ORA’s British Car Day will be held once again on the third Saturday in July, this year the 20th. The show will be The History of Flight and starts at 2 PM. British Cars are welcome to begin arriving at 10 AM and will be displayed on The Green amid the hangars. For those who have never been to the Aerodrome, there are a number of museum buildings to wander, a snack bar with reasonably priced hot dogs, hamburgers, etc., and an opportunity to purchase rides in a 1929 New standard biplane. There is a nicely stocked gift shop and weather permitting, any number of interesting antique aircraft, autos, and motorcycles. For admission prices, see the group rates on the website. We hope to see an interesting assortment of British cars of all eras.
Aston Martin is today presenting the Volante Vision Concept, a luxury concept aircraft with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities. Produced in partnership with Cranfield University, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions, and Rolls-Royce, the concept aircraft aims to bring luxury personal transportation to the sky. The Volante Vision Concept is a demonstration of Aston Martin’s design ingenuity. With room for three adults, the concept is a near future study that previews a flying autonomous hybrid-electric vehicle for urban and inter-city air travel, providing fast, efficient and congestion free luxurious travel. The Volante Vision Concept will take full advantage of the latest advances in aerospace, electrification and autonomous technologies, coupled with Aston Martin’s signature design.