LITTLE GRANSDEN AIR & CAR SHOW

August 26th, 2018

LITTLE GRANSDEN AIR & CAR SHOW

August 26th, 2018

LITTLE GRANSDEN AIR & CAR SHOW

August 26th, 2018

LITTLE GRANSDEN AIR & CAR SHOW

August 26th, 2018

LITTLE GRANSDEN AIR & CAR SHOW

August 26th, 2018

LITTLE GRANSDEN AIR & CAR SHOW

August 26th, 2018

About

About the show.

First put on in 1992 with just a handful of cars and single flying act, the show has gone from strength to strength over the years, with show gradually increasing to its current size – with over 300 vehicle exhibitors and a flying display lasting more than 3.5 hours plus numerous other ground-based attractions. The show is put on by an entirely unpaid volunteer team in aid of the BBC’s Children in Need Appeal and various local children’s charities and deserving organisations and to date we have raised in the region of £320,000 for these causes.

We are always looking for volunteers to help, be that in the background with whatever skills you can bring to the table, to help with set up 2 days before and on the day as a steward. If you can help give John Swain (EO) a shout on 07545 258386

Images from previous years giving a flavour of the event can be found here 

Meet the team.

Event Organiser John Swain and the show committee consists of Mark Jefferies, John Jefferies, Darren Harbar, Dave Poile, Heather Lowe building upon the experience of our dear friends Adrian Hamilton and Doug Sewell, no longer with us but forever part of the team.

Vehicle Display

As well as the aerial side of the event, the LGACS includes strong participation from various vehicle clubs and private vehicle owners who bring along their rare, vintage, prestige or ex-military cars, lorries, tractors, PSVs and motorcycles.

 

Vehicle’s already booked in

 

Hundreds of vehicles cover the full spectrum of ground based transport from century old steam through to modern supercars.

If you’d like to exhibit your vehicle, please fill in an application form (please go through your club if you are applying to be in a club group area).

Images from previous years giving a flavour of the event can be found here 

Traders, Exhibitors & Forms

We have approximately 80 pitches available for traders and exhibitors at the show. We have a good selection of traders selling books, toys, model kits, artwork, antiques and collectables, craft goods, clothing as well as various other aviation and motor related products.

If you’d like to trade or exhibit at the show, please fill in an application form. Charities welcome – after all, we are here to raise money for Children in Need and other local good causes!

 

Forms

If you’d like to attend the show as a vehicle exhibitor, trader or craft fair participant please fill in the appropriate form…

