Family Wings and Wheels day supports Royal British Legion

Harvard/T6 at last year's airshow. Picture: Gary Loveday.
Harvard/T6 at last year's airshow. Picture: Gary Loveday.

TURWESTON Aerodrome celebrates 90 years of the Royal British Legion at its Turweston Wings & Wheels event on Sunday, September 18, and £1 of every entry fee goes to the Legion.

Attractions include an airshow, static displays of vintage and classic aircraft, cars, motorcycles, tractors, military vehicles and a historic vehicle parade.

There will also be a parade by the Royal British Legion, a military band, trade stands, children’s activities and sideshows, helicopter pleasure flights and light aircraft trial lessons.

The event runs from 11am to 5pm, with the Royal British Legion Parade at 1pm, followed by a one-minute silence at 1.32pm.

The airshow kicks off at 1.45pm, with the historic vehicle parade at 3pm.

This year’s airshow line-up consists of six acts – a Harvard/T6, a beautifully restored Miles Whitney Straight, the agile Jungmeister, a highly unusual Fieseler Storch and an SE5 bi-plane with Fokker tri-plane dual display.

And for a modern touch, there will be a display from an Extra 300.

In the past there have also been spectacular fly-pasts, including from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, and it is very much hoped the tradition can be continued this year.

Trial lessons with Turweston Flying Club in a single-engine light aircraft, at £89 for half an hour, can be booked in advance by emailing info@turwestonflyingclub.org.uk

Enthusiasts with £330 to spend can book a trial lesson in the Harvard/T6 aircraft by emailing jon.drake@me.com

Helicopter pleasure flights can be booked in advance by emailing captphilturvey@aol.com

Entry to the show is £7.50, under-12s free.

The aerodrome is a mile north of Brackley.