Hertfordshire aerodrome goes back to the 1930s

PUBLISHED: 11:35 11 September 2011

Panshanger Revival Day

Panshanger Revival Day


MORE than 600 flying fanatics crammed into Panshanger Aerodrome for a day of retro recreation.

The theme was 1930s; old fashioned lemonade filled the glasses, 150 vintage cars and bikes sat outside in the glorious sunshine, and classic aircraft filled the skies.

This, as anyone who has been to the two previous Panshanger Revival Days would know, is 
the typical scene of the annual event, which sees rare planes including the Spartan Executive and the Curtiss Robin in attendance.

Entertainment this year was provided from the Happy Jazz Band along with professional dancers from jiveswing.com, a magician and Kate Garner on the piano singing some old 1930s tunes.

There were also 1930s games such as hopscotch, sack races and roll-a-ball for the children.

Sue Hart, marketing manager at Panshanger Aerodrome (which is also known as the North London Flying School), was in charge of organising the event.

She said: “It was a fantastic turnout, we were only expecting 400 people and just over 600 turned up. It was great to see people making the effort to dress up in 1930s.

“A big thank you goes out to everyone that made the event possible, especially all the owners of the vintage planes and cars for displaying on the day.

“We hope to see them next year for an even bigger event.”

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