On Sunday 20th September 2015 a second charity aviation fair was held in the administration building at Bristol Airport, the event was organised by Bristol based aviation enthusiast Simon Fewkes the founder of Bristol Airport Spotting the organisation behind the fair.
The fair is the second of its kind to happen at the airport and attracted over 440 visitors during the opening times of 10.30am and 4.30pm with visitors young and old including families, individuals, groups and enthusiasts.
Visitors to the fair were able to watch aircraft land, taxi and depart very close to the room where the event was taking place; this gave visitors a very rare opportunity to get up close to the action. This year’s fair attracted a larger number of exhibitors and over 23 tables were occupied by companies and organisations from the aviation world, items for sale included postcards, airline amenity kits, model kits, plastic and metal model aircraft and framed photographs.
Exhibitions from the Bristol Aero Collection, Bristol Airport Police, Fly2Help and South West Aviation Photographers provided interesting information on local projects and organisations that visitors can be part of and get involved in.
Entry fees this year were £1.50 for adults and free for children, all proceeds going to the airport charity of the year Children’s Hospice South West. The fair raised a total of £563.00 through entrance fees and donations for the charity, officials from the airport were very impressed with the money raised and the attendance of the event by the public which shows what a great interest there is for aviation in Bristol and at Bristol Airport.
Another aviation fair is planned for 2016 and details of this will be announced and posted on social media and through the www.bristolairportspotting.co.uk website.