Our Vision

Maintaining our position in the aviation market.

As part of the Bruntingthorpe Group, our Aviation division strives to achieve continuous improvement across all areas of the business. We are extremely proud of our customer service record and warmly welcome everyone onto our site in a friendly and professional manner. Our members of staff take great pride in their work and all have on thing in common – their love for aviation. It is their enthusiasm for the industry and dedication to their role that allows Bruntingthorpe Aviation to grow in the way it has.

Although guided by historical importance, the team at Bruntingthorpe Aviation are always keeping up to date with the latest technology in order to allow us to provide the best possible facilities. We use state-of-the-art equipment to maintain our retired planes in serviceable order alongside the implementation of high security measures for our storage customers. We build reliable relationships with industry partners in order to provide additional aviation engineering complying with EASA Part 145 maintenance approval.

Our vision is to become the go-to place in the UK for aircraft storage alongside providing an exciting experience for enthusiasts through our museum set-up and scheduled open days. We will continue to enhance our Cold War Jets Collection with the intention of making our aviation museum one of the most well-known in the UK and internationally.

Visit us today and see for yourself what we have to offer.


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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