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RAF Cosford

The Midlands Air Ambulance Charity will be exhibiting their Airbus Helicopter H145 at the RAF Cosford Air Show this year’s Air Show.

19.04.19

RIAT

Ukrainian Su-27

The Ukrainian Sukhoi Su-27 will display at RIAT for the third time in 3 years. Another will be on static as will a Ukrainian Il-76 transporter.

Sukhoi Su-27

18.04.19

Show

Wales Airshow dusk display

As part of Swansea’s 50th anniversary celebrations there will be a dusk display from 8.30pm on Saturday, with hot air balloons, night-flying aerobatics and fireworks.

18.04.19

Show

Swordfish and Sea Fury Flying

The Navy Wings Swordfish Mk 1 'W5856' & Sea Fury T.20 'VX281' will be flying at the Royal Navy International Airshow, Yeovilton

18.04.19

Show

Second Swordfish and Sea Fury on Static

The Navy Wings Swordfish Mk II 'LS326' & Sea Fury FBII VR930 will be on static display at the Royal Navy International Airshow, Yeovilton

18.04.19

Show

Wasp at Yeovilton

Westland Wasp HAS1 'XT420' will join the previously announced Navy Wessex for the opening flypast at the Royal Navy International Airshow. The Wasp will then display.

18.04.19

Team

Team Orlik

The 2019 display schedule for the Polish Air Force Aerobatic Team, 'Team Orlik' has been published. No UK displays have been listed.

18.04.19

OW

Shuttleworth Chief Pilot

Paul Stone has taken over from Dodge Bailey as Chief Pilot at the Shuttleworth Collection.

18.04.19

Show

Merlin on static at Cosford

A Leonardo Merlin HM2 Royal Navy airborne submarine hunter is the latest addition to the helicopter static display at the RAF Cosford Air Show.

18.04.19

Show

Season Premiere

The Albatros, which had been billed to fly at this year's Shuttleworth Season Premiere, is no longer in the flying display list.

17.04.19

Show

RAF Cosford Airshow

Navy Wings have announced that their Sea Fury T20 has been added to the flying displays and the show has announced that an RAF Puma HC2 will be in the static displays at the RAF Cosford Airshow.

17.04.19

DUX

Fling Legends update

Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia (G-CFGJ) is the latest addition to the flying displays at Duxford's Flying Legends

16.04.19

Show

Yeovilton update

A C-17A Globemaster III from the United States Air Force is the latest addition to the static displays at the Royal Navy International Airshow, Yeovilton.

16.04.19

DUX

Buchon 'Yellow 7'

Hispano HA-1112-M4L Buchon "Yellow 7" (G-AWHM) is the latest addition to the flying schedule at this year's Flying Legends.

13.04.19

Show

Abingdon

Over 80 aircraft and 5 tethered balloons are due to appear at the Abingdon Air and Country Fair.

13.04.19

RAF

RAF Typhoon Schedule

The RAF Typhoon Display Team have issued their 2019 display schedule, intitially via their social media.

Typhoon Display Schedule 2019

12.04.19

Show

RAF Cosford Airshow

A pair of Fairchild Argus aircraft will be at the RAF Cosford Airshow as part of the ‘Women in Aviation’ theme, one flying and one static.

12.04.19

Team

Finnish Displays

The Finnish Air Force has published its display team schedules for 2019. They have listed their F-18 Hornet to display at RIAT but no other UK displays are scheduled for the F-18, the Midnight Hawks or the other Finnish Air Force teams

12.04.19

RIAT

C-27Js on static

The Lithuanian and Slovak Air Forces will both send C-27J Transport aircraft for the static display at this year's RIAT.

11.04.19

Show

Battle of Britain Airshow

Headcorn's Battle of Britain Airshow have published their flying display programme for both Saturday and Sunday 6th & 7th July.

10.04.19

Show

SIAI-Marchetti at RAF Cosford

The Belgian Air Force will have two SIAI-Marchetti SF.260 training aircraft at the RAF Cosford Air Show. One will make a flypast. The other will be on static display in the NATO 70th Anniversary area.

10.04.19

Show

Rhyl line-up

A debut by the RAF Typhoon has been added to Rhyl's displays, which also include the BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane, the RAF Tucano, Team Raven, Steve Carver and The Royal Logistic Corps Silver Stars Army Parachute Display Team.

09.04.19

Show

Slovak LET-410 static at RAF Cosford

The Slovak Air Force's first ever contribution to the RAF Cosford Air Show will be one of their LET-410 transport aircraft on static display in an area dedicated to celebrating 70 years of NATO.

Let-410 Slovak Air Force

09.04.19

Show

Biggin Hill

Additions to the flying displays include a two DC3s, the P-47D Thunderbolt, Mustang 'Contrary Mary', the Bronco, Wingwalkers, Turbulent Team and Little & Large

09.04.19

RIAT

Helicopters at RIAT

The Army Air Corps Apache and the RAF Chinook have now been confirmed as flying by the show, which has also added an Army Air Corps Wildcat AH.1 and an RAF Puma HC.2 to the static display.

09.04.19

RIAT

Patrouille de France

Patrouille de France have listed RIAT as their only UK display in 2019.

Patrouille de France

09.04.19

Show

Dunsfold W&Wheels

Richard Goodwin, the Strikemaster pairs display, the Tigers Parachute Display Team and The Blades have been added to the Dunsfold W&W line-up.

Strikemasters

09.04.19

Team

Rafale Solo Display

The Rafale Solo Display Team have published their calendar for the 2019 season. There are not currently any UK dates.

