The fourth dedicated Goodwood Aviation Exhibition is set to expand for 2013 as a fully integral part of the Festival of Speed and Moving Motor Show; the former celebrating its 20th anniversary from 4-7 July next year.
Following the successful relocation of the Goodwood Aviation Exhibition from its previous home at the Goodwood Aerodrome to closer to the main Festival of Speed site in 2012, this popular added Festival attraction will be moved even closer to the stunning Goodwood Parkland site for 2013.
The Exhibition will be directly adjacent to the many and various other Festival of Speed activities, including the 1.16-mile hillclimb, and just a few metres away from the Moving Motor Show. This will make the Goodwood Aviation Exhibition fully accessible to all of the 185,000+ visitors that are expected to attend next summer’s event, as integral as the other Festival of Speed displays and attractions, including the hillclimb action, the race car and motorcycle paddocks, Cartier ‘Style et Luxe’ concours d’elegance, the supercar run and paddock, vehicle exhibition stands, retail market, Junior FoS, FoS-TECH, Goodwood Action Sports, and a host of other activities.
The Goodwood Aviation Exhibition enables manufacturers and agents of fixed wing and rotary aircraft, alongside aviation service suppliers, to showcase their latest innovative designs and products to both a specialist aviation audience, plus an inquisitive and enthusiastic public, displayed as well. In 2012 the aviation show attracted around 50 exhibitors, with more expected to participate in 2013. Along with its new on-site location, the Goodwood Aviation Exhibition will also be expanded, and is set to include a dedicated military and civilian careers area, business lounge, plus military aircraft exhibitions.
Since its introduction in 1993, the Festival of Speed has grown to become the world’s leading celebration of transportation for enthusiasts, with the prime focus being automotive, but other modes of transport also being celebrated, from pedal cycles, right through to high-speed boats and aircraft. Daily air displays are a highly popular Festival attraction – ranging from the Red Arrows to the UK public debut of the Air Bus in flight – and exciting plans are already in place for next year’s event, with more news set to follow in the coming months.