• Yeovilton updates

    More flying updates for Yeovilton Air Day: MiG-15UTI; Sea Fury T20; Morane-Saulnier Paris; Fouga Zéphyr; Sea King ASaC7; Chinook (RAF).

  • French Rafale M at RIAT

    The French Navy Rafale M pair will be performing their tactical demonstration at RIAT

  • Patrouille de France

    The only UK display by the Patrouille de France this year will be at the Duxford Air Festival

  • Great Yarmouth Additions

    Richard Goodwin, Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers and the Catalina are additions to the flying display at Great Yarmouth Airshow

  • Chinook and Tornado for Cosford

    A Tornado GR4 Flypast and RAF Chinook display have been added to the flying schedule at the RAF Cosford Air Show

  • Folkestone Air Show

    An Airshow will return to Folkestone this year. The Battle of Britain Airshow and Careers Day will be over The Leas and will feature the Red Arrows on 22nd July and the BBMF's Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane trio on 21st & 22nd.

  • Finnish Air Force

    The only UK entry in the Finnish Air Force 2018 schedule is a display by the F-18C at RIAT on 13th - 15th July. There are no UK dates this year for the Midnight Hawks or other Finnish teams.

  • Red Arrows Display Schedule

    The Red Arrows 2018 display schedule was published on 10th April. The locations are illustrated on our Red Arrows Displays map.

  • Mike Ling to be Red 3 for 2018

    Mike Ling, long-time Red 10, will return to the Red Arrows, taking the Red 3 position, for the 2018 season, substituting for the injured Flt Lt David Stark.

  • Navy Wings Displays 2018

    Navy Wings have issued the 2018 display schedule for their Swordfish and Sea Fury. Many dates have still to be confirmed by the shows.

  • Frecce Tricolori for RIAT

    Frecce Tricolori, the Italian National display team, have included RIAT in their 2018 schedule. No other UK appearances are listed.

  • Typhoon Displays

    The Typhoon Display Team have issued their 2018 display schedule. As well as displays at 18 public airshows it includes four non-UK venues and nine private RAF events.

  • Finnish F-18C at RIAT

    The Finnish Air Force will send an F-18C for the flying displays at RIAT. Three Chipmunks, a Bulldog T.1, microlights from RAF Halton, a Gulfstream business jet, a Hawker Hunter and Gloster Meteor were also added to the statics.

  • Teignmouth & Dawlish Airshow

    Plans mooted several months ago for a Teignmouth and Dawlish Airshow have been deferred until 2019 because time has run out to get the show off the ground this year. Hopes are high for an inaugural show next year.

  • Sunderland Flying List

    A provisional flying list for the Sunderland Airshow has been released, although several of the displays are subject to confirmation and more could be added.

  • RAF Tutor display schedule

    The RAF Tutor Display Team will be back this year. The display pilot will be Flt Lt Andy Sell. The display schedule includes 12 public airshows. The list is on their Facebook Page

  • Duxford Air Festival participation

    The first 2 dozen flying displays for Duxford's May airshow have been revealed, with more to come.

  • No Northumberland Wings & Wheels 2018

    There will be no Northumberland Wings & Wheels in 2018 but the organisers hope to bring it back in 2019.

  • Spitfire AR501 has flown

    Mk V Spitfire AR501 has flown after undergoing renovation at Old Warden. Stu Goldspink was the pilot for the first 15 minute flight. It's first public display will be at the Shuttleworth Sesaon Premiere.

  • Norwegian Mustang displays

    The Norwegian Spitfire Foundation's P51D Mustang will display at Flying Legends, Midlands Air Festival and Old Buckenham Air Show.

  • Mothfest no longer at Old Warden

    The gathering of de Havilland Moths was to have been at Old Warden but has moved to RAF Henlow and is now a deHavilland Moth Club member-only event.

  • Berlin Express back at Legends

    P-51B Mustang ‘Berlin Express’, which lost its canopy on the Saturday of Legends 2017, is back in the flying displays for 2018

  • Another F-16 at Yeovilton

    A third F-16, this time the newly-painted one from the Belgian Air Force, will join those already announced from Denmark and Greece at this year's Yeovilton Air Day.

