OPENING TIMES

Friday 31st August 2018
9am – 5pm

(no official airshow / re-enacment battle on this day)

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd September 2018
9am – 5pm



The Harvard

The Harvard is a USAF training aircraft used for the transition from light types (like the Stearman or Cornell) to the heavy fighters like the P-51 mustang. It is two seat fully dual control powered by a Pratt and Whitney R-1340 radial 9 cylinder engine turning a constant speed propeller.

The Harvard had all the systems and complications of the aircraft it got pilots ready for but also forgiving handling in the event of errors on the part of the student, to that extent it was an incredibly popular aircraft being used by nearly every allied air force during the war and every other air force after the war. This aircraft was imported to the UK by Air Leasing LTD for its owner and fully rebuilt being finished in a California National Guard scheme which was one of the aircrafts many post-war utilisations.