Events were verified at the time of inclusion in the list, but are always subject to change,
rescheduling or cancellation, sometimes at short notice.
Also some events are subject to
NOTAMs or Information Circulars (AICs)


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The listing includes some major sports events which generate significant aviation activity, sometimes including temporary heliports or landing strips.

Some airfields also host several non-aviation events. These are included in the listing only when they affect flying activity. At other times they may affect access for road visitors. These include Popham, Sandown, Goodwood and Headcorn.

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GASCo have resumed their programme of Seminars and Safety Presentation Evenings. They are also arranging a series of on-line events, see their website for details.
GASCo Events.

For 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:
UK Ballooning Calendar - JEM Ballooning
Easy Balloons | Balloon Meets & Events
hot air balloon events festival list (not updated for 2021 or 22)

For an extensive list of model flying contests and events, see:
the British Model Flying Association calendar.

The Royal Aeronautical Society and its local Branches organise an extensive series of public lectures and conferences on a variety of aviation topics.
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 are listed on:
These have been included below but are subject to possible updates. All are subject to amendment.
Also there are some other private performances at unpublicised military venues.

Though largely in abeyance at present in the UK, some Coronavirus restrictions are likely to continue, and there is always the possibility of a recurrence triggering reimposition.

GA flying has resumed as well as gliding and parachuting, though several airfields still have restrictions on spectators and casual visitors by road.

Several larger air shows and events are booking-in-advance only for spectators.

