Open weekend at Doncaster air museum cancelled due to string of staff illnesses

A Doncaster aircraft museum has been forced to cancel a popular upcoming open weekend because of staff illness and absence.

By Darren Burke
Tuesday, 12th July 2022, 11:06 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th July 2022, 11:07 am

South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum in Dakota Way was due to host its open cockpit weekend on July 15 and 16.

But bosses have announced that the event has had to be shelved.

A spokesman said: “It is with great regret that we must inform you of our decision to cancel next weekend’s open cockpit event.

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South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum has been forced to cancel its open cockpit weekend.

"This is certainly not a decision we have taken lightly however due to staff illness and unforeseen absences we will be left short of the number of staff required to supervise the event.

"Our open cockpit weekend in October is still planned to go ahead, and if possible we will try to rearrange the July event in a few weeks time.

"Sorry for any disappointment or inconvenience caused.”

The museum, on the site of the former Doncaster Airport, was previously known as Aeroventure.