This event was postponed due to weather conditions.  The event will be re-arranged for a later date, to be confirmed and this will be communicated to you as soon as possible. However, should you wish to request a refund, please do contact the KSS Air Ambulance offices on 01634 471900. (Monday -Thursday 09:00-17:00 Friday 09:00 – 16:30)

Air Ambulance Presents

‘Back To The Future’

Join us this August as the Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex host an Open Air Cinema in our grounds!

Travel back in time for the screening of the 80’s classic, Back to the Future, in association with Gatwick.

Come and experience the magic of outdoor cinema with the Aviation Museum as the backdrop. Bring your friends and family along for a memorable evening under the stars.

The fun doesn’t stop with the film, you will also enjoy;

  • Entry into our museum! We will tell you all about our exhibits and share with you the history of the British Aircraft we display.
  • The opportunity to see the Air Ambulance as (hopefully) the helicopter and crew will be flying in to see us (subject to medical emergencies).
  • Live music as the sun sets before the film begins.

Tickets cost just £17.50 and must be booked in advance. To buy tickets visit;
https://aakssopenaircinema.eventbrite.co.uk/

All money raised at this event will be going towards the life-saving work of the Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex. Pack your picnic, a comfy chair and a blanket ready for the ultimate cinematic experience this summer! We hope to see you there.  

With special thanks to Skylight for providing the cinema screen.

Brought to you by Air Ambulance

Movie: Back to the Future 1985 – PG – 1hr 56mins
Date: To Be Announced
Doors open at 5pm | Film starts at 8.30pm
Address: Gatwick Aviation Museum, Charlwood, Gatwick, RH6 0BT

Some of the exhibits to see at the museum

Avro Shackleton Mk3 Ph3

The “Shackleton” was a development of the Lincoln, on the 2nd of September 1955 the Shackleton M.R.3 (WR970), made it’s maiden flight. Superficially similar to it’s predecessors (M.R.1 and M.R.2), the M.R.3 was in fact considerably different, so much so that a new design number was allocated to this mark, the Avro 716.

English Electric Lightning F53

The Lightning was small in export terms, only Saudi Arabia and Kuwait placed orders for an export version in December 1965. The single seat fighters were modified variants of the F.3s designated as F.53s. The variant had much needed additional fuel tank capacity with the addition of a long ventral tank. The UK F6 variant was later updated, based on the modifications embodied in the F53.

Blackburn Buccaneer S1

The “Buccaneer’ first flew on the 30th of April 1958, with service trials being carried out on HMS Victorious from June 1959. The aircraft entered service in March 1961 with 700Z flight and became operational with 801 squadron in July 1962. It equipped a number of squadrons, 700Z (1961-63), 736 (1966-70), 800 (1964-66), 801 (1962-65), 809 (1963-65). It was phased out of Naval service in December 1970.

Hawker Sea Hawk F.B.6

The first variant of the Sea Hawk (F 1) designated as the Hawker P1040 frst flew on the 3rd of September 1948. The FGA 6’s maiden flight was in 1955 and it entered service in June of that same year. Deck landing trials were carried out on HMS Eagle in 1952 after which it was declared to have “excellent” deck landing characteristics. The final variant of the Sea Hawk was very highly regarded by the pilots who flew it.

Gloster Meteor T.7

The prototype trainer made its first flight on the 19th of March 1948 and the Meteor T.7’s maiden flight was on the 26th of October 1948. The type entered service with the RAF in December 1948. Meteors were the first jet trainers in service and marked the end of the conversion from piston powered aircraft to jets. Over 680 Meteor T.7 aircraft were built with orders coming from the Royal Navy and overseas.

de Havilland Venom F.B 50 MK. 1

The Venom succeeded the widely used Vampire. The prototype Venom (WV 612) first flew on the 2nd of September 1949. Despite a cutback in initial orders, over 370 F.B.1s were built. A large number of these were used to equip squadrons based in Germany as a part of the 2nd Tactical Air Force.

de Havilland Sea Vixen TT.8

The prototype Sea Vixen made its maiden flight on the 26th of September 1951. The production aircrafts maiden flight was on the 20th of March 1956 with the first front line squdron being equipped from the 2nd of July 1959. The FAW 2 variant first flew on the 8th of March 1963 and entered serevice with No. 899 squadron in December 1963.

Hawker Harrier G.R.3

Harrier, the world’s first Vertical Take Off and Landing jet aircraft to enter military service.
The first Harrier to fly was XV276 on the 31st of August 1966, this was one of six development aircraft. The first production aircraft (XV738) made its maiden flight on the 28th of December 1967.

Hawker Hunter T.7B

Sidney Camm became Chief Designer of Hawkers in 1926, and remained in that post until his death in 1966.
Camm and his team set to work, with a new design given the company designation Type 1067 which took shape in late 1948. Metal was cut for the first prototypes in late 1949, the first aircraft being finished in July 1951.

Percival Sea Prince T.1.

The Sea Prince first flew on the 24th of March 1948. Two variants were ordered by the Fleet Air Arm – one version was to be used for communication and the other as a training aircraft. The trainer version was given the annotation of Sea Prince T1. Sea Prince aircraft were based upon the civilian Percival Prince.  

For terms and conditions please see the air ambulance website  https://www.aakss.org.uk/involved/openaircinema