LITTLE GRANSDEN AIR & CAR SHOW

August 25th, 2019

LITTLE GRANSDEN AIR & CAR SHOW

August 25th, 2019

LITTLE GRANSDEN AIR & CAR SHOW

August 25th, 2019

LITTLE GRANSDEN AIR & CAR SHOW

August 25th, 2019

LITTLE GRANSDEN AIR & CAR SHOW

August 25th, 2019

LITTLE GRANSDEN AIR & CAR SHOW

August 25th, 2019

LITTLE GRANSDEN AIR & CAR SHOW

August 25th, 2019

Tickets

Tickets are now available to buy at exclusive online early bird prices… early bird finishes 18th August – early bird catches the worm ! 

Tickets are available from selected local outlets.  
PLEASE NOTE CASH ONLY TICKET PURCHASES AS A CARDS PAYMENTS WOULD END UP IN THE WRONG ACCOUNT!. 
  • Wood view farm shop, Potton Rd Gamlingay,
  • Premier travel St Neots.
  • Premier travel High Street Royston,
  • Premier Travel St Ives.
  • Shume Bottle emporium, St Neots
  • Chunkys Café, Sandy
  • Days Butchers, Buckden
PLEASE NOTE CASH ONLY TICKET PURCHASES AS A CARDS PAYMENTS WOULD END UP IN THE WRONG ACCOUNT!. 


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, 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 (TBN)

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

Car club forms, —— Car individual forms, —— Trader forms, —— Crafter 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 13:00 – 17:00

Booked display items listed below.

