British Airshows News, features and guide
News & Features
Straight-wing ex-military jet aerobatics ban to end
The ban on straight-wing ex-military jets performing aerobatic manoeuvres will end when the CAA issues a revised safety notice on 28th February. The ban on aerobatics by swept-wing jets will remain in place.
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Choose ‘Calendar’ from the main menu for a schedule of all known UK airshows and other events with an air display element. The calendar shows the dates, locations and a brief description of forthcoming airshows. There are also links (where they have them) to the shows' own websites and social media.
Click the image above or ‘Airshow Map’ in the main menu to go to a map showing the locations of actual UK airshows - not just an indication of typical venues. The map can be resized to focus on a specific area. Beneath the map is a list with basic show details. Both list and map can be searched by category (seaside, aerodrome etc), by date, or by airshow name or location.
Clicking ‘Airshows’ from the main menu gives a list of many of the main UK airshows. Choose the specific show from that list for a preview of any forthcoming show there, a review of past airshow(s), a location map, weather prospects, hotels and travel. The information is easily accessible in tabbed panels.
The ‘Photos’ option in the main menu presents a list of airshows where we have taken photos in the last few years. Choose a show then click any thumbnail photo to see it bigger or to start of slideshow of photos taken at that location.
A list of many of the aircraft and teams that display at airshows in the UK. The list has a link to the web site and social media of the operator and another to their display schedule, if they have published one.