Aerobatic display to take to the skies at Flywheel Festival

The Great War Display team will be performing at the Flywheel Festival in Bicester in July. Picture by Huw Hopkins PNL-160903-161507001
The Great War Display team will be performing at the Flywheel Festival in Bicester in July. Picture by Huw Hopkins PNL-160903-161507001
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Dog fighting will be coming to Bicester when the Flywheel Festival kicks off in July.

The first two flying displays have been announced for the event which is taking place at Bicester Heritage on July 2 and 3. The Great War Display team will be bringing its exciting dog-fighting route while the Tiger 9 group will perform flying displays in various formations.

The Great War Display collection includes a Sopwith Triplane, the first triplane prototype; a BE2c, Britain’s first ever military aircraft; and a Fokker Dr1 triplane, a favourite of German aces such as Werner Voss.

The Tiger 9 group features nine vintage Tiger Moths flying in sequence.

Visitors will be allowed close access to the aircraft and participating vehicles and can enjoy displays of historic cars, aircraft and military vehicles from the First World War, Inter‐War, Second World War and early 1960s periods.

There will also be live music from singers and bands representing the various eras to add to the atmosphere, as well as a vintage trade fair offering period costumes, accessories and souvenirs.

Adult single-day tickets bought in advance are £23, and adult two-day weekend tickets are available for £41. All adult tickets include a copy of the official Flywheel souvenir programme, worth £5.

Advance tickets for children aged between five and 15 are £7 for a single day and £12 for the weekend. Single-day family advance tickets (two adults and up to three children aged five to 15) are £52, while a family weekend ticket is on offer for £92. Children under five are admitted for free.

Parking on site is free for ticket holders, and visitors arriving in a pre-1966 vehicle can also book a free display parking space.

Advance discounted tickets are available online at www.flywheelfestival.com.