ROYAL AERO CLUB

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

UNITED KINGDOM

Events 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.


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The Safety Presentation Evenings and other events provided by GASCo have been included in the events list below.
For the full programme, click the link to:

GASCo Events.


For the requirements and guidance for organising all types of aviation events in the UK, see CAA publication CAP 403.
Also the new CAP1724 on Display Pilot Authorisation
Click here for a link to download PDF copies of these CAPs.
Note new Edition 17 of CAP403 published Feb 2020.


For extensive lists of balloon events, see:
http://www.balloonevents.org/
http://www.ballooncalendar.com/
http://www.easyballoons.co.uk/balloon-meets-events/


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 will be listed on:
https://www.raf.mod.uk/display-teams/red-arrows/
http://www.raf.mod.uk/bbmf/
http://www.raf.mod.uk/typhoondisplay/
http://www.raf.mod.uk/chinookdisplayteam/
http://www.raf.mod.uk/falcons/
https://www.navywings.org.uk/flying-schedule/
Where announced, these will be included below. All are subject to amendment.
Also there are some other private performances at unpublicised military venues.

  2020      
  FEBRUARY      
13 Snitterfield   GASCo Safety Evening  
15 Reading University   GASCo/RMetS Weather for PPLs Seminar [pre-book]  
17 Sandbach   GASCo Safety Evening  
18 Dorking   GASCo Safety Evening  
19 White Waltham   GASCo Safety Evening  
19 Andrewsfield   GASCo Safety Evening  
20 Central London   GASCo Airspace Infringements Awareness Presentation [pre-register]  
26 Earls Colne   GASCo Safety Evening  
27 Sherburn   GASCo Airspace Infringements Awareness Presentation [pre-register]  
28 Husbands Bosworth   GASCo Safety Evening  
29 Popham   VAC Lunch Fly-in/Drive-in 01256-397733
         
  MARCH      
1 East Midlands Aeropark   Threshold Aero Day/Night Photo-shoot [pre-book]  
5-6 Yeovilton   FAAM Cobham Hall Reserve Collection Tours [pre-book] 01935-840565
7 Compton Abbas   Vintage Fly-in  
7 Gatwick Museum   Threshold Night Photo-Shoot [pre-book]  
7 Brooklands Museum   YES Aviation Education Conference [pre-book]  
10-13 Cheltenham   Horse Racing Festival  
11-12 Poole then Swanwick   GASCo/RNLI Ditching & Sea Survival Training [pre-book]  
14 Cosford Museum   Threshold Aero Night Photo-shoot [Pre-book]  
15 Fenland   Spring Microlight Fly-in  
17 North Coates   GASCo Safety Evening  
18 Halfpenny Green   GASCo Safety Evening  
19 Goodwood   GASCo Safety Evening  
21 Sutton Bank   GASCo Safety Evening  
21-22 Weston Super Mare   Helicopter Museum Behind The Scenes Spotters Event  
22 Stow Maries   Mothers Day Event 01245-329358
22 Teesside Airport   GASCo Safety Evening  
24 Liverpool Airport   GASCo Safety Evening [pre-register]  
25 Leicester   GASCo Safety Evening  
28-29 Sywell   BAeA Aerobatic Judging Seminar  
         
