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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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The Museum

Every Day is Different

Classic Air Force isn't a dry, boring museum full of stuffed animals and glass cases. It's a living tapestry where aircraft come and go, where any day you might see a thirties biplane droning skyward with its cargo of pleasure fliers, or hear the whistle of early jets as a Meteor knife-edges above the runway. Because most of our fleet is maintained in flying condition the collection changes almost daily. There are regular vintage traffic departures and arrivals as our classics head out to or return from flying exhibitions.

Of course there's always plenty to see, with climb-aboard treasures like the Nimrod and Shackleton, but if you're hoping to see a particular one of your favourites it's worth looking it up on the aircraft page to check its whereabouts.

Admission is now Free!

Here's some really good news for you: Until further notice, admission to our Coventry Airbase is now absolutely free, except on special event days, when we're commitred to keeping our admission prices low and affordable. We think it's the best way of opening up our collection for the largest number of people to see and enjoy. Of course,  we're always grateful for a donation, but that's entirely up to you. If you've enjoyed your visit, then we hope you'll contribute towards keeping this important collection flying for future generations to enjoy.

Opening Times

Open Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am until 5:00pm. Admission is free except on certain special event days.

Click here to see what's scheduled.

Dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a lead for their own safety. We are unable to allow dogs (other than assistance dogs) in the café or on board aircraft.
Smoking is allowed in the car park only, as per airport regulations.
Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times during their visit

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