Cockpit-Fest 2019 proved to be another great event at the Newark Air Museum site in eastern Nottinghamshire. Once again the Cockpit-Fest and Aeroboot display areas were located alongside each other on the Southfield Site, which is now going to be a permanent arrangement. The two day event was well attended and drew a lot of positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors alike.
The museum trustees were particularly thankful to a host of people: all of the Cockpiteers and Exhibitors, their friends and families; the Aeroboot stall holders; the museum staff, aircraft openers and volunteers who helped during the build-up, during and after the event.
Support for this year's event came from the following people and organisations:
Ken Ellis ('Wrecks & Relics - Spirit of Cockpit-Fest' Awards) The Museum Shop Jane Knox-Kiepura & Kiepura Aviation
As now seems to be the case with Cockpit-Fest there was a diverse range of cockpits and supporting displays on show and everyone who displayed at the event was a winner and a credit to this wonderfully diverse hobby. Below are this year's official results:
Grand Champion (Visitors Award) - Lynx AH.7 - XZ220, Andy Rawden
Visitors Award Non-Cockpit - Mainly Military Models display
Cockpiteers Cockpit Award - Lynx AH.7 - XZ220, Andy Rawden
Cockpiteers Award Non-Cockpit - Jet Provost and BAC167 Strikemaster cockpit panels display, Alana Cordran
Wrecks & Relics Spirit of Cockpit-Fest Award (Ken Ellis) - Buccaneer S.2B - XW550, The Buccaneer Aviation Group
Wrecks & Relics Spirit of Cockpit-Fest Award (Ken Ellis) - Venom FB.1 - WK393, Tony Collins
Wrecks & Relics Spirit of Cockpit-Fest Award (Ken Ellis) - Wyvern cockpit rig, Rob & Dan Carter
Newark Air Museum Cockpit-Fest Long Service Award (attended all 20 events) - Tony Dyer
Newark Air Museum Cockpit-Fest Long Service Award (attended all 20 events) - Naylan Moore
Cockpit-Fest will be back next year with an International event, on Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st June, 2020
Photo Credits - Howard Heeley, Down To Earth Promotions