British Airshow News Headlines

News about UK air shows, aircraft & displays

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Midlands Air Festival

The organisers have confirmed plans to go ahead with the Midlands Air Festival, keeping to regulations on capacity and social distancing.

24.02.21

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Flying Legends

The A-10C Thunderbolt ll Demo Team are no longer listing any UK shows in their 2021 schedule. They had previously listed Flying Legends and RIAT.

21.02.21

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Eastbourne's Airbourne

Airbourne will not be held in 2021. It has been postponed until 18-21 August 2022. A statement from the organisers is on the Airbourne web site

Breitling Jet Team

17.02.21

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Swiss F/A-18 Swiss Display

The Swiss Hornet Display Team have listed the Duxford Festival in July as their only UK appearance in 2021. All depending on Covid-19.

Swiss Hornet

17.02.21

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RIAT 2021 Cancelled

Because of uncertainties surrounding Covid-19, RAF Charitable Trust Enterprises have cancelled the 2021 Royal International Air Tattoo, due to take place at RAF Fairford on July 16-18.

Su-27

16.02.21

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Sally B at Abingdon

Abingdon's flying list has been revised and now includes Boeing B17 Flying Fortress 'Sally B'

Sally B

16.02.21

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Torbay

The English Riviera Airshow has been cancelled for a second year running because of uncertainties surrounding Covid-19.

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10.02.21

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RAF Cosford Air Show

The RAF Cosford Air Show has been postponed. It will become a socially-distanced event over two days, 11th & 12th September 2021.

Hurricane R4118 at RAF Cosford

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08.02.21

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Yeovilton Cancelled

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The 2021 Royal Navy International Air Day, Yeovilton, has been cancelled because of Covid-19.

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05.02.21

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Bournemouth Air Festival

The local paper, the Daily Echo, is reporting that the organisers are making plans for the Bournemouth Air Festival to go ahead in September.

Typhoon at dusk

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05.02.21

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Cromer Carnival

Cromer Carnival, which usually includes an air display or two, has been cancelled because of uncertainties surrounding Covid-19.

01.02.21

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Rich Goodwin

Richard Goodwin has been booked to display at the Midlands Air Festival in June.

Richard Goodwin

28.01.21

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New Abingdon date

The Abingdon Air & Country Show has another new 2021 date. The date is now 11th September 2021. It was to have been 12th June and prior to that 16th May
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22.01.21

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Typhoon Display Pilot

Flt Lt James Sainty has been selected as the Typhoon Display Pilot for the 2021 season.

Typhoon Display Pilot

22.01.21

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Lancaster 80th Anniversary

9th January 2021 was the 80th anniversary of the maiden flight of the first prototype Lancaster. BT308 was flown from RAF Ringway, near Manchester by Captain Harry Albert “Sam” Brown OBE, Avro's test pilot.

BBMF Lancaster

09.01.21

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Abingdon

The Abingdon Air & Country Show will start selling tickets online from 1st March.

Trader, exhibitor, classic vehicle, craft stall & Aircraft Fly In application forms are available via the show's web site.

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08.01.21

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Jim Peterson MBE

Flt Lt Jim Peterson, the 2018 and 2019 RAF Typhoon Display Pilot, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours.

Jim Peterson MBE

30.12.20

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John Romain MBE

John Romain, warbird display pilot and head of the Aircraft Restoration Company, with his wife Amanda as Co-founders of the NHS Spitfire Project, have been awarded MBEs in the New Years Honours for services to Charity and to Aircraft Restoration.

(news date 30.12.20)

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Sky Swarm

At Stanford Hall on Sat 24th April 2021, Aerosparx and Spitfire ML407 will be supported by fireworks, a laser show and the UK's first ticketed drone light show

Sky Swarm

28.12.20

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Weston Air Festival

The 2021 Airshow at Weston-Super-Mare will be on June 19 - 20.
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16.12.20

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Southport

Tickets for the 2021 Southport Airshow on July 3rd & 4th are now on sale.

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11.12.20

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Goodwood Dates

Goodwood Festival of Speed will be on 8-11 July 2021. Goodwood Revival dates are 17-19 September 2021.

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03.12.20

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Torbay

The English Riviera Airshow at Torbay is due to be held on 5th and 6th June 2021.
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02.12.20

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Blackpool Airshow

Blackpool is making plans to hold an airshow this summer but with contingencies in case government restrictions prevent it taking place.
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24.11.20

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Tutor Display Pilot

Flt Lt Neil ‘Ski’ Owczarkowski has been selected as the RAF Tutor display pilot for the 2021 season

23.11.20

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Midlands Air Festival

Sally B is the first flying display announcement for the Midlands Air Festival. It is due to fly on Saturday and Sunday.

20.11.20

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Midlands Air Festival Tickets

Tickets are available in advance only.There will be no tickets on the gate.

Ticket details are on the show's web site (click the blue text to go there).

19.11.20

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Duxford Shows 2021

The dates of the main Duxford airshows in 2021 are 24th - 25th July for the Air Festival and 18th - 19th September for the Battle of Britain Air Show. No main show in May. There will also be ten 'Flying Days', similar to 'Showcase Days' of previous years.
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17.11.20

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Shuttleworth 2021 programme

Shuttleworth have announced ten airshows for the 2021 season. There are new drive-in arrangements which enable attendance without a car. The list is on their web site.
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08.11.20

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Flying Legends Tickets

The show has announced through social media that 'tickets will go on sale once the future path of the current Corona virus pandemic becomes clear'.

09.11.20

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Flying Legends

The Flying Legends Airshow will move from Duxford to Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire. It is due to be held on 10th - 11th July 2021.

06.11.20

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Scotland's National Airshow

The airshow from the National Museum of Flight, due to have been held in July 2021, has been cancelled because of the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 in 2021.

