Calendar of British & UK Airshows 2016

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Date Venue Airshow Airshow Details
May 7 - 8 North Coates, Grimsby, Lincs
DN36 5XU

01472 388850
North Coates Spring Flying Meeting Organised by the flying club based on the former RAF North Coates Airfield. This is not a full airshow but a member fly-in. Spectators are welcome and there is no entry charge. Their web site has pictures of aircraft that have visited during previous events.
May 8 Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP

01767 627927
Shuttleworth Season Premiere Airshow

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The first Shuttleworth Collection airshow of the season. Flying displays of resident and visiting aircraft, vehicle parade and live music. Adults in advance £26: on the gate £28. Up to 4 under 16s free per adult. Gates at 9 a.m. Flying from 2 p.m.

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May 14 - 15 Stow Maries Aerodrome, Flambirds Chase, Hackmans Lane, Purleigh, Essex 

01245 326049
CM3 6RJ
Vintage Flying Event

Vintage and modern aircraft flying in to visit this unique WW1 aerodrome. Display from 13.30 - 15.00 of vintage and reproduction aircraft, including the BE2e and WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust's Sopwith Snipe. Advance tickets only, adults £15, pre-booked children under 16 free. Gates 10.00. Ends 17.00

May 21 Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP

01767 627927
At home with Shuttleworth

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A chance to see the Shuttleworth collection of vehicles as well as aircraft in the company of the Shuttleworth re-enactors. The young at heart, of all ages, will be able to 'make and paint', free, with Airfix & IPMS Brampton. Add to this a visit to the museum and hangars and access the other delights of the estate, including free tours of the Swiss Gardens at noon and 3 p.m.

May 21 Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Blackpool, Lancs
FY4 1EZ
Pleasure Beach

An air display by the Red Arrows above the pleasure Beach. This is not the Blackpool Airshow, which is on 7th & 8th August.

Red Arrows

May 22 Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP

01767 627927
Chipmunk 70th

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A gathering of Chipmunks to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the first flight of the Chipmunk prototype on 22nd May 1946. Chipmunk owners and pilots are invited to register to attend. Over 50 have registered so far.
May 28 Durham Tees Valley Airport
Darlington, Tees Valley
DL2 1LU
SkyLive Airshow

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The show was to have returned in 2015 for the first time since 1989 but was postponed until 2016 following the tragic accident at Shoreham airshow the previous week and the new restrictions on flying vintage jet aircraft introduced by the CAA in its wake.

As well as flying displays there will be a full static aircraft park with these aircraft. Also live music, military displays, a fairground, classic cars and a food village.

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May 28 LLandudno North Shore
Conwy, North Wales
LL30 1BG
LLandudno Air Show

CANCELLED

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Cancelled due to uncertainties surrounding the new safety regulations introduced by the CAA following the Shoreham incident.

May 28 - 29 Duxford, Cambs
CB22 4QR



01223 835000
American Air Show

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The theme of this year's spring airshow reflects the opening of the transformed American Air Museum and tells of the special relationship between America and Britain through historic and contemporary jet aircraft. As well as flying, there will be living history re-enactments, sounds of the eras and the voices of Americans who lived and worked at RAF Duxford from the First World War to the Cold War.

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May 28 & 30 Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, East Kirkby, Spilsby, Lincs 
PE23 4DE 

01790 763207
Lanc, Tank and Military Machines

Lancaster taxi runs on Saturday and Monday and some flying (all subject to confirmation), mostly on the Monday. Otherwise a concentration on military machines, including tank firing and jeep rides. Adults £12 Monday, child 10-15 £4.

BBMF Lanc, Spit & Hurri(Sat & Mon)Sally B(Mon) Mustang(Mon)

May 28 - June 1 Brixham, Devon
TQ5 9AG

07801789103
Brixfest

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A five-day festival celebrating the history of Brixham with lots of variety including food, dragon boats and fireworks. Last year there was flying, but check their website or social media for details of any air display part of the 2016 programme.
May 30 Driffield Showground
Driffield
East Yorkshire 
YO25 9DN
Driffield Vintage Fair and Fun Day

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A village-type all-day fair and show with crafts, dance, re-enactors and other local groups, including some service cadets and a small airshow: all to raise funds for local charities and squadrons.

King AirBBMF Lanc, Spit & Hurri

June 4 RAF Lossiemouth
Moray
IV31 6SD
Lossiemouth Families Day

This is a private event for families of the RAF station. The public cannot attend but you may see a display if you are nearby.

Eurofighter Typhoon

June 4 Arbroath, Angus
Scotland DD11 1EG
Arbroath Armed Forces Day

Parade of serving military personnel, veterans and cadets as well as the emergency services centred on Arbroath Abbey.

Red Arrows

June 5 Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP

01767 627927
Fly Navy Day

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Kennet Aviation's Skyraider and Seafire 17, along with Shuttleworth's own Sea Hurricane 1b were the first aircraft to be announced for this naval-oriented airshow, since when the Sea Vixen and Wasp have been added. There will also be a vehicle parade and live music. Gates at 9 a.m., flying starts at 2 p.m. Adults £22.50 in advance, £28 on the gate. Up to 4 children free when accompanied by an adult.

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June 7 Ramsey, Isle of Man
IM8 1DJ
IOM TT

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Principally a motorbike race from 28th May - 10th June but there will be a display by the Red Arrows on 7th June at Douglas.

Red Arrows

June 10 - 12

Paignton
Torbay

Devon
TQ4 6AG 

Torbay Airshow

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Brand new airshow in Torbay. The show will be based over the sea at Paignton and the ground events will be centred on Paignton Green. There will be some flying on Friday 10th June but most will be over the weekend 11th - 12th.

An 'event village' will offer stalls, music, food and fair rides.

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June 10 - 12 Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire

SY14 8AH

01829 772432
Cholmondeley Power and Speed

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Renamed from 'Pageant of Power' reflecting the theme, 'Supercars, past, present and future'. Watch historic and contemporary power on the 3.2 mile circular track. Includes a small airshow, live music & military displays.

June 11
Biggin Hill Airport
Biggin Hill
Kent
TN16 3BH
Biggin Hill Festival of Flight

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Back for a third year in its new guise, this family show has a focus on the local community and on the history of the airstrip. Expect about 4 hours of flying during the afternoon. Advance tickets will go on sale on 1st April 2016. There will be no tickets on the gate.

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June 11

Throckmorton Airfield
Hindlip Lane
Long Lane
Pershore
Worcestershire
WR10 2JH

Throckmorton Air Show

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Flypasts, static aircraft and flying displays by military, emergency service and civilian aircraft. Organised by emergency services to support local air ambulance and RAF charities.

Tickets £17.02 or £9.63 for under 16s available online until 10th June unless sold out. Parking £3. VIP and photographer enclosure tickets also available.

Car park gates at 08.00; show gates at 10.00.

