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The UK’s largest operational airfield in the heart of Leicestershire

Bruntingthorpe Aviation boasts an exciting array of facilities to meet the needs of aircraft owners and enthusiasts alike. Steeped in history, the site now houses a world-class Cold War Jets Collection, alongside numerous concrete parking aprons for aircraft storage. Discover the delights of Bruntingthorpe Aviation for yourself, you won’t be disappointed.


We haven’t yet confirmed if the taxi days will be on in 2020 however should they go ahead they will happen on 24th May and 30th August 2020. Please check back to this pahe for updates as and when they happen.


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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