  APRIL      
1 White Waltham   GASCo Airspace Infringements Awareness Presentation [pre-register]  
2-4 Aintree   Grand National Horse Race Meeting  
4 Compton Abbas   Vintage Fly-in  
4 Cosford Museum   YES Aviation Education Conference [pre-book]  
5 Fenland   Airfield Open Day  
5 Popham   Motorcycle Autojumble 01256-397733
4-5 Dunstable   BAeA Glider Aerobatic Competition  
4-5 Weston Super Mare   Helicopter Museum World At War Event  
8 Sturgate   GASCo Safety Evening  
10-13 Thornton-in-Craven, Skipton   NWBAC Balloon Training Meet  
11 Bidford-on-Avon   GASCo Safety Evening  
11-12 Easter   Easter at Easter Fly-in [PPR] 07967-715304
12 Popham   Jodel Fly-in 01256-397733
12 Sturgate   Lincs AC Easter Fly-in  
15 Hatfield   GASCo Safety Evening  
16 Cosford Museum   Threshold Aero Night Photo-shoot [Pre-book]  
17 Bristol Airport   GASCo Safety Evening [pre-register]  
18 Reading Univ.   GASCo/RMetSoc Weather for PPLs Seminar [pre-book]  
18-19 Breighton   BAeA Aerobatic Competition  
18-19 Blackpool   Ernie Horsfall's 102nd Birthday Fly-in [PPR - pre-register]  
19 Henstridge   LAA Wessex Strut Fly-in [PPR] 01963-364231
19 Old Buckenham   American Fly-in [PPR]  
19 K2 Centre, Crawley   Gatwick Air Enthusiasts Fair 01403-252628
19 Fenland   VAC Daffodil Fly-in  
21 Cambridge Airport   GASCo Safety Evening  
22 Kidlington   GASCo Safety Evening  
23 Barton   GASCo Safety Evening [pre-register]  
25 Duxford   General Aviation Expo  
25 Lakeside Lodge, Pidley   BBM&L Vintage Balloon Inflation Day  
25-26 Sywell   EV-97 Fly-in  
26 Bicester   Sunday Scramble Classic Cars  
26 London East & Central   London Marathon  
29 Warton   GASCo Safety Evening  
         
  MAY      
1-2 Sywell   Europa Fly-in  
2 Compton Abbas   Vintage Fly-in  
2-3 Popham   Microlight Trade Fair 01256-397733
2-3 Fenland   BAeA Aerobatic Competition  
2-3 Newmarket   1000 & 2000 Guineas Horse Race Meeting  
3 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Season Premiere VE Day Air Show  
6-10 Badminton   Eventing - Badminton Horse Trials  
7-10 Clitheroe   NWBAC Ribble Valley Balloon Meet  
8 Plymouth Hoe   VE Day 75th Anniv Event  
8-11 Kingston Deverell   Vintage Glider Rally  
9 Bodmin   VE 75 Action Stations Mil Wings & Wheels 01752-406660
9 Shobdon   GASCo Airspace Infringements Awareness Presentation  
9 Stow Maries   VE Day Street Party Event 01245-329358
9-10 Old Buckenham   VE Day 75 Anniv Show [PPR]  
9-10 North Coates   Spring Fly-in 01472-388850
9-10 Carrickmore, NI   Club STOL Fly-in  
10 Popham   Aero/Auto Jumble Classic Vehicles & Fly-in 01256-397733
10 Kempton Park Racecourse   Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair 07903-848726
15-16 Wycombe - Booker   The Elite Lifestyle & Private Flyer Exhibition  
15-16 Compton Abbas   BAeA Aerobatic Competition  
16 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Evening Air Show  
16 Sandown   Mary Ellis Memorial Vintage Event & Fly-in [Pre-register]  
16 Halfpenny Green   BMAA Open Skies Microlight Competition  
16 Old Sarum   BDAC Museum Aerobilia Sale  
16-17 Popham   MA6 Model Show 01256-397733
16-17 Thruxton   Circuit Car Races Airfield Closed  
17 Abingdon   Air & Country Show  
20 Crowfield   GASCo Safety Evening  
22-25 Wrenbury, Nantwich   NWBAC Balloon Meet  
23 Goodwood   Charity Airfield Open Day [PPR] 01243-755061
23-24 Duxford   Air Festival  
23-24 Sleap   BAeA Aerobatic Intro Training  
23-24 Eshott   Big North Fly-in & Meet the LAA [PPR]  
23&25 East Kirkby   LAHC Museum Lanc Tanks & Mil Machines Event  
23-30 Long Mynd   Vintage Glider Rally  
24 Teesside   Tees Valley Air Show  
24 Popham   Beagle & Bulldog Fly-in 01256-397733
24 Fenland   Spot Landing Competition  
24 Bruntingthorpe   Cold War Jets Open Day (t.b.c.)  
24-30 Perth (start & end)   LAA Scottish Tour  
29 Compton Abbas   Late Night Fly-in  
29-31 Perth   Scottish AC Fly-in & Meet the LAA 01738-550055
30 Little Gransden   BAeA Aerobatic Open Club Competition  
30-Jn 12 Isle of Man   IoM TT Motor Cycle Races [see Notams]  
31 Stow Maries   Wings & Wheels Show [PPR] 01245-329358
31 Fenland   Helicopter Fly-in  
         