04.11.20

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Headcorn

Tickets for the 2021 Headcorn Battle of Britain Airshow are now available through their web site. You can also see our review of the 2020 show and some of our photos.

27.10.20

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Abingdon

First details of the 2021 show have been released. Details on the show's Facebook page and our Abingdon Air and Country Show page.

25.10.20

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Red 1

Squadron Leader Tom Bould takes over from Squadron Leader Martin Pert as Red 1 on October 12th.
Tom Bould, Red 1

06.09.20

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Showcase Day SOLD OUT

Showcase Day on Saturday 10 October is now sold out. There are no tickets available in advance, on arrival or to IWM members.

05.10.20

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Shuttleworth

The Season Finale at Old Warden, which was to have been held on 18th October, has been cancelled. The drive-in Racing Celebration on October 4th is unaffected and becomes the final Shuttleworth airshow of the season.

29.09.20

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Flying Legends

The organisers hope to hold the 2021 Flying Legends on 10th & 11th July if Covid issues don't prevent it and if a new venue can be agreed.

22.09.20

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Abingdon

The 2021 Air and Country Show show will be all-ticket (no payment at the gate). Tickets will be available from the end of 2020 online & from local outlets. (Photo, Sioux, Abingdon 2016)

Sioux, 2016

16.09.20

Rhyl

Rhyl Airshow will return in 2021

The organisers say the Rhyl Airshow will be 'bigger and even better' when it returns on 28 - 29 August 2021.

01.09.20

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Flying Legends

No more Flying Legends at Duxford. The Fighter Collection are seeking a new venue.
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25.08.20

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Battle Proms 2021

Tickets for the 2021 series of Battle Proms will be on sale from 1st October 2020.

08.08.20

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Sea Fury damaged

The IWM have confirmed that The Sea Fury T20 operated by the Norwegian Spitfire Foundation had to make a forced landing after leaving Duxford on 4th August. The aircraft is reported as damaged. The pilot and passenger suffered minor injuries. There are reports that the aircraft suffered engine failure.

04.08.20

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Sunderland

The Sunderland International Airshow will be on 23-25 July next year.

26.07.20

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Air Tattoo 2021 Tickets

Tickets for next year's 50th anniversary Air Tattoo are now on sale.

14.07.20

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Wales Airshow, Swansea

The 2021 Wales Airshow will return to Swansea Bay on 3rd and 4th July 2021.
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04.07.20

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Belgian F-16

Vador will remain as the display pilot of the Belgian F-16 Dark Falcon for the 2021 season.

Belgian f-16

11.06.20

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Clacton

The Clacton Airshow 2021 will be on August 26 - 27

11.06.20

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Old Warden 2021

The dates of 2021 Shuttleworth Collection Airshows at Old Warden are on this web site.
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10.06.20

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Old Bucks Airshow

Old Bucks Airshow will be back as a 3-day show, July 31th - August 1st, in 2021.

03.06.20

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Southport

Southport Airshow 2021 will be on July 3rd & 4th.

22.05.20

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Armed Forces Day 2021

Armed Forces weekend 2021 will be 25-27 June. The National event will be hosted by Scarborough (who were to have hosted the event in 2020)

21.05.20

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Reds move to Waddington

RAF Waddington has been chosen as the new base for the Red Arrows. They will move before the end of 2022.
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19.05.20

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East Kirkby

The next East Kirkby airshow will be on 7th August 2021. Tickets bought for the 2020 show can be used on 7th August 2021.

17.05.20

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Headcorn Battle of Britain Airshow

The Headcorn Battle of Britain Airshow has been postponed to September 25th-27th 2020, subject to review. The 2021 show will be on 25th-27th June.

15.05.20

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Blackpool

The 2021 Blackpool Air Show will be on August 7 and 8.

13.05.20

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Bournemouth Air Festival

The Bournemouth Air Festival 2021 will be on September 2 - 5.

12.05.20

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Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green Wings and Wheels

The 2021 Wings & Wheels show will be on 14th & 15th August.
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08.05.20

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Airbourne

Airbourne 2021 is due to take place on 12th - 15th August.
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07.05.20

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Whitby Regatta

Although not a full airshow, Whitby Regatta does normally have air displays on one or two days. The Regatta will be on 21-23 August 2021.

24.04.20

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Mosquito

Airbus has announced its financial support for The People’s Mosquito, the first de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito to be manufactured in the UK for more than 70 years.
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26.03.20

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Farnborough

The next Farnborough International Airshow is due to be held on 18-22 July 2022
Harrier in 2018

20.03.20

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RIAT

The Royal International Air Tattoo 2021 is on 16 - 18 July 2021. Ticket refund information.
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20.03.20

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Midlands Air Festival

The Midlands Air Festival is planned for 4 - 6 June 2021.

17.03.20

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2 Seat Hurricane

The MkIIb 'Hurribomber' BE505 previously owned by Peter Teichmann is now a 2-seater dual-controlled Hurricane following modification by Hawker Restorations. More on their Facebook page.

25.11.19

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Breitling Jet Team

Breitling has decided to ends its sponsorship contract with Apache Aviation. Full news story.

02.06.19

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Fairey Barracuda found

A Fairey Barracuda WWII Fleet Air Arm torpedo bomber is being recovered from the Solent, 75 years after it was lost in September 1943.

11.06.19

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Shuttleworth Chief Pilot

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

18.04.19

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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

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Hurricane PZ865 repaint

BBMF Hurricane Mk IIc PZ865, previously in South-East Asia Command 34 Squadron colours, is being 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

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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

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Moonbeam McSwine off to USA

The French Mustang F-AZXS has gone to a new owner in the USA. Although based in France, Moonbeam McSwine was seen at UK airshows.

10.03.18

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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