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Typhoon Spitfire synchro
Dunsfold 2015


Airshow News

Airshows at Old Warden in 2017
The airshow calendar now lists the 10 airshows being organised by the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden in 2017.
2017 Airshows
The calendar of airshows planned for 2017 is growing fast. Click the heading for a list or this text for an airshow map.
MAF Helicopter movements
The Museum of Army Flying publish their daily movements on Twitter.
Red Arrows on their way to Asia
The Red Arrows are touring Asia and the Middle East, including Singapore, India, Malaysia and their first ever visit to China. Click for a map and schedule.
Flying Legends 2017
will be 8th - 9th July 2017
Click to see the British Airshows calendar for 2017, which lists 2017 airshow dates announced so far.
Red Arrows Transit Routes
Click this text for a list of routes, with links to maps of the same routes, due to be taken by the Red Arrows as they transit between bases and displays.
RAF Scampton Airshow 2017
Scampton Airshow 2017 is looking more likely after RAFCT statement and agreement of the date: 9th & 10th September 2017
RIAT 2017
will be 14th - 16th July 2017
Click to see the British Airshows calendar for 2017, which lists 2017 airshow dates announced so far.
Final Report of CAA following Airshow safety review
The CAA have retained the restrictions imposed in August and January and have added new ones.
Flying Experiences

Fly a vintage aircraft; fly alongside a Spitfire; take a trial lesson in a winged or rotary; go for an aerobatic flight. All cheaper than you thought. Click the heading to see

Recent UK Airshows

Dunsfold Wings and Wheels
27th - 28th August

A great two days of flying, motors and stunts, when virtually everything flew despite some unfriendly weather. As well as the scheduled items there was a bonus flypast by a Puma from RAF Benson and a pairs flypast by the B-17 and B-25. Read more in our summary.

Farnborough International air Show
11th - 17th July

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Despite the unfavourable weather in the early part of the week, the show was a great success in business terms and in terms of flying displays, especially at the weekend. Read more in our summary.

Biggin Hill Festival of Flight
11th June

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A pretty average show in rather drab weather: akin to a small seaside show without the sea. Saving graces were the superb (as always) Rich Goodwin; a typically fine display by the Blenheim, the welcome return of the Swordfish and the debut of Hangar 11's Mustang in its new 'Red Tails' livery. At least the show's logistics have been sorted out at last.

Torbay Airshow
10th - 12th June

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This brand new airshow in Torbay was a resounding success, proving that, despite the gloom and cancellations in the post-Shoreham era, airshows can, and do, succeed and prosper.

Fly Navy Day
5th June

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The Sea Vixen was one of the highlights of the naval-oriented display, generally regarded as one of the best shows at Old Warden and possibly one of the best anywhere for a very long time.

British Airshows summary and flying list

American Air Show, Duxford
28th - 29th May

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The theme of this year's Duxford Spring airshow reflected the opening of the transformed American Air Museum and told of the special relationship between America and Britain through historic and contemporary jet aircraft.

The show was noticeable for its new parking charge of £5 per vehicle; new rule restricting windbreaks and tents on the crowdline; new flying display lines and disappointingly low visitor numbers, especially on Saturday.

Flying highlights were the british display by the Typhoon; the Mustang : Buchon tailchase - a variation on the Spitfire - Hurricane norm and, surprisingly, the Harvard / T6 displays.

Shuttleworth Season Premiere Airshow
8th May 2016

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The first Shuttleworth Collection airshow of the season was a celebration of vintage flying in glorious sunshine. Unfortunately, a strong cross-wind prevented the Edwardians, racers and a few others flying and a stray Gazelle helicopter spoiled the Red Arrows first public display of the season. Nevertheless, excellent flying by resident and visiting aircraft, vehicle parade and live music made for a first class family occasion.

Our overview of the show, including he planned flying list, is here

Abingdon Air and Country Show
1st May 2016

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The Abingdon season opener was a great success, despite all the difficulties associated with being so early in the season and pre-show cancellations.

Our brief summary of the show, including a flying list, is here.


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