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AIRSHOW NEWS: Wings & Wheels to Showcase Aerodromes Iconic History at 2012 Show

The historic setting for one of the UK’s most popular family days out, ‘Wings & Wheels’, is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2012. As the airshow returns to Dunsfold Aerodrome (home to BBC’s Top Gear) on Sunday 26th & Monday 27th August 2012, the event will showcase some of the airfield’s iconic aviation and motoring history.

Attracting crowds of over 30,000 in 2011 with an outstanding variety of dynamic air and motoring displays, stunt driving, static vehicle exhibitions, shopping, dancing, live bands and arena attractions, the airshow has helped raise more than £250,000 for charities to date.

Visitors to Dunsfold Aerodrome are treated to breathtaking 5 hour air displays including favourites; The Red Arrows, Team Viper (the only Hunter formation team in the World) The Blades, Team Breitling Wingwalkers and the Avro Vulcan, accompanied by witty and knowledgeable commentary from aviation experts and display pilots.

The ‘Wings’ of the event would not be complete without an exhibition of all the weekends visiting aircraft and Dunsfold’s resident Boeing 747 – most famously seen in Casino Royale.

The ‘Wheels’ is a heady mix of thrilling stunts and an adrenaline pumping 2 hour motoring demonstration. The demonstration blasts down the main runway and includes an eclectic mix of vehicles ranging from modern day supercars to classic and vintage favourites, courtesy of Brooklands Museum.

In the Stunt Zone world record j-turns, fast action parallel parking, pirouettes and two wheel driving are just some of the outstanding motoring action running every hour. Visitors wanting a little less action can get a closer look at all displaying vehicles in the Wheels Zone and motoring paddock as well as watching over 80 Military Vehicles in a nostalgic parade along the 1500m crowd line.

 The show Arena is 32 acres packed with something to do for all the family. The Hot Rod Zone is a stunning display of nostalgic and ‘kustom’ Hot Rod vehicles, vintage trade and themed catering outlets accompanied by live rockabilly music.

The 1940s Zone holds Jive master classes every hour, re-enactment groups and authentic shopping. The Arena also includes Wings & Wheels favourites; aviation and motoring simulators, children’s inflatable’s, a fairground, military outlets and interactive car shows.

The retail village can also be found in the show Arena and hosts over 80 stands selling a wide variety of products and gifts. To make your day even more enjoyable Wings & Wheels provides free event parking, on site camping, fixed priced catering, grandstand seating, disabled access and mobility provision.

The 8th annual Wings and Wheels will be held over the August Bank holiday weekend; Sunday 26th & Monday 27th August 2012, at Dunsfold Park near Guildford, Surrey, and is open to spectators from 09:00 until 18:00. Tickets start from £18 for adults, £40 for a family (2 adults and 3 children aged 5 – 15yrs), £5 for children aged between 5 and 15yrs and under 5s are free. Hospitality packages start from £125 per person, weekend passes, grandstand tickets and camping are also available. For more information visit www.wingsandwheels.net or to book tickets call 08712 305572.

Wings & Wheels is promoted by Dunsfold Park Limited with proceeds going to nominated charities: Brooklands Museum Trust, Cranleigh Village Hospital Trust, Help for Heroes and Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance.

 

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