Airport crews gear up for high-flying family event

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First published in News

AN airport near Kinver is gearing up for a big Easter event packed with attractions for all ages.

Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green Airport, Bobbington, will be the venue for a Wings and Wheels bank holiday show on Sunday April 8 and Monday April 9.

The event will feature around 100 full size aircraft including a de Havilland Dragon Rapide 1930s airliner, as well model flying machines and military vehicles from history and the modern era.

The show, weather permitting, will also include pleasure flights, flying displays and visitors will have the chance to take to the skies for sample flying lessons in light aircraft and helicopters.

Vaughn Meers, Wings and Wheels organiser, said: "We have got a day out full of entertainment for all the family, people will be able to sit in aircraft cockpits and have the instruments explained to them.

"It is very rare for people to be able to get into planes, I don't know of any other show where people can do that."

The show will also feature a display of 50 classic cars and vintage fire engines, refreshments including a barbecue will be available and there will also be 1940s-style entertainment in the aircraft hanger.

Wings and Wheels will be open from 10am to 4pm on both days, entrance costs £6 for adults and £4 for children, discounted family tickets will be available.

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