King AirTeam RavenEurofighter TyphoonRAF Falcons BBMF Hurricane and SpitfireJet Provost XW324(pair)

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June 11

The Mall, London
SW1A 2AX
Queen's Birthday flypast

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Not an airshow as such, and it has not been confirmed by Buckingham Palace, but you can reasonably assume that there will be an RAF flypast along the Mall and over Buckingham Palace on the Queen's birthday.
June 11 - 12 Headcorn Airfield
Nr Maidstone, Kent
TN27 9HX

01883 740276
Merlins and Motorbikes

Aero Legends, Headcorn Aerodrome and the British Motorcycle Federation are joining to debut this show which will include a display by two Spitfires from the BBMF, bands, music, exhibitions, trade stalls, bike jumble,best in class competition and a 1,200-metre drag race between a motorbike and the Aero Legends Spitfire TD314, all at the former WWll airfield then known as 'Lashenden Airfield'. Each day: adult £12, senior £8, child £5. Camping available.

BBMF Spitfirex2Spitfire TD314

June 11 - 12

Watercress Line, Bighton Hill, Ropley, Hants

SO24 OBL

War on the Line

Experience what it was like on the railway during wartime with re-enactors on the train and at stations and WW2 aircraft flying past. Free parking at Ropley, SO24 0BL. Pay parking at Alresford and Alton stations. To access the event you need a Watercress Line travel ticket. All-day fares: adult £18, child (2-16) £10, family (2+2) £46.

BBMF Lanc, Spit & Hurri(Sat)BBMF Lancaster PA474(Sun)

June 12 Barry, Glamorgan,
Wales
CF62 5TP
Festival of Transport

Classic Cars, heritage buses from 1949, cars from 1915. Free heritage bus trips. Tourist railway operating and the Red Arrows.

Red Arrows

June 17 - 19 Weston Park, Weston-Under-Lizard,
Shropshire
TF11 8LE

01952 587298
Weston Park International Model Air Show

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Mostly models but some visiting full-size aircraft. Also expect military, classic and vintage vehicles, live band, funfair, model boats, off-road and circuit model car racing, model-building workshops.

Gates at 8 a.m., show starts 10 a.m. Saturday evening show starts 9 p.m.

Richard GoodwinTrig_TeamCalidus AutogyroGliderFx

June 18 Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP

01767 627927
At home with Shuttleworth

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A chance to see up close the Shuttleworth collection of vehicles as well as aircraft in the company of visiting military vehicles and the Shuttleworth re-enactors, staff and volunteers in a day with a 1940s feel.

There will be flying throughout the day, weather permitting, in a relaxed programme that has no dedicated ‘display time’, so aircraft may fly at any time after the gates open at 10 a.m. until around dusk. If the weather is kind this will include the Edwardians.

The young at heart, of all ages, will be able to 'make and paint', free, with Airfix & IPMS Brampton. Add to this a visit to the museum and hangars and access the other delights of the estate, including free tours of the Swiss Gardens at noon and 3 p.m.

Gates at 10.00. Adults £16 on the gate: £14.50 in advance. Up to 4 accompanied under 16s free per adult.

In the evening, as a separate pre-book only event, there will be a 1940s hangar dance.

BBMF Spitfire(flypast), plus Shuttleworth Collection aircraft, ad lib.

June 18 -19 Weston Bay
Weston-super-Mare
Somerset
BS23 1AL
Weston Air Festival & Armed Forces Weekend

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Free event along the seafront and in the air above Weston Bay. Once a single-day event, it was extended to 2 days in 2014. As well as flying there are giant inflatables, fun fair, trade stands, simulators, mini tanks, zip wire, military exhibitions and displays.
All flying displays both days unless indicated

Red Arrows(Sat Only)Eurofighter Typhoon(Sat only)Strikemaster Mk82A G-SOAFCalidus AutogyroBBMF Lanc, Spit & HurriSally B Mustang 'Red Tail' (ex-Jumpin Jacques) CatalinaAntonov AN-2Team Raven
Also Belgian Ballerina (3 x Stampe SV4)

June 18 - 19 North Weald Airfield, Nr Epping, Essex
CM16 6HR

01992 524510
Vintage & Classic Aircraft Fly-in 37th Air Britain Fly-in. No specific display, but plenty of comings and goings, meet the pilots etc. Vintage and Classic aircraft encouraged, but all types welcome.
June 18-19 Eshott Airfield, Northumberland

NE65 9QJ
The Great North Fly-in

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Vintage and Classic cars, military vehicles, large model aircraft and ground events including a live band in the evening, BBQ and charity auction as well as aircraft flying in to this WWll Spitfire base, all in aid of military charities. Free Camping available.
June 19 RAF Cosford, Shropshire
TF11 8UP

0844 5611897
RAF Cosford Air Show

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RAF-organised show, featuring plenty of RAF displays and other airshow favourites: classic and current British and foreign aircraft, lots of static aircraft, entertainment, air museum and trade stalls all on this operational RAF airbase.

The Museum's Bristol 188, Fairey Delta II and Avro 707 will all be outside for the show.

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June 19 Welshpool, Mid Wales Airport Powys
airport SY21 8RS
park & ride SY21 8SR
Welshpool, Bob Jones Memorial Airshow

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A blend of major military input with lots of local interest at this mid-Wales show. On the ground a Festival of Transport with classic private and military cars, bikes, vans and larger vehicles. The show is dedicated to Bob Jones who owned and managed the airfield, and started the show, but died in 2012.

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June 19 Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield,
Nr Stratford
CV35 9RY

07595 191576
Wellesbourne Wings and Wheels

At the home of Vulcan XM655. A Fathers Day treat with 2 high-speed taxi runs of Vulcan XM655, static displays, classic and military vehicles and trade stands.

Entry £5 on the gate. Accompanied under 14s free.

June 23 - 26 Goodwood, West Sussex

PO18 0PH

01243 755055
Festival of Speed, Moving Motor Show (23rd)
and
Goodwood Aviation Exhibition


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Focus on cars and motorcycles but also top air displays with Goodwood House as a spectacular backdrop. Plenty of F1 teams will be represented and expect to see top F1 and other race drivers from all eras. Entry by advance ticket only - no tickets on the gate.

Tickets now on sale

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June 25 Various Armed Forces Day

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Armed Forces Day is on 25th June 2016. Expect many events between 18th & 25th June throughout the country. Click on the blue heading in the previous column for a full listing of Armed Forces Day events, but they may not all include air displays.
June 25 -26 Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire
DN35 8LL

National Armed Forces Day

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Cleethorpes will host the National Armed Forces Day event this year. As well as a formal parade through Cleethorpes, military show in Meridian Park, musicians and entertainers there will be military vehicles, including the Sandown class Mine Countermeasures Vessel HMS Blyth and the AS90 artillery tank and Warrior & Terrier armoured vehicles on the Boating Lake.

King AirRed ArrowsBlack CatsRAF Falcons BBMF Lanc, Spit & HurriOV-10 Bronco(26th)

June 25 Royal Green, Marine Parade, Lowestoft, Suffolk 
NR33 0QQ
Lowestoft Armed Forces Day

Expect some flying but mostly ground events including marching bands and military vehicles, celebrating the UK's Armed Forces.

