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Past Events

Reports, photographs and links relating to recent past events.

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Past Events
June 2nd (Saturday)

VAC Bonus Day, Duxford.

VAC Event. Special rates for VAC members includes free admission to museum. PPR with Duxford essential


Photos on Facebook Page

April 28th (Saturday)

Spring Fly-In.

VAC invited to Turweston Event.


Photos on Facebook Page

April 22nd (Sunday)

Bicester Scramble "Drive-It Day".

Non VAC Event. Founded in 2014 the Sunday Scramble began as a ‘cars and coffee’ get together amidst the early stages of our restoration works. 5,000 visitors gathered at Bicester Heritage for the ‘Drive It Day’ Scramble, April 2017.

Bicester. Pre-booked VAC aircraft are welcome to attend. All bookings with Bicester Heritage up to 20th April.

Photos on Facebook Page

April 7th (Saturday)

Daffodil Fly-In.

VAC Event. The Fenland Airfield people have been known to keep daffodils on ice to present to passing aviatrixes.


Photos on Facebook Page

March 25th (Sunday)

“I learnt about flying from that……”.

VAC Event. 1pm to 2.30pm. Air Vice Marshal Lindsay Irvine chairs an informal air safety discussion. VAC and friends!


Photos on Facebook Page

March 10th (Saturday)

Annual Dinner and Awards at Shuttleworth House, Old Warden.

VAC Event. All places for the dinner are booked. If you wish to go on the reserve list please contact Peter Wright.

Shuttleworth House, Old Warden.

2018 Awards Dinner page.

February 18th (Sunday)

Early Spring Lunch at Sywell Aerodrome.

VAC Event, with afternoon talk for SAM in Cirrus Room by Steve Slater.
Flying for Fun talk by Steve Slater, Download Poster here!


Photos on Facebook Page

February 3rd 2018 (Saturday)

LAA Oxford Group and VAC members visit to British Aerospace Museum, Bristol.

Meeting at 10am at BAM. Entry £13.00 seniors, £15.00 adults (tickets valid for one year.) Possible guided tour and Concorde entry £5.00. Restaurant. Free parking. Tickets available on the day or on BAM Website. Please contact Rob Stobo if you would like to go.

Bristol Air Museum.

Photos on Facebook Page

January 27th 2018 (Saturday)

Celebrate the 50th birthday of Beagle Pup G-AVLN.

Non VAC event. The oldest flying Pup! Reduced landing fee (£5.00), or free with fuel upload, must quote “LN Flyin”. Party food, cake, exhibition. Arrivals from 11am road or air.


Photos on Facebook Page

January 20th 2018 (Saturday)

Visit to P & A Wood Rolls Royce and Bentley and Vintage Fabrics at Audley End.

VAC return visit, book by 10th January. Only 20 places available.

Dunmow, and Audley End, Essex.

Photos on Facebook Page

November 25th 2017 (Saturday)

Visit to Midland Air Museum & DC6 Diner.

VAC Event. 20 places avail. Book as soon as possible, contact Anne Hughes.

Midland Air Museum.

Photos on Facebook Page

October 28th 2017 (Saturday)

GASCo Safety Evening.

GASCo Event. 7pm.

Bicester Gliding Centre.

Bicester Gliding Centre

October 28th 2017 (Saturday)

Visit to Great Oakley Airfield to see Percival Proctor Restorations.

VAC Event. To book ph John Tregiglas 07734 938509.

Great Oakley,HARWICH.

Great Oakley Airfield

October 14th 2017 (Saturday)

VAC AGM Including Celebration of Aircraft reaching 80, 70, 60, or 50 years.

VAC Event.

Wellington Rooms, Wellsbourne.

Wellsbourne Airfield

October 1st 2017 (Sunday)

Bicester Heritage Sunday Scramble.

VAC Aircraft Invited. Book through with aircraft registration, type, point of departure and POB. 100LL Avgas available but order when booking.


Photos on Facebook Page

October 1st 2017 (Sunday)

Old Sarum Fly-In.

VAC Invited to Old Sarum 100 year celebration event. PPR Old Sarum.

Old Sarum Airfield.

Old Sarum Airfield.

September 23rd 2017 (Saturday)

VAC Autumn Rally.Taylor Titch & Monoplane 50th Anniversary Celebration.

VAC Event.Contact Turweston for PPR.VAC Contact Paul Loveday.


