Freddie March Spirit of Aviation


Presented by Bonhams|Cars

A staple part of the Revival, the Freddie March Spirit of Aviation is a magnificent concours d'elegance for pre-1966 aircraft which brings together some of the most elegant and rarely-seen machines from the history of aviation.
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Early Morning Fly Past

It couldn’t be Revival without an early morning dawn patrol fly past. For those arriving to Revival early can enjoy a morning coffee as the magnificent historic aircraft fly past the Revival to open the event. Gates open to the public at 0830hrs and at 0730hrs for those who are part of the Goodwood Road Racing Club.

Freddie March Spirit of Aviation Party

The Freddie March Spirit of Aviation party is a must-attend event that starts the Revival weekend. Members can enjoy an exclusive preview of the aircraft on display and get close to these magnificent flying machines without the crowds, whilst sipping Champagne and eating a delicious selection of food.

2023 Winners

The Freddie March Spirit of Aviation display saw an incredible line-up of aircraft manufactured up to 1966. The winners as follows: 1st place 1936 Focke Wulf Stieglitz – owner Richard Menage | 2nd place 1939 Spartan Executive - owner Sebastien Mazzuchetti | 3rd place1941 Fairey Swordfish - owner Navy Wings Heritage Flight

The Rob Wildeboer Cup

A new prize in 2021 honoured a much-missed member of the team here at Goodwood. Rob Wildeboer worked in our aviation business for 35 years, beginning as a YTS apprentice and rising to be MD of the aviation business and Flying School Manager. Rob was instrumental in establishing and curating the Freddie March Spirit of Aviation display. The Rob Wildeboer Cup will each year be awarded to the best restoration of an aircraft in the Freddie March Spirit of Aviation, as chosen by his colleagues. A fitting tribute to Rob’s lifelong passion for engineering. 2023 winner: 1928 Travel Air 4000 – owner Tom Leaver

Freddie March

Freddie March, Charles March's grandfather, has a fascinating history mostly revolving around the worlds of motor racing and aviation. The Freddie March Spirit of Aviation seeks to celebrate his connection with flight, whilst also giving a nod towards Goodwood Motor Circuit's period as RAF Westhampnett during the Second World War.
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