Taking flight over Woburn Abbey

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After a five year absence, one of the most popular heritage events on the summer calendar, the de Havilland Moth Club International Tiger Moth Rally, returns this weekend.

The skies above Woburn Abbey will be a haven for aviation enthusiasts, but plenty of eyes will be staying close to the ground too – with vintage and classic cars parking up en masse.

For the best part of three decades the Tiger Moth Rally was a fantastic fixture over the historic parklands at Woburn – with flying displays, club flying competitions and vintage aircraft and cars.

Organisers promise that this return to form will also be the biggest and best so far, while still keeping hold of the authentic ‘old English’ atmosphere at this most British of events.

Enthusiasts will also be able to take photographs and meet up with the pilots during a ‘get up close’ hour worked into the event, happening on Saturday and Sunday.

“We anticipate gathering the vehicles on the hillside to the eastern side of the runway from which vantage point it is possible to look down onto spectacular views of the lakes and the airfield, the characteristic features which make the setting of a Woburn Abbey Tiger Moth Rally so unique,” said organisers.

If you want to rock up this weekend, tickets will cost you £10 on Saturday, £15 on Sunday. Accompanied under 16s are admitted free.

For more information, including details of ticket prices and VIP hospitality, visit www.mothsatwoburn.co.uk