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Sun Shines on Bumper Crowds at Wings & Wheels

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Wings & Wheels thrilled crowds over the bank holiday weekend as more than 32,000 people joined the air and motoring Show for its first year as a two day event.

The RAF put on a fantastic array of air displays with the Red Arrows, Eurofighter Typhoon, Hawk, Tucano and Tutor all delighting crowds.

The highlight of the flying demonstration was the Harrier’s triumphant return to the aerodrome in celebration of 50 years since the first vertical take-off at Dunsfold. The jet danced and hovered along the crowd line before bowing out to a waving, cheering army of visitors.

Miss Demeanor, Red Bull Matadors, Breitling Wingwalkers, Aerobatic Glider Display, Tigers Parachute Team and Vulcan Bomber all added their own little bit of magic to the Show, whilst the ‘Wheels’, masterminded by Brooklands Museum, demonstrated the power and speed of iconic cars up and down the runway. Aston Martins, Ferraris, Jaguars, AC Cobras, Lotuses, Porsches, TVRs and the Merecedes-Benz Silver Arrows were just a few of the cars in the line-up.

Jamie McAllister, Event Director, Wings & Wheels comments: “We have received an unprecedented amount of positive feedback from enthusiastic guests and are overwhelmed by the success of the Show. Having invested substantially in the two day format, particularly the marshalling and traffic management on the external road junctions, it is rewarding for the whole team to know it has paid off and that everyone enjoyed such a smooth entry and exit to the show. We are all very much looking forward to next year and can confirm we will be holding the Show on Sunday 28th and Monday 29th August. In response to early demand tickets will be on sale from Friday 3rd September.”

With over 60 trade stalls and attractions located within the central arena it wasn’t just the aircraft and vehicles which kept the crowds entertained. Visitors enjoyed the return of favourites such as Mercedes Benz World and the Vulcan Village as well as the new attractions such as Walk on Water. The Wings & Wheels supported charities were a vital presence in the central arena and received astounding support and charitable donations from the crowds which will contribute significantly to the total money raised for charity over the bank holiday weekend.    

Wings & Wheels is promoted by Dunsfold Park Limited to help raise monies for nominated charities: Brooklands Museum Trust, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance, Cranleigh Village Hospital Trust and Help for Heroes.

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