UK Airshow news, dates, maps & photos

UK Airshow news, dates & maps

  • Harrier at Farnborough 2018
    Harrier at Farnborough 2018
  • Couteau Delta
    Couteau Delta in 2018
  • BBMF at RIAT in 2018
    BBMF at RIAT 2018
  • Frecce Tricolori
    Frecce Tricolori

 Airshow news

 Airshow news

  • RIAT Pit access, Friday only

    At RIAT on Friday only there will access to the 'pit area', where flying display aircraft are parked before and after the flying display, subject to operational requirements.

  • Swiss PC-7 team at Sunderland

    The Swiss PC-7 team have published their 2019 international display schedule. The Sunderland International Airshow is the only UK date for the team in 2019.

  • Hurricane PZ865 repaint

    BBMF Hurricane Mk IIc PZ865, currently in South-East Asia Command 34 Squadron colours, is due to be repainted following a major service towards the end of 2019. The current proposal is that it will be repainted as an all-black night fighter of 247 Squadron in time for the 2020 season.

  • More Abingdon Announcements

    Another five flying displays have been added to the line-up at the Abingdon Air and Country Show, including a DC3 as the Jump4Heroes jump platform. The full list is ontheir web site and our preview

  • Swiss Hornet at RAF Cosford Airshow

    The first display to be announced for the RAF Cosford Air Show is the Swiss Air Force F/A-18C Hornet.

  • G-MASH at Shuttleworth

    An item on the Shuttleworth Collection's Twitter account suggests that Westland-Bell 47G-4A G-MASH will be at their Season Premiere on May 5th.

  • Harrier at RIAT

    RIAT have announced that the Spanish Navy Harrier is their first confirmed flying display for the 2019 Air Tattoo

  • Folkestone Airshow possible in 2019

    Kentlive is reporting that preparations are underway for a possible return of an airshow at Folkestone.

  • Meteor NF11 final flight

    Meteor NF11 G-LOSM took off from Coventry at around 13.00 and landed at Bruntingthorpe after its (probably) last ever flight. The Meteor will now be maintained in fast-taxi, but not airworthy, condition.

  • RN Heritage Flight

    The RN Historic Flight is being transferred to the civilian register.

    From 1st April 2019, Navy Wings will own and be financially responsible for all the aircraft, which will be renamed the Navy Wings Heritage Flight.

  • No Flywheel Festival in 2019

    Classic & Sports Car partnered with Flywheel Festival to form the Classic & Sports Car Show in association with Flywheel in 2018 but neither show will be going ahead in 2019.

  • Newcastle Festival Of Flight Date

    The Newcastle Festival of Flight (Northern Ireland), usually held in August, is moving to 22nd June in 2019.

  • Tucano Display Pilot named

    The Tucano display pilot for 2019 will be Flt Lt Liam Matthews. Liam only earnt his wings 2 years ago and is already an A2 Qualified Flying Instructor.

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    Headcorn Airshow

    The Battle of Britain Airshow at Headcorn will be on July 6th & 7th 2019.

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    RAF Tucano and Tutor displays in 2019

    The RAF will display the Grob Tutor and Short Tucano at British Airshows in 2019. The Tucano will be from 72 Squadron and the Tutor pilot will be Flt Lt Neil "Ski" Owczarkowski.

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    Catalina UK displays 2019

    The first UK displays by the Catalina have been announced. They are at the Shuttleworth Season Premiere, Duxford Air Festival, Wales Airshow and Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow.

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    US Display Teams

    The major US and Canadian display teams have announced their display schedules for 2019. No UK airshow dates have been included.

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    Skyraider to fly in 2019

    Kennet Aviation will oversee the restoration of PR Spitfire AA810, which may be flying by 2023. They also hope to display their AD-4A Skyraider and Seafire Mk.XVII in 2019.

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    Dunsfold 2019 Date Change

    Dunsfold Wings and Wheels will move from its traditional August date to June 15th and 16th in 2019

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    Lithuanians at Yeovilton

    A Lithuanian Air Force Aero L-39C will make its UK flying display debut at the Royal Navy International Air Day on 13th July. Their C-27J Spartan and Mi-8UTV Hip will be on static display.

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    No Couteau Delta in 2019

    The two Mirage jets of the Couteau Delta will be missing from the display circuit in 2019.

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    Possible Kircaldy Airshow

    The Scottish International Airshow may move from Ayr to Kirkcaldy for 2019. The organisers have expressed a preference for 31st August as a possible date.

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    RIAT Tickets

    Saturday Super Earlybird tickets for RIAT have sold out. Super Earlybird are still available for Friday and Sunday. £47 any one day.

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    Torbay Airshow will go ahead

    The Council has made a commitment to the Torbay Airshow, which will definitely go ahead: but it still needs finiancial help.

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    Messerschmitt Bf-108 joining UK circuit

    Shoot Aviation's Messerschmitt Bf108 has been repaired, modified and registered as G-OTME and will fly in the 2019 display season.

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    New Red Arrows

    Four pilots will join the Red Arrows for the 2019 season. They are Flight Lieutenants Damo Green (Red 2), David Simmonds (Red 3) and Gregor Ogston (Red 4), who are joining the Red Arrows for the first time, & Squadron Leader Steve Morris (Red 5) who returns for his second tour.

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    Mike Ling joins the Blades

    Mike Ling, ex-Red 10, was due to join the Blades last year but reverted to the Red Arrows to substitute for Red 3 throughout the 2018 season. His delayed membership of the Blades really has now begun.

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    NA-64 Yale for Abingdon

    A rare North American NA-64 Yale will be in the flying and the static displays at the Abingdon Air and Country Show on May 5th.

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    Red Arrows Tour

    The Red Arrows will tour America and Canada in August & September 2019. They will consequently miss several UK airshows, including Bournemouth, Clacton and Eastbourne.

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    New Typhoon Display Pilot

    Flt Lt Jim Peterson has handed over to Flt Lt Nick Callinswood, the new Typhoon display pilot for the 2019 season.

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