Calendar of British & UK Airshows 2022 onwards

Airshows and other flying displays, 2022 and beyond

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Airshows, airshow dates and airshow participation may be liable to change because of the Coronavirus.
Any changes and Covid-19 messages are mentioned in this table in this colour.

Airshow dates and details

A calendar showing the dates and details of British military and civilian airshows throughout the UK, including seaside and airfield air shows.

Airshows in 2022   (later years beneath)

Date Airshow &Venue Airshow Details
April
23
Duxford Flying Day
'General Aviation'

Duxford Cambs
CB22 4QR
01223 835000

Each of Duxford's Flying Days is themed and will allow visitors the chance to explore the museum and pop up displays and experiences, before enjoying some flying.

The first Flying Day of the new season is listed as a 'pre-season event' to meet, network, learn and connect with experts from across the UK's General Aviation community.

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May
1
Shuttleworth Season Premiere
Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

The first Shuttleworth Collection airshow of the season. Flying displays of resident and visiting aircraft, vehicle parade and live music.

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May
2
Vintage Fly-in
Popham Airfield, Coxford Down, Winchester
SO21 3BD
01256 397733

The annual Aero-Auto Jumble, Classic Car Rally, & Vintage Fly-in usually attracts over 50 vintage aircraft as well as 800 classic car exhibitors and 100 traders.

May
7
Duxford Flying Day
'VE Day'

Duxford Cambs
CB22 4QR
01223 835000

Each of Duxford's Flying Days is themed and will allow visitors the chance to explore the museum and pop up displays and experiences, before enjoying some flying.

The theme this time celebrates VE Day with an extra special Flying Day.

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May
14
Evening of Espionage
Drive-in

Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

Evening Airshows offer opportunities to see the aircraft up close with some late afternoon and early evening flying. Salute the bravery of the local SOE agents who flew from local Tempsford in aircraft such as the Shuttleworth Lysander.

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May
29
Wings and Wheels
Stow Maries Aerodrome, Flambirds Chase, Hackmans Lane, Purleigh, Essex
CM3 6RJ

Now in its 6th year. Vintage aircraft, classic cars, motorbikes, traders, exhibitors, activities and the museums.

June
2
Queen's Birthday flypast
The Mall, London
SW1A 2AX
The Queen's Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour). Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's 70 years on the throne will be celebrated with four days of festivities beginning with her ceremonial birthday parade on Thursday June 2nd. It would be usual to expect the flypast to include the Red Arrows, but their schedule will not be confirmed until the spring of 2022.
June
2 - 4
Midlands Air Festival
Ragley Hall Estate
Alcester
Warwickshire.
B49 5NJ

On the Thursday evening expect 'Nightfire', a combination of a night time aerobatic air display with lighting and pyrotechnics and a ground-based hot air balloon glow.

Over the whole weekend expect vintage aircraft, aerobatics and other air displays.

Although the event is being held at Ragley Hall, it is not organised by them, so please do not direct enquiries to the Hall.

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June
2 - 5
1940s Wartime Weekend
Quorn & Woodhouse Station, Leicestershire
LE12 8AG

A commemoration of wartime England, with a little flying.

June
4 - 5
English Riviera Airshow
Paignton
Torbay
Devon
TQ4 6AG

In 2020 the Torbay Airshow became 'The English Riviera Airshow' and was to return in 2021 for a fifth year after 2020's cancellation. However, uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 forced a second cancellation. The rebranded show now hopes to launch in 2022.

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June
5
Shuttleworth Jubilee Flying Circus
Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

Expect a large number of resident and visiting aircraft on the ground and in the air including barnstormers, wingwalking and all sorts of circus activities to celebrate the Jubilee. More details will be here when announced.

June
5
Duxford Flying Day
'Commemorating D-Day'

Duxford Cambs
CB22 4QR
01223 835000

Each of Duxford's Flying Days is themed and will allow visitors the chance to explore the museum and pop up displays and experiences, before enjoying some flying.

