Just plane fun: Flying high at Goodwood Revival

Goodwood Revival | Press Article 17/04/24

  • The Freddie March Spirit of Aviation exhibition presented by Bonhams takes off at Revival.
  • Joined by special judges Dermot O’Leary, Kirsty Murphy, Ben Murphy, Peter Teichman and Sqn Ldr Alan Jones.
  • 1942 Consolidated PBY Catalina on display at Freddie March Spirit of Aviation exhibition.
  • Goodwood Revival takes place Friday 16 to Sunday 18 September.

The Freddie March Spirit of Aviation presented by Bonhams returns for its 22nd year at the Goodwood Revival. Bringing together some of the most elegant and rarely seen machines from the history of aviation, it is a magnificent concour d'elegance of pre-1966 aircrafts. An integral part of the Revival, the exhibition highlights Goodwood’s rich aviation heritage and celebrates Freddie March, the 9th Duke of Richmond, former aircraft engineer, racing driver and entrepreneur.

In the spotlight will be the 1942 Consolidated PBY Catalina, a stunning aircraft built in Canada as a ‘Canso A’ for the Royal Canadian Air Force which entered service in 1943 and retired in 1960. It has operated as a firefighting water bomber in Canada, France and Chile before arriving in the UK in 2004. Now based at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford it remains capable of operating on water and has participated in air shows across Europe.

With an incredible line-up of aircrafts on show, it will be a real battle for first place this year, as our judges award best in show. Joining us from the sky to judge the iconic models will be Former Red Arrows pilot, Kirsty Murphy MB, Red Bull Air race pilot Ben Murphy, aviation operator Peter Teichman, Managing Director of Solent Sky Museum, Sqn Ldr Alan Jones and special judge Dermot O’Leary, television presenter and radio DJ.

An award which is close to our hearts The Rob Wildeboer Cup will honour a much-missed member of the team here at Goodwood. Rob worked in our aviation business for 35 years and was instrumental in establishing and curating the Freddie March Spirit of Aviation line-up.

The fantastic aircraft on show include:

1942 AOP Auster

1932 Arrow Active

1944 Auster V

1959 Beech 18

1964 Beech H18

1940 Bucker Jungmeister

1943 Consolidated Catalina

1952 Cessna 195

1952 de Havilland Chipmunk

1948 de Havilland Devon

1933 de Havilland DH60 Moth Major

1943 de Havilland Tiger Moth

1942 Hawker Hurricane

1929 Klemm L25

1951 Messerschmitt 108

1947 Miles Gemini

1945 Mustang

1943 North American Harvard

1954 Piper Super Cub

1945 Spitfire

1948 Stampe SV4

1943 Stinson Reliant

1944 Supermarine MkXI Spitfire

1946 Supermarine Seafire

1935 Waco YMF5C




Notes to Editors:

Goodwood Revival, Friday 16 - Sunday 18 September.

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About the Goodwood Revival
The Goodwood Revival is the world’s greatest historic motor race meeting, and the only sporting event of its kind to be staged entirely in a period theme. More than just an unrivalled weekend of historic racing, it is an immersive celebration of a less disposable world, where “make do and mend” was a way of life rather than a casual slogan.

The Revival is, at its heart, a celebration of craftsmanship and sustainability, from an age when possessions were made to last and be cherished. It promotes a thoroughly modern ethos – to “reduce, reuse, repair, restore and recycle” – in the most authentic way possible. All the cars are original, having been lovingly maintained since new, many of the outfits have been handed down through generations, and even the retailers specialise in pre-owned artefacts – everything from clothes and accessories to automobilia and books.

It is, proudly, the world’s biggest and most glamorous second-hand event.