Electric aircraft to star at FoS Air

Aviation | Press Article 17/04/24

Electric aircraft to star among exciting FoS Air line-up

Among a host of superb aircraft displays and activities at FoS Air – the Festival of Speed’s popular aviation exhibition – will be the Siemens Extra 330LE, an all-electric plane. The small aerobatic aircraft is powered by a 260 kilowatt electric motor and has already set numerous world records. Guests will be able to get up close to this remarkable aircraft and experience it through virtual reality.

Also set to wow the crowds will be the Red Arrows, who will be taking to the skies for breath-taking displays of skill, while the unmistakable roar of a Typhoon fighter will follow this incredible aircraft as it arcs and swoops above.

Oriens, the exclusive UK distributer of Pilatus aircraft, will be displaying their stunning PC-12 at FoS Air and will be hosting a bespoke arrivals lounge at the Goodwood Aerodrome, welcoming visitors who are flying in to the Festival of Speed. The Royal Navy will have a Westland Lynx Mk3 on show, alongside an Arms trailer. Textron will be exhibiting three variants of the ever-popular Cessna; a 182T, TTx and Grand Caravan EX. HelixAv and Nicolas McLaren will also have a presence on the stands.

Goodwood’s own Flying School will be displaying its range of aircraft, including its magnificent 1943 Harvard Warbird and several training Cessnas, with the chance to meet some of our pilots and flying instructors to find out about what the Flying School has to offer.

If the sights and sounds of such an array of aircraft inspire guests to get a taste of flying themselves, helicopter pleasure flights will be available to give guests a unique view the event from above. Spitfire pilots will also be giving inspirational talks throughout the weekend.

Back on the ground, a selection of Pedal Planes will be available for the little ones to pilot around a dedicated area. Budding astronauts can get a taste of what life in space is like, thanks to the Novium Museum bringing part of its ‘Tim Peake: An Extraordinary Journey’ exhibition, which includes a replica space suit, robotic arms and an interactive area. Museum staff will explain the challenges faced by astronauts when working outside our atmosphere.

The FoS Air exhibition will be the perfect place for fans of aviation to get a real feel for the size, beauty and engineering precision of a wonderful range of aircraft, both modern and historic.


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