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Thursday, 9 Feb 2012

Aviation Show to relocate and expand at 2012 Festival of Speed

The third dedicated Goodwood Aviation Show will be held this summer as a fully-integrated attraction at the popular Festival of Speed and Moving Motor Show (28 June - 1 July 2012), bringing GA to the heart of the festival.

For 2012 the Goodwood Aviation Show will be set within the Festival of Speed’s renowned Goodwood Parkland site for the very first time, rather than at the Goodwood Aerodrome, as in the previous two years. This will make the Aviation Show fully accessible to each of the 180,000+ visitors that are forecast to attend this summer’s event.

With this new on-site location, and support from leading GPS manufacturer Garmin, there are plans to significantly expand the aviation show to include additional attractions such as a dedicated military and civilian careers area.

Since its introduction in 1993, the Festival of Speed has grown into a renowned celebration of transportation for enthusiasts, and although the prime focus has been on cars, the event has always embraced other modes of transport too, from bicycles right through to high-speed boats and aircraft.

Exhibitors

As was seen over the past two years, the Goodwood Aviation Show will enable manufacturers and agents of fixed wing and rotary aircraft, as well as aviation service suppliers, to showcase their latest aircraft designs and products to both a specialist aviation audience, as well as an inquisitive public.

More than 20 exhibitors have already confirmed their participation, already exceeding the total number of exhibitors at the 2011 event, with more set to follow after Goodwood increased the available aviation exhibition space this year.

So far exhibitors include Pilatus, Honeywell, Nicholson McLaren, Transair, plus many others. Further details of exhibitors will be announced over the coming months.

Pleasure flights and air displays

Pleasure flights for the public will be available from the Goodwood Aerodrome during the event, located less than a mile from the Festival of Speed site. Daily air displays are a highly popular Festival attraction, ranging from the Red Arrows to the UK public debut of the Air Bus in flight, and this year will be no exception – with fly past plans already underway and announcements to follow shortly.

You can find out more about the Festival of Speed at Goodwood's website.

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