Are you having any flying displays?
Flying displays, in case you didn’t know, are very, very expensive. For instance, in 2011, a six-minute display by a privately owned Hawker Hurricane cost over £6,000. The BBMF display with Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster starts at around £5,000! You can get a ‘free’ flypast from the BBMF but you need to ask a minimum of a year in advance
Why don’t you charge an entrance fee or car park charge?
The 1940s event takes place with the kind permission of Maristow Estate (who own the Airfield) and is on ‘common land’. The rules regarding common land mean we cannot charge for entrance, car parking etc., so everything hinges on the generosity of visitors.
So parking is free but where do I park?
Car parking is available in the dispersal bays as usual. If approaching from Plymouth or Tavistock, please turn off at the Leg O’Mutton junction and follow our yellow signs. Everyone should head for the Knightstone Tea Rooms entrance where they can gain easy access to the display arena and the free car park. We have also reserved exhibitor car parking here and disabled parking at Knightstone.