2019 Cold War Jets Fast Taxi Days

Across the many years that Bruntingthorpe has held its biannual Cold War Jets Fast Taxi Days, air enthusiasts and members of public from across the country, have flocked to witness this spectacular event.

Bruntingthorpe Aviation voluntary teams work tirelessly throughout the year to maintain the Cold War Jets collection. Whilst these aircraft are currently retired from active duty, many of the jets remain in fully working order, therefore, twice a year, we open our doors for visitors to experience a truly unique event.

The Cold War Jets Fast Taxi Days sees a selection of the most popular aircraft perform full power taxi runs on the infamous Bruntingthorpe runway, it’s an event enjoyed by visitors young and old. Whether you’re an aviation enthusiast or simply looking for a family day out, the Cold War Jets Fast Taxi Days are a fun filled day.

The Cold War Jets Fast Taxi Days are scheduled to run on Sunday 26th May 2019 and Sunday 25th August 2019. The gates to the site open at 09:00am with the first jet taxi run often planned for approximately 11:00am. We charge a fee of £20 for adults, £15 for concessions, including pensioners and those with disabilities, and children under 16 are welcome free of charge when accompanied by an adult. Tickets are only available on the gate so please ensure you arrive in plenty of time.

For more information on this year’s open days please visit https://www.bruntingthorpe.com/aviation/discover-explore/fast-taxi-days

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.