14 Cheltenham   GASCo Safety Evening  
14-17 Cheltenham Racecourse   Horse Racing Festival  
18 Popham   VAC Members Fly-in/Drive-in  
18 Old Sarum   Threshold BDAC Museum Night Photoshoot  
22 Cambridge (online)   GASCo Safety Evening  
22 Wycombe Air Park   GASCo Safety Evening  
26 Putney to Mortlake   Ox/Cam Boat Race  
30 Goodwood   GASCo Safety Evening  
1 Popham   Eurofox Fly-in  
1 Wycombe - Booker   Sherwood Ranger & Biplane Fly-in  
1-2 Weston-Super-Mare   Helicopter Museum Military History Event  
2 North Coates   Helicopter & Gyro Fly-in  
7-10 Thornton-in-Craven   PRBA Training Balloon Meet  
8 Perth   ACS Avn Festival of Flight [pre book]  
8 Sywell   Museum Reopening Event  
8-10 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Easter Bunny Event  
13 Southdown GC (online)   GASCo Safety Evening  
13-15 Aintree Racecourse   Grand National Horse Race Meeting  
15 Bodmin   RIN TopNav Competition  
15-30 <several>   RIN TopNav Competition  
15 Turweston   VAC Spring Fly-in [PPR]  
15-16 Goodwood   Motor Circuit Members Meeting  
15-16 Newark   Air Museum 50th Anniv Event & Aeroboot Sale  
15-16 Dunstable   BAeA Glider Aerobatics Competition  
16 Kempton Park Racecourse   Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair  
16 Popham   Public Open Day  
16 Bodmin   Fly-in & Porsche Club Drive-in [PPR]  
17 Popham   GASCo Safety Evening  
21 Gransden Lodge   GASCo Safety Evening  
22 Henstridge   Airfield 80th Anniv Fly-in & meet the LAA [PPR]  
22 Halfpenny Green   Vintage Piper Aircraft Club Fly-in  
22 Breighton   Clubhouse Official Opening & Fly-in [POSTPONED]  
22 Sofitel Hotel, T5, Heathrow   Pilot Careers Exhibition [pre-book]  
22 Popham   Jodel Fly-in  
22-23 Popham   RRRA Air Racing Training School  
22-23 Sibson   BPPA Precision Flying Introduction  
22-23 Weston-Super-Mare   Helicopter Museum Behind the Scenes Spotters Weekend  
27-29 Henstridge   Chipmunk & Bulldog Formation Training  
28-My 1 Kirkoswald, Penrith   NWBAC Balloon Meet  
29 Bruntingthorpe   Cold War Jets Open Day  
29-30 Popham   Microlight Trade Fair  
30 Easter   Spring Fly-in [PPR]  
1 Popham   Classic Car Show & Aero/Auto Jumble & Fly-in  
3-8 Badminton   Eventing-Badminton Horse Trials  
4 Coventry   GASCo Safety Evening  
5-7 Newmarket Racecourse   Guineas Horse Race Meeting  
5-7 Yeovil Showground, Barwick   Somerset Balloon Festival  
6 Central London   King's Coronation [expect airspace restrictions]  
6-7 Breighton   BAeA Aerobatic Competition  
6-7 Thruxton   Circuit Car Races - Airfield Closed  
6-8 Carrickmore, NI   Family Fun Fly-in  
7 Old Warden   Shuttleworth King & Country Season Premiere Air Show  
7 Duxford   IWM Flying Day - VE Day [pre-book]  
7 K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley   Gatwick Aviation Enthusiasts Fair  
13 Sutton Meadows   Cambs MC Microlight Fly-in & BBQ [PPR]  
13 Little Gransden   BAeA Aerobatics Open Club Event  
13 Old Sarum   BDAC Museum Aerojumble  
13-14 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Model Festival of Flight [closed to visiting aircraft]  
13-14 Compton Abbas   Pooley's Air Days Fly-in [PPR via Pooley's]  
13-14 Bodmin   VAC Fly-in [PPR]  
13-14 Skegness to Fenland   Auster Club Fly-in  
14 Turweston   LAA At Home Day Fly-in [PPR]  
19-20 Wycombe-Booker   Private Flyer Fest & Elite Events Show  
19-21 Hibaldstow   PRBA Balloon Meet  
20 Abingdon   Air & Country Show  
20 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Special Ops Evening Air Show  
20 Lee-on-Solent   Aeronca Club Fly-in [PPR]  
