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Vintage aircraft take to the skies at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome


  • Sopwith Snipe - Image by David Davies

  • Stampe Duo

  • Benjamin and Joshua Farries

01.08.16

The sounds of propellers and aircraft engines could be heard over the skies at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome this weekend, at another fantastic vintage flying event.

On the 30 and 31 July hundreds of people descended on the WW1 aerodrome, which was once a base for 37 (Home Defence Squadron), to watch a line-up of vintage and replica aircraft in flight including an Albatros D.Va, Auster Autocrat, Blackburn B2, a Stampe Duo, an Avro Anson, Miles Falcon, and a Sopwith Snipe, plus formation flying and thrilling barnstorming by The Tiger Club Turbulent Display Team. 

Peter Martin, Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome Trust Chairman, said:

“We are all so proud to see the aerodrome being enjoyed at these events by so many. Seeing these aircraft in flight really does take you back in time.  

“Without the pilots, The WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust, our volunteers and support of the local community we wouldn’t be able to host our flying days so we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you.

Our next flying event will be on 28 August and has been organised in partnership with the WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust, who we work very closely with. We will also be hosting a weekend flying event on 17 and 18 September to commemorate the aerodrome’s centenary."

For more images of this event please visit our gallery

Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome opening times

Members of the public can enjoy the aerodrome’s facilities including, a new interactive museum, Mess Hall Café, and hangar with replica aircraft, from:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: 10am – 5pm, with last entry at 4pm 

Children under 16 visit free with adult tickets costing £8.  

Group visits to Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

Pre-arranged group visits, including coach trips, are welcome to visit every day except Tuesdays. 

For more information on booking a group trip to Stow Maries visit our group visits page.

Events at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome

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WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust Flying Day

100th Anniversary Commemoration Vintage Flying Event

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