Wildcat AerobaticsGrace Spitfire Mk1XT ML407

June 25 -26 The Hoe, Plymouth, Devon
PL1 2NZ

01752 306330
Plymouth Armed Forces Weekend

Displays from current personnel, veterans, cadet forces, support agencies and charities. Events throughout 25th & 26th including Field Gun challenge and a variety of flying displays. The flying is 1 - 2p.m and 3 - 4p.m. on Sunday 26th.

Black CatsDakota ZA947: BBMFThe BladesRed DevilsRoyal Navy Merlin(static)Richard GoodwinStrikemaster Mk82A G-SOAFWingwalkersCalidus AutogyroMiG-15UTI Yakovlevs

(King Air has cancelled)

June 25 Town and Tower Festival Headland, Blackpool, Lancashire
FY1 4BJ

01253 478222
Blackpool Armed Forces Day

A week of events, 20th - 26th June, to celebrate British armed forces, past present and future. 25th is the principal day with activities throughout the town centre and on the Tower Festival Headland, Blackpool Promenade with free live entertainment all day, vintage and modern-day military vehicle displays, model spitfires, military exhibitions, family competitions and a Spitfire flypast.

Black CatsBBMF Spitfire(flypast)

June 25 South Bay Beach, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
YO11 1PB
01723 383636
Scarborough Armed Forces Day A tribute to present and past members of HM Forces. Vintage village, parades and bands, gun run and military vehicles.
Sikorsky S-92s search and rescue helicopter on behalf of HM Coastguard will carry out a joint demonstration with the Scarborough lifeboat crew.
BBMF Lanc, Spit & Hurri
June 25 Central London
W1B 3AG
Pride in London

The Red Arrows will fly over the London Pride celebrations in central London, Oxford Circus / Soho areas.

Red Arrows(flypast)

June 25-26 Bovington Tank Museum, Dorset
BH20 6JG
Tankfest 2016

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Tankfest 2016 is principally a celebration of armoured vehicles but there will be one or two air displays including Lulu Belle, which is due to display at around 16.10 on both days.

Kittyhawk 43-5802Dakota ZA947: BBMF(both days)

June 26 The Green, Hunstanton
Norfolk
PE36 6BQ

Hunstanton Carnival

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Run by a small group of volunteers and featuring an air display as well as the normal carnival trade and charity stalls.

Wildcat Aerobatics

July 1 - 3 Sywell Aerodrome, Northants
NN6 0BN
Heli UK Expo

Trade fair exhibiting all types of rotaries, but it will include some demonstration flying of those (mostly civilian) helicopters. This show runs alongside Aero Expo.
July 1 - 3 Sywell Aerodrome, Northants
NN6 0BN
Aero Expo UK

Mainly a trade fair exhibiting all types from ultralights through to turbo props and jets, but it will include fly-ins, demonstration flying of those aircraft and a few traditional air displays.

Calidus Autogyro

July 2 Yeovilton, Somerset
BA22 8HB

08445 780780
RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day

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Royal Navy's main show of the year with plenty of contributions from the other UK and foreign services as well, on the ground and in the air. Five hours of fast jets, rotaries, warbirds and formation teams, commando assault including pyrotechnics.

Arena displays including field gun: funfair and usual trade stalls.

Limited caravan and motorhome space available.

Limited number of advance-only tickets at £13 for access to a crowdline enclosure, 10.30 - 15.00 on Arrivals Day, 1st July.

See AirDay web site for other ticket prices.

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July 2 Orsett Showground, Thurrock, Essex
RM16 2GT

01245 326049
Essex Military Festival

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Organised by the Essex Military Support Association. Air activity is expected in the form of flypasts and parachute displays. Also expect local performers on stage, army demonstrations, dog and gymnastic displays, military bands.
July 2 Fishburn Airfield
County Durham
DL17 9DY

01913 770137
Wings & Wheels 2016
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Air displays, classic cars and bikes, military vehicles, band and bars as well as the usual trade stands and refreshments. Flying from 12 noon includes Harvard AJ841 and Jet Provost XN637. Tickets £12, under 12s free. Fly-in possible (PPR required). Free camping available.

Jet Provost XN637

July 2 - 3 Swansea Bay, Glamorgan
SA1 9SA
Wales National Air Show

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This show used to be held every two years but becomes an annual show from 2016.

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July 2 - 3 Heveningham Hall, Suffolk
IP19 0PN

01986 798151
Country Fair with Wings and Wheels

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The Country Fair and Halesworth Lions' Wings and Wheels merged in 2014 to form this new 2 day combined event with large numbers of light aircraft coming and going as well as air displays. Open 10am - 5pm both days

BBMF Spitfire

July 2 - 3 Church Fenton,
Leeds East Airport
LS24 9SE

01132 862631
Great Yorkshire Air Fest

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The Yorkshire airshow becomes the 'Great Yorkshire AirFest' and moves from 2015's September to a new earlier slot in the airshow calendar, stretching to two days. A good mix of aircraft will be supported by entertainment including fairground and food village.

King AirCatalinaTeam RavenB-25 MitchellRAF Falcons Dakota ZA947: BBMFBBMF Spitfirex2OV-10 BroncoCalidus AutogyroSally BYak3 UM

Cancelled Rockingham Motor Speedway, Mitchell Road, Corby, Northamptonshire
NN17 5AF

01536 500 500
Car and Stripes

Postponed until 2017. Promoter’s statement

July 2 -3 Bicester Airfield
Oxfordshire
OX26 5HA
Flywheel Festival

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Heritage action with demonstrations by historic road and racing cars, military vehicles and iconic classic aircraft all on this well preserved WW2 bomber station against the background of genuine WW2 buildings.

Great War Display TeamTiger Nine Mustang 'Red Tail' (ex-Jumpin Jacques) BBMF Hurricane and Spitfire(Flypast Saturday)BBMF Lancaster PA474(Flypast Sunday)

July 2 - 3 Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire
SP5 5JH
Chalke Valley History Festival Air Show

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The History Festival lasts all week from 26th June but the airshow is just over the final weekend, 2nd & 3rd July. Tickets now on sale.

BBMF Lancaster PA474Fairey Swordfish Mk1 W5856 RNHFGoodyear FG-1D Corsair G-FG1D: The Fighter CollectionKittyhawk 43-5802

Also Spitfires Mk X1X and 1X; Yak-3, Hurricane and Auster

July 3 Capel-le-Ferne
Nr Folkestone
Kent
CT18 7JJ
Memorial Day

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Commemorating the 76th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. It is also 23 years since the unveiling of 'The National Memorial to the Few' at Capel-le-Ferne.

BBMF Hurricane and Spitfire

July 3 Old Warden, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP

01767 627927
Military Pageant Airshow

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One of the venue's bigger airshows. No fewer than 6 Hurricanes - the resident R4118 and Sea Hurricane plus four visitors. Also a visiting Buchon and Mark Davey's Yak 3. Continuing the Hawker theme, the collection's Hind and Demon will also fly as will their Gloster Gladiator. On the ground there will be live music and a vehicle parade.

