UK Airshows and Coronavirus (Covid-19)

British Airshow Cancellations and Postponements

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This page is about the affect on British Airshows in 2020 of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and the government's actions designed to reduce its impact.

It is difficult to reconcile the current advice in favour of 'social distancing' with attendance at an airshow so a major impact on the 2020 season has been inevitable.

The situation is changing quickly. We will publish and update any information about cancelled or postponed airshows that is provided by show organisers in press releases, on their web sites or through social media.

Airshows Cancelled or Postponed so far
Show & DateImpactComments
Nightshoot, RAF Northolt
March 19
PostponedNew date to be scheduled
Historic Airport 100 (Croydon Airport)
March 29
PostponedHistoric Airport 100 may be held later in the year but the April and May Open Days have been cancelled.
The American Fly In, Old Bucks
April 19
General Aviation Expo, IWM Duxford
April 25
PostponedNew date TBC
Shuttleworth Season Premiere (VE Day)
Old Warden
May 3
CancelledTicket-holders will be contacted
VE75 Weekend, Old Bucks
May 9-10
PostponedWill be merged with airshow on 1st August. Exhibitors will be invited to participate in the air-show instead. Ticket holders will get an email with amended details.
May Evening Airshow (Spies and Intrigue)
Old Warden,
May 16
CancelledTicket-holders will be contacted
Abingdon Air and Country Show
May 17
CancelledIt was originally hoped that it would be held in August. Now cancelled. Tickets will be refunded.
Duxford Air Festival
May 23-24
CancelledPeople who have bought tickets can transfer the booking to an alternative IWM air show, donate the cost to IWM or request a refund.
Tees Valley Airshow
May 24
PostponedNew date to be decided.
Midlands Air Festival
May 29-31
CancelledNext show will be at Ragley Hall on 4-6 June 2021
Cotswold Great Vintage Fly-in Weekend
May 30-31
PostponedNew date to be announced
Wings and Wheels
Stow Maries Aerodrome
May 31
PostponedNew date September 6
English Riviera Airshow Paignton
June 6-7
CancelledParking bookings will be refunded
Flying Festival
Old Warden
June 7
CancelledTicket-holders will be contacted
Aero Expo UK
Wycombe Air Park
June 11-13
CancelledNext Aero Expo at Wycombe 10-12 June 2021
RAF Cosford Air Show
June 14
PostponedNew date to be advised
Tickets will be valid for the new 2020 date or the 2021 show. Tickets can also be refunded. Ticket refund information.
Wings and Wheels 2020
Old Bucks
June 14
CancelledTicket-holders will be contacted
June Evening Airshow (Biggles)
June 20
CancelledTicket-holders will be contacted
Festival of Flight
Newcastle, Co Down,
N. Ireland
June 20
Air-Britain Fly-in
Turweston Aerodrome
20 - 21
CancelledNext year's provisional dates 19-20 June
Weston Air Festival & Armed Forces Weekend
June 27 - 28
National Armed Forces Day
June 27
PostponedNew date to be agreed
Maldon Armed Forces Day
Stow Maries Aerodrome
June 27
Heveningham Hall Country Fair
June 27-28
CancelledTickets will be refunded in full
Battle of Britain Headcorn
27 - 28
PostponedNew date September 25 - 27 (Subject to review)
Wales Air Show Swansea Bay,
July 4 - 5
Wallop Wheels and Wings
July 11
Cancelled "We have made the decision to postpone this year's Wallop Wheels and Wings event. However, it will be going ahead next year on the 10 July 2021"
Festival of Speed
July 9-12
PostponedDate to be agreed. "Probably late summer or early autumn"
Royal Navy International Air Day, Yeovilton
July 11
CancelledTickets will be refunded
Flying Legends Air Show
July 11-12
CancelledIt is stil hoped that the September Battle of Britain Airshow at IWM Duxford will go ahead.
Royal International Air Tattoo
July 17-19
CancelledClick the blue text for ticket refund Information
Farnborough International air Show
July 20-24
Sunderland International Airshow
July 24 - 26
CancelledFollowing careful consideration, we announce the cancellation of Sunderland Airshow 2020.We understand this news will be disappointing but hope you appreciate that the health and wellbeing of everyone is at the forefront of our decision making process.
Scotland's National Airshow
East Fortune Airfield
July 25
East Kirkby Airshow
August 1Cancelled. Tickets will be valid for next show on August 7th 2021.
Blackpool Airshow
August 8 - 9
CancelledNext year's show will be on August 7th & 8th
Wings and Wheels
Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green Airport
15 - 16
CancelledThe next Wings & Wheels at Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green Airport will be on 14th & 15th August 2021
Cromer Carnival
August 15 - 21
Whitby Regatta
15 - 17
CancelledNext year's regatta will be on 21st - 23rd August.
Airbourne - Eastbourne International Airshow
13 - 16
CancelledThe next Airbourne is due to be on 12th - 15th August 2021
Biggin Hill Hardest Day
Biggin Hill Airport
August 18
Bournemouth Air Festival
20 - 23
CancelledThe Bournemouth Air Festival 2021 will be on September 2nd - 5th.
Little Gransden Air and Car showCambs
August 30
CancelledNext year's show will be on August 29th and will include anevening music concert.
Southport Air Show
Southport Seafront
Sept 11 - 13
CancelledNext year's show will be on July 3rd & 4th.
For the latest information go to the show's web site or social media by clicking the show name above or in the 'Airshow and Venue' column of our airshow calendar.
Messages about other airshows and displays
IWM DuxfordIn line with advice from Public Health England, IWM has taken the decision to close all of its sites in effect from the end of Tuesday 17 March until further notice. 17th March
Bristol International Balloon FiestaWith the event still five months away and this unprecedented situation changing daily, we do not yet know what it will mean for the 2020 Fiesta. Therefore, we are currently not cancelling the event and instead exploring the various options available to us.21st March
Clacton AirshowThe organisers of the Clacton Airshow 2020 are "closely monitoring the situation on a regular basis and will be lead based on public health/Government guidance." Next year's Clacton Airshow will be 26th & 27th August 202123rd March
Royal Navy Black CatsAll display training has been suspended24th March
RAF TeamsNoting the restrictions currently in place on the UK population during the effort to combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Royal Air Force has suspended all displays from its various teams ... until further notice.25th March
Goodwood RevivalWe will continue to review plans for the Goodwood Revival, in the hope that the event will go ahead as planned on September 11-13th26th March
AHDTThe attack Helicopter Display Team will not display in 2020, concentrating instead on the service's core duties.26th March
Royal Jordanian FalconsThe Royal Jordanian Falcons have cancelled all European displays in 2020.9th April

Last updated April 24 2020