Museum Events

Cockpit-Fest 23 Thank You
Updated 02.07.23

Update 02.07.23 - apologies for the delay!

The three winners of the Cockpit-Fest Voting Draw are as follows:

I Pomphrey, Coleby, Lincoln

Y Mallet, Newark, Notts

J Becskehazy, Bestwood Village, Nottingham

The individual voucher of £25 to spend in the Museum Shop will be posted out next week.

We have now come to the end of another great event at the museum that was attended by a range of different people and families.  On behalf of the museum trustees we would like to send out very big thank you the following: all of the visitors, cockpit owner and exhibitors (many who travelled significant distances to be with us), their friends and families; the museum staff, aircraft openers and volunteers who helped during the build-up, during and after the event.

Like last year we encountered a few issues during the weekend, mainly due to the huge visitor turnout on Saturday, which stretched our resources hugely, but thank you to everyone who helped us get through. We do appreciate it!

There has been some good publicity associated with the event and we hope that has helped to raise the profile of cockpit ownership!

The Competition Results were as follows:

Grand Champion – Bill Fern (SYAM), Jaguar GR1, XX736

Cockpiteers cockpit – Ritch & Max Blood, Provost T1 cockpit

Visitors non-cockpit – Richard Fryer, Flying Helmets display

Cockpiteers non-cockpit – Richard Fryer, Flying Helmets display

Ken Ellis Spirit of Cockpit-Fest Awards

Bill Fern (SYAM) – Vickers Valetta cockpit

Ian & Gary Morton – Dove, G-ANAP cockpit

We will also gather some photos to produce a Gallery for the event!


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