  • Festival of Flight (NI) remains 1-day

    Officials had been keen for the Newcastle Festival of Flight to be stretched from 1 to 2 days but the budget increase was not sufficient to enable a two-day airshow.

  • Soloturk list RIAT

    The Turkish Air force F-16 Demonstration Team 'Soloturk' have listed RIAT in their 2018 schedule, although the appearance has not yet been confirmed by the show organisers.

  • 2-seater Buchon Debut

    Air Leasing's 2 seater Buchon 'Red 11' will make its Flying Legends debut this year.

  • Royal Jordanian Falcons flying at Yeovilton

    The Royal Jordanian Falcons have joined the list of flying displays at Yeovilton Air Day

  • Sunken Wartime Aircraft found

    USS Lexington and 11 of the 35 planes on board have been found about 2 miles below the Coral Sea. Photos on The Aerospace Geek's Facebook page.

  • Hurribomber to 2-seater

    Ex-Hangar 11's 'Hurribomber' BE505 "Pegs" is to be converted into a 2-seater Hurricane by Hawker Restorations, with the prospect that passengers will one day be able to buy flights.

  • Patrulla Aguila at RIAT

    The Spanish Air Force Patrulla Aguila have listed RIAT in their calendar. The display has now been confirmed by RIAT

  • P-47 Thunderbolt returning to UK

    'No Guts, No Glory', the P-47 that displayed in the UK until just over a decade ago, is returning from the USA back to the UK. It has been re-registered as G-THUN (its previous UK registration) by Fighter Aviation Engineering Ltd., Essex.

  • Safety Notice removing ban on some jet displays

    The CAA has published Safety Notice SN–2018/001 which removes the 'ban' on straight wing ex-military jet aircraft performing aerobatics at overland displays.

  • Hellenic AF F-16 for Yeovilton & RIAT

    The Hellenic Air Force F-16 Demo Team 'ZEUS' have six displays listed outside Greece in 2018 and two of them are in the UK: Yeovilton and RIAT

  • Yeovilton Flying Additions

    Solo displays from the Czech Air Force Saab JAS-39C Gripen and Aero L-159A ALCA are the latest additions to the flying at Yeovilton Air Day

  • Blenheim added to Legends line-up

    The Bristol Blenheim has been added to the flying displays at Flying Legends. There are now 18 aircraft in the list, including 5 Spitfires (so far).

  • 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.

  • Czech Displays at RIAT

    The Czech Air Force have confirmed that their JAS-39 Gripen and L-159 ALCA will perform solo flying displays at RIAT 2018

  • Gizmo hands over to Vador

    Gizmo, Belgian F-16 pilot for the last 3 years, has formally handed over to his successor Cdt Avi Stefan ‘Vador’ Darte

  • Pakistan Air Force at Cosford

    The Pakistan Air Force will be sending a C-130E Hercules for static display at the RAF Cosford Air Show

  • More Canadian Aircraft at RIAT

    The Royal Canadian Air Force will display a CC-130 Hercules, CC-177 Globemaster and CP-140 Aurora in the static park at RIAT

  • Victory Show 2018

    The Victory Show will be going ahead this year, on 31st August - 2nd September. Despite the cancellation of flying in 2017, flying and static aircraft displays are expected this year.

  • Hurricane MkllB BE505 staying in the UK

    The 'Hurribomber' previously owned by Peter Teichman, sold just before Christmas, has been registered by Hawker Restorations Ltd., who owned it prior to Hangar 11 and restored it.

  • No AAC Apache Display in 2018

    There will be no AAC Apache display in 2018. Hopefully the display will return in 2019.

  • New Airshow

    New to the UK airshow scene is the Midlands Air Festival, 18 - 20 May at Ragley Hall, with most types of flying including daytime and dusk displays and hot air balloons.

  • Invited to RIAT

    Air arms and other operators invited to RIAT 2018 are on the RIAT web site under 'Latest updates'.

  • Radial and Trainer Fly-in 2018
    The Fly-in will not be at Compton Abbas in 2018 as previously planned. More details of a possible date and venue change are awaited.

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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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