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July 8 - 10 Detling, Kent

ME14 3JF
Kent County Show A three-day event focussing on Kent rural life. Wide variety of animals, food, fun and displays, including a few air displays.
July 8 - 10 RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire
GL7 4EG

0800 1071940
Royal International Air Tattoo

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Reputed to be the the biggest military airshow in the world. Modern military and classic aircraft shows featuring static and flying exhibits from all over the world. Around eight hours of spectacular flying each weekend day, including the UK debut of the F-35 on all three days.

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July 8 - 10 Silverstone, Northants

NN12 8TN
British Grand Prix The British F1 Grand Prix. Red Arrows display on Saturday and the Typhoon on Sunday.

Eurofighter Typhoon(10th)Red Arrows(10th)
July 9
Recreation Ground, Walnut Tree Road, Pirton, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
SG5 3PX 

01462 712469
Pirton Summer Fair

Expect a small air display as part of this annual fair with arena events, music and licensed bar. Tickets on the gate: adults £2, under 16s FREE. On-site parking £1.

Calidus Autogyro

July 9 Turnpost Farm, East Road, Wymeswold, Leics
LE12 6ST
Rempstone Steam and Country Show

BBMF Dakota, aerobatic solo and the Royal Corps of Signals Motorcycle Display Team. Adults £8, Children £4, (Under 5's Free), Free Parking, Open 10am-5pm. Camping available.

Dakota ZA947: BBMF

July 9 - 10 Duxford, Cambs
CB22 4QR

01223 835000
Flying Legends Air Show

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One of the most popular warbird air shows and possibly THE heritage air show of the aviation calendar. Historic piston engined aircraft in rare combinations in the air and an authentic 1940s atmosphere on the ground.
The finale is a 'balbo', a massed-formation featuring many of the aircraft that took part in the flying displays.

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July 9 - 10 North Coates, Grimsby, Lincs
DN36 5XU

01472 388850
North Coates Wings and Wheels Organised by the flying club based on the former RAF North Coates Airfield. This is not a full airshow but a member fly-in with classic cars on the ground. Spectators are welcome and there is no entry charge. Their web site has pictures of aircraft that have visited during previous events.
July 11 -17 Farnborough Aerodrome, Hampshire

GU14 6AZ then follow signs
Farnborough International air Show

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The biggest aircraft trade show in the UK is held once every two years. The first few days are trade days but Friday has special features for younger people and the last two days are a public airshow. Also book hotels early for the 2018 show on 16-22 July.

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July 16 Old Warden , Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP

01767 627927
At home with Shuttleworth

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A chance to see the Shuttleworth collection of vehicles well as aircraft.
July 19 - 23 RAF Westenhanger
Folkestone Racecourse
Westenhanger, Hythe
CT21 4HX

01304 813945
War and Peace Revival

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Mostly a military and vintage vehicle supershow but includes re-enactments from WWl through to modern times, music and classic fashions; historic warbird flypasts and displays.


July 21 Lyme Regis
West Dorset
sat
Lyme Regis Charities Week

A week of community events to support local charities.

Red Arrows

July 21 RAF Honnington
Bury St Edmunds, Norfolk
IP31 1EE
RAF Honnington Families Day Not a public event, but you may see a display if you are nearby.


Eurofighter TyphoonRAF Falcons

July 21 RAF Marham, Norfolk
PE33 9NP
RAF Marham Family and Friends Day Not a public event, but you may see a display if you are nearby.


Eurofighter TyphoonKing AirRAF Falcons Apache HDT

July 22 RAF Coningsby 
Lincoln
LN4 4SY
RAF Coningsby Families Day
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Not a public event, but you may see a display if you are nearby.


Eurofighter TyphoonKing AirCalidus AutogyroThe Blades

July 22 Southsea Common,
Southsea, Hants 
PO5 3NT
America's Cup World Series

The 35th America’s Cup programme is over 2 years, 2015 and 2016, when competitors race 45 foot foiling catamarans around the world. The 2nd UK leg will be in the Portsmouth area 21st - 24th July. The official event village will be hosted on Southsea Common, which will be the focus of the Red Arrows display on 22nd July and the Matadors on 24th.

Red Arrows(22nd)The Blades(23rd)Matadors(24th)

July 22 - 24 Seaburn Recreation Park & Seaburn and Roker Seafront, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
SR6 8AB

01915 532000
Sunderland International Airshow

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Free seafront airshow starts at 6pm Friday and continues all day Saturday and Sunday, with flying each day and arena events.

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July 23 Bexhill Seafront, East Sussex
TN40 1LQ
Bexhill Roaring 20's

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Vintage flying displays help to recreate the 1920's on the classic Bexhill seafront with its Art Deco Pavilion and Edwardian charm. There will also be a world record attempt. Details to be announced.

BBMF Hurricane and Spitfire

July 23 - 24 Felixstowe, Suffolk
IP11 2AQ
Felixstowe Carnival Air Show

A small airshow has been part of the Felixstowe carnival since 2014. Expect about half-a-dozen first class displays, in 2 sessions, over the weekend.

Wildcat Aerobatics

July 23 - 24 Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland Bray Air Display

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Ireland's biggest free air show: part of the month-long Bray Summerfest, now stretched from the traditional one-day event to two days from 2016. About 3 hours of flying each day supported by the Irish Defence Forces, Irish Air Corps, local and UK civilian teams with plenty of interest on the ground as well and helicopter flights.

Impressive attendance from abroad - this year the Viggen and Draken from the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight and Italy's Frecce Tricolori.

Saab-ajs37-drakenSaab 37 ViggenRed Arrows(24th only)The Blades(24th only)Wingwalkers(both days)Frecce Tricolori(both days)Team Raven(both days)

July 23 East Fortune Airfield, East Lothian, Scotland
EH39 5LF

0300 1236789
Scotland's National Airshow

Airshow at the National Museum of Flight.

Swiss PC-7 TeamKing AirEurofighter TyphoonRed ArrowsBlack CatsBBMF Lanc, Spit & Hurri

July 28 RNAS Culdrose
Helston, Cornwall
TR12 7RH
RNAS Culdrose Air Day

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Not as big as Yeovilton, but an important Navy airshow with a local focus. An opportunity, too, to see inside the naval air base. Expect gates at 9am and flying from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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July 29 - 31

Bolesworth Castle
Tattenhall
Cheshire
CH3 9HQ

CarFest North

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Principally a festival of all kinds of (mostly fast) cars, as its name suggests, but normally some impressive air displays as well; family fun and plenty of music and eating, all in aid of Children in Need. CarFest do still plan to have air displays, despite the cancellations following the tragedy at last year's show.

The first batch of tickets went on sale on 5th November but quickly sold out. More tickets will be available at 8 a.m. on 28th April.

