News Update 05 - (12.06.23)
The two-day charitable event provides a focal point for cockpit owners from across the UK and this year it is back in its normal June timeslot and takes place on Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June, 2023 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
DH Dove – G-ANAP
Lightning – XS922
Westland Scout – XV130
Percival Piston Provost T.1
Buccaneer S1 – XK533
Buccaneer S2 cockpit rig (known as XN979)
Tempest Mk.V – SN280
Cadet Glider cockpits – XN238 & XE797
Lightning F6 – XR757 (Resides at museum)
Phantom XV490 cockpit (Resides at museum)
Jaguar GR1 – XX745
Harrier GR3 – XV810
Jaguar & Valetta cockpits
Jet Provost XN811
Jet Provost T5 – XW302/G-BYED
Scout helicopter – XT640
Chipmunk – WG362
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
Jaguar Simulator cockpit*
Lightning XS420 display
Cockpit rig of crashed Battle of Britain Spitfire P9451
HS Trident G-AWZN cockpit panels
Helicopter related control grips/columns/instrument panels etc.
Swift, Sea Prince, S-300C Instrument Panels (Saturday only)
Interactive Instrument Panel display
Spitfire panel display (Saturday only)
Sea Venom/Chipmunk/Whirlwind/Shackleton Instrument panels
Mainly Military Models display
Airfield Research Group display
Keith Brenchley Remote tanks etc.
Di Ablewhite Lanc W4270 display (& sales Saturday only)
ASR & Marine Craft Club
Adrian Atkin, Monospar (Hangar 1)
Mick Coombes, Model display (Hangar 1)
Stephen Dring – 3D display/sales
RAF Balderton Memorial Group display (Sat only)
Mark Blackwell (Hangar 1)
Blackburne Aircraft – Victor Instrument panels etc.
Nigel Bean, Saab Draken (Hangar 1)
Flying Helmet display
Akari Models – diecast models & kit sales
Bewitched Sensations / Unicorn Sparkles – Sweets & Retro Gifts
EFMEC – English Forces ME conflicts
Dave Hibbert – RAF Regiment Display
RAFA Balderton – Wings Appeal & display
Trailer-mounted Cheetah engine
RAF Waddington Amateur Radio Club
This part of the event is now back to normal at the museum, however it still relies on the availability of our volunteers & a small additional fee is charged for museum aircraft access.
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.
Normal admission rates will apply: Adults £10.00, Over 65s £9.00,Children £5.50 and Family ticket [2 adults & 3 children] £28.00.
Finally, please don't forget the Aeroboot / Aerojumble Aviation & Avionics Sale that runs alongside Cockpit-Fest; please check out booking details that will appear elsewhere on the Events webpage by mid-May.