Home to significant
aviation heritage

Initially constructed in 1942 for use by the heavy bombers of World War II, Bruntingthorpe is steeped in aviation history. Redeveloped and significantly extended by the USAF in the 1950s, the infrastructure and 3.2km runway have remained intact to this day. We are home to the Bruntingthorpe Aviation Museum featuring an impressive collection of Cold War Jets in addition to being a secure storage base for end-of-life aircraft.

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Home to significant
aviation heritage

Initially constructed in 1942 for use by the heavy bombers of World War II, Bruntingthorpe is steeped in aviation history. Redeveloped and significantly extended by the USAF in the 1950s, the infrastructure and 3.2km runway have remained intact to this day. We are home to the Bruntingthorpe Aviation Museum featuring an impressive collection of Cold War Jets in addition to being a secure storage base for end-of-life aircraft.

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Home to significant
aviation heritage

Initially constructed in 1942 for use by the heavy bombers of World War II, Bruntingthorpe is steeped in aviation history. Redeveloped and significantly extended by the USAF in the 1950s, the infrastructure and 3.2km runway have remained intact to this day. We are home to the Bruntingthorpe Aviation Museum featuring an impressive collection of Cold War Jets in addition to being a secure storage base for end-of-life aircraft.

Learn more

Home to significant
aviation heritage

Initially constructed in 1942 for use by the heavy bombers of World War II, Bruntingthorpe is steeped in aviation history. Redeveloped and significantly extended by the USAF in the 1950s, the infrastructure and 3.2km runway have remained intact to this day. We are home to the Bruntingthorpe Aviation Museum featuring an impressive collection of Cold War Jets in addition to being a secure storage base for end-of-life aircraft.

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A unique jet collection celebrating aeroplane history At Bruntingthorpe Aviation, we have proudly held onto our heritage and as such, have encouraged the growth of our Cold War Jets Collection. Open for visitors every Sunday, the aircraft museum boasts a wonderful collection of historical jets,...

Aviation Museum

Don’t miss out on something so spectacular. Bruntingthorpe Aviation strives to maintain the Cold War Jets Collection in fully serviceable order and our voluntary teams do exceptionally well in preserving these historical aircraft. Although retired from active duty, many of the jets remain...

Fast Taxi Days

Private aircraft storage facilities for extra peace of mind At Bruntingthorpe Aviation, we understand that it’s not easy to find an ideal aircraft storage location with there being multiple factors to consider, including privacy, accessibility and security. However, our site can address...

Aircraft Storage

Aviation in Numbers

Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the UK. With a flair for impressive customer service and a range of exclusive facilities, we truly are a unique location.

1942

Initial Airfield Construction

3.2km

Runway

15

Aircraft Storage Spaces

23

Cold War Jets

2

Annual Open Days

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Across the many years that Bruntingthorpe has held its biannual Cold War Jets Fast Taxi Days, air enthusiasts and...

Bruntingthorpe in Leicestershire is the current home of C Walton Limited, Manheim Auctions, Big Thunder Events, Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground and the Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome, featuring the iconic Cold War Jets Collection as well as a number of other automotive businesses. All situated within the 670-acre site, there is something to meet the needs of each of our customers. Our wide range of facilities allow us to cater for any type of event, from the standard to the obscure, and thanks to our 3.2km straight, Bruntingthorpe still operates as an active airfield.