July 29 - 31 Silverstone, Northants
NN12 8TN

Silverstone Classic

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Silverstone Classic's 26th show. The race course is built on a wartime airstrip. Expect big name musical acts as well as air displays and classic motoring. The Twisters will be flying with pyro displays on both Friday and Saturday evenings. Range of one- two- and three-day tickets including earlybird discounts until 31st March.

Twister Aerobatics(29th & 30th)Wildcat Aerobatics(29th & 30th)The Blades(31st)

July 30 - 31 Old Buckenham, Norfolk
NR17 1PU

01953 860806
Old Buckenham Air Show

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Previously a one-day show, it has been held over 2 days since 2013.

An exciting mix of warbirds and civilian aircraft; classic and military vehicles; re-enactors; bands; food village; beer festival; hangar dance and a funfair.

The 'Goldfinger' helicopter will be on static display and there are loud hints that visitors will have a chance to buy or win a flight.

Flying displays (both days unless indicated)

Wildcat AerobaticsStaggerwingYak 52Yak 3Sally B(Sunday only)
Also: Vans RV8 (Matt Summers), Texan T-6,

July 30 - 31 Little Gransden Airfield
Fuller's Hill, Sandy Bedfordshire
SG19 3BP
Warbirds Fighter Meet Mostly large model planes, but a few of the real thing as well.
July 30 - Aug 6 Swanage, Dorset
Swanage Regatta and Carnival A week of carnival and sea-based activities with occasional air displays.
Aug 5 - 14 Foreshore and Harbour
Falmouth, Cornwall
TR11 3JT
Falmouth Week

Mostly a week-long shore and town based carnival / regatta, but some activity in the air including the Red Arrows on 10th.

Red Arrows(10th)

Aug 6 Newcastle, Co Down,
N. Ireland

02843 722222
Festival of Flight

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Air displays over Dundrum Bay; exhibitions, street entertainment, music and other ground-based activities.

Team RavenEurofighter TyphoonRed ArrowsStrikemaster Mk82A G-SOAFBBMF Lanc, Spit & HurriBristol BlenheimRichard GoodwinGlobal Stars

Aug 6 Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, East Kirkby, Lincs
PE23 4DE

01790 763207
East Kirkby Airshow

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Largest show at the Heritage Centre, with 3 hours of flying between 12.30 and 17.00. Also expect Lancaster cockpit viewing, aircraft fly-ins and photo opportunities with a jeep and the Lanc. During the day: re-enactors, Lancaster taxi runs, trade stalls, vintage cars, military vehicles. Tickets numbers limited. All to raise funds for the restoration of Lancaster NX611.
There are also very frequent Lancaster taxi runs during the year. See a full list of Lancaster taxi runs.

CatalinaWildcat AerobaticsCalidus AutogyroBBMF Lanc, Spit & Hurri

Aug 6 - 7 Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster, Essex
RM14 2TN

01245 476249  
Military and Flying Machines
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Principally a military vehicle show with every kind of vehicle from bikes to trucks, armoured vehicles and tanks but some flying, mostly WWll warbirds.

BBMF SpitfireDakota ZA947: BBMFSally B

Aug 6 - 7

Postponed to 5th & 6th August 2017

Kings Promenade
New Brighton
Wirral
CH45 3HL
0844 414 5340

Wirral Air Show

New free airshow with two days of flying over the River Mersey and ground displays, trade stands, fun fair and other entertainment on the show field and the promenade.

There will be limited, chargeable, on-site parking and grandstand seating.

Postponed because official arrangements had not been made in time.

Aug 6 - 13 Cowes, Isle of Wight, Hampshire
PO31 7RS
Cowes Week

A week of regattas and all sorts of sailing with flying at the end of the week.

Red Arrows(11th)Eurofighter Typhoon(12th)

Aug 7 Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP

01767 627927
Shuttleworth Edwardian Pageant

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Expect a large number of the resident aircraft to fly. Also expect music and an historic vehicle parade.

 

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Aug 7 - 8 Tower Festival Headland, Blackpool, Lancashire  
FY1 4BJ

01253 478222
Blackpool Airshow

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Free seaside airshow with afternoon displays of classic and modern aircraft over two days, centred just to the left of the North pier.

Eurofighter Typhoon(7th)Red Arrows(7th)BBMF Lanc, Spit & Hurri(both days)Calidus Autogyro

Aug 10 Minehead, Somerset
TA24 5BG
Minehead Summer Festival

Air displays, music and street entertainment.

Red ArrowsRed DevilsBBMF Lanc, Spit & Hurri

Aug 11 - 14 Eastbourne, East Sussex
BN21 3YT

01323 411400
Airbourne 2016 - Eastbourne International Airshow

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Free 4-day airshow along the very attractive seafront, with ground displays, extensive military exhibition, arena events and plenty of flying all four days including strong military involvement. Also expect live music on the beach stage, children’s entertainment areas, helicopter pleasure flights and fireworks.

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Aug 11-14 Ashton Court Estate, Bristol
BS8 3TQ
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta
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The 38th balloon fiesta, as its name suggests, is principally a gathering for balloon enthusiasts, with 150 hot air balloons and ground attractions including music and a fair but there are also air displays. Balloon launches of Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Nightglows on Thursday and Saturday.

This is a free 4-day festival about 20 minutes walk from Bristol city centre. Shuttle bus or parking (charged) is available.

Aug 13 - 14 Headcorn Airfield
Nr Maidstone, Kent
TN27 9HX

01883 740276
Combined Ops Classic aircraft and historic military vehicles at the former WWll airfield then known as 'Lashenden Airfield'.
Aug 13 - 14 Ascot Racecourse
Berkshire  
SL5 7JX
Red Bull Air Race - Ascot
Red Bull Air Race - Worldwide

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The UK round of the international Red Bull Air Race is around the 14 furlong Jumps Track at Ascot racecourse.

Apache HDT(13th)

Aug 13 - 14 Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway, Kings Road, Cleethorpes
DN35 OAG
01472604657
Cleethorpes 1940s Weekend

Live entertainment, military vehicles, battle re-enactments and the BBMF both days.

BBMF Hurricane and Spitfire(both days) Dakota ZA947: BBMF(Sunday only)

Aug 14 Herne Bay, Kent
CT6 5LU
Herne Bay Airshow

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Free seafront airshow. The RAF have confirmed The Red Arrows, Typhoon and BBMF trio including the Lancaster and a good selection of civilian aircraft are booked, too. On the ground there will be flight simulators, military vehicles live music and the usual trade stalls. Parking is very limited indeed, so travelling by public transport is highly recommended. There are good rail and coach links.

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Aug 16-17 Weymouth, Dorset
DT4 7RN
Weymouth Carnival

Part of the town carnival but includes a small flying display.

Red Arrows16thBBMF Lanc, Spit & Hurri17th

Aug 17 Cromer
Norfolk
NR27 9HP
Cromer Carnival
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A week of carnival events from 13th - 19th August. The Red Arrows display on the Wednesday.

