Want to get involved? join the AVA

Without the Aeropark Volunteers Association (AVA), the Aeropark would not exist. Our little piece of aviation history in North West Leicestershire is thanks wholly to the effort and dedication of the volunteers. Their selfless enthusiasm, hard work and willingness to give up spare time enables the Aeropark to go from strength to strength – but they could always use some more help.

The AVA members staff the main entrance building, run the small shop, maintain the site, conduct tours and most importantly give all the exhibits the tender loving care needed to keep them in good condition. They have built the Romney Building and dismantled, transported and re-assembled many of the aircraft exhibits on display today bringing them from locations all over the UK. The Airport is very proud to be involved with the AVA.

The new shop/cafe in the Romney Hut under construction

If you’d like to find out more or become a member (16 yrs old or more) and support their valuable work as part of the extended family at East Midlands Airport, the annual charges are:

Annual AVA Membership Charges 2011 / 2012
Single 12
Family 17
Student/Disabled/Senior (over 65) 7
Joint Student/Disabled/Senior 10

To become a member of the AVA contact:

Helen Sharpe, AVA Membership Secretary
Tel: 01283 546 341
Email: helen.sharpe@tesco.net

The AVA members are not employed by the Airport Company and volunteer their services free of charge. In return the Airport has developed, and continues to develop, the site re-investing every penny of the entrance money paid by visitors. As such the Aeropark is totally self-funding and relies on its visitors to survive.

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