Elstree Aerodrome Summer Open Day returned after 40 years takes off with a huge turnout

The event which was last on in 1979, had an unexpectedly huge turnout of visitors which meant the car parking was streched to full capacity.

Elstree Aerodrome in Elstree, Hertfordshire, is uniquely placed for fast access into London and benefits from unrestricted 24-hour operations.

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Kathan Dudhela

Guest speaker Kathan Dudhela talked about his journey to becoming the UK’s Youngest Flight Instructor & World’s Youngest Flight Examiner.

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Taking a helicopter flight experience

Pre-booked 15-minute Flight Experiences were available.

Visitors could walk the taxiway which had been opened up to create plenty of space to get you closer to the aircraft during the event. Plus games and entertainment for children and food from local vendors.

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A peek inside the Air Control Tower

Small groups of visitors were being allowed a peek inside the Air Control Tower and the guide explained how it all worked. Inquisitive guests had their questions answered.

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Aircraft Repair Hanger

Around the side an Aircraft hanger with engineers was open.

Stalls with atendees from the aviation industry as photographed below, plus Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, the police and fire emergency services.

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Bentley Priory Museum and Royal Air Force Museum in Hendon (click to see on instagram)

Bentley Priory Museum:- From where the Battle of Britain was won.
Open Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays. Located within a Grade II* listed Mansion House in Stanmore, North West London

The Royal Air Force Museum was established as a legacy of the RAF’s fiftieth anniversary, London (Hendon) site in 1972.

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de Havilland Aircraft Museum and Blackbushe Heritage Trust (click to see on instagram)

The de Havilland Aircraft Museum in London Colney

  • Royal Aeronautical Society
  • The Air League charity
  • NEBOair electric flight
  • Harrow & Wembley Air Cadets
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Historic Programmes, Back again after 40 years.

Elstree Aerodrome, Hogg Lane, Elstree, Herts, WD6 3AR

  • Ice Helicopters
  • Elstree Helicopters & Flying Pig Helicopters
  • Flight Training London
  • Fly Elstree

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