The Jet Age Museum volunteers are busy preparing their aircraft, which will be on display at Gloucestershire Airport’s charity open day on Sunday 24th June, hoping to give visitors a taster of what they’ll be able to see when the museum opens the doors of its new building officially later this year.
The museum’s collection of Gloster jets, including the E28, a Meteor and a Javelin will be joined by a Hawker Hurricane replica and the ever popular ‘Biggles’ biplane.
Visitors to the open day will also be able to sign up to the ‘sponsor a brick’ scheme on the day, where, for a minimum donation of £25, a brick specially engraved with their own message will be laid in the walls of the building.
The open day runs from 10am to 4pm on Sunday and will showcase the Airport’s day-to-day activities. Weather permitting, there’ll be helicopter rides, trial flying lessons, pleasure flights and vintage, aerobatic and wingwalking air displays by Tiger Airways. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Hurricane is also scheduled to make a flypast.
Admission to the event is free, but the Airport will be collecting donations for its two charities of the year, Help for Heroes and Aerobility, who use specially modified light aircraft to enable disabled people to gian their Pirivate Pilot’s Licences.
Business development manager, Kim Davenport said: “The open day is a great opportunity for our neighbours to see what goes on behind the scenes and I hope we can raise a huge amount of money for our two very worthy charities.”