Dialling up an aero success at Newark

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Newark Air Museum has again hosted a two day festival of cockpit exhibitions.

Cockpit-Fest 2019 proved to be another great event at the Newark Air Museum site in eastern Nottinghamshire. Once again the Cockpit-Fest and Aeroboot display areas were located alongside each other on the Southfield Site, which is now going to be a permanent arrangement. The two-day event was well attended and drew a lot of positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors alike.
The museum trustees were particularly thankful to a host of people including all of 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. Support for this year’s event came from the following people and organisations:
 
Ken Ellis (‘Wrecks & Relics – Spirit of Cockpit-Fest’ Awards)
The Museum Shop
Jane Knox-Kiepura & Kiepura Aviation

 
As now seems to be the case with Cockpit-Fest there was a diverse range of cockpits and supporting displays on show and everyone who displayed at the event was a winner and a credit to this wonderfully diverse hobby. Below are this year’s official results:

  • Grand Champion (Visitors Award) – Lynx AH.7 – XZ220, Andy Rawden
  • Visitors Award Non-Cockpit – Mainly Military Models display
  • Cockpiteers Cockpit Award – Lynx AH.7 – XZ220, Andy Rawden
  • Cockpiteers Award Non-Cockpit – Jet Provost and BAC167 Strikemaster cockpit panels display, Alana Cordran
  • Wrecks & Relics Spirit of Cockpit-Fest Award (Ken Ellis) – Buccaneer S.2B – XW550, The Buccaneer Aviation Group
  • Wrecks & Relics Spirit of Cockpit-Fest Award (Ken Ellis) – Venom FB.1 – WK393, Tony Collins
  • Wrecks & Relics Spirit of Cockpit-Fest Award (Ken Ellis) – Wyvern cockpit rig, Rob and Dan Carter
  • Newark Air Museum Cockpit-Fest Long Service Award (attended all 20 events) – Tony Dyer
  • Newark Air Museum Cockpit-Fest Long Service Award (attended all 20 events) – Naylan Moore

Cockpit-Fest will be back next year with an International event, on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June, 2020. The airfield-based museum is open all year round, more details at Newark Air Museum.

 

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