Rafale

08.04.19

REDS

Team Change

Red 3, Flt Lt David Simmonds, injured his knee playing football and will be unable to fly with the Red Arrows in 2019. His place will be taken by Flt Lt Mike Bowden, the 2018 Red 9, who will return for a 5th season.

Red Arrows

08.04.19

Team

Soloturk 2019

Once again, the Soloturk team have issued their 2019 schedule via a YouTube video. There are not yet any UK dates but there is a 6-week gap in the schedule where RIAT and other major shows could fit.

Soloturk

06.04.19

Team

Black Cats 2019

The Black Cats are returning with a solo Wildcat display for 2019. Their programme takes them to just six public UK shows: Torbay, Yeovilton, Sunderland, East Fortune, Bournemouth and Southport.

Black Cats

05.04.19

RIAT

RAF at RIAT

Four more RAF teams are confirmed flying at RIAT: the RAF Typhoon Display Team, the Shorts Tucano & Grob Tutor display teams and the Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Typhoon

05.04.19

Show

Belgian A109

The RAF Cosford Air Show have confirmed that the Belgian Air Force A109 Display Team will be in the flying displays.

A109, Belgian Air Force

04.04.19

RIAT

RIAT Update

The German Navy will have a Sea Lynx and P3 Orion on static display. QinetiQ will have on static a A109E helicopter and their RJ70.

04.04.19

Team

Belgian F-16 Tail

The Belgian Air Force F-16 solo display aircraft 'Dark Falcon' has new tail art to celebrate this year's 40th anniversary theme.

Belgian Air Force F-16 tail art

03.04.19

Team

BBMF Schedule

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight have published their 2019 display schedule for all aircraft including the Lancaster and the Dakota.

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

03.04.19

Lanc

Lancaster display schedule

These are the 2019 public displays listed for the BBMF Lancaster

Map of displays by the BBMF Lancaster

03.04.19

Team

RAF Tutor schedule

The Grob Tutor Display Team have published their 2019 display schedule

Tutor display schedule 2019

03.04.19

REDS

Red Arrows

The map shows where the The Red Arrows are listed as displaying in the UK in 2019.

27.03.19

Red Arrows 2019 displays
Show

Daedalus at Yeovilton

Daedalus, the Hellenic Air Force’s T-6A Texan II Team, will make its UK flying display debut at the Royal International Air Day, Yeovilton

01.04.19

DUX

Blenheim at Legends

The Bristol Blenheim has been added to the flying displays at the Flying Legends Airshow

01.04.19

REDS

Reds at Weston

The Red Arrows have been confirmed as displaying at the Weston-Super-Mare Airshow

01.04.19

Team

Tucano schedule

The RAF Tucano Display Team have released their 2019 display schedule

01.04.19

Tucano 2019 schedule
REDS

Reds at Torbay

The Tobay airshow have announced that the Red Arrows, Eurofighter Typhoon, Tucano and BBMF will all display at the show on 1st & 2nd June

Red Arrows

01.04.19

Show

Guernsey Air Display

The Guernsey Air Display has been moved from its usual September date to June 6th for 2019. The Red Arrows will be the headline display

29.03.19

RIAT

Team Daedalus at RIAT

'Team Daedalus' from the Hellenic Air Force will make their UK display debut at this year's RIAT.

29.03.19

RAF

RAF at Teignmouth

The new Teignmouth Airshow has been allocated three RAF displays for their event on 6th July: the Eurofighter Typhoon, RAF Falcons and a BBMF Spitfire.

29.03.19

RIAT

More RIAT Statics

The German Air Force will provide two Tornados, three Eurofighter EF2000s and an Airbus A400M for the static display at RIAT

28.03.19

RAF

RAF at Southport

At the Southport Airshow, the RAF will fly:
Typhoon (Fri, Sat, Sun)
BBMF Dakota, Hurricane & Spitfire (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Tutor (Sat & Sun)
Tucano (Fri, Sat, Sun)

28.03.19

DUX

Another Spitfire at Legends

The third Spitfire confirmed for Flying Legends is Anglia Restorations' Mk Vc G-IBSY 'EE602'

28.03.19

REDS

Reds in Wales

The Wales Airshow have announced that the Red Arrows will display on both days, 6th and 7th July.

28.03.19

Show

Seven Hurricanes

Shuttleworth's Sea Hurricane and six Hurricanes are listed in the flying displays at Old Warden's Military Airshow on 7th July

27.03.19

Show

MH434 for Shuttleworth

Old Flying Machine Company's Spitfire MH434 has been added to the flying schedule at Shuttleworth's May evening airshow

27.03.19

REDS

Red Arrows

The Shuttleworth Collection's Flying Festival on 2nd June has the Red Arrows listed, although the RAF have not themselves confirmed.

27.03.19

Team

Frecce Tricolori

Italy's National Team, Frecce Tricolori, have listed RIAT, 21st July, on their 2019 schedule. There are no other UK dates.

27.03.19

Frecce Tricolori
Team

Attack Helicopter Display Team

The British Army Apache Attack Helicopter Display Team (AHDT) have quite a short season with just 4 displays in 2019. They are at the Duxford Air Festival, RAF Cosford Airshow, Royal Navy International Air Day at Yeovilton and RIAT

26.03.19

RAF

RAF at Biggin Hill

RAF aircraft flying at the Biggin Hill Festival of Flight will be the Typhoon, Tucano and the Lancaster, Dakota, Spitfire and Hurricane from the BBMF

26.03.19

DUX

Spitfire MV268

Supermarine Spitfire FR XIV 'MV268' will be at Duxford's Flying Legends

26.03.19

Show

Plymouth Armed Forces Day

The Red Arrows will close the displays at the Plymouth Armed Forces Day on June 29th. There will also be an RNLI and coastguard rescue demo and Merlin & Spitfire flypasts

