Museum Events

Cockpit-Fest 2018 Thank You
(updated 26.06.18)

We have now come to the end of another great Cockpit-Fest and Aeroboot event, which in its new layout was really well attended by many different people and groups.

On behalf of the museum trustees we would like to send out very big thank you the following: all the Cockpiteers and Exhibitors their friends and families; the Aeroboot stall holders; the museum staff & volunteers busy working away in the café, shop & all around the site /grounds; the dedicated team of aircraft openers and volunteers who helped during the build-up, during and after the event.

A special mention also goes out to the staff & cadets from 301 (Bury St Edmunds) Squadron, ATC who provided excellent service on car parking duty both days – you are a credit to the ATC & your families; well done! Plus to the BBMF for two great Spitfire flypasts.

Support for this year’s event came from the following people and organisations:

Ken Ellis (‘Wrecks & Relics – Spirit of Cockpit-Fest’ Awards)

The Museum Shop

Once again there was a diverse range of cockpits and supporting displays on show and everyone who displayed at the event was a winner and a credit to this wonderfully diverse hobby. Below are this year’s official results:

Grand Champion (Visitors Award) – Jet Provost T.4, XS176, Morayvia

Visitors Award Non-Cockpit – jointly awarded to Mainly Military Models and the Control grips, yokes & panels display by Martyn Steele & Ian Hodgkiss

Cockpiteers Cockpit Award – jointly awarded to Vampire T.11, XE921, Steve Austin and Hunter FGA.9, XE597, Robert Dunn, Worcestershire Aviation Society

Cockpiteers Award Non-Cockpit - Women at war, Karen Wilson

Wrecks & Relics Spirit of Cockpit-Fest Award (Ken Ellis) – Starduster, G-BNNA, South Yorkshire Air Museum

Wrecks & Relics Spirit of Cockpit-Fest Award (Ken Ellis) – Lancaster S for Sugar project

Newark Air Museum Spirit of Cockpit-Fest Award – Shackleton AEW.2, WL756 ‘Mr Rusty’, Gérard Prudon

Cockpit-Fest will be back with a 2019 event, date to be confirmed.

The Visitor Voting Prize Draw Winners will be notified later today.

Cockpits & Cockpit Rigs

Lightning F.6 – XS932 & display
Harrier GR.3 – XV810 (Sat only)
Jet Provost T.4 – XS176 (Morayvia)
Lightning T.5 – XM997
Buccaneer S.2B – XZ431
P1127 – XV280
Hunter F.1 – WT684
Canberra B.6 – WT319
Canberra  PR.9 Test Cockpit
Vampire T.11 – XE921
Lightning F.6 – XR757
Phantom – XV490
Hunter FGA.9 – XE597 
Lightning – XS922 (Sat only)
Jet Provost T.4 – XS181 (Sat only)
Harvard 2B – FX322 (Sat only)
Bristol Brigand B.1 cockpit rig (Sat only)
Enstrom – HB-XMO (Sat only)
Tempest Mk.V – SN280 (Sat only)
Starduster – G-BNNA (Sat only)
Lightning F.6 – XR747
Sea King HAS.6 – ZG875/WA1004
HS125 – G-AVAI
Shackleton AEW.2 – WL756
Lancaster cockpit replica – S for Sugar


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