Museum Events

Cockpit-Fest 2017 Thank You

We have now come to the end of another great Cockpit-Fest and Aeroboot event, which in its new layout was really well attended by many different people and groups.

On behalf of the museum trustees we would like to send out very big thank you the following: all the Cockpiteers and Exhibitors, their friends and families; the Aeroboot stall holders; the museum staff, aircraft openers and volunteers who helped during the build-up, during and after the event. With an extra special mention to those members of staff, their family members and helpers who headed out shopping on Saturday evening to replenish the supplies of water and food that sold out unexpectedly on what was the busiest ever Cockpit-Fest Saturday!

We would also like to extend a big thank you to the following people and organisations that supported the event with prizes:
Ken Ellis (‘Wrecks & Relics – Spirit of Cockpit-Fest’ Awards)
David Gledill – ‘Phantom In The Cold War’
The Museum Shop

Everyone who displayed at the event was a winner and a credit to this wonderfully diverse hobby, with some tremendous exhibits proudly displayed around the site. Below are this year’s official results

Grand Champion (Visitors Award) – Sea Hawk WV903, Steve Austin

Visitors Award Non-Cockpit – jointly awarded to Mainly Military Models & Women At War, Karen Wilson

Cockpiteers Cockpit Award – Canberra PR9 test-rig, Frank Millar

Cockpiteers Award Non-Cockpit – Panel & Avionics display, Mike Eskriett

Wrecks & Relics Spirit of Cockpit-Fest Award (Ken Ellis) – South Yorkshire Air Museum, cockpit display

Wrecks & Relics Spirit of Cockpit-Fest Award (Ken Ellis) – Canberra PR9 test-rig, Frank Millar

Ken Ellis Special Award – the former Cockpit-Fest Organiser, Bill O’Sullivan

We would like to add a special thank you to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight for their excellent Spitfire and Hurricane flypasts.

We will be back with the 2018 event, which will take place on 23 & 24 June, 2018

Displays about the winning cockpits & displays will be completed shortly and these will be located alongside the Cockpit-Fest Trophies, which now will be displayed in Hangar 2 at Newark Air Museum.

Finally for now booking forms for the Autumn Aeroboot / Aerojumble were given out this weekend and then will be emailed out very soon to our mailing list.


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