26.03.19

RAF

RAF at RAF Cosford

These RAF displays have been added to the RAF Cosford Airshow flying schedule:
Typhoon
Falcons
Grob Tutor T1
BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane
Tucano T1

25.03.19

RAF

Royal Navy International Air Day

Six RAF types have been added to the flying schedule at Yeovilton:
Red Arrows
Typhoon
BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire & Hurricane
Tucano

25.03.19

DUX

Duxford Air Festival

These displays have been added to the flying schedule:
AHDT Apache AH1
B-17G Sally B
Tiger 9
Westland Whirlwind HAR Mk 10 (Duxford Ai Festival debut)
Catalina
P47 Thunderbolt ‘Nellie’
Percival Provost T1
Jet Provost T3
Bader Bus Company (Piper PA-28 Warriors - show debut)
Army Historic Flight

25.03.19

REDS

Red Arrows at Dunsfold

Dunsfold Wings 'n Wheels have confirmed that The Red Arrows will display at what will be the very last show to be held at Dunsfold Aerodrome.

25.03.19

RAF

Abingdon Flying Update

Joining the flying display from the RAF are a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire (flypast) and a season debut for the Tucano in its final year of service.

24.03.19

Show

Abingdon Statics

The fly-in and statics will include: Westland Wasp, Sud Allouette II, Boeing Stearman, Spitfire Mk26b, Yak 52 x2, Chipmunk x2, Bulldog, Hawker Hurricane Mk1, Gazelle, Vans RV-4, Renegade Sprit 912 Biplane, Beagle Terrier x2, CJ6 Nangchang, Auster x2, RAF C130J Hercules

24.03.19

TEAM

Royal Jordanian Falcons

The RJ Falcons' 2019 display schedule includes four UK dates:
Old Warden 7th July
Yeovilton 13th July
RIAT 20th & 21st July
Biggin Hill 17th & 18th August

23.03.19

TEAM

Strikemasters at Yeovilton

Two Strikemasters, Mk 82A G-SOAF and Mk 80A G-RSAF will fly as a pair at the Royal Navy International Air Day, Yeovilton on July 13th.

21.03.19

TEAM

Breitling Jet Team

The Breitling Jet Team will display at six UK venues in 2019. As well as the already-announced Duxford Air Festival and Biggin Hill Festival of Flight, they have listed RIAT on 20th-21st July, Blackpool 10-11th August, Eastbourne's Airbourne 15th-18th August and the Jersey Airshow on 12th September.

20.03.19

Red Arrows

The Lincolnite local newspaper is reporting that Tobias Ellwood, the Minister for Defence, has named RAF Waddington, RAF Leeming (North Yorkshire) and RAF Wittering (Cambridgeshire) as possible future bases for the Red Arrows.

18.03.19

Wildcats

The Old Buckenham Airshow has been added to the Wildcat Aerobatics 2019 display schedule.

18.03.19

Stampe Team at Midlands

The Stampe Formation Team, often referred to as the 'Belgian Ballerinas', are the latest addition to the Midlands Air Festival flying list

17.03.19

WW1 AHT Provisional Programme

Albatros DVa
Season Premiere, Old Warden May 9th
Wings and Wheels, Stow Maries May 19th
RAF Cosford Air Show Jun 9th
Stow at War Stow Maries 27-28 Jul
Goodwood Revival 13-15 Sep
Duxford 21-22 Sep
BE2e
Wings and Wheels, Stow Maries May 19th
Jam Order, Tiptree Jun 9th
Stow at War, Stow Maries 27-28 Jul
Nieuport 17
Wings and Wheels, Stow Maries May 19th
Military Airshow, Old Warden Jul 7th
Stow at War, Stow Maries 27-28 Jul

17.03.19

SIAI Marchetti F260

The Midlands Air Festival has added a SIAI Marchetti F260 to their air display

16.03.19

'Contrary Mary' at Legends

North American P-51D Mustang 'Contrary Mary' (formerly 'Miss Velma') will be at Flying Legends on 13th & 14th July

15.03.19

Miss Helen at Cosford

North American P-51D Mustang G-BIXL '472216 Miss Helen' is scheduled to display at the RAF Cosford Air Show

15.03.19

Two Harriers at RIAT

Following further negotiations, the Spanish Navy will now be sending not one but two Harriers to display on all three days of RIAT.

14.03.19

Two F-16s on RIAT Static

The Royal Norwegian Air Force will have a pair of their F-16s on static display at RIAT

14.03.19

Wessex at Yeovilton

The airshow debut of the world’s only flying Westland Wessex HU5 will be as the opening flying display at Yeovilton's Royal Navy International Air Day.

Westland Wessex HU5
Photo Kevin Wills

14.03.19

The Blades will be at Biggin Hill

The Blades are the second display to be announced for the Biggin Hill Festival of Flight, joining the Breitling Jet Team.

14.03.19

Wingwalkers at Duxford

Aerosuperbatics will fly at the Duxford Air Festival in May

14.03.19

Nellie to fly at Legends

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (G-THUN) 'Nellie' has been added to the display schedule at The Flying Legends Airshow, Duxford on 13th & 14th July

13.03.19

Daks over Normandy

Three Mustangs, The Shark, Scat VII and Miss Helen, will escort the Dakota formation en route to France on 5th June.

10.03.19

Strikemasters at Midlands

The Strikemaster pair are the latest additions to the flying displays at the Midlands Air Festival

09.03.19

Abingdon Update

Historic Army Aircraft Flight Scout, Sioux, Beaver and Auster have been added to the flying displays at the Abingdon Air and Country Show. There will also be an AN-2 as a Parachute support aircraft.

