The 2008 Open day and Fly-In was certainly one of the better ones despite a blustery wind which kept quite a few of the microlights from attending. There was a great turn out of nearly 70 aircraft which with a wedding at the White Heather next door did mean we were really close to running out of space, but fortunately we just about squeezed everyone in. There were several highlights this year, star of the show was a spirited display by an RAF Hawk from 208sq RAF Valley. There were numerous visiting aircraft with an interesting pedigree, from a couple of vintage 1950's Jodel D.117's, SA Bulldog, Yak-52, Steen Skybolt, Soko Kraguj, Bellenca Citabria and even a Cessna 305 Birddog armed with target marking rockets! Of course there was a plethora of gyroplanes with Chris Jones Gyroplanes based at the airfield and numerous others which are privately owned. There were a large gaggle of kit built aircraft present at the event too with various markes of Vans, Pioneers, Rans, Europas, Kitfoxs and others. This was the first event held in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance and a successful one it was too raising in the region of £2000 for this worthwhile cause, though as is usually the case while on finals the Dauphin received a "shout" and unfortunately wasn't seen again.