Turweston Aerodrome

September 9th/10th 2017 (Saturday/Sunday)

VAC Fly-in to Bodmin for WW2 Tiger Moth Day.Download Poster here!

VAC attending Bodmin Event by invitation. Contact Pete White.


Bodmin Airfield

September 1st/2nd/3rd 2017 (Friday/Saturday/Sunday)

LAA Rally Sywell.

VAC attending LAA Event.


LAA Rally

July 29th/30th 2017 (Saturday/Sunday)

Vale of White Horse Fly-In.

Non VAC Event. Contact Kevin Hale

Shrivenham Airfield, Nr Swindon.

Sandhill Farm Airfield, Shrivenham

July 8th/9th 2017 (Saturday/Sunday)

Heveningham Hall. Concours d’Elegance trophy.

Non VAC Event.Inviation to VAC aircraft (pre 1950) to attend. Limited places. Contact Peter Wright if you are interested

Heveningham Hall.

Heveningham Hall Country Fair.

June 24th/25th 2017 (Saturday/Sunday)

Biscester Flywheel.

Non VAC Event.


Photos on Facebook Page

June 16th/17th/18th 2017 (Friday/Saturday/Sunday)

VAC Yorkshire Tour based Sherburn-in-Elmet.

VAC Event. Contact Richard Maxted. Camping/Hotel/Transport can all be booked.


Sherburn-in-Elmet Flying Club

June 3rd 2017 (Saturday)

VAC Duxford Bonus Day.

VAC Event.


Photos on Facebook Page

May 29th 2017 (Monday)

Vintage Glider Club invite VAC.

Non VAC Event.

Aston Down.

Vintage Glider Club

May 20th 2017 (Saturday)

Visit to Bletchley Park.

VAC Event. Book with Peter Wright by 12th February. Cost £14.00 each. (Ticket valid for 12 months)

Bletchley Park.

Bletchley Park.

April 29th 2017 (Saturday)

VAC Spring Fly-In.

VAC Event. Contact Paul Loveday.


Photos on Facebook Page

April 23rd 2017 (Sunday)

Bicester Sunday Scramble.

VAC Aircraft welcome. Contact Elaine Jell at Historic Promotions on 01869 247888.


Bicester Airfield

April 22nd 2017 (Saturday)

Fabric Engineering Day. 10 places only, £25 each.

VAC Event. Contact Peter Wright.


Photos on Facebook Page

April 8th 2017 (Saturday)

Beagle Pup 50th Birthday Celebration.

Non VAC Event. VAC Members welcome.


Turweston Aerodrome

April 1st 2017 (Saturday)

Daffodil Fly-In.

VAC Event. Contact Paul Loveday


Fenland Airfield

March 25th 2017 (Saturday)

VAC visit to Museum of Berkshire Aviation. Conducted tour and refreshments. Transport from White Waltham if required.

VAC Event, Booking essential.

Museum of Berkshire Aviation.

Museum of Berkshire Aviation

March 18th 2017 (Saturday)

VAC Dinner and Awards Evening.

VAC Event

Littlebury Hotel, Bicester.

Littlebury Hotel, Bicester.

March 10th 2017 (Friday)

VAC Aviation Poetry Evening - 7.30pm

VAC Event. All welcome! Steve Slater, Anne Hughes and friends.

Evening hosted by Sherburn-in-Elmet Flying Club.

Download the Poster here!

February 12th 2017 (Sunday)

VAC Early Spring Lunch Meet.– Sywell 11am onwards. Followed by a talk by Alan Pickford, “The People’s Mosquito – returning the Mosquito to UK skies”

VAC Event. Sywell Aviation Museum talk at 2pm (£5.00) An opportunity for anyone interested to enjoy a talk after lunch! Please reserve a place for lunch by contacting Anne Hughes.


Photos on Facebook Page

January 21st 2017 (Saturday)

Visit to P & A Wood Rolls Royce and Bentley.

VAC Event, Accompanied tour of Merlin Overhaul Workshop, adv booking a must. 20 places only

Dunmow, Essex.

Photos on Facebook Page

January 8th 2017 (Sunday)

Bicester Sunday Scramble.

VAC Aircraft welcome but please contact Elaine Jell at Historic Promotions - tel 01869 247888 or email Applications to attend by air will close at midday of Friday 6th January.


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