09.03.19

AHDT is back

The Attack Helicopter Display Team is back as a solo display for the 2019 season.

08.03.19

Romanian Air Force at RIAT

The airshowinfo.hu website is reporting that the Romanian Air Force intend to send a C-27J Spartan for the static display and 2 MiG-21 LanceR aircraft for static and flying displays at the Air Tattoo. This has not been confirmed by RIAT.

08.03.19

Hill found not guilty

Andy Hill, the pilot of the Hawker Hunter that crashed at Shoreham in 2015, has been found not guilty of manslaughter.

08.03.19

Tim Peake at RIAT on Friday

British astronaut Major Tim Peake will be at RIAT on Friday 19 July. Tim spent six months in space and was the first UK astronaut to visit the International Space Station. On Friday he will be in the Techno Zone® to inspire young visitors as part of the airshow's 'Air & Space' theme.

07.03.19

RIAT TechnoZone

As well as Tim Peake, an ExoMars rover prototype will also be in the Techno Zone® at RIAT and AirbusDefence will take a photo of the show on Friday from their Pleiades satellite 400 miles above Earth.

07.03.19

Farnborough Airshow

There will no longer be a public airshow over the weekend following the Farnborough Trade Show. The public will be able to visit on Friday, which will still focus on younger people.

05.03.19

Hurricane at RAF Cosford Air Show

Hawker Hurricane P3717 will perform a special flying display as part of a WWII set-piece at the RAF Cosford Air Show on June 9th.

05.03.19

Midlands Air Festival

Brendan O'Brien in Otto and Peter Davies with his Autogyro have been added to the flying schedule at the Midlands Air Festival.

02/3.03.19

 February

Breitling Jet Team

The Breitling Jet Team will display at the Duxford Air Festival for the frst time in 14 years. They and the Chinook Display Team are the first two displays to be announced.

28.02.19

Globemaster is a RIAT static

A C-17 Globemaster from the Heavy Airlift Wing based in Papa, Hungary will be on static display at RIAT.

28.02.19

Orion at Yeovilton

A German Navy Lockheed P-3C Orion, the type that won the 'Best Fixed Wing Static Display' award last year, will be on static display at the Royal Navy International Air Day again this year.

27.02.19

Czech Air Force at Cosford

The Czech Air Force will display their SAAB JAS-39C Gripen and a pair of Aero L-159 ALCA aircraft at the RAF Cosford Air Show.

26.02.19

Chinook Schedule

The Chinook dispay team have published their schedule for the 2019 season. The venues are listed and shown on a map on our Map of Chinook Displays page.

25.02.19

Teignmouth Airshow

The airshow weekend will be 5th - 7th July but is still dependant on funding. The airshow element may be on Saturday only, with music and other family events on the Friday and Sunday.

24.02.19

Midlands Air Festival

The latest flying additions to the Midlands Air Festival are Terry Martin's Westland Wasp, Team Raven and a dusk display by Brendan O'Brien in his Cub

23/4.02.19

Breitling Jet Team

The Breitling Jet Team will display at the Biggin Hill Festival of Flight.

Breitling Jet Team

22.02.19

RIAT Update

The Slovenian Air Force will return to the Air Tattoo with a PC-9M Swift solo flying display and a Let L410 on static display.

21.02.19

Belgian A109

The Belgian Air Force A109 display schedule has been published. There are no UK dates.

20.02.19

Belgian F-16

The Belgian F-16, The 'Dark Falcon', flown by Captain Stefan 'Vador' Darte, is scheduled to display at two UK airshows in 2019: The Royal Navy International Air Day at RNAS Yeovilton and RIAT at RAF Fairford.

19.02.19

Midlands Air Festival

Plane Sailing's Catalina PBY-5A and Will Greenwood's Yak-3 are the latest additions to the flying schedule at the Midlands Air Festival.

16&17.02.19

Few FRIAT Memberships left

FRIAT packages - Mach 1, Mach 2 and Mach 3 - have nearly sold out. Literally just a few remaining, which may also have gone by the time you read this. Details on the RIAT web site

16.02.19

Navy Wessex Flies again

Historic Helicopters Westland Wessex HU.5 XT761 G-WSEX has flown again, for the first time since 6th of November 1986. Photo credit Lee Howard.

Navy Wessex G-WSEX

15.02.19

2 Lysanders at Old Warden

A highlight of the Season Premiere at Old Warden will be both Lysanders from The Shuttleworth Collection and the Aircraft Restoration Company flying as a pair. Other additions to the flying list are on their web site (and ours).

15.02.19

Chinook Display Team

The Display Team Captain is Squadron Leader Jon ‘JT’ Turner and his Co-pilots are Flight Lieutenant Anthony ‘Ant’ Jewitt and Flight Lieutenant Aaron Kerry. Further information and the rest of the team are detailed on the Chinook Display Team web page.

14.02.19

Blades at RIAT

The Blades are the only addition to the Air Tattoo line-up so far this week. It will be their first time at RIAT

14.02.19

2 Seat Buchon

Rare 2-seat Hispano HA-1112-M4L Buchon ‘Red 11’ G-AWHC is due to fly at Sywell Classic Pistons & Props (September 21-22)

13.02.19

More Tornados

As well as the flypasts on 19-21 February, there will also be a 9-ship from Marham on the afternoon of 28 Feb. The formation will also conduct a flypast at RAF College Cranwell.

11.02.19

Shuttleworth Vintage Airshow

The first aircraft listed for the Vintage Airshow on 1st September are Spartan Arrow, Mustang ‘Contrary Mary’, 2 Chiltons, Miles Messenger (G-AKIN) and Shuttleworth-based Hawker Hurricane (G-HITT).

