Airshows at Goodwood in 2017

Preview of 2017 airshows at Goodwood. Goodwood as an airshow venue

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Goodwood Airshows in 2017

Red Arrows at Festival of Speed, 2015

Red Arrows arriving at the Festival of Speed 2015

The two main flying days are both wings and wheels events and are the leaders in their class: Goodwood Revival and Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Goodwood Revival, usually in September, has a focus on F1, GT and saloon cars and motor cycles dating from 1966 or before. These cars are often driven by current and past champions, reviving the days when the Goodwood was home to the primary race circuit in the UK.

The air displays usually include wartime aircraft and there are around 30 pre-1966 aircraft on static display in the 'Freddie March Spirit of Aviation'.

Goodwood Festival Of Speed is usually in late June or early July, typically linked to the date of the British F1 Grand Prix. It generally includes fewer but newer aircraft including modern types, again against the background of a massive range of motors and all things 'speed', including bikes.

See either the Goodwood Revival or the Goodwood Festival of Speed page for more details of the specific event.

About Goodwood

The Goodwood estate comprises the historic Goodwood House and estate, with a racecourse, park, hotel with health club, and an airfield surrounded by an active motor circuit.

The airfield, known during WWII as Westhampnett, was a busy satellite station to Tangmere and was the airfield from which Douglas Bader flew his last mission.

The airfield is situated between the south downs and The Solent, well clear of controlled airspace, and now provides flying lessons and a base for private aircraft as well as events with a flying element.

Location of Revival

Local area

Getting to the show

By car

From the east and west, take the A27 towards Chichester and follow the airshow signs as you get close.

From inland Sussex take the A29, A23 or A22 south to the A27 and head towards Chichester, picking up the signs as you get near.

From further north, get to the M25, leave at junction 10 and head south on the A3 until you pick up the event signposts.

Postcode for Sat Nav is PO18 0PX, but ignore it in favour of event signs when you get close.

By coach

National Express have direct coach services from London, Southampton and Brighton with connections from further afield. All services terminate at Chichester bus station from where there is a bus service to the event. You can book seats online. Click the National Express name to go to their web site.

By Train

The nearest railway station is Chichester, with services from London Victoria. Alternatively, trains from Waterloo go to Haslemere about 30 minutes from Goodwood. Taxis are available at the stations.

Click here to create a pocket timetable for your journey between any stations on the National Rail network.

The variety of rail tickets and fares can be very confusing. Trainline and Raileasy web sites list all ticket and fare options for the time and day of travel you choose, but they both levy an admin fee. Click either of the blue ticket agency names to go to their web site.

There is a courtesy bus between the event and Chichester railway station.

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Accommodation near Goodwood

It is best to book as far as possible in advance. This is not only because nearby hotels and guest houses tend get booked up well before the date of an airshow but also because prices can be better when you book early online.

There are plenty of booking agencies. We find that many of the well known ones are better at finding hotels from international or larger UK chains and may suggest hotels in main towns or cities quite a distance from the show site.

If you need plenty of options, we find that, between them, LateRooms and Expedia list a good selection of smaller, as well as bigger, hotels and will find accommodation in villages and small towns as well as the main centres. Expedia also give, and take, Nectar points.

Click either blue agency name for a list of hotels and guest houses near the show. The venue is already built into both links, so when the list comes up you just have to enter your dates.

Trivago will list competitive prices for a range of hotels, but they might not necessarily find them all, because some chains do not subscribe to their service. You may also get a better rate if you book direct with an hotel, especially if you are a member of a loyalty or rewards scheme.

The International Hotels Group have a Holiday Inn about 20 miles away in Portsmouth and a Holiday Inn Express in Southampton, 30 miles away. There are six Premier Inn hotels within 15 miles, the nearest of which is in Chichester.

Weather for Goodwood

Other Forecasts

UK Met Office

A full 7 day Goodwood weather forecast from the UK Met Office


A five day forecast from the BBC



2017 Shows

Festival of Speed June 29th - July 2nd
Revival September 8th - 10th

Airshow links

Goodwood's web site


Photos taken at Goodwood shows


Sat Nav PO18 0PH
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