20-21 North Coates   Spring Fly-in  
26-29 Sandown   Spamfield Microlight Fly-in  
26-29 Wrenbury, Nantwich   NWBAC Balloon Meet  
27 Compton Abbas   Vintage Piper Aircraft Club Fly-in  
27-28 Wingland nr Holbeach   Wingland Wacky Weekend [PPR]  
27 & 29 East Kirkby   Lincs AHC Lanc, Tanks & Military Machines Event  
27-29 Robin Hill, IoW   Isle of Wight Balloon Festival  
27-Jn 4 Lasham   BGA Gliding Competitions - Nationals  
28 Stow Maries   Wings & Wheels Show [pre-book]  
28 Bidford-on-Avon   BGFC Wings & Wheels Show  
28 Kirkbride   Open Day & Fly-in [PPR]  
28-29 Popham   Vintage Piper Aircraft Club Fly-in  
29-Jn 10 Isle of Man   TT Motorcycle Races [airspace restrictions]  
2-4 Ragley Hall, Alcester   Midlands Air Festival  
3 Bodmin   Ladies Day Fly-in [PPR]  
3 Blackbushe   Open Day & Fly-in  
3 Market Harborough Showground   Harborough Summer Fest inc Airshow  
3-4 Paignton   English Riviera Seafront Air Show  
3-4 Sleap   BAeA Aerobatics Competition  
3-4 Thruxton   Circuit Car Races - Airfield Closed  
4 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Around the World Air Show  
4 Duxford   IWM Flying Day - D Day Commem [pre-book]  
4 Bodmin   Caterham & Lotus Drive-in & Fly-in [PPR]  
8-10 Sywell   AeroExpo & RotorTech  
9-11 Guernsey   Guernsey Rally [pre book]  
9-11 Newark   Retro Festival inc Airshow  
10 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Eurofox Fly-in [PPR]  
10-11 Sellindge Showground   Folkestone & Ashford Military Show (inc BBMF)  
11 Cosford   RAF Air Show [pre book]  
11 Priory Farm, Tibenham   PFA Summer Fly-in & BBQ [PPR]  
14-16 Bodmin   ULM Club Visit from Amiens  
16-18 Weston Park, Shifnal   Model Air Show  
16-18 Cleethorpes   NE Lincs Armed Forces Days  
16-18 Yafforth, Northallerton   PRBA Henge Hoppers Ballloon Meet  
16-18 Clitheroe   NWBAC Balloon Meet  
17 Buckingham Palace, London   Trooping The Colour & RAF Fly-past (at 1300)  
17 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Best of British Evening Air Show  
17 Farway Common   LAA Devon Strut Fly-in [PPR]  
17 Wickenby   Vintage Piper Aircraft Club Fly-in  
17-18 White Waltham   Air Britain 75th Anniv Fly-in [PPR]  
17-18 Thruxton   Circuit Car Races - Airfield Closed  
17-25 Aston Down   BGA Gliding Competition  
20-24 Ascot Racecourse   Royal Ascot Horse Race Meeting  
23-25 Sollas, North UIst   SAC & LAA Highland & Islands Strut Beach Landing (PPR)  
23-25 Draycot Farm, Swindon   Fly-in [PPR]  
24 Easter   Summer Fly-in [PPR]  
24 Falmouth   Armed Forces Day National Event  
24 Headcorn   Armed Forces Day  
24-25 Several venues   Armed Forces Days (some involving flying events)  
24-25 Duxford   IWM Summer Air Show [pre book]  
24-25 Breighton   VAC Fly-in [PPR]  
24-25 Fenland   BAeA Aerobatics Competition  
24-25 Newark   Air Museum Cockpit Fest & Aeroboot Sale  
24-Jy 2 Bidford   BGA Gliding Competitions  
27-Jy 2 Henley-on-Thames   Henley Rowing Regatta  
28-Jy 2 Wingland nr Holbeach   British Open Paramotor Ch'ships  
30-Jy 2 Headcorn   Battle Of Britain Air Show  
1 Middle Wallop   Army Flying Museum Wings & Wheels Show  
1 Blenheim Palace   Battle Proms Concert  
1 Popham   Hon. Company of Air Pilots Fly-in  
1 Teignmouth   Sea Front Air Show  
1-2 Swansea Bay   Wales Seafront Air Show  
1-2 Capel, Surrey   Military Show  
1-2 Shobdon   Food & Flying Festival [PPR] [CANCELLED]  
1-2 Lamb Holm   Orkney Fly-in [PPR 01856-781310]  
1-8 North Hill   Gliding Competition Enterprise  
1-9 Shenington   BGA Gliding Competition  
