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Calendar of British & UK Airshows 2017

Airshows and other flying displays, 2017 and beyond

Date Airshow &Venue Airshow Details
June 24 National Armed Forces Day
Liverpool,
Merseyside
L17 5BU

Liverpool will host the National Armed Forces Day event this year. Expect a formal parade and substantial airshow. The event will be linked with the International Mersey River Festival: a celebration of the waterfront with family fun, music and entertainment. Linked activities will be held on 24 and 25 June.

June 24 Armed Forces Day
Stow Maries Aerodrome, Flambirds Chase, Hackmans Lane, Purleigh, Essex
CM3 6RJ

Weather permitting, there will be some flying at the Armed Forces Day event, which runs from 11.00 - 15.00. There will also be military vehicle displays, site tours, airside activities and cadets. Free event.

June 24 Scarborough Armed Forces Day
South Bay Beach, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
YO11 1PB

A tribute to present and past members of HM Forces. Vintage village, parades and bands, gun run and military vehicles.

June 24 - 25 Plymouth Armed Forces Weekend
The Hoe, Plymouth, Devon
PL1 2NZ

Displays from current personnel, veterans, cadet forces, support agencies and charities. Events throughout 24th & 25th including Field Gun challenge and a variety of flying displays.

(both days)

June 24 - 25
NEW DATE
Flywheel Festival
Bicester Airfield
Oxfordshire
OX26 5HA

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.

June 29 - July 2
NEW DATES
Festival of Speed, Moving Motor Show (22nd) and
Goodwood Aviation Exhibition

Goodwood, West Sussex
PO18 0PH
01243 755055

Focus on cars and motorcycles and a few top air displays, including for this year the Red Arrows and the Typhoon. Plenty of F1 teams will be represented and top F1 and other race drivers from all eras. Entry by advance ticket only - no tickets on the gate.

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July 1 - 2 North East Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day
Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire
DN35 8LL
Following the success of the National Event in 2016, Cleethorpes will host the NE Lincs Armed Forces Day event this year.

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Sunday

July 1 - 2 Chalke Valley History Festival Air Show
Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire
SP5 5JH

The History Festival lasts all week from 26th June but the airshow element is usually limited to the final weekend.

(Sun)

July 1 - 2 Wales National Air Show
Swansea Bay, Glamorgan
SA1 9SA

This show used to be held every two years but became an annual show from 2016. This free event along the South Wales coast, which attracts first class displays, attracted over 200,000 visitors in 2016.

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July 1 - 2 Blackbushe Festival of Flight
Blackbushe Airport
Camberley
Surrey
GU17 9LQ

To celebrate the airport's 75th anniversary, there will be a 'Festival of Flight' recognising the past, present and future, with representatives of as many as possible of the aircraft types connected to Blackbushe. The festival promises to be 'bigger and better' than AirDay 2016 and will also pay tribute to those who flew from Blackbushe never to return. Adult tickets £20 in advance, £25 on the gate, either day.
The Airbus A318, previously listed, is not now going to appear.
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Flypast:

 

July 2 Military Pageant Airshow
Old Warden, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

One of the venue's bigger airshows will feature a gathering of military aircraft and vehicles. On the ground there will be live music, vehicle parade and re-enactors.

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July 8RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day
Yeovilton, Somerset
BA22 8HB

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. Expect five hours of fast jets, rotaries, warbirds and formation teams.

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July 8 Battle of Britain Airshow and Careers Day
The Leas Folkestone Kent
CT20 2DZ

Check locally is this is still on. Very little information and even the Facebook page is out of date, but it is still listed by the BBMF.

July 8 - 9 Flying Legends Air Show
Duxford, Cambs
CB22 4QR
01223 835000

One of the most popular warbird air shows and possibly THE heritage air show of the aviation calendar, drawing visitors from around the world. 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 8 - 9 Battle of Britain Airshow
Headcorn Airfield
Nr Maidstone, Kent
TN27 9HX

Family event including flight experiences, a funfair and stalls. Battle of Britain display featuring representative aircraft of the Battle of Britain era 14.00 - 16.00.

July 8 - 9 Country Fair with Wings and Wheels
Heveningham Hall, Suffolk
IP19 0PN

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. Also country-type events including tractor parade. Open 10am - 5pm both days. Adults £12, Family (2+3) £35.

