Tuesday 2nd September 2014

 
 
 
 

 


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2012 Events at AeroVenture 

The museum is still working on its 2012 Events list but in the meanwhile you can see previous year events below and many will be back again this year on a similar date.

2011 Events at AeroVenture 


26th & 27th March

Open Cockpit Day

A selection of cockpits not normally open to the public will be available to view with volunteers in attendance to explain the role of the aircraft in question.
15th May

999 Open Day

Open Day of Emergency Vehicles and related exhibits demonstrations by SY Fire Service (subject to operational availability) Trade Stands and Refreshments.
5th June

Classic Motorcycle Show

A meeting and display of Classic Motorcyles organised by Doncaster and District MCC.
11th & 12th June

Model Boat Show

A two day family and enthusiasts event of Radio Control model boats with pool for demonstrations together with a large number of exhibitors, many trade stands selling kits and equipment.
25th June

Backlot Tour and Storage Areas Day

A special day when some of the museums storage and archives are open to the public during a day of guided tours. Times TBA on the day.
17th July

Helicopter Preservation Day

An open Day held by The Yorkshire Helicopter Preservation Group with behind the scenes access to restoration projects. Visiting helicopters may call in subject to availability.
13th & 14th August

Cold War Fest

NEW : A two day event with Re-enactment groups depicting the opposing Cold War forces of the Warsaw Pact and NATO forces. A large collection of military vehicles from the period plus equipment and (deactivated) weapons will be on view. Click to download display application form
26th to 29th August

SAMA 82 Camping Weekend

SAMA 82 Camping weekend (the South Atlantic Medal Association represents veterans from the 1982 Falklands War, during the weekend our full Falklands collection will be on display including restored helicopters and aeroplanes involved in the war.

We are also displaying our collection of parts recovered from Falklands aircraft crash sites from our 2007 and 2009 expeditions to the islands)

Veterans and public alike are welcome.

For more about the 2009 SAMA 82 weekend click 2009 Weekend

For more information about SAMA 82 click www.sama82.org.uk
8th & 9th September

HLF Heritage Open Day

We once again join with English Heritage for the National Heritage Open Days event with a free entry day for all to the museum displays. Guided tours subject to staffing availability
11th September

Jeep and Cheerful

A great day celebrating the famous WW2 Jeep in both its original military and later civilian forms. This display intends to illustrate the history of this iconic vehicle in peace and war.
8th & 9th October

Open Cockpit Days

Selection of the museums cockpits normally not open to the public are available to view with volunteers in attendance.
30th October

Military & Radio Electro Jumble

The Military Radio Equipment jumble sale for IET Members and the General Public. With The Sixth, Annual, Airborne Radio/Radar Lecture in the afternoon. Free to IET members
13th November

Squadrons Remembrance Day

A commemorative wreath laying for Squadrons that flew from RAF Doncaster at the Squadrons memorial wall in the museums hangar. Members of the public are welcome to come and pay their respects
Unless otherwise stated admission to the public is at our normal museum rates (ie there is no extra charge for these events)
Please call 01302 761616 for the latest information and more details
Events may be changed or be cancelled without prior notice
Apart from the Heritage Open Day, all events are held on either Saturday or Sunday

 

2010 Events at AeroVenture 


20th & 21st March

IET Science Week Open Days Contribution

National Science and Engineering Week (NSEW) is a ten day programme of science, engineering and technology events. Dr Mike Diprose will be running open days for Science Week 2010 at Doncaster Aeroventure for Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st March.

Saturday is a Family Day, when parents and grandparents will be encouraged to join in.