This show honours Duxford's place in history with a flying display and ground entertainment. Free entry for members.

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June
11
Military Wings & Wheels Day
Bodmin Airfield
Bodmin
Cornwall
PL30 4BU

A Military Wings & Wheels Day to celebrate the 104th anniversary of the formation of the RAF on 1st April 1918, with military vehicles and reenactors. No landing fees for military marked aircraft for this event.

June
12
RAF Cosford Air Show
RAF Cosford, Shropshire
TF11 8UP
0844 5611897

The only RAF-organised show, featuring plenty of RAF displays and other airshow favourites: classic and current British and foreign aircraft, lots of static aircraft, entertainment, air museum and trade stalls all on this operational RAF airbase.

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June
16 - 18
Aero Expo
Cotswold Airport
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
GL7 6BA

(Moved. Was Wycombe)
+44 (0) 1285 771177

Aviation event at the former RAF Kemble.

Mainly a trade fair exhibiting all types from ultralights through to piston props and helicopters as well as aviation-related technology and accessories.

June
17 - 19
Weston Park Airshow International
Weston Park, Weston-Under-Lizard,
Shropshire
TF11 8LE

Mostly models but some visiting full-size aircraft. Camping available.

June
18
Military Drive-in Evening Airshow
Old Warden, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

This has always been one of the venue's bigger airshows. Normally held in the daytime, it moves to the evening for 2022 and retains its 2021 drive-in format.

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June
18
Headcorn Armed Forces Day
Headcorn Airfield
Nr Maidstone, Kent
TN27 9HX

The airfield will be open between 10:00 and 16:00. There will be usual airfield activities including flying training (fixed wing and helicopter), micro lighting, parachuting, tank rides (FV432), model flying and some WWII aircraft. There will also be a chance to meet cadets, service personnel and Veterans.

June
18 - 19
Duxford Summer Air Show
(previously 'Air Festival')

Duxford, Cambs
CB22 4QR
01223 835000

As well as flying, there will be living history re-enactors, sounds of the era and free access to the museums. The ticket price includes access to the museums and exhibitions and the Flightline Experience.

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June
23 - 26
Festival of Speed
Goodwood, West Sussex
PO18 0PH
01243 755055

Focus on cars and motorcycles and a few air displays, which usually includes the Red Arrows. Expect F1 teams to be represented and top F1 and other race drivers from all eras. Entry by advance ticket only - no tickets on the gate. Tickets available from 8th November 2021.

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June
24 - 26
Battle of Britain Airshow
Headcorn Airfield
Nr Maidstone, Kent
TN27 9HX

Battle of Britain display featuring representative aircraft of the Battle of Britain era and family friendly attractions.

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June
24 - 26
National Armed Forces Day
North and South Bay Beach, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
YO11 2ES

Scarborough was due to host the 2021 national event but unfortunately, like many other major events, it had to be postponed until 2022 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that Scarborough will now host the prestigious Armed Forces Day National Event from 24 to 26th June 2022.

The national event usually attracts around 200,000 visitors of all ages during the course of the weekend. It boasts an action packed event programme, including spectacular air and ground displays and an extensive military parade.

June
25
Plymouth Armed Forces Day
Plymouth Hoe, Plymouth
PL1 2PA

Major Armed Forces event celebrating each of the armed forces, this year marking the 40th anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands. Air Displays usually expected.

June
25
Armed Forces Day
Stow Maries Aerodrome, Flambirds Chase, Hackmans Lane, Purleigh, Essex
CM3 6RJ

Celebrating the armed forces.

June
25 - 26
Weston Air Festival & Armed Forces Weekend
Weston Bay
Weston-super-Mare
Somerset
BS23 1BE

Free event along the seafront and in the air above Weston Bay. Once a single-day event, it was extended to 2 days in 2014.

