23rd April

Shoreham Airport

drive it day 2016
shorham airport


The Historic Vehicle Federation's annual run will be held as usual on 23rd April this year and we intend to take part again.The plan is to meet at Boship roundabout beside the Service Station . A pleasant run incorporating most types of roads will take us through the Downs to Shoreham Airport, (Now renamed Brighton City Airport). It is Britain's Oldest Airport. For those of you who may have never visited, the Main Terminal building is a beautiful Art Deco building, well preserved and a joy in itself to see. The timetable for the day is as follows.

Leave Boship at 10.00am the run is approx 40 miles.

Arrive at the Airport around 11.00 Car Parking is normally Pay and Display but we have been granted free designated Parking. Take care I can report they like issuing tickets!!!!!!
The restaurant will be open for coffee, however as time could easily be short, a flask might be advisable for those who want to be sure of their mid morning fix
A conducted tour will start at 11.30 starting with the museum and continuing onto the airfield, including where possible the fire fighting arrangements, possible planes and Hangars.

The precise itinerary will to some extent depend on their commercial operations which obviously must take precedence at the time.

Lunch is scheduled for 1.00 in the Main Terminal building where an E.H.V.C table will be reserved for us, the menu boasts a fair selection of sandwiches, paninis and main meals at reasonable cost, there is also a bar.

There is a very relaxed atmosphere and there should be plenty of opportunity to watch the planes taking off and landing. The cost is just £5 per head for the tour and the lunch cost depends on what you order. Sunday is their busiest day of the week therefore early booking is essential. Numbers for the tour may have to be capped if it is oversubscribed. Your booking and Fee to me please no later than 1st April.
For more details please contact Peter Gillies on 01825 890825 or

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