(Both days)

(Sunday only)

July 9 Memorial Day
Capel-le-Ferne
Nr Folkestone
Kent
CT18 7JJ

Commemorating the 77th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. It is also 24 years since the unveiling of 'The National Memorial to the Few' at Capel-le-Ferne.

July 14 - 16 Royal International Air Tattoo
RAF Fairford
Gloucestershire
GL7 4EG
0800 1071940

Reputed to be the biggest military airshow in the world. Modern military and classic aircraft featuring static and flying exhibits from all over the world, including several national display teams, in around eight hours of spectacular flying each day.

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July 15 Evening Airshow - WW1
Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

A series of 'Classic Evening Airshows' replace the 2016 sequence of 'At Home with .." shows. Opportunities to see the aircraft up close with some late afternoon and early evening flying, this time with a WW1 theme.

July 16 British Grand Prix
Silverstone, Northants

NN12 8TN

The British F1 Grand Prix. Red Arrows display on Sunday: the Tigers Parachute Display Team display on Friday.

July 21 - 23 Sunderland International Airshow
Seaburn Recreation Park & Seaburn and Roker Seafront, Sunderland
SR6 8AB

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

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July 22 Bexhill Roaring 20's
Bexhill Seafront, East Sussex
TN40 1LQ

Vintage flying displays help to recreate the 1920's on the classic Bexhill seafront with its Art Deco Pavilion and Edwardian charm. There will be swing and boogie from the era from all over UK including the five-piece jazz/swing Gin City Band from Norwich. There will also be another massive number of people dancing the Charleston simultaneously, led by Charleston dancers from the USA. The aim is to have over 955, compared to last year's 825. 

A 1936 de Havilland DH 87 Hornet Moth G-AHBL will display. The display example is G-AHBL, one of the few Hornet Moths to spend time in military service and one of only four Hornets to be operated on floats.

July 22 Norfest
RAF Northolt
West End Road,
Ruislip
HA4 6NG
This event is open to the public. There will be many events on the ground including a small number of static aircraft. Tickets now on sale, limited to 7,500 people, at £5 each. Also limited parking available at £3 per car.
July 22 Scotland's National Airshow
East Fortune Airfield, East Lothian, Scotland
EH39 5LF
0300 1236789

Airshow at the National Museum of Flight. Event opens 10.00. Closes 17.00.

July 22 - 23Bray Air Display
Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland

Not a British Airshow, but Ireland's biggest free air show: part of the month-long Bray Summerfest, was stretched from the traditional one-day event to two days last year. About 3 hours of flying each day supported by the Irish Defence Forces, Irish Air Corps, local and UK civilian teams and some impressive international teams as well, with plenty of interest on the ground as well and helicopter flights.

(23rd)

Also Chipmunk and Stearman from the Irish Historic Flight Foundation

July 22-23 Stow Maries at War
Stow Maries Aerodrome, Flambirds Chase, Hackmans Lane, Purleigh, Essex
CM3 6RJ

The airfield at war.

July 22 - 23 Holkham Country Fair
Near Burnham, Norfolk 
NR23 1AB

Usual country fair attractions on the country estate of the Earl and Countess of Leicester, plus a few air displays.

July 25 - 29 War and Peace Revival
RAF Westenhanger
Folkestone Racecourse
Westenhanger, Hythe
CT21 4HX
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.
CANCELLED RNAS Culdrose Air Day
RNAS Culdrose
Helston, Cornwall
TR12 7RH

The show has been cancelled to enable the station to concentrate on defence operations.

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July 28 - 30
NEW DATE
Silverstone Classic
Silverstone, Northants
NN12 8TN

Silverstone Classic's 27th show. The race course is built on a wartime airstrip. Spandau Ballet and Dire Straits have already been booked in this event that blends classic motoring spectacles with big name musical acts and air displays.

(2 flying, 2 static)

July 29 - 30 Old Buckenham Air Show
Old Buckenham, Norfolk
NR17 1PU
01953 860806

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; tank rides; re-enactors; bands; food village; bar with 6 one-off brews; funfair; helicopter rides and flying experiences in your choice from 3 aircraft.

