Cotswold Airport Revival returns
Due to the success of last year's event, Cotswold Airport has teamed up with Live Promotions Events, an organisation that has been putting on famous, large-scale events including Truckfest, Pistons & Props and many big-name concerts such as Tom Jones, UB40 and Billy Ocean, for over 50 years.
The festival is an annual event, that will happen every year during the last weekend in September.
This year it will be a two-day event, with lots of activities and attractions for all the family. Features of the event include: A huge display of vintage, military and emergency services vehicles and planes; vintage plane flypasts and fly-in; a kids' play zone with giant inflatable slide, toddler play zone, vintage pedal cars; Winston Churchill speeches throughout the weekend, a funfair; wartime re-enactments; simulator experiences; pleasure flights in light aircraft and helicopters; model aircraft static display; Boeing 747 pop-up WWI and RAF100 museum; live period music; airport fire crew crash demo of a rescue from a burning aircraft; beer tent and food stalls and a shopping village.
This year marks the centenary of the end of WWI and also 100 years of the RAF. These two key anniversaries will be marked at this year's Cotswold Airport Revival Festival with fundraising initiatives for the Royal British Legion and Flying for Freedom, two charities that support the armed forces and veterans. Cotswold Airport was formerly an RAF maintenance base, and later on was home to the red Arrows. There remain many links today with its historic roots. The aerodrome celebrates two of its own anniversaries this year as well - 80 years of the aerodrome being situated on the site at Kemble and 15 years of the current owner, Ronan Harvey, and ex-RAF engineer himself, owning the current airport. Further details at www.cotswoldairport.com
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