Sywell Classic Pistons & Props

Sywell Classic Pistons & Props

Sywell classic piston and props is an event to celebrate classic vehicles including cars and aircraft.

Held at Northamptonshire’s Sywell Aerodrome on the 28th and 29th of September 2013. Doors are open at 10am on both the Saturday and Sunday, staying open until 6.30pm on Saturday and 5.30pm on Sunday.

What’s on – Saturday

10:00am – Gates Open
All Day – Static Classic Car and Aircraft, Musical Acts, Wall of Death and Retail village
10:00am to 11:30am – Fly-in of visiting aircraft
11:30am to 12:00am – Hangar 11 Spitfire Aerial Display
12:15am to 12:45pm – Dragsters on the Sprint Strip
12:45pm to 2:45pm – Classic Motorsport on the Racing Runway
3:00pm to 3:30pm – Breitling Wing Walkers Aerial Display
3:30pm to 4:00pm – Aircraft Departures
4:00pm to 4:30pm – Dragsters on the Sprint Strip
4:30pm to 4:30pm – Classic Motorsport on the Racing Runway
6:30pm Gates Close / Aircraft Departures

What’s on – Sunday

10:00am – Gates Open
All Day – Static Classic Car and Aircraft, Musical Acts, Wall of Death and Retail village
10:00am to 11:30am – Fly-in of visiting aircraft
11:30am to 12:00pm – Trig Aerobatic Aerial Display
12:15pm to 12:40pm – Dragsters on the Sprint Strip
12:40pm to 14:15pm – Classic Motorsport on the Racing Runway
2:15pm to 2:45pm – Breitling Wing Walkers Aerial Display
2:45pm to 3:15pm – Hangar 11 Mustang Aerial Display
3:15pm to 3:35pm – Aircraft Departures
3:45pm to 4:05pm – Dragsters on the Sprint Strip
4:05pm to 5:30pm – Classic Motorsport on the Racing Runway
5:30pm – Gates Close / Aircraft Departures

More than 75 classic cars and motorcycles are scheduled to compete in the Racing Runway race at Sywell including single seaters, sports cars and saloons. With even more action expected for the Sprint Strip event which is normally used for airplanes to travel to the runway. The event will include dragsters and motorcycles going head-to-head in a 200 metre straight-line sprint.

You can expect to see Chipmunks, Be2s, Wilgas, Tiger Moths, Extra 300s and Tomahawks in the skies as independent owners and clubs fly into the show. Along with the amazing displays of just people turning up for the event there will be breathtaking aerial displays from Hangar 11’s Spitfires on Saturday and the Trig Aerobatic Team on the Sunday. The world’s only aerobatic formation wing walking team, the Breitling Wingwalkers will also perform all weekend.

It sounds like it will be a great event for the aerial shows and spectacular aircraft along with classic, vintage cars. Tickets cost £14 per day in advance or £17 on the day for adults and for children aged 5-15 it is £5 in advance and £7 on the day. You can also buy a family ticket which consists of two adults, two children for £33 in advance or £40 on the day.

This post was written by aircraft enthusiast and writer for Air Charter, specialists in private jet, helicopter and airliner charter, Adam Stevens.