Throughout 2012 visitors to ten of Lincolnshire's aviation attractions that successfully complete the Aviation Passport scheme will have the chance to win a Taxy Ride for two people in a World War II Lancaster bomber at East Kirkby.
Successfully piloted in 2011 the Aviation Passport scheme is being run again in 2012 by the team at Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire (AHL). AHL is funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) award of £436,000 and AHL's remit is to work with various venues to raise the profile of aviation heritage in the county.
This year's Aviation Passport scheme is again being run in conjunction with ten aviation venues across the county:
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Centre
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre
Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre
RAF Digby Sector Operations Room Museum
Metheringham Airfield Visitors Centre
Scampton Historical Museum
Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre
RAF Waddington Heritage Centre
RAF Waddington Airfield Viewing Area
RAF Wickenby Memorial Museum
The Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire Passport scheme will run from the 1st April 2012 through until the 31st October 2012. The Passport is available to download under the Aviation Trails tab on the AHL website at www.aviationheritagelincolnshire.com or they can be individually requested by people contacting Debbie Roberts on 01529 308172.
The scheme is very straightforward. Participants simply visit all of the 10 aviation sites in the scheme and collect a passport stamp at the venue. Once completed the Passport is returned to: Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire, PO Box 3, Kesteven Street, Sleaford, Lincs, NG34 7EF
In return each successfully completed Passport will receive an Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire badge and be entered into the prize draw with the winner receiving a Lancaster Taxy Ride for two people at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirkby, Lincs.
People that decide to participate in the 2012 Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire Passport scheme are advised to check on the opening times of all the sites; as some sites are not open every day and some close during the autumn and winter. Individual details about each participating site can be found at www.aviationheritagelincolnshire.com
It is also essential that people check which sites are open by appointment only and that they make an appointment in advance. Please note that some sites charge an entrance fee and the Passport Scheme does not entitle visitors to free admission at these venues. Others sites are free but donations are always welcome to support their operation.
Lancaster NX611'Just Jane' pictured during one of its Taxy Ride experiences, which will be the star prize in the 2012 Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire Passport scheme.