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Britain’s largest vintage aircraft ‘fly-in’ returns to airport.


The Great Vintage Flying Weekend

Vintage aircraft of all shapes and sizes will descend on Cotswold Airport this spring for one of the most popular events on the aviation calendar.

The Great Vintage Flying Weekend (G-VFWE) is the largest annual ‘fly-in’ of historic aircraft in Europe and it made the airport its new home last year.  Organisers are gearing up to open the doors for another two-day flying extravaganza, on May 8th and 9th.

Event organiser and Cotswold Airport operations manager Glen Moreman said: “G-VFWE is one of those events that all aviation enthusiasts look forward to as it provides a fantastic opportunity for people to see these historic aircraft at close quarters.
Enthusiasts spend hundreds of hours lovingly maintaining these fantastic machines and are equally as keen to display them to the general public who flocked to the airport last year to see them.

 “Pilots fly in from all over the UK and we’ve already had confirmation from over 150 participating pilots for the weekend, so it promises to be a great event.  The greatest challenge for us over the weekend is parking them all, but we have a very good volunteer ground handling team and it is a challenge they will rise to and enjoy!”

“G-VFWE has a reputation for being a fantastic weekend of entertainment, relaxed and accessible and it is absolutely ideal for an enjoyable family day out.


Subject to the weather, aircraft on display at this year’s event will be a Dragon Rapide, a 1948 Chrislea Super Ace, a 1935 Miles Hawk Speed Six, Yak 50, Harvard, Tiger Moths, Hornet Moths and lots more wood, fabric and string aircraft.

Tickets, which are £8 each day for adults (£10 on the day), are available by logging on to www.gvfwe.co.uk or from the following Tourist Information Centres: Cheltenham, Chippenham, Cirencester, Malmesbury, Stroud, Swindon, Tetbury, Bath, and Gloucester. Under 16s are admitted free.


Explore Gloucestershire
10 April 2010


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