Yorkshire Air Museum’s Buccaneer Day

The highlight of the day will be a live running of the ‘Navy Bucc’ – aircraft XN974. In the evening there will be a Night Shoot – a chance to photograph these three magnificent jets under specially lit conditions, complete with re-enactors posing as pilots.


Saturday, April 6th 2024 is Buccaneer Day at the Yorkshire Air Museum, marking 30 years since this groundbreaking, Yorkshire-built jet retired from RAF service. Originally designed for use by the Royal Navy in attacking Soviet submarines, this incredible low-level jet served as a potential nuclear bomber during the Cold War and saw action in the first Gulf War.

The Yorkshire Air Museum has not one but three Blackburn Buccaneers, in the colors of the Royal Navy, RAF Germany, and Operation Desert Storm. On April 6th they will be on display side by side outside the main hangar, allowing the public the opportunity to get closer to these examples of the Buccaneer than is typically possible.

The day’s highlight will be a live running of the ‘Navy Bucc’ (XN974), which will fire up its engines for a static run that will surely thrill those in attendance (subject to serviceability). There will be a Night Shoot in the evening, complete with reenactors posing as pilots, providing the opportunity to photograph these three magnificent jets under specially lit conditions.

There is no extra charge for the daytime events, but the Buccaneer Night Shoot will cost £35. Tea and coffee are included in the ticket price and the museum café will be open to serve hot food. More details at www.yorkshireairmuseum.org/events



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