Following on from the success of last years Open Day Gloucestershire Airport are pleased to announce the date of this years to be held on the 23rd July

From 11am – 4pm, you’ll be able to get a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at what goes on at the Staverton site, with the opportunity to take to the skies on helicopter pleasure flights and trial flying lessons.  There’ll also be refreshments, bouncy castles, a hot air balloon, fire engines, classic cars and other attractions to entertain the family.  Weather and serviceability permitting, a Spitfire and a hurricane flypast are also planned at around 2pm.

Operations director, Darren Lewington said: – “Our open days have proven popular in the past and we very much enjoy inviting the public on site to see what goes on at their local airport.  Last year we were lucky enough to have glorious sunshine so here’s hoping this year will be the same and we look forward to welcoming you all again”

This year not only have we been honoured with the Spitfire flypast but we will also have the Hurricane.  The iconic WWII fighters with their unmistakable roar will takes us right back to those early days of aviation.”

Admission to the event is free, but donations to the Airport’s chosen charity, fly2help will be requested.

Darren added; – “Fly2help do great work in bringing the magic of flight to those who need it most in their lives with their ‘Air Smiles’ days and also inspiring youngsters to consider aviation and aerospace careers with their ‘Aim High’ programme.”