British Airshow News Headlines

 February

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

Bournemouth Air Festival 2019

Bournemouth's Airshow next year will be on 29th August - 1st September

02.09.18

 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

Mike Ling was Red 3 for 2018

Mike Ling, longest serving Red Arrows pilot and long-time Red 10, returned to the Red Arrows, taking the Red 3 position, for the 2018 season, substituting for the injured Flt Lt David Stark. Mike's membership of The Blades has been deferred until 2019.

Red Arrows

10.04.18

Miss Velma back at Legends

Mustang 'Miss Velma', which was damaged in an emergency landing in a nearby field when the engine cut out at Flying Legends 2017, will be back at Flying Legends this year.

Miss Velma

02.04.18

 March

Teignmouth & Dawlish Airshow

Plans mooted several months ago for a 2-day, 2-venue Teignmouth and Dawlish Airshow have been deferred until 2019 because time has run out to get the show off the ground this year. Hopes are high for an inaugural show next year.

29.03.18

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

Classic Formation added to Flying Legends

The Classic Formation, comprising a DC3 and 3 Beech 18s have been added to the Flying Legends display schedule

21.03.18

Red Arrows Tragedy

There is official confirmation that, in an accident involving a Red Arrows Hawk T1 shortly after take-off from RAF Valley, North Wales, at around 13.50 on 20th March the pilot, Flt Lt David Stark, ejected sustaining injuries but the engineer, Corporal Jonathan Bayliss, who was the passenger, did not survive. RIP, Sir.

Corporal Jonathan Bayliss

24-21.03.18

Spitfire AR501 has flown

Mk V Spitfire AR501 was flown for the first time today since undergoing renovation at Old Warden. Stu Goldspink was the pilot for the 15 minute flight.

20.03.18

Berlin Express back at Legends

P-51B Mustang ‘Berlin Express’, which was flown over from the USA for Flying Legends 2017 but lost its canopy on the Saturday, is back in the flying displays for 2018

Berlin Express

15.03.18

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

Sunken Wartime Aircraft found

USS Lexington and several warbirds have been discovered by Paul Allen Expeditions about 2 miles below the Coral Sea near Australia. So far, 11 of the 35 planes on board have been found. There are photos on The Aerospace Geek's Facebook page.

05.03.18

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

 December 2017

Radial & Trainer Fly-in

The event was to have been held at Compton Abbas on May 12-13, but will not now be held there. The organisers are looking for a new venue and the date may also change.

31.12.17

No Scottish International Airshow in 2019

The local authority have withdrawn funding for the 2019 Scottish International Airshow, Ayr. The 2018 show will go ahead and the 2020 show will be OK as long as the organisers meet some Council demands, according to a newspaper report.

19.12.17

Thunderbirds Leader

Lt. Col. Kevin "Lowen" Walsh is the new leader of the Thunderbirds, replacing Lt Col Jason Heard, who was "relieved of duty".

13.12.17

 November 2017

Albatros for the UK?

In September 2016, on its return from France, the Albatros DVa made an unplanned landing and ended up-side down in a field near Headcorn. It has since been returned to New Zealand where it is undergoing repairs. The Albatros could come back to the UK, with an Se5a, if £15,000 can be raised by the WW1 Aviation Heritage Trust to pay for the transit and reassembly.

See more on their web site.

19.11.17

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

Durham TV Skylive Airshow cancelled

The 2018 Skylive airshow has been cancelled after the airport's owners 'pulled the plug'.

RAF100 Events

Many events will be held throughout the UK in 2018 to mark the centenary of the RAF. There is a map and list on the RAF100 part of the MOD web site.