Flying

BBMF Lancaster. The mission of the RAF BBMF is to maintain the priceless artefacts of our national heritage in airworthy condition in order to commemorate those who have fallen in the service of this country, to promote the modern day Air Force and to inspire the future generations.The Hawker Hurricane won the battle of Britain. This example of the Hawker fighter was built by Canadian Car and Foundry as a Hurricane I, with the serial AE977, in the spring of 1941. It went first to the RAF, then the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy, for whose use it was converted into a navalised Sea Hurricane X.
Extra 330SC flown by Mark Jefferies - British champion. This aircraft is one of the best aerobatic planes of all times to date. Camera ready for Mark's take-off where he flips the aircraft onto its wing tip and climbs away sideways! The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt was a World War II era fighter aircraft produced by the United States from 1941 through 1945. Its primary armament was eight .50-caliber machine guns and in the fighter-bomber ground-attack role it could carry five-inch rockets or a bomb load of 2,500 pounds (1,103 kg).
Wacky Wabbit, T6 Harvard “Advanced Trainer” you can have a unique flight experience in "Wacky Rabbit" from Duxford. Once you get up close to the Harvard you will realise why this was the Advanced Trainer of the RAF and many other Air Forces around the world. As you climb inside the cockpit you will step back in time to the 1940’s as there is no mistaking its wartime military heritage.The L29 is a former Soviet Union fast jet trainer. Some years ago Mark Jefferies imported this aircraft. The first of type in the UK. The L-29 was made in CZ republic and served all the jet training in the USSR in the 1960's. Poland being the exception who used the Iskra
The Red Sparrows are based at Duxford and the team is made up of the Duxford display pilots. .The Type R "Mystery Ships" were a series of wire-braced, low-wing racing airplanes built by the Travel Air company in the late 1920s and early 1930s. They were so called, because the first three aircraft of the series (R614K, R613K, B11D) were built entirely in secrecy.
All being well if light winds we will have several Paramotors fly in to the event prior to the show. These powered paragliders require no licence to fly. Approximately 6 - 10 hours of ground school instruction and off you go!The Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun was a German single-engine sport and touring aircraft, developed by Bayerische Flugzeugwerke (Bavarian Aircraft Works) in the 1930s. During the war period it as primarily used as a personnel transport and liaison aircraft.
The Beech Model 18, feeder-liner first flew in January, 1937 at Wichita, and was an immediate success. This aircraft registered as G-BKGL on the UK register, which was built at some stage during WW2 and re-manufactured in 1951 by the Beech company for delivery to the RCAF with the c/n CA164.Jet Provost T5 XW325 spent the majority of her service career at RAF Finningley as a NavEx trainer. After sale by the RAF XW325 was purchased by Global Aviation and transferred to Humberside Airport, where she was civilianised and issued with a CAA Permit to Fly.
The Spartan 7W Executive was an Executive class cabin monoplane aircraft produced by the Spartan Aircraft Company during the late 1930s and early 1940s. The 7W featured an all-metal fuselage as well as a retractable undercarriage.Little and Large. Mike Williams with his "Global Stars" radio controlled model and Chris Burkett in the Extra 300S. The only act of its kind in the UK.
Will Greenwood Yak 3 air to air 2016YAK 3 flown by Will Greenwood. It was one of the smallest and lightest major combat fighters fielded by any combatant during the war. Its high power-to-weight ratio gave it excellent performance. "do not get in a dog fight below 5,000 meters, you will get shot down" P51 Miss Hellen served with the 487th Fighter Squadron and 352nd Fighter Group also know as the blue nosed barstards of Bodney.
Spitfire - pictures and info very soonThe Global Stars team. These are some of the best pilots in the World, traveling the World to do air shows. This year they will have been to China twice January and April. The most memorable event was to fly over the world longest bridge, 55km!
Military parachuteRoyal Navy Sea Fury. The last of the post-war piston-engine single-seat fighter aircraft to serve in front-line Naval Air Squadrons and renowned in the Korean War when Sea Fury pilots shot down one MiG-15 jet aircraft and badly damaged two others without incurring serious damage to their own aircraft.

Displaying aircraft are subject to change on the day due to many variables. For example, aircraft serviceability, pilots health, weather and so forth.  

Tickets

Tickets are now available to buy at exclusive online early bird prices… buy now to save!

Tickets will also be available from selected local outlets from early 2018
– watch this space for details.


Find Us

Little Gransden is a small grass airfield located in the Cambridgeshire countryside, not far from Gamlingay and the WWII bomber base of Great Gransden, roughly equidistant between Cambridge and Bedford.

Parking for the show is on fields neighbouring the airfield.

The postcode for the show is SG19 3BP; (this takes you to the main entrance) please follow the yellow AA roadsigns for the event as you get closer and turn left into the first car park that you see signs for (with the exception of VIP ticket holders and disabled badge holders who should aim for car park A).

Contact

For general feedback and questions please join our Facebook group

We are also on twitter

Event organiser : 
John Swain john@littlegransdenairshow.co.uk  07545 258386

Show committee : 
Mark Jefferies, John Jefferies, Dave Poile, Darren Harbar, Heather Lowe

Flying Partisipation:

Mark Jefferies 07785 538317 or email 

PPR:
Dave Poile d.poile@btinternet.com 07730 091132
Trader pitches:
Dave Poile d.poile@btinternet.com 07730 091132

Vehicle bookings:
Heather Lowe  vehicle@littlegransdenairshow.co.uk  07713 875610