Sunday will be different, with three lectures being given by Dr Mike Diprose, these will be:-
  • The evolution of the piston aero engine, until the late 1940s. (approx 1 hr)
  • The history of the steam engine for aircraft. (approx 1 hr)
  • To Hess or not to Hess - who was the prisoner in Spandau and was he murdered? (approx 15/30 mins)
For those attending all three presentations, a buffet lunch will be provided.
27th & 28th March

Open Cockpit Day

A selection of cockpits not normally open to the public will be available to view with volunteers in attendance to explain the role of the aircraft in question.
16th May

999 Open Day

An open day of Emergency Vehicles and related exhibits for the museum and private collections plus demonstrations by South Yorkshire Fire Service and South Yorkshire Police Dog Unit (subject to operational availability) amongst others with trade stands and refreshments.
5th & 9th June

70th anniversary for the Museum's Buildings, 271 Squadron reforming at Doncaster and 616 South Yorkshire Squadron

70th anniversary for the Museum buildings and site constructed in 1940. This event also celebrates the contributions made by the Doncaster based 271 Squadron RAF and 616 Squadron, South Yorkshire's own Royal Auxilliary Air Force squadron, to the Battle of France, the Dunkirk evacuation and the Battle of Britain. There will be guided tours at 11:00am and 2:00pm with a narrative to accompany the displays.
26th June

Backlot Tour and Storage Areas Day

A special day when some of the museum's storage and archives are open to the public during a day of guided tours. Times will be announced on the day.
19th & 20th June

Model Boat Show

A two day family and enthusiasts event of Radio Control model boats with a pool for demonstrations together with a large number of exhibitors and amazingly detailed models of all types of ships and boats. Also many trade stands selling kits and equipment for all model boat enthusiasts.
18th July

Helicopter Preservation Day

An open day held by The Yorkshire Helicopter Preservation Group with behind the scenes access to restoration projects. Visiting helicopters may call in subject to availability.
28th & 29th August

SAMA 82 Camping Weekend

SAMA82 Camping weekend (the South Atlantic Medal Association represents veterans from the 1982 Falklands War, during the weekend our full Falklands collection will be on display including restored helicopters and aeroplanes involved in the war. We are also displaying our collection of parts recovered from Falklands aircraft crash sites from our 2007 and 2009 expeditions to the islands)
5th September

Jeep and Cheerful

A day to celebrate the famous Jeep in its original military and later civilian forms. This display intends to illustrate the history of this iconic vehicle in peace and war.
11th September

HLF Heritage Open Day

We once again join with English Heritage for the National Heritage Open Days event with a free entry day for all to the museum display's. A guided tour of the museum will take place at 11:00am and 2:00pm.
18th & 19th September

1910 Doncaster Aviation Centenary

The 100th anniversary of the 1910 air show being the second held at Doncaster Racecourse following the success of the previous years first air display in Britain in 1909 at Doncaster. Our 1909 Bleriot XI aeroplane replica is featured and there are guided tours at 11:00am and 2:00pm with a narrative to accompany the displays.
9th & 10th October

Open Cockpit Days

A selection of cockpits not normally open to the public will be available to view with volunteers in attendance to explain the role of the aircraft in question.
17th October

Sandtoft Vintage Bus and Vehicle Rally

The vehicle rally starts at the museum, see Sandtoft Trolley Bus Museum website for further details.
24th October

Military & Radio Electro Jumble

Military Radio Equipment jumble sale for IET Members and the General Public. Equipment will from the 1940's and other periods plus books and manuals plus a video lecture will be held in the afternoon "The Sixth, Annual, Airborne Radio/Radar Lecture for 2010". Free to IET members.
14th November

616 Squadron Rememberance Service

A commemorative wreath laying at the Squadrons memorial wall in the hangar by squadron veterans. Members of the public are welcome to come and pay their respects.
Unless otherwise stated admission to the public is at our normal museum rates (ie there is no extra charge for these events)
Please call 01302 761616 for the latest information and more details
Events may be changed or be cancelled without prior notice
All events are held on either Saturday or Sunday

 

2009 Events at AeroVenture 


29th MarOpen Cockpit Day
16th/17th MayCanberra First Flight 60th Anniversary Weekend
20th Jun616 Sqn Book Launch (Provisional)
20th/21st JunModel Boat Show Weekend
25th JunCarbon Footprint Lectures
25th Jul100th Anniversary Of Bleriots Flight Over Channel
30th/31st Aug
SAMA82 Camping weekend (the South Atlantic Medal Association represents veterans from the 1982 Falklands War, during the weekend our full Falklands collection will be on display including restored helicopters and aeroplanes involved in the war. We are also displaying our collection of parts recovered from Falklands aircraft crash sites from our 2007 and 2009 expeditions to the islands)