11.02.19

Southport tickets

Tickets for the Southport Airshow will be available from 10 a.m. Friday 15th February.

11.02.19

Tornado Final Flypasts

There will three days of flypasts to mark the end of service by the Tornado. There are maps and lists of places to be overflown on RAF Marham's social media

11.02.19

Duxford airshow tickets

Tickets for the Duxford Air Festival, Flying Legends and Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow are now on sale.

11.02.19

RF4 at Midlands Air Festival

Bob Grimstead will be back at the Midlands Air Festival in his Fournier RF4

10.02.19

Daks over Normandy

Tickets are now available for Daks over Normandy at Duxford on 4-5 June and at Caen-Carpiquet Airport on 7-8 June. No tickets are required for the cross Channel jump at Ranville on 5th June. Tickets, where required, are available through their web site

09.02.19

Red Arrows USA Tour

The Government have released details of some of the displays by the Red Arrows in America and Canada. There are details on our Red Arrows Tour page.

08.02.19

Shuttleworth Family Airshow

The first aircraft to be announced for the Family Airshow on August 4th are Dragon Rapide (Mark Miller), Dragonfly, Habicht and Little and Large

08.02.19

Battle of Britain Show

Dakota C47 'Drag Em Oot' is the third aircraft to be confirmed for the 2019 Battle of Britain Airshow at Headcorn on July 6th & 7th.

08.02.19

Shuttleworth Season Premiere

ARC's Lysander is amongst the flying displays announced for Shuttleworth's Season Premiere. Also listed are the Catalina, Dakota, Bronco, Huey, Bird Dog and Hawker Hurricane G-HITT

07.02.19

Shuttleworth Military Airshow

The Shuttleworth Collection have published a provisional list of the first displays at their Military airshow on 7th July. It includes four Hurricanes, the Sea Hurricane and Thunderbolt 'Nellie'.

07.02.19

Merlin at RIAT

The first static display at RIAT 2019 is a Flyvevåbnet EH-101 Merlin from Eskadrille 722 based at Karup Air Station, Denmark.

07.02.19

Little Gransden first announcements

Mustang 'Miss Helen'; Beech 18; Extra 330SC (Mark Jefferies); Yak 3 (Will Greenwood); T6 Harvard 'Wacky Wabbit'; Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun; Global Stars; Extra 300S with model (Little &Large); Spartan 7W Executive; Hurricane V7497; TravelAir Mystery Ship; Pitts Special S2A (Dr Kirk Patrick) and paramotors are due to fly at the Little Gransden Air & Car Show.

06.02.19

Thunderbolt

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt 'Nellie' will be at Sywell Classic Pistons and Props on Sept 21-22.

05.02.19

Midlands Air Festival

Tickets for the Midlands Air Festival are now on sale. Details on the Midlands Air Festival web site.

05.02.19

Battle of Britain Airshow

Mk IX Spitfire TD314, Hurricane P3717 and De Havilland Devon VP981 are the first aircraft to be announced for the Battle Of Britain Airshow at Headcorn on July 6-7

01&05.02.19

Abingdon Update

Four more displays have been added to the line-up at the Abingdon Air and Country Show: Fairchild Argus, Silence Twister solo, Gazelle Helicopter pair and P51 Mustang (Miss Helen)

04.02.19

RIAT Tickets

Saturday SuperEarlybird and Earlybird tickets for RIAT have sold out.

02.02.19

Danish Blue

Danish Blue will be at the RAF Cosford Airshow. This will be their first ever display at RAF Cosford and their first at any UK show since 2014.

01.02.19

 January

Typhoon Display Pilot

In a change from the original plan, it has been announced that Flt Lt Jim Peterson will continue as RAF Typhoon display pilot for the 2019 season.

30.01.19

Yeovilton

The Royal Jordanian Falcons will be in the flying displays at the Royal Navy International Air Day, RNAS Yeovilton

29.01.19

Black Cats

The Black Cats used their new Instagram page to announce that, after a 2-year absence, they would be back for the 2019 season in 2 Wildcat helicopters. They also have a new web page.

27.01.19

Biggin Hill

The Biggin Hill Festival of Flight will be on August 17th & 18th this year

25.01.19

Red Arrows USA Tour

The Red Arrows have confirmed that they will display on all three days at RIAT, after which they will leave for their summer a tour of the USA and Canada.

23-25.01.19

P-3C Orion at RAF Cosford

A German Navy P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft will be in the flying display at the RAF Cosford Airshow. A German Navy Westland Sea Lynx Mk.88A will be on static display. There are more display details in our show preview.

22.01.19

No Great Yarmouth airshow 2019

There will be no Great Yarmouth Airshow in 2019 but the organisers say they will consider options for future years. In September they said they were looking at a possible series of smaller shows rather than one large one.

21.01.19

Midlands Air Festival

The Midlands Air Festival will be on 17th - 19th May, in a new location: Arbury Hall, Arbury Park, Nuneaton.

19.01.19

RIAT Camping

The official camp site 'Tangerine Fields', opposite the Red car park, is open for booking

19.01.19

Tornado Farewell sortie

A sortie from RAF Marham of 3 Tornados, one in camouflage and 2 with Squadron tail art, is planned for Wednesday 23rd January. Parking, nose-in, is possible on the verge along White Road (off A1122), Barton Bendish.

18.01.19

Little Gransden

The Little Gransden Air and Car Show will be on 25th August this year

18.01.19

Swiss F/A-18C at RIAT

The Swiss Hornet will be joining the Harrier at RIAT and making its second UK appearance following it's British season debut at the RAF Cosford Air Show

17.01.19

RIAT Pit access, Friday only

At RIAT on Friday only there will access to the 'pit area', where flying display aircraft are parked before and after the flying display, subject to operational requirements.

