WW1 AHT Flying Programme 2015

Each year starting in March/April 2014, subject to funding, the aircraft shown below for  2015 will be flown in UK to tell the story at airshows and commemorative events in the form of air displays, flypasts and static diorama. The aircraft will come from the 14-18 Aviation Heritage Trust in NZ and operated by the The Vintage Aviator Ltd who constructed them in Wellington NZ.

This now the programme as of 1 June 2015.  We were not able to attend the Chalke Valley History Festival, Duxford Legends (except as a static) and the Goodwood Revival because of their focus on the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain this year – our turn will come.

Bicester Drive it Brunch – 26 Apr? BE2e (A2943) Flying/Static
Abingdon – 3 May? BE2e (A2493) Flypast
Stow Maries Fly-In 9/10 May? BE2e (A2767) Flying/Static
Caravan Club Charlbury – 24 May BE2e (A2943) Flypast
Duxford VE Day – 23/24 May BE2e (A2767) Flying
Bicester FLYWHEEL 20/21 Jun BE2e (A2943) Flying/Static
Stow Maries Armed Forces Day 27 Jun BE2e (A2767) Flying/Static
Old Warden – 4/5 Jul BE2e (A2943), Snipe, Albatros Flying/Static
Duxford Flying Legends – 11/12 Jul BE2e (A2943), Snipe, Albatros Static Only
Captain Liddell VC MC RFC Sherfield BE2e (A2943) Flypast, Message Drop
Old Warden 2 Aug 15 BE2e (A2943), Albatros, Snipe Flying/Static
WAHT Fly In Stow Maries 15/16 Aug BE2e (A2767), Albatros, Snipe Flying/Static
Stow Maries Fly-in 5/6 Sep BE2e, (A2767), Albatros, Snipe? Flying/Static

It is intended to seek funding also to acquire through the Trust an aircraft each year to the nation in the same way our forebears did in the Great War.  It is planned that ultimately these aircraft will be based at  Bicester Heritage in Oxfordshire and the Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome in Essex and  supported by an apprenticeship scheme to foster the preservation and restoration of WW1 aircraft.