Adult tickets: Saturday £15 (£12 online in advance). Sunday £20 (£18 online in advance).
Weekend camping £50. Helicopter rides 6 minutes, £35. VIP packages also available.

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July 29 - Aug 5 Swanage Regatta and Carnival
Swanage, Dorset

A week of carnival and sea-based activities with occasional air displays.

July 30 Gathering of Moths: Mothfest
Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927
A gathering of de Havilland Moths, returning to Old Warden again after their debut here in 2016, replacing the Woburn Moth Rallies. Moth pilots can register to attend - around 80 did on 2016. Free visitor entry to the grounds for the event but visits to the Collection will be at group entry rate - payable on the day.
July 30 Sheringham Carnival
Sheringham
Norfolk
NR26 8BG

Carnival week is 29th July - 6th August and the main carnival day is August 2nd, but air display day is July 30th.

Aug 5 Festival of Flight
Newcastle, Co Down,
N. Ireland
02843 722222

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

Aug 5 East Kirkby Airshow
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, East Kirkby, Lincs
PE23 4DE
1790 763207

Largest show at the Heritage Centre. Lancaster cockpit viewing, aircraft fly-ins and photo opportunities with the Heritage Centre-based Lancaster 'Just Jane and the Jeep'. During the day: re-enactors, Lancaster taxi runs, trade stalls, vintage cars, military vehicles. Tickets numbers limited to 5,000. All to raise funds for the restoration of Lancaster NX611. Advance tickets: Adults, including seniors, £19.50 Children 6 - 15 £6. Adults £22 on the gate.

August 5 - 6 Croft Nostalgia Festival
Croft Circuit, West Lane, Dalton-on-Tees, North Yorkshire
DL2 2PL
On the site of RAF Croft, a WW2 RAF Bomber Command station and later a sub-station of RAF Middleton St. George. Now home to the Croft Race Circuit. Historic motor sports on the track. Historic cars, buses, bikes, military vehicles, dioramas, re-enactors and live music in the show fields. Flying displays will be mostly fly-overs but will include barnstorming aircraft which will take off and land at the show. Period dress encouraged.
Aug 6 Shuttleworth Edwardian Pageant
Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

A large number of the resident aircraft will fly, with selected visitors. Free rides on the 1913 Wellingborough and 1921 Charabus and the opportunity to look around the Regency Swiss Garden and Shuttleworth House. Many visitors wear Edwardian attire and there is a modest prize for the outfit of the day. There will also be music and an historic vehicle parade.

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August 10 Lyme Regis Regatta & Carnival
Lyme Regis
West Dorset
DT7 3JR

A week of community events from 5th - 13th August to support local charities. The Red Arrows are due to fly at 6.15 on 10th.

Aug 10 - 13 Bristol International Balloon Fiesta
Ashton Court Estate, Bristol
BS8 3TQ

The 39th balloon fiesta, as its name suggests, is principally a gathering for balloon enthusiasts with ground attractions including music and a fair but there are also air displays. Balloon launches and nightglows some days.

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

August 11 - 13 Retro Festival
Newbury Showground, Berkshire
RG18 9QZ

Vintage wings, wheels, music, steam, dance. The festival runs from 11th to 13th August.

There will be helicopter flights and there is due to be a Spitfire flypast on Saturday afternoon, but there will be no other air displays.

Aug 12 - 13 Military and Flying Show
Chigborough Road, Maldon, Essex
CM9 4RE
After a decade at Damyns Hall, The Essex HMVA Military and Flying Machines show moves to the militarily historic Maldon area. In the air there will be flypasts, rather than full displays. On the ground, hundreds of military vehicles from push-bikes to trucks and tanks. There will also be arena events, a vintage fair ground, model making and a kids marching drill.
Aug 12 - 13 Blackpool Airshow
Tower Festival Headland, Blackpool, Lancashire
FY1 4BJ
01253 478222

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

(tbc)

Aug 12 - 18
(Flying on some days)
Cromer Carnival
Cromer
Norfolk
NR27 9HP

A week of carnival events, always held in August, in the week which includes the third Wednesday. This year 12th - 18th August. The Red Arrows usually display on carnival day, which will be Wednesday 16th, but this will not be known for sure until early in 2017.

