Museum Events

Cockpit-Fest 2018
News Update 04 (18.04.18)

The two day charitable event provides a focal point for cockpit owners from across the UK and takes place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June, 2018 at our site in eastern Nottinghamshire.

As with previous Cockpit-Fest’s the museum is keen to hear from any company or organisation that might be willing to support Cockpit-Fest, which an annual charitable event, is asked to contact Howard Heeley via Email by clicking THIS LINK!

Booking forms have been sent out to previous participants but the same email link above can be used by potential exhibitors to request participation forms for the event. Apologies if you have not received an invitation but please do make contact so that we can rectify the situation. The following details list those participants who have confirmed their attendance at the event.

Cockpits & Cockpit Rigs

Lightning F.6 – XS932 & display
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
Darren Swinn – 1 cockpit TBA
Vampire T.11 – XE921*
Lightning F.6 – XR757


1 * These cockpits are totally new to the event.

2 ** A cockpit rig is a term used to describe a cockpit either without its shell, or fitted with an alternative shell. These are used to good effect when original materials are not available.

Guest Displays

Aviation Book & Print Sales
Mainly Military Models display
Aviation Book & memorabilia Sales
3D picture display/sales
Airfield Research Group display
Women at War display
RAF Balderton Memorial Group Display
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight PR Team
RAF Waddington Amateur Radio Club
Air Cadet Gliding School Instructors c/w simulator(s)
Large model aircraft display(static only)
Wingless Wonders –
Land Rover support vehicles Hawker Hunter Instrument Panel & Bryans Aerospace Gyro Table & Weather Radar – Hsi Simulator
USAF F-4C Phantom II Cockpit Interiors 64-0707, Instrument Panels & consoles

BBMF Flypasts

Saturday - Spitfire (time t.b.c)
Sunday - Spitfire (time t.b.c)

Aircraft Opening

Museum volunteers will endeavour to open many of our aircraft for public visiting and viewing throughout the weekend. Please note that a small additional charge is made to access museum aircraft.

Photo Opportunities

A number of Exhibitors and Museum Volunteers will spend part of each day wandering around in period military clothing and flying clothing. Visitors wishing to make use of these as possible photo opportunities only have to ask.

Special Notice

It should be noted by visitors that as some of these exhibits travel many miles to be here for the weekend, it must be expected that many will start to leave the site from 2pm on the Sunday. We therefore recommend early viewing to avoid disappointment.

The above information is correct at the time of release. Owners of the exhibits listed have recently made the commitment to attend Cockpit-Fest with these exhibits. This information should not be regarded as a guarantee that the listed item will be in attendance.

Finally don't forget the Aeroboot / Aerojumble Aviation & Avionics Sale that runs alongside Cockpit-Fest; please keep an look out for booking details that still have to be finalised & released.


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