Preparations for the 2018 Cockpit-Fest are well underway at Newark Air Museum’s site in eastern Nottinghamshire. The two day event attracts exhibitors from across the UK and Europe, to sample “grass roots aircraft preservation”.
At this year’s event a diverse range of aviation will be represented. This includes a range of military and civilian cockpits including amongst others: Lightning, Canberra, Hunter, Buccaneer, Brigand and Tempest. These cockpits are amongst many others from across the history of aviation.
This year’s event takes place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June; and the event is being staged in last year’s location at the museum, alongside an Aeroboot / Aerojumble aviation and avionics sale. Here enthusiasts and the public can search out those aviation artefacts, books and models. The event is supported by a range of organisations and individuals; with the visitors being encouraged to have a say in deciding, which is the best cockpit by voting on their favourite display and from these results, prizes are awarded.
As an added bonus this year’s event has a flypast on both days by aircraft from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Full details about the events can be found on the Museum Events page of the museum website at www.newarkairmuseum.org