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Newark’s Cockpit-Fest a great success


The Newark Air Museum’s annual Cockpit-Fest enjoyed gorgeous weather and an excellent turn-out on 23-24 June. Preserved cockpits descended on the museum from far and wide, the official results for the 2018 event being as follows:

Grand Champion (Visitors’ Award) – Jet Provost T4 XS176, Morayvia (below)

Visitors’ Award, Non-Cockpit — jointly awarded to Mainly Military Models and the control grips, yokes and panels display by Martyn Steele and Ian Hodgkiss

Cockpiteers’ Cockpit Award — jointly awarded to Vampire T11 XE921 from Steve Austin and Hunter FGA9 XE597 from Robert Dunn/Worcestershire Aviation Society

Cockpiteers’ Award, Non-Cockpit — Women At War, Karen Wilson

Wrecks & Relics Spirit of Cockpit-Fest Award (Ken Ellis) — Starduster G-BNNA, South Yorkshire Air Museum

Wrecks & Relics Spirit of Cockpit-Fest Award (Ken Ellis) — Lancaster ‘S for Sugar’ project (below)

Newark Air Museum Spirit of Cockpit-Fest Award — Shackleton AEW2 WL756 Mr Rusty, Gérard Prudon

The date for 2019’s Cockpit-Fest is still to be confirmed — keep checking the museum website,, for updates.

Photos by Howard Heeley

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