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Local aviation heritage celebrated

Northern Lincolnshire’s aviation heritage celebrated

12 July 2017

The first ever Aviation Heritage Festival to celebrate the history of the airfields in Northern Lincolnshire is taking place on Sunday 16 July at Skydive Hibaldstow.

Northern Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Forum and Skydive Hibaldstow have joined together to put on the festival at the former RAF Hibaldstow airfield from 10am to 4pm.

The free event will celebrate the eight airfields across Northern Lincolnshire and focus on the aviation history of the area.

The story of Northern Lincolnshire’s heritage from World War One to the present day will be told throughout the day.

There will be military charity stands, live military re-enactments, model aircraft displays, static aircraft displays with up to 18 aircraft, history stands, vintage and classic vehicles, parachute jumps and much more.

Between 4pm and 4.20pm the BBMF Hurricane will do a special flypast for visitors.

Cllr Carl Sherwood, cabinet member for Community Wellbeing, said:

“The festival is set to be a great day that will delve into the interesting aviation history of Northern Lincolnshire. Often the focus of aviation heritage is on Lincolnshire, but here in Northern Lincolnshire we have a lot of stories to tell going right back to World War One.

“It will be the first time we have held the Aviation Heritage Festival and there is a lot planned throughout the day. To finish the festival off in style the BBMP Hurricane will do a special flypast. For any aviation enthusiasts out there or for families looking for a fun day out, the festival is not to be missed.”

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First Published:12 July 2017