British & UK Airshows not held in 2018

Including cancelled airshows

Airshows not held in 2018

Airshow and VenueDetails
Bexhill Roaring 20's
Bexhill Seafront, East Sussex
TN40 1LQ

Bexhill Roaring Twenties has been a feature of this seaside town since 2014 but lack of financial support has forced it to take a break in 2018. They hope to be back in some form in 2019.

Cholmondeley Power and Speed
Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire
SY14 8AH

The show was not held in 2017 because of a lack of sponsorship and to enable plans to be made for the long term shape of the event. The organisers did say they hoped to be back in 2018, but there is no news of a 2018 event. The Twitter account is not used and the Facebook Account has been silent since 2016, except to promote another event at the same venue.

RNAS Culdrose Air Day
RNAS Culdrose
Helston, Cornwall
TR12 7RH

The show was cancelled in 2017 'to enable the station to concentrate on defence operations'. There has been no word of a 2018 Air Day.

Dawlish Air Show
Dawlish, Devon

When they cancelled the 2016 show, the organisers of Dawlish airshow said they were taking a break, not finishing for good, and that they hoped to be back in 2017. Unfortunately, they could not secure sufficient funding, so the 2017 show was also cancelled. Click either of the blue texts to see the respective announcements. Newspaper reports in the late summer of 2017 suggested the possibility of a joint Dawlish and Teignmouth Air Show to coincide with the Bournemouth show if sufficient funding could be raised but the show did not materialise.

Durham Tees Valley
SkyLive Airshow
Durham Tees Valley Airport
Darlington, Tees Valley

Skylive was due to return for a third year in 2018, but it was announced on 26th October that the owners of the airport had withdrawn permission to hold the event. The organisers say they are seeking an alternative venue.

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The Southeast Air Show, 2017
Herne Bay

Herne Bay, Kent

The show is not going ahead in 2018 and the organisers have suggested that a 'new approach' is needed if it is to return in the future. The news was spread through a local newspaper report.

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Llandudno Airshow
North Wales

When the 2016 Llandudno airshow was cancelled, the organisers said that they hoped to bring the show back in 2017 but no information about a 2017 or 2018 airshow has been released. For more about the cancellation of the 2016 show click this text and then the '2016 Statement' tab.
Military and Flying Show
Chigborough Road, Maldon, Essex
After a decade at Damyns Hall, The Essex HMVA Military and Flying Machines show moved to the militarily historic Maldon area in 2017 with flypasts rather than full displays. In 2018 they have been unable to find a suitable site and are taking a break but hope to back on August 10th & 11th 2019.

Show's statement

Northumberland Wings and Wheels Festival
Eshott Airfield, Morpeth, Northumberland
NE65 9QJ

Eshott Aerodrome is home to over sixty aircraft and has held a Wings and Wheels event in the past, latterly in 2017. There will be no show in 2018 but the organisers hope to bring it back in 2019.


Radial and Trainer Fly-in Vl

The Radial and Trainer Fly-in was to have been held at Compton Abbas on 12-13 May, but could not be held there. The organisers did seek a new venue but have decided that, due to other commitments, it would not be held in 2018. They hope to return in 2019.

Scampton Airshow
RAF Scampton

Click the 'MORE' button or go to the show's website for the organiser's statement.

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Shoreham Airshow
Shoreham (Brighton International) Airport
Shoreham, West Sussex
BN43 5FF

The show has not been held since the tragic accident in 2015 involving Hawker Hunter T7.
Welshpool, Bob Jones Memorial Airshow
Welshpool, Mid Wales Airport Powys
Airport SY21 8RS
Park & ride SY21 8SR

Mounting costs, reduced attendance and the risk that the local authority would have to meet any losses has led to the cancellation of the 2018 show. The show is now 'on hold'. Press the 'More' button for the official statement.

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Wirral Air Show
CH45 3HL

This new free airshow was to have been held in 2016, but the local authorities said official arrangements had not been agreed in time so the show could not go ahead. The organisers promised a show in 2017. However the local authority confirmed that no application to stage a show in 2017 was made. The airshow organiser's web site now belongs to an Asian finance company. There has been no word of a possible return of the show in 2018.

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