Sywell Aviation Museum now open for 2015
7th April 2015
Easter Saturday 4th April 2015 saw the annual Sywell Aviation Museum Grand Opening at the Northamptonshire Aerodrome. Now in its 14th year of opening, the Museum always likes to start it's 'season' with a bang! A large number of military vehicles from the Military Vehicle Trust and Troops Trucks and Stores Group attended with support from re-enactors from the Northamptonshire Home Guard and other groups. A stalwart supporter of the Museum is cockpit Supremo, Tony Collins who brought with him his Hawker Hunter F.1 WT684 and EE Canberra B(1) 6 WT319. The Museum's resident Hawker Hunter F.2 WN904 has been joined by a new addition - EE Canberra TT.18 WH887 which was open for viewing for the first time.
A memorial plaque was unveiled to those 21 airmen who lost their lives flying from Sywell (and satellite aerodrome Denton) 1939-1945 and is now on display in the Museum together with a Roll of Honour.
The free event coincided with the inaugural Radial Fly In at the airfield. The weather was less than kind but the Museum welcomed two Harvards, three Piper Cubs, an Auster, Yak 52, a rare Beech Staggerwing and later in the afternoon saw a brief appearance by the Grace Spitfire! Many thanks to the pilots for their support!
The Museum is now open for 2015 every weekend and bank holiday between 1030-1630hrs to the end of September.