  JUNE      
5-6 Epsom   Oaks & Derby Horse Races  
5-7 Sandown   Spamfield Microlight Fly-in  
6 Compton Abbas   Vintage Fly-in  
6 Shobdon   BRA Gyro Record Attempt Fly-in  
6-7 Paignton   English Riviera Sea Front Air Show  
6-7 Thruxton   Circuit Car Races Airfield Closed  
12 Sturgate   Lincs AC Summer Fly-in  
7 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Flying Festival Air Show  
8-12 Parham   Vintage Glider Rally  
11-13 Wycombe - Booker   Aero Expo & Heli UK Expo Tradeshow [pre-register]  
12-14 Newark   Retro Festival inc Airshow  
13 London - Buckingham Palace   Queen's Birthday Fly Past @ 1300  
13 Sywell   BAeA RAFFCA Club Aerobatic Competition  
13-21 Husbands Bosworth   BGA Gliding Competition  
14 Cosford   RAF Air Show  
14 Old Buckenham   Wings & Wheels Show [PPR]  
14 Popham   Bristell & Sport Cruiser Fly-in 01256-397733
16-20 Ascot   Royal Ascot Horse Race Meeting  
18-21 Sywell   BAeA Aerobatic Adv & Unl Nat Ch'ships  
19-21 Weston Park, Shifnal   Model Air Show  
19-26 Camphill   Vintage Glider Rally  
20 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Evening Air Show  
20 Newcastle, Co Down NI   Seafront Festival Of Flight  
20-21 Turweston   Air Britain Classic Fly-in 01376-344441/ 01280-705400
20-21 Hinderclay Meadows, nr Diss   Mid-Summer Fly-in [PPR] 07485-072155/ 07860-739084
20-21 Wormingford   E&SGC Wings & Wheels Event  
20-21 Easter   Summer Solstice Fly-in [PPR] 07967-715304
21 Compton Abbas   Flyer Magazine Fly-in  
21 Priory Farm, nr Tibenham   Fathers Day Fly-in [PPR] 07799-695144
21 Fenland   Fathers Day Fly-in  
21 Halfpenny Green   Project Propeller WW2 Aircrew Event  
26 Compton Abbas   Late Night Fly-in  
26 Headcorn   Armed Forces Day  
27 Scarborough   Armed Forces Day National Event  
27 Stow Maries   Armed Forcees Day Event 01245-329358
27 Sandown   Bader Braves Charity Event  
27-28 Several venues   Armed Forces Day Events  
27-28 Heveningham Hall   Country Fair inc Air Show & Fly-in [PPR]  
27-28 Headcorn   Battle of Britain Air Show  
27-28 Breighton   VAC Fly-in  
27-28 Weston-Super-Mare   Sea Front Air Festival  
27-28 Lamb Holm   Orkney Fly-in [PPR] 07803-088938 / 01856-781310
27-28 Thruxton   Circuit Car Races Airfield Closed  
27-Jy 5 Shenington   BGA Gliding Competition  
         
