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Military Event, Sun 27 Aug 2017




The awesome Cold War Handley Page Victor V-Bomber / K2 Tanker XL231 "Lusty Lindy"


Rolling Thunder Days are back!

On Sunday 27th August, the live Cold War Jet aircraft resident at the Museum will once again be active and thundering down the vast two mile runway at Elvington airfield.

Join us for a much anticipated day of live aircraft high speed runs along the huge Elvington runway as our jet aircraft enjoy some exercise on this famous runway.

Please note: Thunder Days admission are £12 Adult, £10 Concession, £5 Child & £30 Family (2 Adults & 3 Children). Tickets may be purchased on the day or in advance

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 27 Aug 2017


Thunder Days admission are £12 Adult, £10 Concession, £5 Child & £30 Family (2 Adults & 3 Children).




    See location of Yorkshire Air Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SE 681480  Lat: 53.92367 Long: -0.96447

    By Road:
    From the York
    by-pass, take the Hull exit (A1079) and then immediate right to Elvington (B1228).
    The Yorkshire Air Museum is
    sign-posted on the right.

    By Public Transport:
    Limited public transport links
    Bus Service
    York Pullman X36 and 36 services Monday to Saturday
    Departs York: X36 09:45am MERCHANTGATE
    36 11:15am / 13:15pm RAILWAY STATION 11:20am / 13:20pm MERCHANTGATE

    East Yorkshire Motor Services - Sunday's and Bank Holidays
    10:00am York MERCHANTGATE arrives YAM (Elvington Lane) 10:10am
    12:00noon as above arrives YAM (Elvington Lane) 13:10pm

    Departs to York 13:40 and 15:40pm (Elvington Lane)

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 5 miles from York station


    Ian Richardson

    01904 608595


    Halifax Way,
    YO41 4AU


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
    • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing

    Disabled access to all areas except second floor of Control Tower building.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


    • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
      • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
    • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
      • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesFlat (ie without steps)


    • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
    • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
    • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
    • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
      • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
      • YesVegetarian
    • YesBaby changing facilities
    • YesRestaurant / café well lit and suitable for people with sight impairments
    • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
    • YesHigh chairs for children
    • YesChildren's menu
    • YesAudible alarm system


    • YesEntrance is well lit


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