6th SeptJeep and Cheerful
12th SeptEnglish Heritage Open Day
13th SeptDoncaster Traditional Classic Car Rally
26th SeptYorkshire Helicopter Preservation Group Open Day
4th OctOpen Cockpit Day
15th/25th Oct1909 Doncaster Aviation Centenary Week
18th OctStart of Classic Vehicle Run to Trolley Bus Museum
25th OctMilitary, Avionics and Radio Autojumble
8th Nov616 (South Yorkshire) RAuxAF Squadron Remembrance Service

 

Please call 01302 761616 for latest information and more details
Note: Events can change or be cancelled without prior notice

 

2008 Events at AeroVenture 


30th MarchOpen Cockpit Day (with access to museum stores)
28th/29th JuneModel Boat Show Weekend
27th JulyHelicopter Preservation Day
31st AugustJeep and Cheerful' Military Jeep Rally
14th SeptemberHeritage Open Day (Guided Tours)
21st SeptemberFlight Simulator Day Sorry this has been cancelled
28th SeptemberOpen Cockpit Day (with access to museum stores)
5th October Classic Car Show Sorry this will not be taking place this year
26th OctoberElectrojumble & Autojumble

Click here to download our detailed events poster in PDF format, please feel free to print this out and distribute it:-


 

2008 Talks at AeroVenture 


12th JanuaryJerry Pook Talk on flying Starfighters & Hunters
8th MarchSpitfires over Malta Talk by Charlie Brown
10th MayReturn of the man from Airfix - Trevor Snowden
7th JuneFlying The Phantom - The F-4 in RAF Service
19th JulyHarriers & Tornadoes - Flying the Fast Jets Talk(sorry this talk has been cancelled)
2nd AugustWg Cdr J.A. 'Robby' Robinson 'Avro One & The V-Force'
13th SeptemberTalk by Hunter Pilot and Modeller Mike McEvoy
18th OctoberHarriers & Tornadoes - Flying the Fast Jets Talk

 

A big thank you to everyone who helped out with our 2006 Events

Here are the 2007 Events as of 3rd February (updated 7th May 2007), some events may
change so please check again nearer the dates given.
 


2007 Events at AeroVenture 


18th MarchAircraft Restoration Day
1st AprilHeritage Model Show
8th AprilOpen Cockpit Day
6th MayAircraft Spotters Day
3rd JuneVolunteers Day
14th & 15th July (was 9th & 10th June)Falklands 25th Anniversary
22nd JulyYHPG - At Home Day
12th AugustAeroVenture ModelFest
9th SeptemberJeep and Cheerful' Military Jeep Rally
14th OctoberSandtoft St Leger Bus Rally
28th OctoberMilitary, Avionics and Radio Autojumble





2006 Events at AeroVenture 


19th MarchAircraft Restoration Day
1st AprilOpen Cockpit Day
2nd AprilHeritage Aviation Model Show
7th MayAircraft Spotters Day
18th JuneOpen Cockpit Day / Classic Motorcycle Rally *BBMF Spitfire Flypast (eta 14:50)
9th JulyYorkshire Helicopter Preservation Group - At Home Day *BBMF Spitfire Flypast (eta 14:45)
23rd JulyCockpit Collectors Day
12/13th AugustAeroVenture ModelFest
3rd SeptemberFlight Simulator Day *BBMF Lancaster Flypast (eta 15:20)
24th SeptemberClassic Wings & Wheels Vehicle Gathering *BBMF Dakota Flypast eta 14:15, crewed by Mike Leckey, Jim Crawley, Steve Duncan and Jack Hawkins
29th OctoberMilitary, Avionics and Radio Autojumble

All events and displays are subject to change without notice, if you wish to see something
specific please check our website or phone for updated information before travelling.

*Flypasts are subject to weather and aircraft
serviceability and may be cancelled at any time









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