Oxford Airport now on the summer airshow calendar

Friday 22, April 2011


Oxford Airport now on the summer airshow calendar


“Fly To The Past” History of Flight Show set for Sunday 21 August, 2011


Oxford Airport will join the UK air show calendar on Sunday, 21 August when it hosts its first ‘Fly To The Past’ airshow and family day.


The show will feature four hours of historic fly-bys, taking the audience from early bi-planes, through to fighter aircraft of the world wars, to up-to-date modern passenger jets.  A special attraction will be a fly past by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.


On the ground there will be an impressive collection of vintage aircraft, including Spitfires and Hurricanes, while historic aviation films will play on giant screens.


In addition to the show in the air, there will be ‘theatre on the ground’ with a vintage fashion show, re-enactors, famous look-alikes from the past and a 1940s swing band with trained dancers.    Visitors are encouraged to wear nostalgic costumes of the 30s and 40s and there will be prizes for the best dressed.


Event organisers previously staged sell-out historical festivals of flight at nearby Blenheim Palace in Woodstock during August 2003, 2005 and 2007,  but were unable to land and showcase aircraft to the public.  


“We are really excited that our participating aircraft can now take-off and land at Oxford Airport, thanks to the generous support of the airport’s owners,” said Festival Director, Francis Rockliff.    “‘Fly To The Past’ will be a unique aviation event  in Europe, offering a nostalgic trip back in time.   People can expect to have extraordinarily good fun and a great day out.” 


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