Taking place on 24 and 25 June, Flywheel is a unique festival that transports visitors back in time with a combination of exquisite pre-1970 attractions and a genuine, perfectly preserved, wartime backdrop.
The Auster Club is having a large presence at this event
The event at this historic airfield and now in it’s third year, is the ideal showcase for vintage aircraft, and we hope to use this occasion to bring the Austers and The Club to a much wider audience. To this end we will have our own static display with 2 Austers shown in their period environment, one civil and one military. It will be a great weekend for all the family with vintage and classic cars, tank rides, air displays, vintage car demonstrations, re-enactors from the wartime period and so much more. We would urge you to visit the Flywheel website at www.flywheelfestival.com for all the latest information.
We have negotiated discounted tickets for club members whether driving or flying in, and members flying in will get free landings and our own dedicated Auster parking area. We have also arranged for overnight camping by the aircraft and a BBQ too (subject to some common sense conditions).
The venue is centrally located and is easy to get to by car or air. The ongoing restoration of the airfield and original buildings alone are worth seeing.
To make the event as interesting and enjoyable as possible for our members, we will be having some further attractions including free tea/coffee in our tent and a photo competition with several categories. This will be a great occasion to catch up with other members of the club and to generally have a good time.
Please put the dates in your diary and keep an eye on the Auster Club website for further information and updates, and how to get your discounted tickets.
Comments from the Organiser;
“Over the past two years we’ve worked hard to deliver an atmosphere that really sets this event apart. Visitors can get close to the action in the open-access paddock and stand trackside as hundreds of classic cars and motorbikes demonstrate their prowess. All of this while witnessing incredible aircraft displays on the Bicester Heritage airfield.
“Flywheel aims to bring to life the nostalgic ambience of the festival’s Second World War bomber station backdrop, Bicester Heritage, which celebrates 100 years since the Royal Flying Corps moved into the site.”
Highlights from the 2016 event included a live tank arena, an air display from the Great War Display Team, a collection of Sir Stirling Moss’ most notable race winning cars as well as the legend himself.