NEW The LAA & Homebuilt Festival

Our new LAA & Homebuilt Weekender.

 
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29 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
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What could be better than a whole day of LAA & Homebuilt aircraft? Two days, perhaps? We’re giving over the entire weekend to aircraft under the umbrella of the LAA. Camping is available for all aviators and our facilities (including showers) will be available throughout, as Jimmy’s Cafe, the Attack & Destroy Bar, our two museums and a host of other excitements over Saturday Night.

Landing Fees are just £5 if you’re leaving same day. Landing Fee with Camping overnight is just £10.

Some of the companies already supporting the event include The Light Aircraft Company, manufacturers of the Sherwood range of aircraft and one of very few aircraft manufacturers in the UK. Wings and Wheels will also exhibit some of their work; they offer a full paint and interior service for light aircraft; one of very few companies to do so in the UK. 

We'll let you know as we confirm more details. 

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We'll be making some limited space available. Please let us know what you'd like to bring and how much space you'll need by emailing airfield@oldbuck.com

 

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Monday 6th November, 2017

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The law & homebuilt festival; a new event for 2018 at old buckenham airfield

 

Old Buckenham Airfield is pleased to announce a new all-weekend event aimed at aircraft registered under the Light Aircraft Association scheme. To be held over the weekend of the 29th and 30th of September, 2018, the LAA & Homebuilt Festival is a new addition to the Airfield’s calendar for 2018. 

 

The LAA oversees the largest fleet of aircraft in the UK, ranging from the latest machines through to some of the earliest vintage examples from the very beginning of aviation. Old Buckenham, a former USAAF base is home to many LAA aircraft from all eras and regularly holds an LAA Fly In-which has been known to host over 100 aircraft at a time. 

 

Over the weekend of the 28th and 29th September the airfield will make all of its facilities available to visitors, including two museums; the 453rd Bombardment Group Museum, home of the largest collection of 453rd memorabilia in existence and the new 8th Air Force Heritage Gallery, which opens on Remembrance Sunday 2017. The perennially popular Jimmy’s Cafe (named for Hollywood star Jimmy Stewart; the airfield’s first Operations Director) will be open throughout, as will the Attack & Destroy Bar, named for the 453rd’s motto. Musical entertainment will be laid on in the airfields famous WWII Blister Hangar and a 2015 built facilities block, with showers will allow visitors to camp overnight. 

 

The airfield is home to the Old Buckenham Airshow, the largest Airshow in Norfolk and Suffolk and winner of the prestigious EDPHoseasons ‘Family Event of the Year’ in 2016. As a result some of the equipment and planning from the Airshow will be used in order to give the potential for companies and individuals offering services to LAA aircraft to be able to exhibit. An indoor market place is also planned. 

 

Some of the companies already supporting the event include The Light Aircraft Company, manufacturers of the Sherwood range of aircraft and one of very few aircraft manufacturers in the UK. Wings and Wheels will also exhibit some of their work; they offer a full paint and interior service for light aircraft; one of very few companies to do so in the UK. 

 


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