Red Arrows17thWildcat Aerobatics16th

Aug 18 - 21
Bournemouth, Dorset
BH1 3AF
Bournemouth Air Festival 2016

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Free seafront show including military and civilian favourites in the air and lots of naval involvement. Also expect parachutes with flares and planes with fireworks after dark along with lots on the ground for the whole family in this award-winning festival.

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Aug 19 - 22 Whitby
North Yorkshire

07827 452753
Whitby Regatta

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Navy, army and RAF sea and land displays, yacht and rowing races, vintage, classic and sports cars and a carnival-type parade. Usually air displays on more than one day.

Red Arrows21st BBMF Hurricane and Spitfire20th & 21st Dakota ZA947: BBMF20th & 21st

Aug 20 Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP

01767 627927
Shuttleworth Flying Proms

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Exquisite Flying by resident and visiting aircraft in display sequences to live classical music with fireworks.

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Aug 21 Sywell Aerodrome, Northants
NN6 0BN
Sywell Airshow
CANCELLED
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A biennial show in aid of local charities. The last show, in 2014, was sold out before the event but the 2016 will not take place. The organisers say they hope the show will return in the future. A smaller show may be held at the venue in August.

Aug 25 - 26 West Greensward, Clacton seafront, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
CO15 1NW

01255 686633
Clacton Air Show

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Free seaside air show and ground attractions. Not as big as some other seaside shows, but a good mix of military and classic aircraft exhibition, trade stands, food court and on-site entertainment.

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Aug 25 - 27 Dartmouth, Devon

TQ6 9PS
Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta

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Mainly a rowing and sailing regatta but also some air displays and related events in and around the town.

BBMF Hurricane and Spitfire26th&27th

Aug 26 - 28 Sidmouth, Devon 

EX2 4DR
Sidmouth Regatta

The main public focus of a variety of sea events is over the weekend 27 - 28 August, but there is plenty of land-based fun too, including fancy dress and pavement drawing. The Red Arrows are scheduled to launch the regatta on 26th.

Red Arrows(26th)

Aug 27 Marsh Lane,Henstridge, Dorset
BA8 0TN
Wings and Wheels Not a full air show but a popular fly-in, being held at this Dorset airfield for the 17th successive year. Expect around 100 classic aircraft and a similar number of classic cars at the show which has also attracted fly-pasts of BBMF aircraft.
Aug 27 - 28 Dunsfold, Surrey
GU6 8TB

01483 542226
Wings and Wheels

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Phenomenal show with classic, military and racing car runs, ground shows, static displays and about 5 hours flying each day based on this historic airfield with intimate links to Hawker aircraft, Brooklands and, until recently, Top Gear.

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Aug 27 - 29 Kent County Showground, Detling, Kent

ME14 3JF
Military Odyssey

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Principally multi-period re-enactments and arena displays from the ancients through WWl & WWll to more modern combat, such as Vietnam. Over 4,000 re-enactors covering 2,000 years of history. A few flying displays.
Aug 28 Fullers Hill Farm, Little Gransden, Cambs
SG19 3BP

07730 091132
Little Gransden Charity Air and Car show

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Expect around four hours of vintage and aerobatic flying; vintage, veteran and classic vehicles. All in aid of Children in Need.

King AirCalidus AutogyroLauren RichardsonYak 52Global StarsBBMF Lancaster PA474Cessna Bird DogMark Jefferies

Aug 28 Rhyl, Denbighshire, North Wales
LL18 3AQ
Rhyl Air Show

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The show itself has not confirmed details for 2016 but the Red Arrows have the event in their schedule for 28th, subject to confirmation that the show is going ahead. If it does, expect military and civilian aircraft in a free seaside display. Main viewing areas will be between Blue Bridge and the Splashpoint along the seafront. The events arena will be by the Seaquarium.

Red ArrowsRAF Falcons BBMF Lanc, Spit & HurriCalidus Autogyrof

Aug 28 - 30 Laverstoke Park Farm
Overton, Hampshire
RG25 3DR
C4R-FEST South

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In aid of Children in Need, CarFest combines fast cars, the hill climb, monster trucks, major bands and more things motor, normally with the cream of air displays. CarFest do still plan to have air displays, despite the cancellations following the tragedy at CarFest North last year.

The first batch of tickets went on sale on 5th November but quickly sold out. More tickets will be available at 8 a.m. on 28th April.

Aug 29 Isles of Scilly
TR21 0NS
Maritime Gathering

Summer gathering of sailing vessels, incorporating a Round the Island ( St Marys) Race.

Red Arrows

Sept 1 RAF Scampton
Lincoln
LN1 2ST
RAF Scampton Families Day

Not a public event, but you may see a display if you are nearby.

Eurofighter TyphoonKing AirRAF Falcons

Sept 2 - 4

Foxlands Farm, Cosby, Leicestershire
LE9 1SG

07711 430472
The Victory Show

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Tribute to WW2. Ground show is on for three days, but no airshow on Friday. Static and flying WWll and modern aircraft. 1940’s vehicles, 1940’s working and static farm machinery, huge army encampment, 50 re-enactment groups, 200+ Vehicles including heavy armour & tanks, tank and steam train rides, trader’s area. Weekend prices: adults £18; under 16s £7; family (2+3) £50. Open 09.00 - 17.00. Upgrades and camping available.

Bucker BestmannSally B

Sept 2 - 3 The Low Green, Ayr, Scotland
KA7 2XA

01292 479500
Scottish International Airshow

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The former 'Scottish Airshow' is now The Scottish International Airshow and flying at Ayr seafront has been stretched from 1 to 2 days.

Eurofighter TyphoonRed Arrows(3rd)RAF Falcons (3rd)BBMF Lanc, Spit & Hurri(3rd)

Sept 2 -4 Chatsworth House, Chatsworth, Derbyshire
DE45 1PP
Chatsworth Country Fair

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Three-day fair in the grounds of Chatsworth House, with typical country activities involving horse driving, shooting, dogs, cookery, vintage cars etc but also occasional air displays

Red Arrows(2nd & 4th)

Sept 3 Danny House, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex
BN6 9BB
  Festival 21

Danny House is a Grade 1 listed mansion dating from Tudor times, now providing serviced accommodation for retired people and bed and breakfast lettings.

Festival 21 celebrates the 21st anniversary of the Friends of Sussex Hospices charity.

Danny House was where the terms of the Treaty of Versailles were drawn up by Lloyd George, Winston Churchill and others in 1918. To mark this, the event will feature the Great War Display Team and Great War vehicles. The event starts at 2pm and concludes with a Son et Lumière played out on the facade of Danny House and a fireworks finale.

Great War Display Team

Sept 3 - 4 Portrush, Coleraine, N. Ireland
BT56 8AP

 02870 347234
Airwaves: Northern Ireland International Airshow

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Biggest airshow in Ireland. Free air and sea displays, ground shows and exhibitions in two areas:East Strand and Lansdowne. The display line moved to the east side of the peninsular in 2014, bringing it closer to the crowd line and with the Giant's Causeway and Dunluce Castle photogenically in the background.

