Excitement builds with only 10 days to Wings & Wheels

Dunsfold Wings & Wheels Hurricane

The Wings & Wheels press launch kicked off with a preview taste of the air and motoring Show today (Tuesday 13th August 2013). GliderFX, the Hangar 11 Hurricane, model jet championship winning Reds Duo team and a host of motoring participants from Brooklands Museum, including the Benetton Formula One car, descended on the Aerodrome to showcase their displays ahead of the Show on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August.

First in was Guy Westgate from GliderFX in his MDM-1 ‘Fox’ glider which is capable of ‘unlimited’ aerobatics. Next to display was a new addition to the Wings & Wheels line-up the Reds Duo team. Current Model Aircraft World Champions, father and son duo Steve and Matt Bishop, flew their 1/4 scale Red Arrows Hawk models in a formation display. They both hold private pilots licenses’ and describe the models as ‘harder to fly than the real thing’.

Concluding the flying demonstrations was the rare version of a famous and much loved classic British fighter, the 1942 Hurricane flown by Peter Teichman. The historic former Royal Canadian Air Force Hurri-bomber did a captivating flypast before landing and allowing guests a firsthand look.

Hitting the Top Gear track was a collection of modern and historic cars and motorbikes from Brooklands Museum which included John Reaks’ Benetton B190 which was used in the 1990 Formula One season. Nelson Piquet drove the car and won the final two races of that year, in Japan and Australia, to come overall third in the drivers’ championship. Also along for the ride were a selection of AC Cobra’s, GT40’s, E-Type Jaguar’s and a Yamaha Formula 1 Racing Sidecar from Des Lindsey.

The UK’s most famous Boeing 747 threw open its doors for a very special tour of behind the scenes trivia and a guided journey through the plane from our team of 747 aficionados.

Jamie McAllister, Event Director, comments: “Wings & Wheels is a great value, affordable family day out and this year we have lined up incredible aviation, motoring and military entertainment for the weekend. We are delighted to welcome back the Red Arrows and the Vulcan Bomber but also the Chinook, Typhoon and the Reds Duo – our first model flyers to perform at the Show. The Wheels has taken another step forward this year with a new crowd line parade from the Wheels Club Zone, the returning motoring demonstration and some incredibly interesting and rare military vehicles in the Military Zone where re-enactors will also be re-creating a battle for visitors. It’s going to be our best Show yet!”

The 9th annual Wings & Wheels will be held over the August Bank holiday weekend; Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th August 2013, at Dunsfold Park near Guildford, Surrey, and is open to spectators from 09:00 until 20:00.

Tickets start from £20 for adults, £45 for a family (2 adults and 3 children aged 5 – 15yrs), £6 for children aged between 5 and 15yrs and under 5s are free. Hospitality packages start from £150 per person, weekend passes, grandstand tickets and camping are also available. For more information visit www.wingsandwheels.net or to book standard tickets call 08712 305 572.

Wings & Wheels is promoted by Dunsfold Park Limited and in 2013 will be assisting fundraising efforts for Brooklands Museum Trust and Help for Heroes.

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