(15th)

Aug 15 - 16 Weymouth Carnival
Weymouth, Dorset
DT4 7RN

The town carnival includes a small flying display, including the LAncaster, Spitfire and Hurricane fromthe BBMF on Wednesday 16th .

August 17 Fowey Royal Regatta
Fowey, Cornwall
PL23 1AJ
The event lasts a week. Sailing, children's and carnival type events, but also some flying. The Red Arrows display on 17th.
Aug 17 - 20 Airbourne - Eastbourne International Airshow
Eastbourne,
BN21 3YT
01323 411400

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

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Aug 18 - 20 Festival of Flight
Ragley Hall
Alcester, Warwickshire
B49 5NJ
01789 762090
Mostly a model show from the same stable as the Weston Park Model Show but some full size displays including AeroSparx and GliderFX.

Aug 18 - 20 Northumberland Wings and Wheels Festival
Eshott Airfield, Morpeth, Northumberland
NE65 9QJ

Eshott Aerodrome is home to over sixty aircraft. More details about the festival to follow.

Aug 19 Shuttleworth 20th Flying Proms
Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

Exquisite Flying by resident and visiting aircraft in display sequences to live classical music. Free vintage bus rides to Shuttleworth House.

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Aug 19 The Southeast Air Show, 2017 Herne Bay
Herne Bay, Kent
CT6 5LU

This free seafront airshow, previously known as the Herne Bay Air Show, has been renamed for 2017 'The Southeast Air Show, 2017 Herne Bay'. The show was conditional on being allocated displays by the RAF. The Red Arrows, Typhoon and BBMF have now been confirmed, so the show will go ahead.

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Aug 19 - 20 Combined Ops
Headcorn Airfield
Nr Maidstone, Kent
TN27 9HX

Classic aircraft and historic military vehicles at the former WWll airfield then known as 'Lashenden Airfield'.

(19th)

Aug 19 - 20 Biggin Hill Festival of Flight
Biggin Hill Airport
Kent
TN16 3BH

The fourth year of the show in its new guise is stretched to 2 days and celebrates the centenary of the airport.

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Aug 19 - 21 Whitby Regatta
Whitby
North Yorkshire

Navy, army and RAF ground displays, yacht and rowing races, vintage, classic and sports cars and a carnival-type parade. In 2016 the BBMF and Red Arrows flying displays were cancelled because the organisers were not able to implement some of the Safety Action Points. Any flying in 2017 to be advised.

Aug 20 Seething Airfield Charity Air Day
Seething Airfield, Toad Lane, Seething near Norwich, Norfolk
NR15 1EL
01508 550453

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.

Aug 24 - 25 Clacton Air Show
West Greensward, Clacton seafront, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
CO15 1NW
01255 686633

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 24 - 26 Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta
Dartmouth, Devon
TQ6 9PS

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

(25th)

(26th & 27th)

Aug 25 - 27Sidmouth Regatta
Sidmouth, Devon
EX2 4DR

The main public focus of a variety of sea events is over the weekend 25 - 27 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 25th and, for the first time, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight are due to display the Lancaster and two Spitfires, also on 25th.

Aug 26 - 27Wings and Wheels
Dunsfold, Surrey
GU6 8TB
01483 542226

Phenomenal show with classic, military and 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 Top Gear.

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Aug 26 - 27 Rhyl Air Show
Rhyl, Denbighshire, North Wales
LL18 3AQ

Free seaside air show and ground attractions.  There will be military and civilian favourites in the air plus exhibition, trade stands, food court and on site entertainment. Main viewing areas will be between Blue Bridge and the Splashpoint along the seafront. The events arena will be by the Seaquarium.

Both days:
(tbc)

Sunday only:

Aug 26 - 28 Military Odyssey
Kent County Showground, Detling, Kent
ME14 3JF
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. Gates 09.30 (9.00 for advanced tickets).
Aug 27 Little Gransden Charity Air and Car show
Fullers Hill Farm, Little Gransden, Cambs
SG19 3BP
07730 091132

Around four hours of vintage and aerobatic flying; vintage, veteran and classic vehicles and large scale model aircraft, in aid of Children in Need and local charities.



Also Bell 47, Max-Holste Broussard, Captain Neville's Flying Circus and 2x Boeing Stearman

Aug 28 Props and Pistons
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, East Kirkby, Lincs
PE23 4DE
01790 763207

Lancaster taxi runs 11am, 1.30pm and 4pm. Flypasts, a few flying displays, exotic cars and live music.

