Kemble used to be a huge RAF maintenance base but today is a civilian airfield which is home to
an established flying club and other operators including the Delta Jets fleet which is based here and regularly fly their Hunters at Airshows. An amazing array of historic aircraft can also be seen at the Bristol Aero Collection Museum at Kemble.
Kemble has several events during the year including the popular Kemble Air Show (now called the Cotswold Air Show) in June, Fly-ins, and Open Days. Details can be found on the official
Kemble website at www.cotswoldairport.com or www.cotswoldairshow.com
Provisional timetable for the air displays:
Silver Stars Parachute Team to open show at 10am
1-2pm - Air Display ONE
3.30-5.00pm - Air Display TWO
5.45-6.00pm - Spitfire to close show
Running order to be confirmed and all displays subject to confirmation, weather conditions and servicability.
Pleasure Flights will be available on each day in either a helicopter or classic DeHavilland Rapide.
Local hotels for the Best of British Show.
10.15-10.45am Birds of Prey 10.45-11.15am Lurcher Racing 11.30-12.30pm Dog Show in aid of the Dogs Trust: 12.30-1pm Lamb National (along-side arena) 2-2.30pm Birds of prey 2.30-3pm Lurcher Racing 3-3.30pm Lamb National (along-side arena)
Stay Gold Jet Dragster
Making its first public debut at the Best of British Show will be the Stay Gold Jet Dragster. Powered by a high powered after-burnt Rolls-Royce Jet engine this car will accelerate to 250mph in 5 seconds and easily reach peak speeds of around 400mph. The Stay Gold jet dragster has been designed to break the UK land speed record and practice runs. Stay Gold will give spectacular demonstration runs during the Best of British Show. Meanwhile classic cars and vintage military vehicles will be on display representing the British love of vehicles.