Eurofighter TyphoonRed ArrowsKing AirWildcat AerobaticsCatalinaBBMF Lanc, Spit & HurriCalidus AutogyroWildcat_RN(static)OV-10 BroncoNorth American T28 FennecRichard GoodwinB-25 Mitchell

Sept 3 - 4 North Coates, Grimsby, Lincs
DN36 5XU

01472 388850
North Coates Flying Club Autumn Flying Meeting Organised by the flying club based on the former RAF North Coates Airfield. This is not a full airshow but a member fly-in. Spectators are welcome and there is no entry charge. Their web site has pictures of aircraft that have visited during previous events.
Sept 3-4 Largs, North Ayrshire
KA30 8BD
Largs Viking Festival

The Festival runs from 27th August - 4th September and celebrates local Viking heritage. Viking village, foods, culture. Adults £5.

BBMF Lancaster PA474

Sept 4 Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP

01767 627927
Shuttleworth Wings and Wheels Airshow

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The biggest Shuttleworth Collection show of the year moves from August to September. Vintage aircraft, vintage motors and vintage bikes, from the collection and from visitors. Probably the venue's largest number of visiting aircraft all year will join resident aircraft in the flying programme.

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Sept 4 Seething Airfield, Toad Lane, Seething near Norwich, Norfolk
NR15 1EL

01508 550453
Seething Airfield Charity Air Day

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Expect over 2 hours of flying including warbirds and aerobatic displays. Static aircraft displays. Vintage military vehicles, classic vehicles, family stalls and attractions, trade and charity stands.

The Blades

Sept 4

Old Buckenham Airfield
Abbey Road, Norfolk
NR17 1PU

01953 860806
LAA & Home-Built Fly-in

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Deferred from 6th March because of wet conditions. A fly-in and show rather than a traditional airshow. Home-built other LAA aircraft. Half price landing fees - PPR essential. £2 per person or £5 per car load for others.

Sept 8 St Aubins Bay, Jersey, Channel Is

01534 822054
Jersey International Air Display

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Wartime and modern military aircraft. Expect an impressive line-up including a great deal of foreign participation not commonly seen on the mainland, flying over the coast in St Aubins Bay, adjacent to the island's capital, St. Helier.

Red ArrowsKing AirBlack CatsSaab 37 ViggenSaab-ajs37-drakenSaab J29 TunnanSK60E Saab 105BBMF Lanc, Spit & Hurri

Sept 8 St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Is
GU1

01481 728686
Guernsey Air Display

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Slightly smaller than the Jersey show on the same day, this show is centred to the east of St Peter Port harbour.

Team RavenRed ArrowsBlack CatsBBMF Lanc, Spit & Hurri

Sept 9 - 11 Goodwood, West Sussex
PO18 0PH

01243 755055
Goodwood Revival

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Step back in time to the halcyon days of motor racing at Goodwood. Revival is not just a celebration but a recreation of the 'Goodwood Years'. Come in period dress and be part of the festival with period car and motorcycle racing, flying and static air displays of pre-1966 craft. Entry by advance ticket only - no tickets on the gate.

The 2016 Revival will celebrate the career of Sir Jack Brabham.

Tickets are now on sale.

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Sept 10 - 11
Duxford, Cambridgeshire
CB22 4QR

01223 835000
Duxford Air Show

Duxford's late summer air show is traditionally the 'main' airshow at the venue. Expect the biggest variety of displays of the Duxford shows and some spectacular formations. This show has been sold out for the last 2 years, so it is best to book when tickets become available.

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Sept 10 - 11 Southport Seafront,
Southport
Merseyside
PR8 1RY

01704 533333
Southport Air Show

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Seafront air show, but not free. Unusual in that the flight path is over the broad sands of the beach, whereas most seafront shows are over the sea.

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Sept 11 South Shields, Tyneside
NE8 2BH
Great North Run

The Red Arrows help to encourage runners in this half-marathon from Newcastle to South Shields via Gateshead and the Tyne Bridge.

Red Arrows
Sept 17 Bovington Tank Museum, Dorset
BH20 6JG
Tank 100

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Tank100 will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Tank development and the establishment in 1916 of Bovington/Lulworth as the Tank Depot and subsequent spiritual home of the Royal Armoured Corps.

Great War Display Team
Sept 24 - 25 Sywell Aerodrome
Northants

NN6 0BN

0844 854 0064
Classic Pistons and Props

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Classic cars, bikes and planes, vintage lifestyle and family entertainment. Vintage and classic traders. Vintage funfair and music. Aviation museum and art deco buildings. Many of the visitors wear classic dress.

BBMF Lanc, Spit & Hurri(both days)Grace Spitfire Mk1XT ML407(both days)

Oct 2

Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP

01767 627927
Season Finale: Race Day & Roaring Twenties

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Season Finale. Race Day and Roaring Twenties will blend the best of Shuttleworth's vehicles with the usual superlative flying.

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Oct 15 Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP

01767 627927
Photography Nightshoot

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Photograph a selection of the Collection’s aircraft and vehicles at night. Expect engine runs (complete with hot exhausts and sparks), atmospheric conditions, and more unusual photo opportunities such as capturing full circle propeller disks on our piston aircraft. Over 16s only. Places will be limited. Tickets available from March 2016.

 

The following airshows will not be held in 2016
  LLandudno North Shore
Conwy, North Wales
LL30 1BG
LLandudno Air Show

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Cancelled. The cancellation is due to the new safety regulations introduced by the CAA following the Shoreham incident.

  Dawlish, Devon
EX7 9LP

01626 215665
Dawlish Air Show

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The organisers of Dawlish airshow have announced that there will be no show in 2016. They say they are taking a break, not finishing for good, so there is hope that they will be back in 2017. Click this text to see their announcement.

  Halfpenny Green Airport, Bobbington,
Wolverhampton, West Midlands
DY7 5DY

01902 455669
Easter Wings and Wheels

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The airport management have decided not to allow a show in 2016
  Barton City Airport, Eccles
Manchester
M30 7SA

0161 789 1362
Manchester Airshow

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The organisers have blamed the pending CAA safety review for the absence of an airshow at Barton City airport. Click this text to read more.

  RAF Northolt
West End Road
Ruislip, Middlesex
HA4 6NG

020 8845 2300
RAF Northolt Open Day

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There is usually an open day, principally for station personnel, their families, friends and local people, but it will not be held in 2016.

  Rockingham Motor Speedway, Mitchell Road, Corby, Northamptonshire
NN17 5AF

01536 500 500
Car and Stripes

Postponed until 2017. Promoter's statement

  Shoreham (Brighton International) Airport
Shoreham, West Sussex

BN43 5FF

01273 441545
Shoreham Airshow

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The show will not be held in 2016 out of respect for those affected by the tragic accident in 2015 involving Hawker Hunter T7 and pending the outcome of the AAIB review into the incident. The show may return in 2017.
  Sywell Aerodrome, Northants
NN6 0BN
Sywell Airshow

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A biennial show in aid of local charities. The last show, in 2014, was sold out before the event but the 2016 will not take place. The organisers say they hope the show will return in the future. A smaller show may be held at the venue in August.

