Tiger Moths Return To Woburn

On the 16th and 17th August, Woburn Abbey will play host to one of the most popular heritage events on the summer calendar, the de Havilland Moth Club International Tiger Moth Rally.

In addition to delighting aviation enthusiasts, the event is set to be a mecca for vintage and classic car fans. The gathering will offer very ‘Best of British’ with some of the country’s top vintage cars and aircraft showing off their style in a unique Garden Party environment.

The historic parklands of Woburn Abbey first played host to club members’ Tiger Moth biplanes and their brethren in 1980. For almost three decades, the event was a highlight of the summer season, combining flying displays, club flying competitions, vintage aircraft and classic cars. The August 2014 event promises to be bigger and better than ever, while still maintaining an authentically ‘old English’ atmosphere.

Owners of Tiger Moths, other de Havilland types and invited vintage aircraft will operate from a specially prepared grass strip in the Deer Park at Woburn Abbey which was once part of a World War II runway onto which Stirling and Lancaster bombers were flown for dispersal amongst the ancient oak trees.

The event will also allow a special ‘get up close hour’ each day, when everybody can take photographs and meet pilots. There will be club flying competitions on Saturday and an air display on Sunday afternoon.

“Vintage and classic cars were always a special part of the de Havilland Moth Club weekends and owners clubs are already putting the date in their diary” says Stuart McKay, secretary of the de Havilland Moth Club. “We anticipate gathering the vehicles on the hillside to the eastern side of the runway from which vantage point it is possible to look down onto spectacular views of the lakes and the airfield, the characteristic features which make the setting of a Woburn Abbey Tiger Moth Rally so unique.”

Ticket prices ‘on the day’ will cost £10 per person on Saturday, £15 Sunday, with accompanied under- 16s admitted free. For more information and to purchase your tickets, please visit http://www.mothsatwoburn.co.uk

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