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
  • Frecce Tricolori
    Frecce Tricolori
  • Breitling Jet Team at Bournemouth 2018
    Breitling Jet Team at Bournemouth 2018

 Airshow news

 Airshow news

  • RIAT Update

    The Slovenian Air Force will return to the Air Tattoo with a PC-9M Swift solo flying display and a Let L410 on static display.

  • Belgian A109

    The Belgian Air Force A109 display schedule has been published. There are no UK dates.

  • Belgian F-16

    The Belgian F-16, The "Dark Falcon", flown by Captain Stefan "Vador" Darte, is scheduled to display at two UK airshows in 2019: The Royal Navy International Air Day at RNAS Yeovilton and RIAT at RAF Fairford.

  • Midlands Air Festival

    Plane Sailing's Catalina PBY-5A and Will Greenwood's Yak-3 are the latest additions to the flying schedule at the Midlands Air Festival.

  • Few FRIAT Memberships left

    FRIAT packages - Mach 1, Mach 2 and Mach 3 - have nearly sold out. Literally just a few remaining, which may also have gone by the time you read this. Details on the RIAT web site

  • Navy Wessex Flies again

    Historic Helicopters' Westland Wessex HU.5 XT761 G-WSEX has flown again, for the first time since 6th of November 1986.

  • 2 Lysanders at Old Warden

    A highlight of the Season Premiere at Old Warden will be both Lysanders from The Shuttleworth Collection and the Aircraft Restoration Company flying as a pair. Other additions to the flying list are on their web site (and ours).

  • Chinook Display Team

    The Display Team Captain is Squadron Leader Jon ‘JT’ Turner and his Co-pilots are Flight Lieutenant Anthony ‘Ant’ Jewitt and Flight Lieutenant Aaron Kerry. Further information and the rest of the team are detailed on the Chinook Display Team web page.

  • Blades at RIAT

    The Blades are the only addition to the Air Tattoo line-up so far this week. It will be their first time at RIAT

  • 2 Seat Buchon

    Rare 2-seat Hispano HA-1112-M4L Buchon ‘Red 11’ G-AWHC is due to fly at Sywell Classic Pistons & Props (September 21-22)

  • More Tornados

    As well as the flypasts on 19-21 February, there will also be a 9-ship from Marham on the afternoon of 28 Feb. The formation will also conduct a flypast at RAF College Cranwell.

  • Tornado Final Flypasts

    There will three days of flypasts to mark the end of service by the Tornado. There are maps and lists of places to be overflown on RAF Marham's social media

  • Duxford show tickets

    Tickets for the Duxford Air Festival, Flying Legends and Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow are now on sale.

  • RF4 at Midlands Air Festival

    Bob Grimstead will be back at the Midlands Air Festival in his Fournier RF4

  • Daks over Normandy

    Tickets are now available for Daks over Normandy at Duxford on 4-5 June and at Caen-Carpiquet Airport on 7-8 June. No tickets are required for the cross Channel jump at Ranville on 5th June. Tickets, where required, are available through their web site.

  • Red Arrows USA Tour

    The Government have released details of some of the displays by the Red Arrows in America and Canada. There are details on our Red Arrows Tour page.

  • Battle of Britain Show

    Dakota C47 'Drag Em Oot' is the third aircraft to be confirmed for the 2019 Battle of Britain Airshow at Headcorn on July 6th & 7th.

  • Shuttleworth Family Airshow

    The first aircraft to be announced for the Family Airshow on August 4th are Dragon Rapide (Mark Miller), Dragonfly, Habicht and Little and Large

  • Shuttleworth Military Airshow

    The Shuttleworth Collection have published a provisional list of the first displays at their Military airshow on 7th July. It includes four Hurricanes, the Sea Hurricane and Thunderbolt 'Nellie'.

  • Little Gransden Displays

    Mustang 'Miss Helen'; Beech 18; Mark Jefferies; Yak 3 (Will Greenwood); T6 'Wacky Wabbit'; Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun; Global Stars; Extra 300S with model (Little &Large); Spartan 7W Executive; Hurricane V7497; Type R Mystery Ship; Pitts Special S2A (Dr Kirk Patrick) and paramotors.

  • Battle of Britain Airshow

    Mk IX Spitfire TD314, Hurricane P3717 and De Havilland Devon VP981 are the first aircraft to be announced for the Battle Of Britain Airshow at Headcorn on July 6-7

  • Thunderbolt

    Republic P-47D Thunderbolt 'Nellie' will be at Sywell Classic Pistons and Props on Sept 21-22.

  • Midlands Air Festival

    Tickets for the Midlands Air Festival are now on sale. Details on the Midlands Air Festival web site.

  • Abingdon Update

    Four more displays have been added to the line-up at the Abingdon Air and Country Show: Fairchild Argus, Silence Twister solo, Gazelle Helicopter pair and P51 Mustang (Miss Helen). The full list is on their web site and our preview

  • Danish Blue

    Danish Blue will be at the RAF Cosford Airshow. This will be their first ever display at RAF Cosford and their first at any UK show since 2014.

  • Typhoon Display Pilot

    In a change from the original plan, it has been announced that Flt Lt Jim Peterson will continue as RAF Typhoon display pilot for the 2019 season.

  • Black Cats

    The Black Cats used their new Instagram page to announce that, after a 2-year absence, they would be back for the 2019 season in 2 Wildcat helicopters. They also have a new web page.

  • Swiss F/A-18C at RIAT

    The Swiss Hornet will be joining the Harrier at RIAT and making its second UK appearance following it's British season debut at the RAF Cosford Air Show

  • 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.

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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.

See the Airshow News page for any news headlines you may have missed

Airshow Dates

Airshow Dates

2019 calendar of UK airshows

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Index of major UK airshows with links to details

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Not just typical venues but actual 2019 UK Airshows

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Display Aircraft

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Display aircraft and teams at UK airshows

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Photos taken at British Airshows in recent years

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