ROYAL AERO CLUB
are always subject to change, rescheduling and cancellation
also some events are subject to NOTAMs or Information Circulars (AICs)
ALWAYS CHECK BEFORE SETTING OUT
Tepephone numbers are for the UK. From other countries, replace first 0 with +44
The listing includes some major sports events which generate significant aviation activity, sometimes including temporary heli-ports.
Presentation Evenings and other events provided by GASCo have
been included in the events list below.
For the full programme, click the link to:
the requirements and guidance for organising all types of
aviation events in the UK, see CAA publication CAP 403.
Also CAP1724 on Display Pilot Authorisation
Click here for a link to download PDF copies of these CAPs.
For extensive lists
of balloon events, see:
For an extensive
list of model flying contests and events, see:
the British Model Flying Association calendar.
Aeronautical Society and its local Branches organise an extensive
series of public lectures and conferences on a variety of
These are held at several venues throughout the UK and abroad, see:
Royal Aeronautical Society Events List
The Red Arrows and
other current and historic military aircraft
take part in airshows and solo performances throughout much of the year including some at non-airfield venues.
Their schedules will be listed on:
Where announced, these will be included below. All are subject to amendment.
Also there are some other private performances at unpublicised military venues.
Government Coronavirus restrictions are likely to continue for several months.
Almost all major UK events have been cancelled. As well as flying events, this includes ground events such as aerojumble sales. Some smaller events such as fly-ins and drive-in airshows with limited attendance have been scheduled, but subject to last minute decisions - always check.
Most smaller airfields have partially reopened for limited flying including dual training, gliding and parachuting, but many still do not allow spectators and casual visitors by road.
Several museums have reopened but subject to restrictions, often requiring pre-booking even when there is no charge. Always check websites or phone before visiting.
|5||Compton Abbas||Vintage Fly-in|
|6||Compton Abbas||Xmas Fly-in|
|13||Sturgate||Lincs AC Xmas Dinner Fly-in|
|1||Bodmin||New Year Fly-in||01752-406660|
|2-3||Donnington Grove Hotel, Newbury||Icicle Balloon Meet|
|24||Yeovilton||Threshold FAAM Night Photo-shoot [Pre-book]|
|6||Hendon||Threshold RAFM Night Photo-shoot [Pre-book]|
|9||Met Office, Exeter||GASCo/Met Office Weather Decision Making For GA Seminar [Pre-Book]|
|10-11||Excel, London||Helitech Trade Show|
|12-13||Cosford||Threshold RAFM Night Photo-shoot [Pre-book]|
|16-19||Cheltenham||Horse Racing Festival|
|20||St Mawgan||Threshold Cornwall Av Museum Photo-shoot [Pre-book]|
|26-27||Church Fenton||Leeds East Private Flyer Exhibition|
|27||Perth||ACS Avn Festival of Flight|
|27||St Athan||Threshold S Wales Av Museum Night Photo-shoot [Pre-book]|
|27-28||Weston Super Mare||Helicopter Museum World At War Event|
|3||Putney to Mortlake||Boat Race|
|8-10||Aintree||Grand National Horse Race Meeting|
|17||Blackpool||Threshold Hangar 42 Spit & Hurri Photo-shoot [Pre-book]|
|18||Henstridge||LAA Wessex Strut Fly-in [PPR]||01963-364231|
|18||K2 Centre, Crawley||Gatwick Air Enthusiasts Fair||01403-252628|
|1-2||Popham||Microlight Trade Fair||01256-397733|
|3||Popham||Classic Cars & Vintage Fly-in||01256-397733|
|5-9||Badminton||Eventing - Badminton Horse Trials|
|8||Bodmin||Ladies Day Fly-in||01752-406660|
|8-9||Popham||Model Air Show [closed to full-size aircraft]||01256-397733|
|14-15||Wycombe - Booker||The Elite Lifestyle & Private Flyer Exhibition|
|15||Sywell||Europa Club Fly-in, AGM & Dinner|
|22-31||Sywell start/finish||LAA UK Tour (nightstops Headcorn-Bodmin-
|29-30||Damyns Hall||FSTVL Music Festival - Airfield Closed|
|30-Jn 11||Isle of Man||IoM TT Motor Cycle Races|
|4-6||Ragley Hall, Alcester||Midlands Air Festival|
|5||Bodmin||Action Stations Military Wings & Wheels||01752-406660|
|10-12||Wycombe - Booker||Aero Expo & Heli UK Expo Tradeshow [pre-register]|
|11||Abingdon||Threshold Pre Airshow Dusk Photo-shoot [Pre-book]|
|11-13||Newark||Retro Festival inc Airshow|
|12||Abingdon||Air & Country Show [pre book]|
|18-20||Weston Park, Shifnal||Model Air Show|
|25-27||Headcorn||Battle of Britain Air Show|
|3-4||Swansea Bay||Welsh National Sea Front Air Show|
|3-4||Southport||Sea Front Air Show|
|11-18||Sandwich||Open Golf Ch'ships|
|16-18||Fairford||RIAT Military Display||01285-713300|
|17||Firs Farm, Newbury||Bring your own sausages Fly-in & BBQ [PPR by air & road]|
|24-25||Bodmin||VAC Fly-in & Poetry & Music||01752-406660|
|30-Au 1||Old Buckenham||Old Buck Air Show|
|31-Au 1||Headcorn||Fire Show|
|31-Au 7||Cowes||Yacht Racing Cowes Week|
|1||Lundy Island||Lundy Fly-in [PPR essential]||01752-406660/ 07805-805679|
|7||East Kirkby||LAHC Museum Air Show [advance booking]|
|7-8||Blackpool||Sea Front Air Show|
|7-8||Purleigh nr Maldon||Echoes of History Mil Vehicles & Air Show|
|7-8||Headcorn||Combined Ops Show|
|12-15||Eastbourne||Airbourne Seafront Air Show|
|14-15||Halfpenny Green||Wings & Wheels Event [PPR-pre book]|
|14-15||Harrowbeer||80th Anniversary Event||01752-406660|
|21-22||Headcorn||Southern Model Show|
|26-27||Clacton||Seafront Air Show|
|28-29||Rhyl||Sea Front Air Show|
|3-5||Sywell||LAA National Rally & Exhibition [PPR-slots]||01280-846786|
|3-5||Chatsworth||Country Fair inc Airshow|
|3-5||Foxlands Farm, Cosby, Leics||Victory Show|
|9||Guernsey||Guernsey Air Show|
|9||Jersey||Jersey Air Show|
|11||Bodmin||LAA Cornwall Strut Fly-in||01752-406660|