East Coast Pirates Car Club 12th Annual visit to NASAM
The Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum is pleased to be able to host an exciting visit from the East Coast Pirates who will be bringing their impressive collection of classic British and foreign cars, hot rods and American muscle cars to Flixton for what will be their 12th Annual rally at the Museum.
The event has become one of the biggest shows of the year and is likely to see vintage cars and vintage aircraft all mixed up together – visitors can expect to see plenty of restored, gleaming cars on display among our extensive collection of aircraft. With a little sunshine, the effect of restored aircraft and restored cars together in the same place will be worth plenty of photos.
To add to the atmosphere, Mike Kendal and his ’40s style singers and dancers will be adding their special brand of entertainment to the day with wartime music and dancing in the main hangar during the day.
STOP PRESS: We have been contacted by the RAF’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight to confirm that one of their Spitfire aircraft will be providing a fly past over the museum at some point during the day. These visits are rarely granted, and always subject to weather conditions and aircraft serviceability, so we can make no absolute promises. Neither can we publish any arrival times for the Spitfire – their schedule is tight and they will fit us in when they can. However, it would be good plan to bring your camera!
The Museum site will be fully open as usual from 10am through to 4pm on the day, with all the aircraft, cockpits and equipment displays, the 446th, Air Sea Rescue and ROC buildings all open and Museum Volunteers on hand to explain the thousands of aviation related items that make up the Museum Collection.
The NAAFI cafe will be open for the serious business of tea (or coffee) and cake, and the shop will be offering a wide range of aviation related goodies to help you make the most of your day.
Entrance to the Museum, and parking when you arrive, are all free – but we would really appreciate a donation to help with the never ending maintenance of all the exhibits and to help us keep the Museum growing.
We have aircraft on display that date from before the war through to the Canberras, Lightnings, Hunters and Harriers that have seen service in the RAF in more recent times. Across the whole site we have more than 60 aircraft and cockpit sections on display and can often offer access into many of them for photo opportunities. Museum Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and point out some of the features of each aircraft.
Well-behaved dogs are welcome, provided they are kept on a lead (but not in the shop please, it gets a bit narrow). We are wheelchair friendly with access to all areas – apart from aircraft cockpits.
We look forward to seeing you there…!
Find out more on the NASAM website.