15.01.19

Swiss PC-7 at Sunderland

The Swiss PC-7 team have published their 2019 international display schedule. The Sunderland International Airshow is the only UK date for the team in 2019.

14.01.19

Hurricane PZ865 repaint

BBMF Hurricane Mk IIc PZ865, currently in South-East Asia Command 34 Squadron colours, is due to be repainted following a major service towards the end of 2019. The current proposal is that it will be repainted as an all-black night fighter of 247 Squadron in time for the 2020 season.

14.01.19

More Abingdon Announcements

Another five flying displays have been added to the line-up at the Abingdon Air and Country Show, including a DC3 as the Jump4Heroes jump platform. The full list is ontheir web site and our preview

13.01.19

G-MASH at Shuttleworth

An item on the Shuttleworth Collection's Twitter account suggests that Westland Bell 47G-4A G-MASH will be at their Season Premiere on May 5th.

11.01.19

Harrier at RIAT

RIAT have announced that the Spanish Navy Harrier is their first confirmed flying display for the 2019 Air Tattoo

There are more details about the show on our RIAT preview page. Spanish Navy Harrier

10.01.19

Folkestone Airshow possible in 2019

Kentlive is reporting that preparations are underway for a possible return of an airshow at Folkestone.

10.01.19

Meteor NF11 final flight

Meteor NF11 G-LOSM took off from Coventry at around 13.00 and landed at Bruntingthorpe after its (probably) last ever flight. The Meteor will now be maintained in fast-taxi, but not airworthy, condition.

05.01.19

RN Heritage Flight

The RN Historic Flight is being transferred to the civilian register.

From 1st April 2019, Navy Wings will own and be financially responsible for all the aircraft, which will be renamed the Navy Wings Heritage Flight.

04.01.19

No Flywheel Festival in 2019

Classic & Sports Car partnered with Flywheel Festival to form the Classic & Sports Car Show in association with Flywheel in 2018 but neither show will be going ahead in 2019.

01.01.19

 December

Newcastle FoF Date

The Newcastle Festival of Flight (Northern Ireland), usually held in August, is moving to 22nd June in 2019.

19.12.18

Tucano Display Pilot named

The Tucano display pilot for 2019 will be Flt Lt Liam Matthews. Liam only earnt his wings 2 years ago and is already an A2 Qualified Flying Instructor.

Tucano display pilot 2019

19.12.18

Headcorn Airshow

The Battle of Britain Airshow at Headcorn will be on July 6th & 7th 2019.

14.12.18

RAF Tucano and Tutor displays in 2019

The RAF will display the Grob Tutor and Short Tucano at British Airshows in 2019. The Tucano will be from 72 Squadron and the Tutor pilot will be Flt Lt Neil "Ski" Owczarkowski.

11.12.18

Catalina UK displays 2019

The first UK displays by the Catalina have been announced. They are at the Shuttleworth Season Premiere, Duxford Air Festival, Wales Airshow and Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow.

09.12.18

US Display Teams

The major US and Canadian display teams have announced their display schedules for 2019. No UK airshow dates have been included.

04.12.18

Abingdon Update

Aerosuperbatics WingWalkers 3 aircraft formation, The Fireflies and the Republic P47 Thunderbolt 'Nellie' will be in the flying and static displays. There will also be Twin Squirrel helicopter flights and Axceler-8 Hovercraft Rides.

02.12.18

Skyraider to fly in 2019

Kennet Aviation will oversee the restoration of PR Spitfire AA810, which may be flying by 2023. They also hope to display their AD-4A Skyraider and Seafire Mk.XVII in 2019.

02.12.18

 November

Dunsfold 2019 Date

Dunsfold Wings and Wheels will move from its traditional August date to June 15th and 16th in 2019

28.11.18

No Couteau Delta in 2019

The two Mirage jets of the Couteau Delta will be missing from the display circuit in 2019.

27.11.18

Lithuania at Yeovilton

A Lithuanian Air Force Aero L-39C will make its UK flying display debut at the Royal Navy International Air Day on 13th July. Their C-27J Spartan and Mi-8UTV Hip will be on static display.

27.11.18

Duxford Airshow dates

The Duxford Air Festival will be on 25th & 26th May 2019. The Battle of Britain Airshow will be on 21st & 22nd September. Flying Legends is on 13th & 14th July.

Four Hurricanes

19.11.18

Flying Legends 2019

Flying Legends will be on 13th & 14th July 2019

17.11.18

Kircaldy Airshow latest

The organisers have expressed a preference for 31st August as a date for a possible Kircaldy Airshow

15.11.18

RIAT Tickets

Saturday Super Earlybird tickets for RIAT have sold out. Super Earlybird are still available for Friday and Sunday.

14.11.18

Torbay Airshow will go ahead

DevonLive is reporting that the Council has made a commitment to the Torbay Airshow, which will definitely go ahead, but it still needs financial help.

06.11.18

Messerschmitt Bf-108 joining UK circuit

Shoot Aviation have announced that their Messerschmitt Bf108 has been repaired, modified and registered as G-OTME and will fly in the 2019 display season. They already have a similar aircraft, G-ETME.

05.11.18

Rhyl Air Show 2019

The Rhyl Airshow 2019 will be on 24th & 25th August.

