Thursday 23 August 2018

Ever wanted to sit in the cockpit of a 1940s Hawker Hurricane?

Based at The Shuttleworth Collection, Hurricane R4118 is widely regarded as one of the most historic British aircraft to survive in flying condition from the Second World War.

This special Hurricane Heritage event is a close-up and personal photography day led by well known aviation photographer Darren Harbar, with the special opportunity to take a seat in this historic Battle of Britain fighter!* With training and practical advice, enjoy the chance to take great period images of Hawker Hurricane R4118 in its natural grass airfield environment. Teaching technique and camera skills advice will be available for those who need it, and the day includes a static photography session with a ‘Battle of Britain pilot’ re-enactor.

Special extras include: The chance to meet the aircraft owner, James Brown to find out more about this aircraft and why it’s so special; A Hurricane Heritage pilot’s chat about what it’s like to fly the Hawker Hurricane, the chance to experience the thrill of sitting inside the cockpit itself * and entry to the Collection.

Places limited, pre-book only. Suitable for over 16 years old.

*Cockpit experience subject to height, weight and mobility.

Event timings

09.30 Arrival for tea/coffee in the Princess Charlotte Room (restaurant)
10.00 Welcome and introduction from James Brown/Matt Petitt on behalf of Hurricane Heritage
10.15 R4118, a photographic perspective – photography presentation by Darren Harbar
11.00 Photography session with R4118 (airfield)
12.30 Lunch (PCR: Princess Charlotte room)
13.00 Pilot’s chat about R4118 (airfield)
13.15 Cockpit experience session
14.30 Photography session with R4118 with ‘period’ model (airfield)
15.30 Photography session with R4118 (airfield)
16.00 Questions and advice session (PCR)
16.30 End of Photography Day

Click here to become a friend of Hurricane R4118 and help keep R4118 in pristine flying condition.

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