Aug 31 - Sept 3 Bournemouth Air Festival
Bournemouth, Dorset
BH1 3AF

This free seafront show celebrates its 10th anniversary. There will be 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 of music and other entertainment on the ground for the whole family in this award-winning festival.

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Sept 2 - 3 Scottish International Airshow
The Low Green, Ayr, Scotland
KA7 2XA
01292 479500

The former 'Scottish Airshow' retains the 'Scottish International Airshow' title and 2 day format, introduced in 2016. Flying will be along Ayr seafront on Saturday and Sunday.

Both days:


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Sept 2 - 3 Airwaves: Northern Ireland International Airshow
Portrush, Coleraine, N. Ireland
BT56 8AP
02870 347234

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.

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Sept 3 Shuttleworth Heritage Airshow
Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

A new title for the September show, which has previously been the Wings and Wheels airshow. Vintage aircraft, vintage motors, vintage agriculture and vintage bikes, from the collection and from visitors.

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Sept 8 - 10 Goodwood Revival
Goodwood
West Sussex
PO18 0PH
01243 755055

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.

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Sept 8 - 10
(No airshow on 8th)
The Victory Show
Foxlands Farm, Cosby, Leicestershire
LE9 1SG

Tribute to WW2. Ground show is on for three days, but no airshow or battle re-enactments on Friday. Static and flying WWll and modern aircraft, based on the original, pre-2016, flying line. Also, 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. Advance tickets £15 and £5 until 30th June. Open 09.00 - 17.00. Upgrades and camping available.

September 9 - 10 Scampton Airshow
RAF Scampton
Lincoln
LN1 2ST

A new airshow for 2017 and destined to become the main airshow on an RAF base in the UK airshow calendar. It is being organised by the RAF Charitable Trust, who also organise RIAT.

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Sept 14 Jersey International Air Display
St Aubins Bay, Jersey, Channel Is
01534-873956

Wartime and modern military and civil 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.

Sept 14 Guernsey Air Display
St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Is
GU1
01481 728686

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

Sept 15 -17 Southport Air Show
Southport Seafront
Southport
Merseyside
PR8 1RY
01704 533333

Friday dusk and weekend 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 16-17 (TBC) Old Sarum Air Show
Old Sarum Airfield, Salisbury, Wilts
SP4 6DZ

The show has not yet been confirmed by the organisers but it is in the schedule of the Great War Display Team

Sept 23 - 24 Duxford Air Show
Duxford Cambs
CB22 4QR
01223 835000

The Duxford September Air Show is usually the biggest Duxford airshow of the year, with the greatest flying display variety. As well as flying, there will be living history re-enactments and sounds of the era. The museum will also be open.

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Sept 23 - 24 Classic Pistons and Props
Sywell Aerodrome
Northants
NN6 0BN

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.

Oct 1 Season Finale: Shuttleworth Race Day
Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

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

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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.

Future Years
June 23 - 24 Weston Air Festival & Armed Forces Weekend
Weston Bay
Weston-super-Mare
Somerset
BS23 1BE

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.

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July 16 - 22 2018
July 20 - 26 2020
July 18 - 24 2022

Farnborough International air Show
Farnborough Aerodrome, Hampshire
GU14 6AZ

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.

July 13-15 2018
July 19-21 2019
July 17-19 2020
July 16-18 2021
July 15-17 2022
Royal International Air Tattoo
RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire
GL7 4EG
0800 1071940

The biggest military airshow in the world. Modern military and classic aircraft featuring static and flying exhibits from all over the world, including several national display teams, in around eight hours of spectacular flying each day.

