August 29th, 2021
Run by volunteers for the benefit of children's and local charities, the Little Gransden Air and Car show has grown from a small local show to one of the major UK airshows, whilst retaining its friendly, local feel.
The show plans over three and a half hours of flying from early biplanes, WW2 warbirds through to modern extreme aerobatics featuring solo and formation air displays with world championship aerobatic pilots. The list of display aircraft is shown in the table.
More than 300 classic, historic, vintage and ex-military vehicles will be on show and there will also be a funfair, over 70 trade stands and a craft fair selling hand made items including clothing, pottery, jewellery, gifts, toys and plants plus live music from the local band ‘Junkyard Preachers’.
Refreshments vary from a licensed bar, fish and chips, coffee, ice cream, BBQ, burgers, hog roast, sweets, donuts.
|Aircraft due to fly Please check the show's site for the latest list|
|BBMF Lancaster 'PA474 Leader' (No longer listed by BBMF. The Lanc was still at Duxford on 28th Aug.)|
|Supermarine Spitfire (BBMF) display at 14.00|
|de Havilland Vampire T.11 WZ507/G-VTII. Cannot fly because of technical issues.|
|Hawker Hurricane R4118|
|Spitfire Mk XVI|
|P51 Mustang 'Miss Helen'|
|Yak 50 (Mark Jefferies)|
|North American T6 in Navy Livery|
|Reds Duo, model planes|
|G-Force Aeros (Little and Large)|
|Gypsy Pair (Auster and Chipmunk)|
|Chipmunk that Prince Charles learnt to fly in (STATIC)|
|Aerosuperbatics Wingwalker Solo|
|Yakovlev YAK3 F-AZIM (in Russian colours)|
|SIAI Marchetti F260|
|P-51D Mustang G-CMDK|
|Vickers Supermarine Spitfire X1X PS853 G-RRGN: Rolls Royce Heritage Trust|
In case there are mistakes or changes, please check the
show's site for the latest list.
The show has been going since 1992, when it started as a car show with a single flying display. Now there are usually 300 vehicles and over three hours of flying alongside other ground attractions.
The show is organised by volunteers for the benefit of Children in Need and local charities.
Amongst the organising team are David Poile MBE, renowned pilot Mark Jefferies, John Jefferies and photographer Darren Harbar, under the guidance of event organiser John Swain.
Use sat Nav SG19 3BP until you get close, but ignore the sat nav in favour of local directions signs as soon as you see them.
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The nearest station is St Neots, which is accessible by train from Peterborough (about 20 minutes) and London. St Neots is about 12Km from Little Gransden.
It is best to book as far as possible in advance. This is not only because nearby hotels and guest houses tend get booked up well before the date of an airshow but also because prices can be better when you book early online.
There are plenty of booking agencies. We find that many of the well known ones are better at finding hotels from international or larger UK chains and may suggest hotels in main towns or cities quite a distance from the show site.
There are Premier Inn hotels in St Neots, about 10 miles away, Huntingdon, nearly 15 miles from the show and Cambridge, a little further.
Travelodge have eight hotels between 7 and 13 miles away, the nearest near Chawston.
Click any of the blue names to go to the corresponding web site. The links already have the location built in, but please check, and change as necessary, the dates, number of rooms and number of guests.
A full 7 day Little Gransden weather forecast from the UK Met Office
The Met Office 7-day forecast includes actual and "feels like" temperatures, the likelihood of rain, wind speed, wind direction, wind gusts and visibility: the latter can have an impact on the viability of displays.
The BBC's 14-day forecast has overall conditions including and hourly estimate of temperature, wind direction, wind speed and UV range.
Click the blue-text link to go to the forecast. The location is already built into the links.
August 29th 2021
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