Rare runway dash

Elvington - Nimrod thunders down the runway
Elvington - Nimrod thunders down the runway

POURING rain did little to dampen the spirits of a plucky band of air enthusiasts who flocked to see a rare Nimrod’s runway dash.

The Yorkshire Air Museum’s £400 million Nimrod MR2 XV250 performed a full engine run and fast taxi down Elvington Airfield’s runway - reaching speeds of up to 100knots - on Sunday morning.

The weather may have put some people off visiting the airfield, but those who braved the rain were treated to the roar of its engines and the rare opportunity to see the special plane in motion. The Nimrod’s next job will be to host Santa at the Yorkshire Air Museum on Sunday 18, Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 December only.

To book your tickets and find out more about this exclusive event, please call 01904 608595 or 01904 608719.

Pre-booked admission only.