2 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Military Air Show  
7-8 Church Fenton- - Leeds East   Private Flyer Fest North & Elite Events Show  
7-9 Sleap   Sleapkosh Fly-in & Show [PPR]  
7-9 Silverstone   Car Races F1 British Grand Prix  
7-10 t.b.a., Yorkshire   Aeronca Club Yorkshire Tour  
8 Breighton   G-George Day Classic Aircraft Event & Hangar Party  
8 Burleigh House   Battle Proms Concert  
8 Leeds Castle, Kent   Concert  
8 Chelsfield   Village Fair with Airshow (t.b.c.)  
8 Manchester   Pilot Careers Exhibition [pre-book]  
8-9 Leicester   BAeA Aerobatics Competition  
8-9 Heveningham Hall   Country Fair & Concours  
8-9 Thruxton   Circuit Car Races - Airfield Closed  
8-16 Husbands Bosworth   BGA Gliding Competitions - Nationals  
13-16 Goodwood   Motor Circuit Festival of Speed  
14-15 Uttoxeter Racecourse   Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta  
14-16 Fairford   Royal Int Air Tattoo  
14-16 Layburn   PRBA Balloon Meet  
14-16 Henley-on-Thames   Thames Traditonal Boat Festival with Air Show  
15 Hatfield House   Battle Proms Concert  
15 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Summer Picnic Evening Air Show  
15 Northrepps   Vintage Piper Aircraft Club Fly-in  
15 Deenethorpe   Flexwing Microlight Fly-in (01832-205054)  
15 Uttoxeter Racecourse   Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta  
15-16 North Coates   Wings & Wheels Event  
15-16 Bodmin   L-Bird Military Wings & Wheels [PPR]  
15-16 New Farm, Piddington, Northants   CFM Shadow Owners Club 40th Anniv Gathering [PPR]  
20-23 Sleap   BAeA Aerobatics Adv & Ultd Nationals  
20-27 Nympsfield   VGC Vintage Glider Rendezvous  
22 Newbury Showground   Summer Fest with Air Show  
22-24 Wingland nr Holbeach   Short Field Shenanigans STOL Fly-in [PPR]  
22-30 Dunstable   BGA Gliding Competitions  
23 Stow Maries   Propwash Air Festival [pre-book]  
23 Woodchurch   Wings & Things Show  
28 Duxford   IWM Flying Day - The Americans [pre-book]  
29 Highclere Castle   Battle Proms Concert  
29-30 Old Buckenham   Old Buck Air Show  
29-30 Middlezoy   Somerset Aerofest  
29-30 Easter   LAA Highland Strut Fly-in [PPR]  
29-30 Thruxton   Circuit Car Races - Airfield Closed  
29-Au 4 Cowes   Cowes Week Yacht Races  
29-Au 5 Swanage   Swanage Carnival inc Sea-front Air Show  
29-Au 6 Aston Down   VGC Vintage Glider International Rally  
30 Lundy Island   Lundy Fly-in [PPR essential]  
1 Popham   Company of Air Pilots Fly-in  
4-5 Compton Abbas   BAeA Aerobatics Competition  
5-6 Dunkeswell   Airfield 80th Anniv & LAA Devon Strut Fly-in [PPR]  
5 East Kirkby   Lincs AHC Museum Air Show  
5 Ardingly Showground   Summer Fest with Air Show  
5-6 Stow Maries   Call to Arms 1914 Re-enactment  
5-6 Rufforth East   Fly-in & Meet the LAA [PPR]  
6 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Carnival Air Show  
5-13 Keevil   BGA Gliding Competitions  
5-13 Dunstable   BGA Gliding Competitions  
5-13 Lasham   BGA Gliding Competitions  
9 Popham   Disabled Children Flying Day [Closed to Other Aircraft]  
10-13 Ashton Court   Bristol Balloon Fiesta  
11-13 Newbury Showground   Retro Festival inc Airshow  
11-13 Thruxton   Circuit Superbike Races - Airfield Closed  
12 Shobdon   Vintage Piper Aircraft Club Fly-in  
12 Duxford   IWM Flying Day - 19 Squadron Commem [pre-book]  
12 Henley Showground   Summer Fest with Air Show  
12 Three Counties Showground, Malvern   Proms Concert  
12-13 Blackpool   Sea Front Air Show  
12-13 Rettendon, Essex   Echoes of History Show  
