DH88 Comet 85th Anniversary

Saturday 26 October 2019

This guided tour around The Collection is focused on the DH88 Comet, with this October marking the 85th anniversary of the Mildenhall to Melbourne, Australia race.

This guided tour and talk is hosted at the Old Warden Aerodrome.

Tour content

The 85th anniversary of the Mildenhall to Melbourne, Australia is this year in October. Jim Box will give the talk to commemorate The Collection’s DH88 Comet winning the race. The talk will be in two parts, firstly around the aircraft itself to discuss the special features of the Comet. Secondly, the talk will chart the route to Melbourne and show some of the pre-race administration that was necessary.

Get a look inside the cockpit of the DH88 Comet (from a set of steps alongside the aircraft, must be able and comfortable to climb up and down these).

The normal applicable Collection entry rate is payable in addition to this (i.e. SVAS, Adult, Concession, Combined). Please pay this in the Visitor Centre upon arrival.

Event Timings

11.00 – Tour starts from the Visitor centre
12.00 – Tour ends
12.00-12.15 – Q&A

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