The following events were held earlier in 2017
Feb 18 Lightning Night Shoot
Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome
Lutterworth
LE17 5QS
Multi-posed set pieces with pilots and ground-crew but no engine runs. Indoor, outdoor and wet pan for mood shots. Tripod essential but hi-vis not permitted. Admission £25. Gates 15.30. Starts 16.30. Ends 19.00.
Mar 29 RAF Lossiemouth Enthusiasts Event
RAF Lossiemouth, Moray, Scotland
IV31 6SD
A limited number of people were able to visit the RAF base to get closer to aircraft participating in Exercise Joint Warrior and photograph aircraft at the base.
April 8 Gazelle 50th Anniversary Commemorative Fly-in
Army Air Corps Aviation Centre, Middle Wallop, Hampshire
SO20 8DY
AAC Middle Wallop, the Army's home of the Gazelle, hosted a fly-in of Aérospatiale / Westland Gazelle helicopters to commemorate the type's 50th anniversary. Aviation, craft and charity stands. Helicopters on static display and lots of Gazelles flying in.
April 29-30 Radial and Trainer Fly-in
Halfpenny Green Airport, Wolverhampton
DY7 5DY

PPR Required. Free Landing fees.

De Havilland Vampire WZ507 will be attending both days. Also expected are at least 11 Yaks including 6 Yak 52s: G-YAKI (Dom Wilkinson), stablemate G-XYAK; G-YAKX; G-BVXK and 2 Yak 52's from Belgium. There will also be a Yak 11 (Glenn James & John Hoole).

Attending as well will be Dunkesell-based de Havilland Chipmunk WK634; Chipmunk T.10 WD286, and the 'Round the World 2018' Chipmunk WP973 and Bulldog XX629, Bulldog XX614 (Derek Shark), Auster AOP.9 WZ706 (Peter Gill), Auster AOP6 TW536 (Kevin Hale), Stinson Voyager G-STSN, Morane-Saulnier MS.317, Stolp Starduster Too, Percival Pembroke WV740 and Piper L-4A Grasshopper G-BILI in its original military paint scheme.

Possibly for the first time at a UK aviation event, there will be three Stinson Reliants. The first to book was first-timer Stinson V-77 Reliant 42-46703. Joining it will be repeat visitors G-BUCH and NC50238. Two Spitfires will be there, too; an Antonov AN-2, a pair of Beechcraft Beech 18s and the fascinating TravelAir Mystery Ship.

Chris Hayball will be back in his Slingsby Venture T.2 (ZA634) powered glider and at least 9 Texans / Harvards are also expected, including G-CIUW; Tony St John's Tatenhill-based T6 complete with new colour scheme and "Wacky Wabbit".

April 30 Wings and Wheels 2017
Old Buckenham, Norfolk
NR17 1PU

Classic Cars and aircraft on display, but not a full airshow. Free entry for owners of exhibited cars. The new 453rd Bombardment Group Museum was open all day.

May 7 Shuttleworth Season Premiere Airshow
Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

The first Shuttleworth Collection airshow of the season. Flying displays of resident and visiting aircraft, vehicle parade and live music.

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May 13 Puddin' Fly In
Tatenhill airfield, Staffordshire
DE13 9PD
01283 575283
In association with East Staffordshire Flying Club. In support of Aerobility. PPR required.
May 13 Photoshoot
Abingdon Airfield, Oxfordshire
OX13 6JG

Dusk - night photoshoot during the evening before the Air and Country Show, featuring some of the aircraft due to display at the show.

May 14 Air and Country Show
Abingdon Airfield, Oxfordshire
OX13 6JG
01235 529142

This relaxed and friendly show moved away from its traditional Bank Holiday weekend slot and was no longer the first major airshow of the season. Nevertheless, still the first show of the year for most participants, so the first public display of new teams, new personnel, new paint schemes etc.

Live music, local crafts, tanks, vintage and classic vehicles and steam; military and civilian static aircraft, as well as fly-in and displays of modern and vintage planes.

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May 20 Classic Evening Airshow
Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

A series of 'Classic Evening Airshows' replace the 2016 sequence of 'At Home with .." shows. Opportunities to see the aircraft up close with some late afternoon and early evening flying.

May 21 LAA & Homebuilt Fly-in
Old Buckenham, Norfolk
NR17 1PU

Celebrating home-built and other aircraft that come under the auspices of the Light Aircraft Association. PPR essential. Landing fees half price.

May 21 Wings and Wheels
Stow Maries Aerodrome, Flambirds Chase, Hackmans Lane, Purleigh, Essex
CM3 6RJ

Vintage aircraft, classic cars, motorbikes, traders, exhibitors, activities and the museums.

