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STEM day visit to Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre

Tue 03, 2017
STEM day visit to Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre
Wow! What an amazing day at the Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre with Year 11 & 12 students; the fun packed, informative and ‘awesome’ activity was a special visit arranged by our wonderful Mrs Eglinton for the annual STEM day.

The students were invited to board the various types of aircraft, ranging from 1960’s passenger planes to Jet fighters. The volunteer guides (some of them retired pilots) gave very informative tours of each plane, with detailed explanations about the history and mechanics of each one.The highlight though, for many of our students, was the opportunity to sit in the cockpit of the planes and feel like a true pilot, testing out the flying equipment.

As usual, our students made a big impression, a member of staff at the centre said they were ‘exceptional, very caring to each other, polite, and it was an absolute pleasure to have us as visitors’. Comments like this always makes me feel very proud to be part of our unique school community and highlights the enriching educational experience students gain from our offsite activities.

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Need a great exciting venue for an event? why not try us? (see more)

We have a wonderful location for events. Whether it be cars, motor cycles, tractors, military vehicles …….. the list is endless. We can accommodate over 1000 visitors on site, provide safe free parking, outdoor exhibit space, cafe and shop, additional on site catering.

So if you think we could be of service please do get in touch with us. We will then go through your requirements and see how we could help.

Our facility is a fantastic base for an event, because your visitors will be able to enjoy our great aircraft and hangar – open cockpit tours plus enjoy the location right next to the runway at Newquay Airport.

We have recently hosted a very successful motor vehicle event – see the report below…

On 5th June CAHC were the chosen venue to host the Cornwall Festival of Motoring.

With glorious weather – a wonderful collection of classic cars – and a location that offered a really interesting and fun day out, all resulted in a hugely successful event.

Flight experiences were available (and popular) with Fly Nqy positioning their lovely Robin light aircraft right next to the cars. People were able to take a flight around Newquay, actually taking control of the aircraft, and seeing our amazing coastline from 1500 feet.

The former gate guard at RAF St Mawgan was available for tours – Rosalie the Shackleton. What a popular exhibit she was too, with hundred of people making the short walk to visit her – and get to speak to the guys who have been working on the project.

One of our volunteers – who are also a paramedic – brought along the SWAST response car for people to look at and ask questions about. Also a popular exhibit.

An elaborate collection of motorcycles from the Cornwall British Legion group also added to the variation of exhibits.

With Adrian Elliot running the commentary and information tent, the day had a real festival atmosphere.

Visitors were able to climb aboard many of our aircraft – including the Hunter GA11 and VC-10. Always popular and just about everyone left with a smile on their face.

But the stars of the show were the extensive collection of many different classic cars. All looking and sounding amazing. Positioned on our Easterly pan and lawns (closest to the runway) exhibitors and visitors also had a great view of aircraft coming and going to the airport.

A huge thank you to our volunteers – all 24 of them who worked so hard all day in very hot conditions. Great effort.

But thanks for those visitors who came and attended the event. Hundreds of pounds was raised for Cornwall Air Ambulance.

We would like to host more events here. If you know of any organisation that would like to use our facility please pass on our details… thanks.

Event...

Why not use our great facility to host your event. (see more)

We have a wonderful location for events. Whether it be cars, motor cycles, tractors, military vehicles …….. the list is endless. We can accommodate over 1000 visitors on site, provide safe free parking, outdoor exhibit space, cafe and shop, additional on site catering.

So if you think we could be of service please do get in touch with us. We will then go through your requirements and see how we could help.

Our facility is a fantastic base for an event, because your visitors will be able to enjoy our great aircraft and hangar – open cockpit tours plus enjoy the location right next to the runway at Newquay Airport.

We have recently hosted a very successful motor vehicle event – see the report below…

On 5th June CAHC were the chosen venue to host the Cornwall Festival of Motoring.

With glorious weather – a wonderful collection of classic cars – and a location that offered a really interesting and fun day out, all resulted in a hugely successful event.

Flight experiences were available (and popular) with Fly Nqy positioning their lovely Robin light aircraft right next to the cars. People were able to take a flight around Newquay, actually taking control of the aircraft, and seeing our amazing coastline from 1500 feet.

The former gate guard at RAF St Mawgan was available for tours – Rosalie the Shackleton. What a popular exhibit she was too, with hundred of people making the short walk to visit her – and get to speak to the guys who have been working on the project.

One of our volunteers – who are also a paramedic – brought along the SWAST response car for people to look at and ask questions about. Also a popular exhibit.

An elaborate collection of motorcycles from the Cornwall British Legion group also added to the variation of exhibits.

With Adrian Elliot running the commentary and information tent, the day had a real festival atmosphere.

Visitors were able to climb aboard many of our aircraft – including the Hunter GA11 and VC-10. Always popular and just about everyone left with a smile on their face.

But the stars of the show were the extensive collection of many different classic cars. All looking and sounding amazing. Positioned on our Easterly pan and lawns (closest to the runway) exhibitors and visitors also had a great view of aircraft coming and going to the airport.

A huge thank you to our volunteers – all 24 of them who worked so hard all day in very hot conditions. Great effort.

But thanks for those visitors who came and attended the event. Hundreds of pounds was raised for Cornwall Air Ambulance.

We would like to host more events here. If you know of any organisation that would like to use our facility please pass on our details… thanks.

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Our days of opening for June are Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we are closed on Friday and Saturdays.

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A very special VC-10 day. (see more)

On Sunday we had the pleasure and privilege of spending the day with Sqn Ldr Kev Booth and his partner Joanne here at the centre.

Kev was part of the crew (flight engineer) that brought ZA148 – our stunning VC10, into Newquay in August 2013.

Having kept in touch with Kev, he kindly offered to come and see us and help us with questions, info, experiences and VC10 related things that would help us to pass on to visitors. In fact he did far more – many visitors on the day were lucky enough to sit and chat with Kev (who rightly occupied his old seat) and were able to chat and get the best tour ever.

Some of our own VC10 team, spent the day with Kev, and added some really helpful data to pass on to the tour guides.

Thanks also to Joanne – who chatted away with visitors all day and really helped make the day special – both for us and our visitors. “Well that was an unexpected bonus” was one comment from a visitor who visited with his son, as he walked back into the hangar after the tour.

So many, many thanks Kev and Jo. This was a great day for all involved and very much appreciated. See you again when we have the engines in too!