1947 aircraft glider set to join us for Leyburn 1940’s weekend this July

1947 aircraft glider set to join us for Leyburn 1940’s weekend this July

The Aircraft restoration group will be joining this year’s 1940’s weekend, the group is a voluntary organisation working to create a historic aviation centre to educate and inform people about the aviation history some local most national. The group is made up of volunteers from all walks of life including ex military and disabled as well as young. The age range is from 13 to 87 and the most senior volunteers served their time in the national service just after the Second World War as an electrician on aircraft such as the Avro Lancaster and Avro Lincoln amongst the many he worked on.

The Aircraft restoration group have many rare aircrafts, at this year’s event they will be displaying the Glider which dated from 1947 and being a very basic machine used to train cadets in the basic principles of flight in a 1936 home built aircraft called a flying flea, an aircraft designed by a Yorkshire man called a Tawney owl built in 1959.

They also have vintage jets including the de Havilland vemon and Vampire and also a De Havillan Dove twin engine transport aircraft. There most exciting project is to help rebuild a war time airspeed oxford trainer and a westland whirlwind fighter. All photographs and items will be on display across the weekend.

The display will take place in the Bolton arms car park located at the top of leyburn.