Museum Events

Cockpit-Fest 2021
News Update 02 (07.04.21)

The three-day charitable event provides a focal point for cockpit owners from across the UK and this year it takes place on Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th & Monday 30th August, 2021 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 is 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

Hawker Siddeley 125 –  G-BOCB*

Westland Scout – XT640*

NA P-51D Mustang – Ser. No’s 44-11175 & 44-14134 (Sunday departure)

Canberra T4 – WT486*

F-4 Phantom – XV490 (Resides at museum)

Percival Piston Provost T.1*  

de Havilland Dove – G-ANAP*

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.

Aircraft Panel Displays 

Sopwith Camel Cockpit; BAE Typhoon Cockpit Rig & Hawker Typhoon Instrument panel display (Sunday departure)

Spitfire instrument panels & Vampire & Strikemaster panels (Sat only)            

Guest Displays

Lancaster W4270 display

Mainly Military Models display

Stephen Dring 3D display/sales

Airfield Research Group display

Commemorative Air Force UK Wing display c/w vehicles

Aircraft Opening

This part of the event is still subject to a review of the Covid-Secure procedures at the museum

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 some may leave the site at different times during the weekend. We have marked the individual listings with appropriate details if they intend to leave early

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, please don't forget the Aeroboot / Aerojumble Aviation & Avionics Sale that runs alongside Cockpit-Fest; please check out booking details elsewhere on the Events page, after the Sale on 3rd July 2021.


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