I am delighted to announce that Air-Britain will be holding its 41st annual Classic Fly-In over the weekend of 19-20 June2021 at Turweston Aerodrome (EGBT), near Brackley.
Air-Britain, our partners the Turweston Flight Centre and the local regulators are all confident that the event can be run safely. Obviously we will be applying the appropriate Covid controls that apply at the time and ask visitors to follow those rules for everyone's safety.
Being one of the first such Fly-Ins to be held after almost a year’s “drought” of such events we hope this year ours will be a big attraction for both pilots and road visitors alike.
I am sure you are looking forward to the 2021 Air-Britain Classic Fly-In on 19-20 June at Turweston Aerodrome. Both Air-Britain and our partner the Turweston Flight Centre want you to have a safe and enjoyable visit.
No doubt you will have seen other events being cancelled due the ongoing uncertainties around the Covid guidelines being lifted on 21 June. In planning our event we have taken full account of the guidelines currently in place, reviewed our risk mitigation plan and consulted with the relevant authorities, so that we are content to go ahead.
As our visitors, we ask you also to please act Covid-responsible and follow the Government's current guidelines.
Before attending, please check to see to see if you and any travelling companions have any signs of Covid, if an any doubt please save your visit for another year and take the appropriate action.
When attending please: • Keep an appropriate space from others, • Respect others who wish to keep a space, • Avoid gathering in large groups, • Follow instructions from marshals when advised, • If in a queue, e.g., at the toilets or a vendor sales stands, please keep a suitable space with others and move away promptly afterwards. Vendors will be responsible for maintaining a Covid safe environment on their stands and will appreciate your cooperation. • Be aware that as an outdoor event wearing of face masks is not mandatory, but if you wish to do so then that is your choice. Please note, when entering the Flight Deck Café in the Tower complex masks must be worn. The café will have limited spaces available, so a table booking in advance may save a long wait. Details for the cafe bookings can be found on the Turweston web site turwestonflight.com/flight-deck-cafe/
There will be another food outlet available in the exhibition area, alongside a selection of other vendors/exhibitors.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and I look forward to meeting some of you at Turweston.
I have a few calls today asking if the Air-Britain Fly-In is still on. The answer is YES.
We have had a positive response from pilots with several Isaac Fury, Spitfire 26 and Titan 51 owners indicating their plans to attend. Others already booked in include several Austers and a Fairchild 24, among more modern and classic aircraft. On Sunday a number of S.A Bulldog owners are planning to join us to mark the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the first Scottish built Bulldog. Pilots please call Turweston (01280 705400) for PPR slots. Phil Kemp A-B Fly-In Director
Currently drying out after a day in the rain setting up the arrangements for the weekend. Thanks go to my small band of stalwart helpers for their unstinting support.
Ground conditions, despite today's precipitation are good, although there are lots of puddles in the car parking area. Given the weekend weather forecast, a small numbers of exhibitors have unfortunately pulled out, but we will still have a variety for you to talk to and make your purchses from, with special offers from some.
The PPR slots for tomorrow are now virtually full and one of the stars for many will be the appearance (weather permitting) of an all time favourite of many, a Hawker Hurricane.
Please join us and use our event to meet up (covid safely) with friends old and new. I hope to say hello to some of you over the weekend.