These events have already been held in 2016
Jan 2 - 3 North Coates, Grimsby, Lincs
DN36 5XU

01472 388850
Brass Monkey Rally Organised by the flying club based on the former RAF North Coates Airfield. This is not a full airshow but a member fly-in. Spectators are welcome and there is no entry charge. Their web site has pictures of aircraft that have visited during previous events.

Feb 14

CANCELLED

Old Buckenham Airfield
Abbey Road, Norfolk
NR17 1PU

01953 860806
Valentine's Fly-in

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Fly-in cancelled due to wet conditions
Feb 20 Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome
Lutterworth
LE17 5QS

Lightning Night Shoot
Multi-posed set pieces with pilots and ground-crew but no engine runs. F3 Lighting XR713 and wet pan for mood shots. Bring you best photo gear including a tripod. Admission £25. Gates 15.30. Starts 16.30. Ends 19.00.
March 5 Ramsgate, Kent
CT11 8NA
Spitfire Day

Ten-minute display by Spitfire 'The Spirit of Kent' to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the first flight of the Spitfire. The display will be at about 2.30 p.m. between the Ramsgate Tunnels and the Harbour Wall.

There will also be trade stands, refreshments, 1940s Music, children's entertainer and free make and paint Airfix kits. Tickets £5 each from the Defence of the Nation Education Centre in Ramsgate Tunnels.

Spitfire TA805: BHHH

March 5 Capel-le-Ferne
Nr Folkestone
Kent
CT18 7JJ
Spitfire Day

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A flypast by Spitfire, 'The Spirit of Kent', on the way to a display at Ramsgate. This is a single flypast only.

Spitfire TA805: BHHH

March 6

Deferred until 4th September

Old Buckenham Airfield
Abbey Road, Norfolk
NR17 1PU

01953 860806
LAA & Home-Built Fly-in

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A fly-in and show rather than a traditional airshow. Home-built other LAA aircraft. Half price landing fees - PPR essential. £2 per person or £5 per car load for others.

Wet conditions have caused the event to be deferred until 4th September.

March 17

RAF Northolt
West End Road,
Ruislip
HA4 6NG

Northolt Night Photoshoot XX Limited numbers and you need to register. Easiest way to find out about the event and to register is by clicking the link in the previous column
March 19 Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP

01767 627927
Photography Dawnshoot

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Photograph a selection of the Collection’s aircraft and vehicles at dawn. Expect engine runs (complete with hot exhausts and sparks), atmospheric conditions and more unusual photo opportunities such as the rising sun. Over 16s only. Places will be limited. Tickets available from mid-January 2016.

March 26 - 27 Old Buckenham Airfield, Norfolk
NR17 1PU

01953 860806
Aviation and Militaria Collectors Fair.

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Aviation and Militaria fair on this former WWII USAAF air base. Event coincides with the opening of the 453rd Bombardment Group Museum. The Military and Vintage Revival is no longer going ahead. Gates open at 10.00 and admission is free for the Fair.

March 26

Postponed to April 2 then cancelled

Sywell Aerodrome
Northants
NN6 0BN
Training & Radial Fly-in

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Jet Provost Mark 3 G-BKOU, AT-6D, Yak 11, Yak 52 G-BVXK + 2 more Yak 52s, Convair Helio, Fokker S-11, Staggerwing, Sentinel, Harvard IIB, Messerschmitt 108, Beech 3NM, Agricola, Stinston V-77, several Austers and other types expected for this event in support of the museum, which coincides with the opening of the museum. Landing fees £10: slots must be pre-booked.

The event was postponed because of the poor weather forecast for the original weekend but has now been cancelled because of a waterlogged airfield.

April 9 Coventry Airport
CV8 3AZ

Avro Shackleton Taxy run

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Watch an Avro Shackleton WR963 taxy run for £25. For the first time you can ride in the Shackleton whilst it does the run for £240. Tickets for the first run have sold out, but a second run is planned for the same day.
April 16 Stow Maries Aerodrome, Flambirds Chase, Hackmans Lane, Purleigh, Essex 

01245 326049
CM3 6RJ
WWI Afternoon

Sunset and Night Shoot with flying, period vehicles and re-enactors. 4 p.m. until about 9 p.m. £69 each.

SOLD OUT

April 17
Cancelled
Old Buckenham Airfield
Abbey Road, Norfolk
NR17 1PU

01953 860806
Wings And Wheels

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A fly-in and car show rather than a traditional airshow. Free entry and a slot in the display for exhibitors of classic cars. £2 per person on foot or bike or £5 per car load for others. Gates open at 10a.m.

Cancelled because of the very poor weather forecast

April 30 - May 1 Sywell Aerodrome
Northants
NN6 0BN

01435 812508
Atomic Vintage Festival

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Small air display. Otherwise a 1946 - 1962 'revival show' with lots of music (especially Rock 'N Roll) from 20 bands, dancing in a 6,000 sq. ft. big top, dance classes, fashion, roller rink, vintage market stalls, street food, drive-in movie, drag racing, classic & custom cars. Pre-booked camping available at £45 per pitch. This year's drive-in movie is 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' (Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell).

It is too late for earlybird tickets. Standard tickets, in advance and on the gate, £42 one day, £80 two-day. Under 16s free. Camping £45 per pitch.

April 30 Cotswold Airport, Kemble, Cirencester, Glos
GL7 6BA

01285 771177
Bronco Fan Day UK & Fly-in

OV-10 Bronco on display to fans at Kemble. The Shorts Skyvan will also be there and there is a general fly-in.

OV-10 Bronco

April 30 Abingdon Airfield, Oxfordshire
OX13 6JG

01235 529142
Photoshoot

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Limited dusk - night photoshoot during the evening before the Air and Country Show, featuring around 12 of the aircraft due to display at the show. Limited numbers of participants by advance ticket only, £20 per person.

Applications to neilsevent72@gmail.com with name, telephone number and email address. Responses within about 7 days. Further details here.

May 1 Abingdon Airfield, Oxfordshire
OX13 6JG

01235 529142
Air and Country Show

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A relaxed and friendly show. One of the first shows of the year so expect the first public display of new teams, new personnel, new paint schemes etc. But for the same reason you have to be prepared to be flexible in case not all the certification, such as Public Display Authorities, are in place.

Music, local crafts, tanks, vintage and classic vehicles; steam; the Portsmouth model boat display team; military and civilian static aircraft, as well as fly-in and displays of modern and vintage planes.

Advance tickets are on sale now at a very low price of just £12 for an adult (16 or older), £8 for a senior (65+) or £4 for a child (5-15). Tickets on the gate £17.50, OAP £12, 5-15s £6.

British Airshows preview of the show and flying list

Important. We do our best to make sure that information is accurate but there may be errors and details may not be complete. Please check with the organisers before making a journey as dates & details can change and events are sometimes cancelled. Actual appearances will be dependant on other commitments and on technical and weather conditions.