In light of the escalating situation with Coronovirus, the decision has been taken to suspend our engine run events and visitor access until further notice. This includes the Threshold Aero Dusk run event.

This is only the second time in the last decade we've missed a scheduled event; and the first through events beyond our control. This is a preventative measure as a number of our friends, visitors, veterans and team are in at risk groups.

You may have seen the light-hearted digs at the pandemic over the past few days - we hope it raised a smile, as while posting those we were actually planning for the worst, but hoping for the best. Sadly its looking like some turbulent times are ahead.

WR963 will weather this, as she always has. As soon as its over, we'll wake her.

Stay safe everyone.



*** Ticket Sales Close Friday 3rd April @ 1700 ***

Come and join the Shackleton Aviation Group at Coventry Airport for a live Static Engine Run of Avro Shackleton MR.2 WR963 in our opening event for thr season.

10 Seats are available on-board during the run, only £40 each (includes gate entry).

There will be plenty of Refreshments and Noise. £10 standard entry or purchase an onboard seat for £40 (Includes Gate Entry)

If you would like to become a member, follow the details on our website:


Gates open at 12:00 am and the engine run is planned for 13:30 - 14:00

There will be plenty of time to get a good look around the aircraft before the run as well as before and after the crew perform their Pre run servicing.

The shop will be open to supply you with all the Shackleton and WR963 Merchandise you could ever need. Discount provided on showing of your Membership Card.

Feel free to share this event and we look forward to seeing you all there.

Directions :

Coventry Airport West, Baginton,
Coventry, CV8 3AZ

Follow the signs for Airbase/Classic Flight. Once you have approached the west gate entrance, follow the yellow signs to the end car park. Upon looking right, you will see the Shackleton and Nimrod on the airfield side of the fence.
Park up in either the upper or lower car park and head towards the cabin were you should be greeted by one our staff.

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Engine Run (On Board Seat, inc gate entry) Event Ticket


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