Museum Events

Cockpit-Fest 2024
News Update 02 (12.02.24)

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 22nd & Sunday 23rd 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

Chipmunk – WG362

Jet Provost – XN511

Cadet Glider cockpits –  XN238 & XE797

Tempest MKV SN280 

Buccaneer S2 cockpit rig (known as XN979)

Lightning F6 – XR757 (Resides at museum)

Buccaneer S2 – XX899 (Resides at museum)

Canberra Test Cockpit (Resides at museum)

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

Indoor Displays

Mainly Military Models display

Stephen Dring – 3D display/sales

Airfield Research Group display

Newark Air & Space Institute – VR sim & displays

Outdoor Displays

Dave Hibbert – RAF Regiment Display

Mark Worrall – Foden 6x6 heavy recovery + trailer + CVRT Spartan

BBMF Flypasts

Applications have been submitted for flypast on both days.

Aircraft Opening

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.

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.

Normal admission rates will apply: Adults £11.00Over 65s £10.00,Children £5.50 and Family ticket [2 adults & 3 children] £30.00.

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.


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