  JULY      
1-5 Henley   Royal Rowing Regatta  
4 Compton Abbas   Vintage Fly-in  
4 Blenheim Palace   Battle Proms Concert  
4 Stow Maries   Strings & Wings Concert 01245-329358
4-5 Swansea Bay   Welsh National Sea Front Air Show  
4-5 Shobdon   Food & Flying Festival [PPR]  
4-5 Halfpenny Green   BMAA Microlight Competition  
4-12 Bidford   BGA Gliding Competition  
4-12 Nympsfield   BGA Gliding Competition  
5 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Military Air Show  
9-11 Newmarket   Horse Race July Meeting  
9-12 Goodwood   Festival of Speed  
10 Weston Super Mare   Helicopter Museum Behind The Scenes Spotters Event  
10-12 Saltby   BAeA Glider Aerobatic Competition  
11 Yeovilton   Royal Navy Air Show  
11 Burleigh House   Battle Proms Concert  
11 Middle Wallop   Army Flying Museum Wings & Wheels Event  
11-12. Duxford   Flying Legends Air Show  
11-19 Booker   BGA Gliding Competition  
12 Compton Abbas   Out-of-Sequence Reg Fly-in  
12 Popham   LAA Andover Strut Fly-in 01256-397733
13-17 Long Mynd   MGC Wenlock Olympian Giding Competition  
17-19 Fairford   RIAT Military Display 01285-713300
17-19 Silverstone   Car Race F1 British Grand Prix  
18 Fenland   BBQ Fly-in  
18 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Evening Air Show & LAA Garden Party  
18 Kilkeel, Co Down NI   Fly-in  
18 Hatfield House   Battle Proms Concert  
18-19 Bodmin   VAC Fly-in 01752-406660
18-19 Stow Maries   Stow At War Show [PPR] 01245-329358
18-26 Husbands Bosworth   BGA Gliding Competition  
20-24 Farnborough   SBAC Air Show [Public 24]  
24-26 Sunderland   Seafront Air Show  
24-26 Enstone   BMAA SSDR Rally  
25-26 North Coates   Wings & Wheels Event 01472-388850
25-26 Fenland   BAeA Aerobatic Competition  
25-26 Thruxton   Circuit Car Races Airfield Closed  
25-Au 2 Bicester   BGA Gliding Competition  
26 Goodwood   Aerodrome Open Day  
26 Compton Abbas   Piper PA28 60th Anniv Fly-in  
28-Au 1 Goodwood   Horse Racing Festival  
31 Compton Abbas   Late Night Fly-in  
31-Au 2 Silverstone   Classic Car Races  
         
  AUGUST      
1 Compton Abbas   Vintage Fly-in  
1 East Kirkby   LAHC Museum Air Show [advance booking]  
1 Highclere Castle   Battle Proms Concert  
1-2 Old Buckenham   Old Buck Air Show [PPR]  
1-2 Sywell   Luscombe & Tailwheel Cessna Fly-in 07968-980624
1-2 Headcorn   Fire Show  
1-2 Wormingford   BGA Gliding Competition  
2 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Family Air Show  
2 Popham   Ikarus C42 Fly-in 01256-397733
2 Lundy Island   Lundy Fly-in [PPR essential] 01752-406660/ 07805-805679
2-8 Sutton Bank   BGA Gliding Competition  
5 Popham   Starlight Childrens Charity Event (closed to other aircraft) 01256-397733
6-9 Ashton Court   Bristol Balloon Fiesta  
7-9 Newbury   Retro Festival inc Airshow  
7-9 Thruxton   Circuit Car Races Airfield Closed  
8 Ragley Hall   Battle Proms Concert  
8 Sleap   VAC Fly-in [PPR] 01939-232882
8-9 Blackpool   Sea Front Air Show  
8-9 Headcorn   Combined Ops Show  
8-9 Leicester   BAeA Aerobatic Competition inc RVs  
8-9 Purleigh nr Maldon   Echoes of History Mil Vehicles & Air Show  
8-15 Cowes   Yacht Racing Cowes Week  
9 Popham   Motor Cycle Mega Meet & Fly-in 01256-397733
8-16 Gransden Lodge   BGA Gliding Competition  
8-16 Lasham   BGA Gliding Competition  
13-16 Eastbourne   Airbourne Seafront Air Show  
15 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Flying Proms  
15-16 Halfpenny Green   Wings & Wheels Event  
15-17 Whitby   Regatta inc Air Show  
15-21 Cromer   Carnival Week inc Air Show on 19  
16 Weston Super Mare   Helicopter Museum World Helicopter Day Event  
16 Fenland   Wings & Wheels Show  
18 Biggin Hill   Battle of Britain 80th Anniv Event  
20-22 Conington   BAeA Aerobatic Sport & Inter Nat Ch'ships  
20-23 Bournemouth   Seafront Air Show  
21 Old Warden   DH Moth Club Charity Flying Day  
22-23 Sandown   Battle of Britain Event & Vintage Fly-in  
22-23 Thruxton   Circuit Car Races Airfield Closed  
22-30 Aston Down   BGA Gliding Competition  
22-30 Dunstable   BGA Gliding Competition  
22-30 Keevil   BGA Gliding Competition  
23-30 Pocklington   BGA Gliding Competition  
27-28 Clacton   Seafront Air Show  
27-29 Dartmouth   Regatta  
28 Compton Abbas   Late Night Fly-in  
28-30 Silverstone   Motor Cycle Grand Prix  
29 Henstridge   Wings & Wheels Show  
29-31 Detling Showground   Military Odyssey Show  
30 Little Gransden   Charity Air & Car Show  
30 Bruntingthorpe   Cold War Jets Open Day (t.b.c.)  
         