Display Aircraft could be subject to change on the day due weather and aircraft serviceability.
The Tigers, Army parachute display team. The Tigers were formed over 20 years ago and are firmly established as one of the top parachute display teams within the United Kingdom. The team has been very successful in competitions throughout this period, with the team performing at events such as the British National Parachute Championships and the World Parachute Championships.The Rolls-Royce Spitfire, PS853, is an unarmed, high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, one of a batch of 79 Mk XIXs built at Supermarine, Southampton. The Mk XIX was powered by the 2,050 hp Griffon 65 or 66 and represents the pinnacle of the Spitfire’s development in terms of speed and altitude capability with a top speed of 446mph and a ceiling of 42,000ft.
P47 "Jug" 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). When fully loaded, the P-47 weighed up to eight tons, making it one of the heaviest fighters of the war. The P-47 was designed around the powerful Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engine, which was also used by two U.S. Navy/U.S. Marine Corps fighters, the Grumman F6F Hellcat and the Vought F4U Corsair. The Thunderbolt was effective as a short-to medium-range escort fighter in high-altitude air-to-air combat and ground attack in both the European and Pacific theaters.Buchon, In 1942, the Spanish government arranged a manufacturing licence with Messerschmitt AG to build the Bf 109G-2, the DB 605A engines, propellers, instruments and weapons were to be supplied from Germany. This proved impossible as Germany was incapable of meeting its own needs let alone Spain's, and only twenty-five airframes (without their tails) and less than half the necessary drawings were actually delivered.[1] Consequently, Hispano Aviación replaced the DB 605A engine with the 1,600 hp HS 89-12Z and the project was renamed Me 109J by Messerschmitt. [2] The HS 89-12Z engine performed a successful flight in a Bf-109E used as flying testbed, in Barcelona in 1944 and the first HA-1109-J1L made its maiden flight on 2 March 1945 in Seville, using a VDM propeller and lash-up engine mounting.[3] The remaining twenty-four airframes were flown during 1947-9 with Escher-Wyss props, but never became operational.
Built for Bristow Helicopters in 1969 as G-AXKU. Became G-MASH in 1989 with Defense Products at Redhill. Currently based at Brieghton in Yorkshire at the real aeroplane company in US Army colours to look like the the long running MASH TV show helicopter. More than 5,600 Bell 47s were produced. The Bell 47 entered U.S. military service in late 1946, and operated in a variety of versions and under different designations for three decades.Hawker Sea Fury T.20 WG655 (G-INVN) Built at Hawkers, Kingston-upon-Thames with final assembly at Langley with serial No. WG655. Delivered 9.10.1951 to Anthorn for initial storage then to 781 Sqdn Lee-on-Solent 7.12.1951. Returned to RDU Anthorn and preserved 13.2.1952. Purchased by Hawker 27.4.1957 for conversion to Target Towing configuration. Acquired by The Norwegian Historic Flight in 2018. More info can
be found here 
Dakota ZA947 is now painted to represent Dakota FZ692 of No 233 Squadron, around the D-Day period in 1944. This aircraft, which was named ‘Kwicherbichen’ by her crews, was involved in Para-dropping operations on the eve of D-Day.
Built as a Boeing B-17G-105-VE c/n 8693, the future Sally B was one of the last to be constructed by the Lockheed-Vega plant at Burbank, California. Accepted by the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) as 44-85784 on June 19 1945
NA P51 Mustang 'Miss Helen' served with the 487th Fighter Squadron and 352nd Fighter Group also know as the 'Blue Nosed Bastards' of Bodney. Built to a British specification and powered by a Rolls Royce Merlin it was the first fighter able to escort the 8th AF bombers over Berlin.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.
Pitts model 12 is a high performance aerobatic biplane designed around the Russia Vedeneyev M14P/PF engine. The same engine as the YAK 50/52 and other Russian light aircraft use. Massive performance with stunning speed and manoeuvrability Development of the DH.88 Comet was initiated at the behest of British aviation pioneer Geoffrey de Havilland, along with the support of de Havilland's board, being keen to garner prestige from producing the victorious aircraft. The de Havilland DH.88 Comet is a two-seat, twin-engined aircraft developed specifically to participate in the 1934 England-Australia MacRobertson Air Race from the United Kingdom to Australia.
Extra 330SC flown by Mark Jefferies - multiple British advanced unlimited aerobatic champion. This aircraft is one of the best aerobatic planes of all time. Cameras at the ready for Mark's take-off where he flips the aircraft onto its wing tip and climbs away sideways! What follows is a masterclass in extreme aerobatics that push pilot and aircraft to the limit. 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"
Wacky Wabbit, T6 Harvard “Advanced Trainer” you can have a unique flight experience in "The Wacky Wabbit" 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 "Red Sparrows" flying the DHC-1 Chipmunk. The Chipmunk is a tandem, two-seat, single-engined (Gipsy Major 10) primary trainer aircraft developed and manufactured by Canadian aircraft manufacturer de Havilland Canada. It was developed shortly after the Second World War and sold heavily throughout the immediate post-war years, a replacement for the de Havilland Tiger Moth biplane. The Global Stars team. These are some of the best pilots in the World, traveling the World to do air shows. Last year the team flew in China 4 times plus Bahrain and India. The most memorable event was to fly over the world longest bridge, 55km!
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! Contact mark Jefferies if you wish to learn. Its a cheap and fun way to get your bum in the air 🙂 A flight of D Day Piper L-4 "grass hopper" aircraft. In the civilian world know as the Piper Cub. These were the first aircraft to operate in France on the 6th June, transported across the channel by barge disassembled. They had many uses, directing artillery fire, delivering medical supplies to the front line, delivering ammunition, Maps, and any other equipment needed on the front line quickly. They even moved the generals around.
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. To our knowledge also the only one in the World! Last seen at the Bahrain International Airshow. 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.
Battle of Britain veteran Hawker Hurricane V7497 - 501 Squadron RAF. Based at RAF Kenley the Hurricane was shot down by Gustav Sprick JG26 on 28th September 1940 while flown by P/O E. B. Rogers (baled out). The Hurricane was recovered and restored to fly by Hawker Restorations and flew again in 2018.“Only the French could design an aeroplane so pretty,” said one airshow commentator at Valenciennes, “and only the English would fly it like this! ”And perhaps he was right. After all, the Turb Team’s display is a very English combination of the comic and the serious.
Pitts Special S2A flown by Dr. 'Kirk' Kirkpatrick. This aircraft is well traveled having flown in China in the late 1990's with Nigel Lambs "dream team" of 3 Pitts and Extra 300. Prior to that it was in Italy with Prof Guido Bastianelli. T-6 Texan SNJ warbirdThe North American Aviation T-6 Texan is an American single-engined advanced trainer aircraft used to train pilots of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), United States Navy, Royal Air Force, and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II. A total of 15,495 T-6s of all variants were built. This aircraft, G-TSIX is owned by Bulldog Aviation.

Display Aircraft subject to change on the day due weather and aircraft serviceability. 

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, Philippa Shoobert, Keith Wilson.

Flying Partisipation:

Mark Jefferies 07785 538317 or email 

Pippa Shoobert 07733 121816 manages lots of tasks

PPR: Donation upon arrival required !
Dave Poile d.poile@btinternet.com 07730 091132
Trader pitches:
Dave Poile d.poile@btinternet.com 07730 091132

Vehicle bookings:
Melanie Willies barnstormer55@hotmail.co.uk