Red Arrows

02.11.18

New Red Arrows

Four pilots will join the Red Arrows for the 2019 season. They are Flight Lieutenants Damo Green (Red 2), David Simmonds (Red 3) and Gregor Ogston (Red 4), who are joining the Red Arrows for the first time, and Squadron Leader Steve Morris (Red 5) who returns for his second tour.

new Red Arrows 2019

02.11.2018

 October

Mike Ling joins the Blades

Mike Ling, ex-Red 10, was due to join the Blades last year but reverted to the Red Arrows to substitute for Red 3 throughout the 2018 season. His delayed membership of the Blades really has now begun.

31.10.18

NA-64 Yale for Abingdon

A rare North American NA-64 Yale will be in the flying and the static displays at the Abingdon Air and Country Show on May 5th.

28.05.18

Typhoon Display Pilot

UPDATE 30th Jan 2019: Jim Peterson will continue as display pilot for the 2019 season.

Flt Lt Jim Peterson has handed over to Flt Lt Nick Callinswood, the new Typhoon display pilot for the 2019 season.

Typhoon Display Pilots
Photo: RAF

12.10.18

Red Arrows Pilots

Four Red Arrows pilots have retired from the team including Squadron Leader Mike Ling, the longest-serving Red Arrows pilot, who completed 10 seasons as pilot or supervisor, made 2,585 flights, flew 699 displays and has flown the Red Hawk in 46 countries.

Mike Ling
Photo: RAF

12.10.18

Southport Airshow dates

The Southport Airshow 2019 will be on 6th - 8th September

05.10.18

 September

Shuttleworth House closed on Race Day

Shuttleworth House will not be open to the public on October 7th, the day of the Season Finale. The vintage buses will still be running and will make a round trip to the house and back.

28.09.18

Kirkcaldy Airshow?

The Scottish International Airshow may move to Kirkcaldy for 2019

27.09.18

RIAT tickets available

Super early bird tickets for RIAT available now. £47 any one day.

27.09.18

Abatros DVa in UK

The World War One Aircraft Heritage Trust (WAHT) has brought an Albatros DVa back to the UK. It has been at Old Warden since Wednesday 19th September.

19.09.18

Newly-restored Mk 1 Hurricane

Mk 1 Hurricane V7497, recently restored by Hawker Restorations Ltd., is now at ARC in Duxford.

14.09.18

 August

Biggin Hill updates

The Typhoon will perform a flypast on each of the two days. There will be no other jets at the Biggin Hill FoF. A provisional timetable has been published.

14.08.18

The Shark for Jersey

Norwegian Spitfire Foundation's Mustang 'The Shark' has been added to the flying displays at the Jersey International Air Display

04.08.18

Jetsuit Pilots at Bournemouth

Two pilots in personal jetsuits from Gravity will be flying at the Bournemouth Air Festival. One pilot has been seen at Goodwood Festival of Speed and Farnborough International Airshow.

Defy Gravity

04.08.18

 July

Little and Large at Biggin Hill

G-Force Aeros, The full-size and model Extras flying together, will return to the Biggin Hill Festival of Flight this year.

G-Gorce Extras duo

25.07.18

Fireflies and Twisters at Bournemouth

The Fireflies and the Twisters will perform a joint display at Bournemouth.

25.07.18

Whirlwind at Dunsfold

The Westland Whirlwind is amongst the latest additions to the flying list at Dunsfold Wings 'n Wheels. The full list is on their web site.

24.07.18

Sunderland Programme

The full programme for the three days of the Sunderland International Airshow is on their web site.

23.07.18

Duxford Battle of Britain

The flying list for the Battle of Britain Airshow has been released. It is on the show's web site

20.07.18

Flying Legends

Spitfires G-BUOS and G-IBSY are the latest additions to the display aircraft. 15 Spitfires are now due to fly: 51 aircraft in total.

11.07.18

Wales Airshow 2019

The Wales Airshow will be held in Swansea Bay on 6th and 7th July next year.

09.07.18

Flying Display Changes
  • RIAT
    Romanian participation cancelled following the Tragic accident involving the MiG-21
  • RIAT (all static additions):
    Kawasaki C-2 (Japanese Air Self-Defence Force)
    F-16 (Belgian Air Component)
    CN235 (Irish Air Corps)
    C-130E Hercules (Polish Air Force)
    PA-28 Cherokee (RAF Flying Clubs' Association)
  • Flying Legends (flying):
    Spitfire Mk Vc G-LFVC (Comanche Fighters)
    Vought Corsair F4U-5N (AJBS Les Casques de Cuir)
  • Yeovilton:
    C-27J Spartan (Lithuanian Air Force) (Static - added)
    KDC-10(Royal Netherlands Air Force) (Static - CANCELLED)
  • Eastbourne:
    Belgian A109 added
  • Festival of Speed:
    Typhoon cancelled Thurs & Fri
  • Jersey:
    Sea Fury T20 (Navy Wings) added

02-06.07.18

Eastbourne's Airbourne

The full flying line-up for Airbourne has been announced. See it on their web site and on ours.

02.07.18

Astronaut for RIAT

Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden, who made the first spacewalk in deep space, will be at the Air Tattoo this year. See him in the Techno Zone.

Al Worden

02.07.18

 June

Flying Display Changes
  • Southport:
    Avro Anson added (Sun only)
  • Wales International:
    Catalina cancelled, replaced by Mustang 'Tall in the Saddle'.
  • Flying Legends:
    Fourth Buchon added
    Lancaster confirmed by show (Sunday only)
  • RIAT (static):
    Airbus Helicopters H125 (QonetiQ)
    Grob 120TP (QinetiQ)
    E-6B Mercury (US Navy)
    P-8A Poseidon (US Navy)

28-30.06.18

Breitling Jet Team at Bournemouth

The Breitling Jet Team, the world’s largest professional civilian flight team flying jets, are due to perform three daytime displays and one dusk display at the Bournemouth Air Festival. These are the only displays the team are currently due to perform in the UK in 2018.

