Air Museum
In the morning we have a short tour of the Memorial Spire and Walls at the new Bomber Command Memorial on the outskirts of Lincoln before heading over to the excellent museum at Newark which includes a number of rare examples amongst the collection.
The cost will be £17.50 to cover both visits which includes a £10 donation to the Bomber Command Memorial to assist with its future plans.
Wednesday August 3rd
Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight/RAF Coningsby
In the morning we have a guided tour of the BBMF hangar and its resident aircraft where you can see at close quarters the standard of work which goes into keeping these iconic aircraft flying. Afterwards you may wish to spend some time watching/photographing the activity at this busy Typhoon base from viewing spots at the end of the runway but there is no access onto the base itself.
The cost for this visit is just £5.
Wednesday August 10th
RAF Brize Norton
We have been given permission to visit RAF Brize Norton, the home of all the RAF's transport and tanker fleets. Our visit wil hopefully include time with a number of the based squadrons and their aircraft, namely C-17s, Voyagers, A400M Atlas and C-130 Hercules. We will also have lunch in the Mess to be paid for on the day. We need to provide our own coach for this but we will hire a local coach to pick us up nearby so you will need to make you own way to Brize Norton.
The cost will be £20 to cover the coach and a donation to Station charities and I have 25 places available.
Sunday October 16th
We have finally managed to get a date agreed for a visit to Warton in Lancashire where BAe produces Typhoons and now Hawks. We will be shown round the production lines and upgrade facilities and this is a great opportunity to see the UK’s only remaining major complete aircraft manufacturing facility.
This visit is now full but I am running a reserve list.
For all visit bookings please contact our Visits Organiser (see the 'Contact Us' page for details).
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