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July
2
Battle Proms
Blenheim Palace
Woodstock, Oxfordshire
OX20 1UL

Long-running series of 'picnic proms' with a 2 hour orchestral programme and other features in a stately home setting, including a parachute jump (TBC) and Spitfire display.

 'Grace' Spitfire Mk1XT G-LFIX 'ML407'
  Red Devils Parachute Display Team at 18.45 (TBC)


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July
2 (TBC)
Teignmouth Airshow
Teignmouth, Devon
TQ14 8BB
07464 750735

Launched in 2019, cancelled in 2020 & 2021 and to be resurrected for 2022, this airshow in South Devon is likely to be part of a fun weekend, although flying may only be on 2nd.

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July
2
Wallop Wheels and Wings
Army Flying Museum, Middle Wallop, Stockbridge, Hampshire
SO20 8FB
01264 781086

In the grounds of the Army Flying Museum and the Army Air Corps airfield at Middle Wallop. Classic aircraft and vehicles, Kids Zone, Military Area, Corporate Village, Live Music, Beer Tent, Wine Bar, a Pimm’s Corner and Food Court.

July
2 - 3
Wales Air Show
Swansea Bay, Glamorgan
SA1 9SA
01792 637300

This show used to be held every two years but became an annual show from 2016. This is a free event along the South Wales coast, which attracts first class displays and over ¼ million visitors.

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July
2 - 3
Capel Military Show
Aldhurst Farm, Capel near Dorking, Surrey
RH5 5HJ
07926 925 547

Details of the 9th annual Capel Military Show have yet to be released, but typically there would be over 400 vehicles; British, German, Russian and American re-enactment groups; parades of light vehicles, tracked vehicles and armour; battle re-enactments; car crushing; naval gun firing and a tug of war between 2 tanks. Aircraft participation is usually helicopters, static and flying-in or flying-past.

July
3
Fly Navy
Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

The Flying Festival gives way to the returning and very popular 'Fly Navy' airshow.

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July
3
LAA Strut and Bolkow Aircraft Fly-in
Popham Airfield, Coxford Down, Winchester
SO21 3BD
01256 397733

There are seven Fly-ins at Popham during the year. Most are principally of interest to members but this one and the Vintage fly-in in May have wider appeal.

July
9
Battle Proms
Burghley House
Stamford, Lincolnshire,
PE9 3JY

Long-running series of 'picnic proms' with a 2 hour orchestral programme and other features in a stately home setting, including a parachute jump (TBC) and Spitfire display.

 'Grace' Spitfire Mk1XT G-LFIX 'ML407'
 Red Devils Parachute Display Team (TBC)


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July
15 - 17
Royal International Air Tattoo
RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire
GL7 4EG
0800 1071940

The biggest military airshow in the world. Modern military and classic aircraft featuring static and flying exhibits from all over the world, including several national display teams, in around eight hours of spectacular flying each day.

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July
16
Evening Drive-in Airshow
Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

Evening Airshows offer opportunities to see the aircraft up close with some late afternoon and early evening flying.

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July
16
Battle Proms
Hatfield House
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
AL9 5NQ

Long-running series of 'picnic proms' with a 2 hour orchestral programme and other features in a stately home setting, including a parachute jump and Spitfire display.

 'Grace' Spitfire Mk1XT G-LFIX 'ML407' (TBC)
 Red Devils Parachute Display Team (TBC)


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July
16 - 17
Wings and Wheels
North Coates Airfield, Grimsby
DN36 5XU
Organised by the North Coates Flying Club.
July
17 - 18
Vintage Aircraft Club Fly-in
Bodmin Airfield
Cornwall
PL30 4BU

Cornwall Flying Club is hosting a Fly-In for the VAC (Vintage Aircraft Club) and offering a chance to meet representatives from the LAA. All are welcome.

