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Newark Air Museum - Press Release

Newark Air Museum - Press Release

The Aircraft Restoration Group
to support Cockpit-Fest 2012
Newark Air Museum - 16 & 17 June 2012

The trustees of Newark Air Museum are pleased to announce that another supporter has come on board to offer prizes for Cockpit-Fest 2012. Mike Eastman of the Aircraft Restoration Group from Ripon in North Yorkshire has generously offer support for this two day charitable event that takes place on June 16th and 17th this year.

Some members of the Aircraft Restoration Group www.aircraftrestorationgroup.webs.com have been involved in aircraft preservation and restoration since the late 1960s; all are unpaid volunteers with diverse aviation backgrounds. In their workshops in Ripon they are currently undertaking static rebuilds of two Spitfires for UK museum / collectors; a Flying Flea; a Soko Kraguj P2 Sparrowhawk; an Auster J5 Alpha; and a Vampire T11.

The group is also a driving force behind the Westland Whirlwind Fighter Project, which is a very exciting project to recreate this very underrated and amazing twin engined aircraft of World War II. www.whirlwindfighterproject.org

As well as supporting the event with prizes Mike Eastman and his fellow volunteers will also be exhibiting at Cockpit-Fest, which will hopefully provide visitors an exciting insight into the work they are currently undertaking.

Cockpit-Fest is a two day charitable event, which is organised by the Newark Air Museum and has been an annual event for more than ten years. Cockpit-Fest takes place on the museum's site in eastern Nottinghamshire close to the county border with Lincolnshire; and attracts cockpits and visitors from across Great Britain and sometimes from Europe.

At last year's Cockpit-Fest companies and organisations had an opportunity for to become involved in supporting the event. The same opportunity still exists this year and the museum is in on-going discussion with several other potential supporters for this annual charitable event and any organisations or individuals interested in offering their support are asked to contact Howard Heeley at:

Newark Air Museum
Drove Lane
Winthorpe
Newark
Notts
NG24 2NY

Or via Email at: enquire@newarkairmuseum.org

Regular updates about which visiting cockpit will be attending this year's event will be posted on the news page of the museum website at www.newarkairmuseum.org



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