  SEPTEMBER      
4-6 Sywell   LAA National Rally & Exhibition [PPR-slots] 01280-846786
4-6 Ayr   Scottish Int. Sea Front Air Show  
4-6 Chatsworth   Country Fair inc Airshow  
5 Compton Abbas   Vintage Fly-in  
5 Brooklands   Museum Aviation Day  
5-6 North Coates   25th Anniv Fly-in 01472-388850
5-6 Leicester   BAeA Aerobatic Competition  
6 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Vintage Air Show  
6 Popham   Auster Fly-in 01256-397733
6 Sturgate   Lincs AC Autumn Fly-in  
9-12 Doncaster Racecourse   Horse Racing St Leger Meeting  
11-13 Goodwood   Revival Meeting  
11-13 Southport   Sea Front Air Show  
11-13 Foxlands Farm, Cosby, Leics   Victory Show  
12 Bodmin   LAA Cornwall Strut Fly-in 01752-406660
12 Sywell   Young Aviators Event  
12-13 Sandown   Gyro Fly-in  
12-13 Headcorn   Southern Model Air Show  
17-20 t.b.a.   BAeA Glider Aerobatic Nat Ch'ships  
19-20 Duxford   Battle of Britain Air Show  
19-20 Sywell   Classic Pistons & Props Show  
19-20 Rougham   Museum Open Day & NW Marshalling Team Fly-in [PPR] 07763-148640
19-20 Weston Super Mare   Helicopter Museum Behind The Scenes Spotters Event  
19-20 Stow Maries   Large Model Show 01245-329358
23 Met Office, Exeter   GASCo/Met Office Weather Decision Making For GA Seminar [Pre-Book]  
25 Old Warden   DH Moth Club DH Company Centenary Gathering  
25 Compton Abbas   Late Night Fly-in  
27 Compton Abbas   Pooleys Fly-in [PPR with Pooleys]  
27 Popham   Solent Av Soc Fly-in 01256-397733
27 Fenland   Late Summer Pie Fly-in  
         
  OCTOBER      
3 Old Buckenham   Battle of Britain Air Show [PPR]  
3 Compton Abbas   Vintage Fly-in  
23 St Mawgan Museum   Threshold Aero Dat/Night Photo-shoots [Pre-book]  
4 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show  
4 Bicester   Sunday Scramble Classic Cars  
18 Coventry   MAM Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair 07903-848726
31 Old Buckenham   Halloween Fireworks  
31 Sturgate   Lincs AC Halloween Fly-in  
         
  NOVEMBER      
7 Compton Abbas   Vintage Fly-in  
8 Old Buckenham   Remembrance Service [PPR]  
8 Stow Maries   Remembrance Service [PPR] 01245-329358
8 Sturgate   Lincs AC Pie & Pea Fly-in  
15 Middle Wallop   Army Flying Museum Enthusiasts Fair & Model Show  
22 Kempton Park Racecourse   Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair 07903-848726
         
  DECEMBER      
5 Compton Abbas   Vintage Fly-in  
6 Compton Abbas   Xmas Fly-in  
6 Fenland   Xmas Fly-in  
13 Sturgate   Lincs AC Xmas Dinner Fly-in  
         
         

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