May 27 SkyLive Airshow
Durham Tees Valley Airport
Darlington, Tees Valley
DL2 1LU

After a return delayed from 2015 until 2016 because of the tragic accident at Shoreham airshow, Skylive returned for a second year. As well as flying displays there was a full static aircraft park, live music, military displays, a fairground, classic cars and a food village.

May 27 - 28 Duxford Air Festival
Duxford, Cambs
CB22 4QR
01223 835000

As well as flying, there were living history re-enactments, sounds of the era and free access to the museum.

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May 27 & 29 Lanc, Tank and Military Machines
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, East Kirkby, Spilsby, Lincs
PE23 4DE

Lancaster taxi runs on Saturday and Monday. BBMF Spitfire and Hurricane fly both days. Sally B on Monday. Otherwise a concentration on military machines, including tank firing and jeep rides.

POSTPONED to 2018 RAF Association Air Show
Rendcomb
Gloucestershire
GL7 7DF

This show has been postponed to 2018

May 29 Driffield Vintage Fair and Fun Day
Driffield Showground
Driffield
East Yorkshire
YO25 9DN
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A village-type all-day fair and show with crafts, dance, re-enactors, live stage and other local groups, including some service cadets and a small airshow: all to raise funds for local charities and squadrons.

June 3-4 Torbay Airshow
Paignton
Torbay
Devon
TQ4 6AG

Returning for a second year after its very successful 2016 debut. The show was based over the sea at Paignton and the ground events were centred on Paignton Green.

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

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June 4 Fly Navy
Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

A naval-oriented display: in 2016 one of the best shows of the year, anywhere. Vehicle parade and live music.

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June 9 Gyro gathering
Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

The LAA and BRA tried to get a record number of gyros at one event; hoping for around 40. Owners of rotorcraft were encouraged to fly in. See their web site or Facebook page for details and incentives.

CANCELLED Cholmondeley Power and Speed
Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire
SY14 8AH

The show is not being held in 2017, but plans are being made for a reshaped show in 2018

June 10

Retro Festival
Newwark Showground. Lincolnshire
NG24 2NY

Vintage wings, wheels, music, steam, dance. The festival ran from 9th to 11th June.

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June 10-11 Charity Flying Weekend
Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
De Havilland Moth Club charity flying weekend
June 11 RAF Cosford Air Show
RAF Cosford, Shropshire
TF11 8UP
0844 5611897

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.

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June 11 Welshpool, Bob Jones Memorial Airshow
Welshpool, Mid Wales Airport Powys
airport SY21 8RS
park & ride SY21 8SR

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 11 The American Fly-in 2017
Old Buckenham, Norfolk
NR17 1PU

Celebrating everything American on this former USAAF base. The 453rd Bombardment Group Museum was open and American aircraft joined a special display. Other aircraft are welcome.

Free entry for American Car owners with vehicles. PPR Essential and landing fees are half price. Open 10am - 4pm.

CANCELLED Great Yarmouth Airshow
Great Yarmouth
Norfolk
NR30 2EH
Was to have been a new airshow for 2017. Show's statement
June 17 Classic Evening Airshow
Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

A series of 'Classic Evening Airshows' replace the 2016 sequence of 'At Home with .." shows. Opportunities to see the aircraft up close with some late afternoon and early evening flying, including the Edwardians if the weather is good enough.

June 17 Queen's Birthday flypast
The Mall, London
SW1A 2AX
Not an airshow as such but an RAF flypast along the Mall and over Buckingham Palace at 1pm on the Queen's official birthday.
June 17 Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Armed Forces Day
Brook End, Weston Turville, Aylesbury
HP22 5RF

Family friendly fun event including an air display and fly past, live music and entertainment, attractions such as body zorbing and climbing walls and lots of stalls for food and drink.

June 16 - 18 Weston Park International Model Air Show
Weston Park, Weston-Under-Lizard,
Shropshire
TF11 8LE

Mostly models but some visiting full-size aircraft.

June 17 - 18 Air Britain Vintage & Classic Aircraft Fly-in
North Weald Airfield, Nr Epping, Essex
CM16 6HR
01992 524510
38th Air Britain Fly-in.
June 17 - 18 Weston Air Festival & Armed Forces Weekend
Weston Bay
Weston-super-Mare
Somerset
BS23 1BE

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.

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