27.06.18

Drone to fly 4,000 miles to RIAT

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems’ MQ-9B SkyGuardian is due to take off from its base in North Dakota for a 4,000 mile journey to land at RAF Fairford on 11th June in time to become a static display at RIAT. It will be the first civilian-registered Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) to make a transatlantic flight and land in the UK.

Sky Guardian

25.06.18

Another static for Yeovilton Air Day

A former Royal Navy Search and Rescue Sea King HU5, now operated by HeliOperations, has been added to the static displays at Yeovilton Air Day

Sea King HU5

25.06.18

P-36C withdrawn from Legends

The Curtiss-Wright P-36C, G-CIXJ, has been withdrawn from the flying displays at Flying Legends

25.06.18

Old Bucks

Aerobatic Tactics: Boeing Stearman and Wingwalker, has been added to the flying displays at the Old Buckenham Airshow

25.06.18

Fireflies Schedule

The Fireflies have announced their schedule of daytime and twilight displays. The schedule is on the Fireflies web site.

18.06.18

Berlin Express

North American P-51B Mustang 'Berlin Express' has been withdrawn from Flying Legends

18.06.18

Abingdon 2019

The 2019 Abingdon Air and Country Show will be on 5th May

16.06.18

Airshow Display Updates

The following displays have been added since 11th June (flying unless stated)

  • Biggin Hill FoF:
    Haker Fury FB.11
  • Yeovilton:
    Meteor T7 x 2 (Martin-Baker) (static)
  • Southport:
    Bristol Blenheim
    Typhoon (was on original Typhoon schedule, then removed, now returned. Sunday only)
  • Old Bucks:
    Bremont Great War Display Team
  • Flying Legends:
    Bücker Jungmann G-BSAJ (Skytricks)
    Supermarine Spitfire TR9 G-CTIX (ARC)
  • Biggin Hill FoF:
    Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers
  • RIAT:
    ATL2 (AKA Atlantique 2) (French Navy) (previously static)
    Pilatus PC-9M (Slovenian Air Force)
    Su-27P 'Flanker' (Ukraine Air Force)
    Su-27UB 'Flanker' (twin seat) (Ukraine Air Force) (static)
    IL-76MD 'Candid' Transport (Ukraine Air Force) (static)
    C-130K Hercules (Austrian Air Force)(static)
    Tecnam P2002 (static)
    Ikarus C42 x2 (static)
    Diamond DA20 (static)
    Gnat T.1 (static)
    OV-10B Bronco (static)
    SC-7 Skyvan (static)
    Hawker Fury (static)
    Royal Aircraft Factory Be-2 (static)
    Avro Tutor (static)
    Spitfire Mk.Vc (static)
    Avro Anson (static)
    Pembroke C Mk.1 (static)
    TB-20 Trinidad (static)
    RUAG Do-228 (static)
    Hawk T.2 (RAF) (static)
    Grob Prefect (RAF) (static)
    C-130H (Jordan) (static)
    Pilatus PC-9M 'Swift' (Slovenian Air Force) (static)
    L410UVP (Slovenian Air Force) (static)
    HC-130P/N (USAF) (static)

11-17.06.18

Cosford 2019

The RAF Cosford Air Show 2019 will be on June 9th. See our review of the 2018 RAF Cosford Air Show.

10.06.18

 April

Seafire for sale

Air Leasing's Seafire is for sale.

Seafire

28.04.18

 March

No Northumberland Wings & Wheels 2018

There will be no Northumberland Wings & Wheels in 2018 but the organisers hope to bring it back in 2019.

21.03.18

Moonbeam McSwine off to USA

The French Mustang F-AZXS is going to a new owner in the USA. Although based in France, Moonbeam McSwine was seen at UK airshows. This picture is from Flying Legends 2015.

Moonbeam McSwine

10.03.18

Retrotec to build People's Mosquito

The building and testing of 'The People's Mosquito', a de Havilland Mosquito FB.Vl, has been entrusted to Retrotec Ltd.

05.03.18

Hurribomber to 2-seater

Ex-Hangar 11's 'Hurribomber' BE505 "Pegs" is to be converted into a 2-seater Hurricane by Hawker Restorations, with the prospect that passengers will one day be able to buy flights.

Hurricane BE505

01.03.18

 February

Straight-wing ex-military jet aerobatics ban to end

The ban on straight-wing ex-military jets performing aerobatic manoeuvres will end when the CAA issues a revised safety notice on 28th February. The ban on aerobatics by swept-wing jets will remain in place.

Strikemaster and Jet provost

15.02.18

 January

Ferocious Frankie now in Turkey

This North American P-51D Mustang, until recently operated by the Old Flying Machine Company and based at Duxford alongside their Spitfire MH434, has been sold and now belongs to a private owner in Turkey.

Ferocious Frankie with Spitfire MH434

18.01.18

Hurricane Mk llB BE505 new owner

The 'Hurribomber' previously owned by Peter Teichman (Hangar 11) was sold just before Christmas.
It has now been registered by Hawker Restorations Ltd., based in Ipswich, the company that owned it prior to Hangar 11 and that restored it. There had been fears that the Hurribomber would go abroad.

Hurribomber

17.01.18

 November 2017

Hawker Typhoon RB396

The team hoping to restore RB396 to flight have purchased a genuine four blade Typhoon/Tempest spinner, thought to be the only one in the world, and a complete rear empennage, tail unit and rudder. Other items, including a complete anti shimmy tail wheel set up and the tail wheel doors from a Tempest ll, were also purchased.

It is hoped that the build could start in the first half of 2018.

There is more on this project on their own website.

17.11.17