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G-AMSV Returns to Coventry

An old friend returned to Coventry yesterday when G-AMSV, in her striking Indian Air force livery, landed here for extensive maintenance by our engineers. Sierra Victor was part of the Air Altantique fleet here for many years. She'll...

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Baginton Air Pageant

The initial details for the Baginton Air Pageant are up on the website! As we don't have the space for a full-on air show attracting 20,000 or so people, we're aiming for low-key, themed days like this. A couple of thousand people,...

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Newquay Pleasure flights

We promised we'd be back to fly in Cornwall, and here we are. We'll be heading south with a Rapide and Chipmunk to spend a week at Newquay from 25th July, with a further visit planned in August. The flights are bookable in the normal...

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New Dakota Book

Geoff Jones just told me that his new book on the DC-3, released to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Dak's appearance, is now available. The cover sports a lovely shot of G-ANAF, shot by Simon Westwood before her radome goiter was...

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Nimrod Engine Run

We've just confirmed plans by NPT to run all four of the Nimrod's Rolls-Royce Speys on Saturday 9th May. We expect the thunder to start just after lunchtime. Come along and enjoy some audio power - and please dip into your pockets...

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Engine Festival: 04 October 2015

A Massed Band of Vintage Mechanisms in Full Song

As far as we know it's never been done before.

Expect to see (and most definitely hear!) row upon row of historic aircraft engines demonstrating their party pieces at this mass festival of vintage aviation power. A petrolhead's dream!

engines running at twilight

Exhaust Flames in the Sunset: 24 October 2015

A Very Special Photo Opportunity

Have you ever seen four Griffon engines fire up in the twilight? Ever watched a Venom fire its smoke plume skywards at sunset?

If you're not sure, then believe me, you haven't. This is a spectacular opportunity to see and hear vintage engines in a uniquely atmospheric setting.