Events for Saturday 9th June 2012
On This Day in History
Offical Opening of Gatwick Airport9th June 1958
Queen Elizabeth II flew into the new airport in a de Havilland Heron of the Queen's Flight to perform the opening. The first "official" flight to depart Gatwick following the opening ceremony was a BEA DC-3 operating a charterfor Surrey County Council to Jersey and Guernsey.
Further ReadingLondon's Airports
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This Day's Events
AIR BRITAIN FLY INStarts: Sat 9th June
Ends: Sun 10th June
Price: See description
North Weald Airfield, Essex CM16 6HR
Airshow in EssexAir-Britain's Fly-In is the longest established UK Fly-In organised independently by and for aviation enthusiasts. It aims to
* Bring aviation enthusiasts, historians, pilots and anyone interested in aviation together in a relaxed aviation atmosphere to enable the sharing of experiences.
* Offer the public, the opportunity to see what Air-Britain offers and learn more about aviation and its rich history,
* Provide aviation enthusiasts with the opportunity to appreciate, photograph and talk to the operators of the aircraft attending,
* Enable Air Britain members to meet its executive officers and to socialise with fellow members and like-mended historians and enthusiasts.
2012 is our 33rd Air-Britain Fly-In and we were pleased to be able to hold it again with the support of The Squadron at North Weald Airfield. Each year we mark appropriate aviation milestones to support the event’s “Classic” theme. In 2012 we are marking the 75th anniversary of the first flight of the Piper J3 Cub and 20 years of the Aeronca Club of GB which was formed at an Air-Britain Flying at White Waltham.
All aircraft are welcome and we expect in excess of over 150 aircraft to visit us over the weekend (weather permitting), so there will be a good diversity of aeroplanes to see. We hope particularly that many Piper Cubs (all derivatives) and Aeronca aircraft will join us to mark their respective anniversaries. Adding to the visiting aircraft there will of course be activity during the weekend from some of North Weald’s resident aircraft, which include the famous Spitfire, Hurricane, Mustang and Skyraider aircraft.
Car + Driver £10, additional passengers £5 per person. Motorcycles, bicycle & on foot £5 per person. Children under 18 FREE.