July
18 - 22
Farnborough International Air Show
Farnborough Aerodrome, Hampshire
GU14 6AZ

The biggest aircraft trade show in the UK is held once every two years. The first few days are trade days but Friday has special features for younger people and is open to the public. There used to be a family airshow on the Saturday and Sunday, but this element of the show was cancelled in 2020.

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July
22 - 24
Sunderland International Airshow
Seaburn Recreation Park & Seaburn and Roker Seafront, Sunderland
SR6 8AB

Free seafront airshow usually starts at dusk on Friday and continues on Saturday and Sunday, with flying each day and arena events.

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July
23
Duxford Flying Day
'Young Aviators'

Duxford Cambs
CB22 4QR
01223 835000

Each of Duxford's Flying Days is themed and will allow visitors the chance to explore the museum and pop up displays and experiences, before enjoying some flying.
Free entry for members. Parking free.

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July
30
Battle Proms
Highclere Castle
Newbury
RG20 9RN

Long-running series of 'picnic proms' with a 2 hour orchestral programme and other features in a stately home setting, including a parachute jump and Spitfire display.

 'Grace' Spitfire Mk1XT G-LFIX 'ML407' (TBC)
 Red Devils Parachute Display Team (TBC)


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July
30 - 31
Old Buckenham Air Show
Old Buckenham, Norfolk
NR17 1PU
01953 860806

Previously a one-day show, it has been held over 2 days since 2013. For 2021 it had been stretched to three days but reverted to two and remains a two-day show for 2022.

An exciting mix of warbirds and civilian aircraft; classic and military vehicles; tank rides; re-enactors; bands; food village; funfair; helicopter rides and flying experiences.

Tickets should be on sale from December 2021.

July 30 -
August 6
Swanage Carnival
Swanage Bay
Dorset
BH19 1LD

A week of family activities on land and sea that usually includes some air displays.

August
1
Duxford Flying Day
'The Americans'

Duxford Cambs
CB22 4QR
01223 835000

Each of Duxford's Flying Days is themed and will allow visitors the chance to explore the museum and pop up displays and experiences, before enjoying some flying.

This show will celebrate the history of Station 357 and The American Air Museum in Britain.

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August
6
East Kirkby Airshow
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, East Kirkby, Lincs
PE23 4DE
1790 763207

Largest show at the Centre, with three hours of flying. Lancaster cockpit viewing, aircraft fly-ins and photo opportunities with the Heritage Centre-based Lancaster 'Just Jane'. During the day: re-enactors, Lancaster and Mosquito taxi runs, trade stalls, vintage cars, military vehicles. Tickets numbers limited to 5,000. All to raise funds for the restoration of Lancaster NX611.

August
7
Family Airshow
Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

The Family Airshow replaced the ‘Edwardian Pageant’ in the August slot. Expect a large number of resident and visiting aircraft on the ground and in the air, music and a vehicle parade; free rides on a vintage bus and the opportunity to look around the Regency Swiss Garden and Shuttleworth House.

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August
10
Falmouth Week
Falmouth Seafront
TR11 3DF
Falmouth week is 5th - 14th August. Mostly sailing and onshore events but there would normally be some flying on the Wednesday. This might not be confirmed until the spring of 2022.
August
13 - 14
Blackpool Airshow
Tower Festival Headland, Blackpool, Lancashire
FY1 4BJ
01253 478222

Free seaside airshow with afternoon displays of classic and modern aircraft over two days, centred just to the left of the Northern Victorian pier.

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August
13 - 14
Combined Ops
Headcorn Airfield
Nr Maidstone, Kent
TN27 9HX

Vintage and modern aircraft and military vehicles. A family event which includes static military vehicles, living history re-enactment groups, arena events, military stalls, children's entertainment and food stalls. In the past there have been air displays and Aero Legends' Spitfire and Tiger Moth may be operating. Some visiting aircraft may be on static display. These details will be clarified when announcements are made.

