An engine from the iconic supersonic jet Concorde could fetch more than £1million at the fourth Manchester’s Airport Aviation and Transport Fair this weekend.
Thousands of transport enthusiasts from across Europe and Dubai will attend to snap up rare collectibles – ranging from model aircraft, steam-engines and unused sick bags.
Vintage cars from 1914, fire engines, buses and military vehicles that served in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq plus novelty hot air balloons will also be displayed.
Glenn Wheeler, secretary of The Aviation Society (TAS), who organised the event said: “It’s a fantastic day out for the whole family.
“There is always a large queue with people on the lookout for rare items and memorabilia, particularly from airlines that are sadly no longer around.”
Viewers will witness aircraft landing and taking off on Manchester Airport busy runways with running commentary from an air traffic controller.
Steve Burnside, author of children’s book series ‘Fergus and Friends’, is attending along with Fergus the tractor while youngsters will be entertained by racing a giant Scalextric track.
The fair is on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July, from 8am – 8:30pm, it costs £2 to enter, with free entry for children under-14.
The Runway Visitor Park is located next to Manchester Airport’s runways, off Sunbank Lane in Altrincham, two minutes from Junction 6 of the M56.
Proceeds will go to Help for Heroes, Child Flight and St Annes Hospice for more information visit www.runwayvisitorpark.co.uk.