UK Airshows and Coronavirus (Covid-19)

British Airshow Cancellations and Postponements

This page is now archived and is for information only.
Any cancellations of 2021 shows will be listed in the 2021 airshow calendar.

Covid-19 and Airshows

Airshow going ahead?

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. The 2021 show will be on 12th June (Provisional)
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
Was postponed, now cancelledTickets will be valid for 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 on July 31). Tickets can be used in September 2020 or June 25-27 2021
Wales Air Show Swansea Bay,
July 4 - 5
Shuttleworth Military Airshow
July 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
CancelledHad been postponed: now cancelled. Tickets can be transferred to 2021 or refunded.
Royal Navy International Air Day, Yeovilton
July 11
CancelledTickets will be refunded
Flying Legends Air Show
July 11-12
CancelledIt is still hoped that the September Battle of Britain Airshow at IWM Duxford will go ahead.
July Evening Airshow
July 18
Replaced by Drive-in Airshow Tickets £50 per car in advance only
Royal International Air Tattoo
July 17-19
CancelledClick the blue text for ticket refund Information

A free-to-view Virtual Air Tattoo was live-streamed on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 July

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
Old Buckenham Air Show
August 1 - 2
CancelledTickets will be valid for next year's show July 30 - Aug 1 2021
East Kirkby Airshow
August 1Cancelled. Tickets will be valid for next show on August 7th 2021.
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta
Ashton Court Estate, Bristol
Aug 6 - 9
CancelledNext year's show will be 12-15th August 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
Fenland Wings and Wheels
Fenland Airfield, Spalding, Lincolnshire
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August 16
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
Vintage Fly-in
Popham Airfield, Coxford Down, Winchester
August 15
CancelledNext Vintage Fly-in will be May 3rd 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.
Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta
Dartmouth, Devon
27 - 29
CancelledNext year's Regatta will be on August 26-28
Sidmouth Air Display
Sidmouth, Devon
August 28
Clacton Air Show
August 27 - 28
CancelledNext year's show will be on August 26-27
Lanc, Tank and Military Machines
29 & 31
Rhyl Air Show
August 29 - 30
CancelledThere will be a Rhyl Airshow in 2021
Little Gransden Air and Car showCambs
August 30
CancelledNext year's show will be on August 29th and will include anevening music concert.
LAA International Rally
Sywell Aerodrome
September 4 - 6
Jersey International Air Display
St Aubins Bay, Jersey, Channel Is
September 10
CancelledNext year's show will be on Thursday 9th September
The Victory Show
Foxlands Farm, Cosby, Leicestershire
Sept 11 - 13
CancelledThere will be a show next year on September 3-5.
Southport Air Show
Southport Seafront
Sept 11 - 13
CancelledNext year's show will be on July 3rd & 4th.
Goodwood Revival
11 - 13
CancelledTickets can be transferred to 2021 or refunded
Battle of Britain Air Display
Old Buckenham, Norfolk
October 3
CancelledTicket-holders will have received an email
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
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
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
RAF TyphoonThe RAF Typhoon Display Team have cancelled all displays in 2020.6th June
Belgian F-16The Belgian F-16 display team have cancelled all displays in 2020.
RAF ChinookRAF teams had suspended displays earlier but the RAF Chinook Team have announced that the suspension has become a cancellation of all displays for the 2020 season.29.06.20

Last updated August 9th 2020