A diverse location for aviation enthusiasts.

At Bruntingthorpe Aviation, we have a number of facilities onsite to cater for our visitors. The museum, open every Sunday from 10 am until 4 pm, features 23 cold war jets, all kept in serviceable condition by our dedicated volunteers. All of our aircraft at the aviation museum are situated outdoors with the exception of our two Lightnings, which are based within their own ex-RAF Q-Shed Hangar. Visitors are welcome to get close to these historical jets while listening to vivid narratives of the jets’ life prior to retirement thanks to our experts onsite.

The immense size of the Bruntingthorpe site and our fully maintained 3.2km runway allows for the storage of aircraft onsite. Planes as large as Boeing 747’s can land at the airfield if enough notice is given for preparations, and can be stored on any of our numerous concrete aircraft dispersal aprons. Whether you need to store a large fleet or a light aircraft we can offer a service for you.

Bruntingthorpe Aviation benefits from onsite toilets, including disabled facilities for our visitors, however, please bear in mind that we don’t have refreshments available at the weekends. There are a number of local pubs and restaurants nearby that offer fantastic meals. Please feel free to ask for recommendations from any of the team.


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.

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