August
13 - 14
Echoes of History Show
Purleigh Halt Showground, Barons Lane, Purleigh, Essex
CM9 6PF

The former 'Military and Flying Machines Show' took a rest in 2018 but returned in a new location in 2019 as the 'Echoes of History Show'. After cancellation in 2020 due to Covid-19, the show intended to be back in 2021 but has again been postponed until 2022.

Primarily a Living History show, with reenactors and classic and military vehicles. There has been flying in the past.

August
13 - 15
Whitby Regatta
Whitby
North Yorkshire

The Regatta is held over three days. There are generally air displays on one or two of the days.

August
13 - 19
Cromer Carnival
Cromer
Norfolk
NR27 9HP

A week of carnival events, in the week which includes the third Wednesday in August. There are usually one or two air displays, typically including the Red Arrows

August
14
A Time for Essex
Stow Maries Aerodrome, Flambirds Chase, Hackmans Lane, Purleigh, Essex
CM3 6RJ

A varied show celebrating the rich heritage of Essex. Includes air displays.

August
18 - 21
Airbourne - Eastbourne International Airshow
Eastbourne,
BN21 3YT
01323 411400

Free 4-day airshow along the very attractive seafront with ground displays, extensive military exhibition and plenty of flying all four days including strong military involvement. Also live music on the beach stage, children’s entertainment areas, helicopter pleasure flights and fireworks.

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August
20
Shuttleworth Flying Proms
Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

The extremely popular Flying Proms returns after a brief absence. Exquisite Flying from 7p.m. by resident and visiting aircraft in display sequences to live classical music and culminating in a firework display.

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August
20
Proms Spectacular
Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire,
PO9 6DX
01424 572606

Freefall parachute and spitfire displays, accompanied by well-known British war themes, followed by a proms concert and firework display.

August
24 - 27
Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta
Dartmouth, Devon
TQ6 9PS

Mainly a rowing and sailing regatta as part of the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta Week but there are also usually some air displays and related events in and around the town.

August
25 - 26
Clacton Air Show
West Greensward, Clacton seafront, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
CO15 1NW
01255 686633

Free seaside air show and ground attractions. Not as big as some other seaside shows, but a good mix of military and classic aircraft; exhibition & trade stands, food court and on-site entertainment.

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August
27
Duxford Flying Evening
Duxford Cambs
CB22 4QR
01223 835000

Building on the huge success of the 'After Hours' Flying Evening in 2021.

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August
27
Wings and Wheels
Henstridge Airfield, Henstridge Marsh, Somerset
BA8 0TA

Vintage and classic aircraft fly in to this wartime Fleet Air Arm training airfield. The airpark will be open for visitors to walk round but no air displays.

August
27
Proms Spectacular
Three Counties Showground, Malvern,
WR13 6NW
01424 572606

Freefall parachute and spitfire displays, accompanied by well-known British war themes, followed by a proms concert and firework display.

August
28
Little Gransden Air and Car show
Fullers Hill Farm, Little Gransden, Cambs
SG19 3BP
07730 091132

Over three hours of vintage and aerobatic flying; vintage, veteran and classic vehicles and large scale model aircraft, in aid of Children in Need and local charities.

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September
1 - 4
Bournemouth Air Festival
Bournemouth, Dorset
BH1 3AF

The 14th Bournemouth airshow, one of the biggest free shows in Europe. Expect military and civilian favourites in the air and naval involvement; parachutes with flares and planes with fireworks after dark along with lots of music and other entertainment on the ground for the whole family in this award-winning festival.

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September
2 - 4
Chatsworth Country Fair
Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire
DE45 1PP

All the fun of the country fair with arena events, hot air balloons, country crafts, dog show, celebrity cooking and, usually, one or two aircraft but probably only on one of the days.

