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Aviation Day

  • Date October 15, 2017
  • Time 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
  • Suitable for Everyone

Touchdown at Brooklands Museum for a kerosene-fuelled day of aviation antics and activities.

The Museum’s aircraft and cockpits will be open for visitors to explore, and our live aircraft will be wheeled out onto the newly restored Finishing Straight for engine runs. There will be plenty of aviation-themed family activities throughout the day, including our popular Pedal Planes for under 5s and an aviation-themed workshop in the Shall pagoda.

The day will start with visiting light aircraft and Helicopters fly-ins to the grass airfield at Mercedes-Benz World. On the ground, there will even be a chance to see and hear some of the early aircraft in action, as we fire up the engines of the Demoiselle, Sports White, Baby White, Sopwith Camel and Vickers Vimy, followed by the 24-litre Napier-Railton and other aero-engined cars**.

PLUS: 'Amy Johnson: Last Flight Out' by Jenny Lockyear – performance in the Vickers Suite, scroll down for more information.

Getting Here

Visitor parking will be in our usual car park at Mercedes-Benz World

Ticket Information

Normal Museum Admission Charges Apply:

Adults £11

Seniors & Students £10

Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £30

Children (5-16) £6

Under 5s FREE

BTM & LBPT members FREE

Contact Details

Brooklands Museum 01932 857381 ext 253 [email protected]

Admission Policy

Assistance dogs only are admitted on site. Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. For full visitor guidelines please click here

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Timetable

The timetable is as follows:

ALL DAY: Previews of Aircraft Factory & Flight Shed, aviation displays around the site, open Cockpits (excl. Concorde), pedal planes, Lasham Gliding

10:00Gates open
10:30-11:30Visiting Helicopters and Aircraft arrive on grass Airfield at MBWorld**
11:00-15:00Childrens’ Aviation workshop in the Shell Pagoda
11:30–12:30Supervised public access to Airfield at Mercedes-Benz World, access via Shop.
12:00-12:45Demoiselle, Sports White, Baby White, Sopwith Camel and Vimy engine runs on the Finishing Straight, followed by the Napier-Railton and other aero-engined cars **
13:00-14:00 'Amy Johnson: Last Flight Out' by Jenny Lockyear – performance in the Vickers Suite (tickets available from 4D Theatre or online); suitable for 14 years and up
14:00–15:30 Supervised public access to Airfield at Mercedes-Benz World, access via Shop
14:15-15:00 Demoiselle, Sports White, Baby White, Sopwith Camel and Vimy engine runs on the Finishing Straight, followed by the Napier-Railton and other aero-engined cars **
15:00–16:00 ‘Amy Johnson: Last Flight Out’ Children’s Workshop in the Vickers Suite; suitable for children aged 5 years and up
16:00–16:30 Visiting Helicopters and Aircraft depart
17:00 Event and Museum closes

** subject to operational and weather conditions on the day

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Amy Johnson : Last Flight Out

An original one-person show inspired by the life of record-breaking pilot, Amy Johnson.

Amy had her ambitions and she flew at them.

Born in the year the Wright brothers made their first flight and into an age where flying would capture her heart, Amy lived her life for adventure and the future of aviation.

In 1930 she became the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia. She flew there in a beloved Gipsy Moth called Jason beating the record to India on the way.

Amy had dark days and bright ones. We meet her in a world of mixed memories, desires, wishes and ambitions and as we find out about her life we start to see how the pieces fit and the tools Amy used to bring her dreams to reality.

Written and performed by Jenny Lockyer

Directed by Vern Griffiths

Suitable for ages 14+

Originally developed for Croydonites Festival of New Theatre 2017.

Children's Workshop

Join Jason the Gipsy Moth in this fun workshop where children can get creative designing and making their own planes. Children can find out about the basics of flight and be inspired by the designs of DaVinci, The Wright Brothers, DeHavilland and more!

Jason will have some tales to tell from his adventure to Australia with his pilot Amy Johnson and will be very happy to help you plan a dream flying adventure!

The workshop lasts an hour and a half and is suitable for children aged 5years+.

Tickets

£5 per person. Tickets will be available online shortly and from the 4D Theatre on the day.

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Getting Here