12-14 Whitby   Regatta inc Sea Front Airshow  
12-18 Cromer   Carnival Carnival Week (Sea Front Air Show 16)  
12-20 Husbands Bosworth   Gliding Challenge Cup  
13 Popham   Motor Cycle Mega Meet  
14 East Kirkby   Lincs AHC USAAF B-25 Photography Day  
17-20 Eastbourne   Airbourne Sea Front Air Show  
18-20 Northampton Racecourse   Northampton Balloon Festival  
19 Bodmin   Cornish Pasty Fly-in & Fun Day & 40th Anniv of SAH-1 [PPR]  
19 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Flying Proms Evening Air Show  
19 Stansted Park, Hants   Proms Concert  
19-20 Perth   SAC Fly-in & Meet The LAA [PPR]  
19-20 Harrowbeer   1940s Weekend [No flying]  
19-27 Gransden Lodge   BGA Gliding Competitions  
20 Weston-Super-Mare   Helicopter Museum World Helicopter Day  
23-26 York Racecourse   Ebor Horse Race Meeting  
24-25 Clacton   Sea Front Air Show  
24-26 Conington   BAeA Aerobatics Sport & Int Nationals  
25 Sidmouth   Sea Front Air Show [t.b.c.]  
25-27 Strathaven   Balloon Festival  
25-27 Wingland nr Holbeach   Wingland Wacky Weekend [PPR]  
25-28 Bouth   NWBAC Balloon Meet  
26 Duxford   IWM Flying Evening [pre-book]  
26 Breighton   Summer BBQ Fly-in  
26 Henstridge   Wings & Wheels Show [PPR]  
26 Old Warden   VAC & Shuttleworth Fly-in [PPR]  
26 Abingdon   Balloon & Fireworks Festival  
26-27 Headcorn   Stampe Club Fly-in  
26-27 Rhyl   Sea Front Air Show (t.b.c)  
26-27 North Weald   Squadron Fighter Meet Air Show (t.b.c.)  
27 Litttle Gransden   Air & Car Show  
27-28 Uffington   White Horse Country Show (with BBMF)  
31-Sp 3 Bournemouth   Sea Front Air Festival  
1-3 t.b.a.   LAA National Rally [PPR-slots]  
1-3 Chatsworth   Country Fair inc Airshow & Balloons  
2-3 Headcorn   Southern Model Air Show  
2-3 Popham   Model Show (closed to full-sized aircraft)  
2-10 Largs   Viking Festival inc Sea Front Air Show (t.b.c.)  
3 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Bedfordshire Vintage Air Show  
3 Sywell   Bus Rally  
7-11 Longleat   Sky Safari Balloon Meet  
8-10 Goodwood   Motor Circuit Revival Meeting  
9 Ayr   Sea Front Air Show  
9 Sleap   Vintage Piper Aircraft Club Fly-in  
9 Bodmin   LAA Cornwall Strut Fly-in [PPR]  
10 Bodmin   Cornwall Sports Car Club Drive in & Fly-in [PPR]  
14 Guernsey - St Peter Port   Guernsey BoB Sea Front Air Show  
14 Jersey - St Aubyns Bay   Jersey BoB Sea Front Air Show  
14-17 Doncaster Racecourse   St Leger Horse Race Meeting  
16 Sutton Meadows   Cambs MC Microlight Fly-in & BBQ [PPR]  
16 Bodmin   Bader Braves FOG Disabled Children's Day [PPR]  
16 Stow Maries   Large Model Air Show  
16-17 Duxford   IWM BoB Air Show [pre-book]  
16-17 Leicester   BAeA Aerobatics Competition  
16-17 Weston-Super-Mare   Helicopter Museum Behind the Scenes Spotters Weekend  
22 East Kirkby   Lincs AHC Bomber County Photography Evening  
22-24 Lee-on-Solent   Victory Festival (town & airfield)  
23 Bradwell Bay   RAF Airfield Commem Event  
23-24 Sywell   Pistons & Props Show  
26-27 Excel, London   Helitech Trade Show  
29-Oc 1 Thirsk Racecourse   PRBA Balloon Meet  
1 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Wings & Wheels Show  
3 BAWA, Filton   GASCo Safety Evening  
6 Popham   Southampton Hospital Charity Event  
12 Met Office, Exeter   GASCo Weather Decision Making Seminar  
13-15 Fishburn   PRBA Balloon Meet  
14 Duxford   IWM Flying Finale Air Show [pre-book]  
4 Sofitel Hotel, T5, Heathrow   Pilot Careers Exhibition [pre-book]  
12 Breighton   Remembrance Sunday Service  

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