Free parking, free shuttle bus service and adult tickets that include two children under 16 absolutely free when purchased online in advance! 

Extensive ground exhibition, 3 hour flying display, choirs, entertainment, great food, kids zone, fascinating history ‘hub’, plus the many aircraft waiting for you in our comprehensive static park - all this awaits you at Blackbushe Airport’s 75th Anniversary, “Festival of Flight” on July 1st and 2nd.

Blackbushe Airport celebrates her 75th year of service to aviation this July. An airfield that has seen Kings, Queens, Presidents and Prime Ministers fly from her runways, first opened in November, 1942.

A major wartime base, the airfield was considered London’s second airport during the 1950’s. During this period Blackbushe became synonymous with the growth of new British independent airlines, and was also the US Navy’s only UK land base!

Closed by the government in 1960, now privately owned, the airport is home to flying schools and a major jet air-taxi operator. Blackbushe Airport today offers great potential for business flying while being an exemplary good neighbour airfield.

For your chance to win one of four family tickets (2 adults and 2 children), simply answer the following question:

Q. When did the airfield first become operational?

By post: Send your completed entry form to Festival of Flight Competition, Newsquest Dorset, Fleet House, Hampshire Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9XD before the closing date of 15th June 2017.

By phone: Simply call 09011510233 and leave your answer and details when prompted.

By text: Send your text to 80360 starting with FLIGHT leave a space, followed by your answer, name and contact details.

Terms and conditions:

Calls cost 51p per minute from a BT Landline plus your phone company’s access charge.

Calls from mobiles and some other networks may cost more.

Texts cost 50p plus your normal operator text charge.

Telephone and text lines open 05/06/2017 and close 15/06/2017 at 23:59PM.

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Winner/s will be chosen from all entries received. Usual Newsquest competition terms and conditions apply see