Calendar of events at Henstridge 2018
Wessex strut annual fly-in - 29th April
First held at Henstridge in 1976, the Wessex Strut Fly-in has been running ever since. All manner of diverse types of aeroplanes attend, from single seaters to classic and vintage, with new build LAA types often on show made from wood, composite and metal.
In 2017, The Light Aircraft Association held a huge anniversary gathering where over 170 aeroplanes visited.
The next Wessex Strut Fly-in is to be held on Sunday 29th April 2018. All are welcome to join us.
Blackmore Vale revival - 7th July
Blackmore Vale Revival is an annual Classic Vehicle and Vintage Show, held at the beginning of July. Visitors traditionally dress in vintage clothing at the show, which includes trade and craft stalls, family entertainment, beer and refreshment tents and arena entertainment, all in the style of the Goodwood Revival. All proceeds of the day go to Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance..
Clic Sargent fun day - 27th July
Clic Sargent is a children and young adults cancer support group. The fun day is not a fundraiser, but a day to give the kids, their families, siblings and carers a fantastic day out, and a flight in a light aircraft with our volunteer pilots! In 2017 over 250 passengers were given the flight of their life…
Wings and Wheels - 25th August
Driving for the blind! date TBA
Get in the car, close your eyes and put the pedal to the metal! Not normally advisable but that is exactly what 25 Dorset Blind and Somerset Sight members did this September, without needing to close their eyes!
Henstridge Airfield offered use of the runway and 2nd2NONE Driving School supplied their driving instructors and dual-controlled cars to give members the excitement of freedom and speed.
Ages ranged from 21 to 90, and a top speed of 85mph was reached by one sightless driver!
This will become another annual event at Henstridge, dates TBA. What next, blind flying? Knowing Geoff, our esteemed airfield owner, this will probably actually happen!
You can watch a youtube video of the day here.