September
4
Shuttleworth Steam & Vintage Air Show
Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

The Heritage Show became the Vintage Airshow in 2019. The theme remained vintage aircraft, vintage motors, vintage agriculture and vintage bikes, from the Collection and from visitors. The show was to have been extended in 2021 to become a weekend of steam and vintage air displays but with flying on only one day, although the weather put paid to that. The Vintage air and steam show is back for 2022.

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September
8
Jersey International Air Display
St Aubins Bay, Jersey, Channel Is
01534-873956

Wartime and modern military and civil aircraft. Expect an impressive line-up including a great deal of foreign participation not commonly seen on the mainland. Flying is over the coast in St Aubins Bay, adjacent to the island's capital, St. Helier.

September
8
Guernsey Air Display
St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Is
GU1
01481 728686

Slightly smaller than the Jersey show on the same day, this show is centred to the east of St Peter Port harbour.

September
9
(TBC)
Abingdon Dusk Photoshoot
Abingdon Airfield, Oxfordshire
OX13 6JG
01235 529142

There is usually a photoshoot during the evening before the Abingdon Air and Country Show but this has not been confirmed for 2022 yet. A relatively small number of people will be able to attend the showground to photograph a selection of the aircraft that will be at the show the following day.

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September
10
Air and Country Show
Abingdon Airfield, Oxfordshire
OX13 6JG
01235 529142

The Abingdon Air and Country Show retains the September slot introduced in 2021. Although there may be an emphasis on helicopters, the show has tended to retain its mixture of all types..

Also expect live music, local crafts, vintage and classic vehicles.

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September
10
Cornwall Strut Fly-In
Bodmin Airfield
Cornwall
PL30 4BU

Cornwall Strut Fly-In, covering the west in conjunction with the Devon Strut. Everyone is welcome to attend.

September
10 - 11
Battle of Britain Air Show
Duxford Cambs
CB22 4QR
01223 835000

Being held a week earlier in 2022 than usual, possibly to avoid a clash with Goodwood Revival, Duxford's September Air Show will again commemorate the Battle of Britain. This is one of the biggest and most popular shows in the airshow calendar and often sells out. As well as flying, there will be living history re-enactments and sounds of the era. The ticket price includes access to the museums and exhibitions and the Flightline Experience.

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September
10 - 11
Causeway International Airshow
Portstewart, Coleraine, Northern Ireland

Successor to Airwaves, Portrush, this new airshow celebrates the Queen's Jubilee. The flighpath will enable viewing from the A2 Coast Road, between Portrush and Portstewart.

September
16 - 18
Goodwood Revival
Goodwood
West Sussex
PO18 0PH
01243 755055

Step back in time to the halcyon days of motor racing at Goodwood. Revival is not just a celebration but a recreation of the 'Goodwood Years'. Come in period dress and be part of the festival with period car and motorcycle racing, flying and static air displays of pre-1966 craft. Entry by advance ticket only - no tickets on the gate. Tickets available from 8th November 2021.

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September
24 - 25
Sywell Classic Pistons and Props
Sywell Aerodrome
Northants
NN6 0BN

Classic cars, bikes and planes, vintage lifestyle and family entertainment including live music. Vintage and classic traders. Many of the visitors wear classic dress.

October
2
Shuttleworth Race Day
Old Warden, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
SG18 9EP
01767 627927

The last airshow of the season at Old Warden, Shuttleworth Race Day, will blend the best of Shuttleworth's vehicles with the usual superlative flying including a mock air race.

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October
8
Duxford Flying Day
Best of 2022

Duxford Cambs
CB22 4QR
01223 835000

Last year it was listed as a Flying Day, although the programme was a full as many an airshow. For 2022 it becomes the fourth fully-fledged airshow.

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2023 & Future Years

July 14-16 2023
July 19-21 2024
July 18-20 2025
Royal International Air Tattoo
RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire
GL7 4EG
0800 1071940

The biggest military airshow in the world. Modern military and classic aircraft featuring static and flying exhibits from all over the world, including several national display teams, in around eight hours of spectacular flying each day.

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