ROYAL AERO CLUB

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

UNITED KINGDOM

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)

ALWAYS CHECK BEFORE SETTING OUT

Please tell me of any events you hear about (if possible with on-line contact details such as website or e-mail), so I can add them to the list. I welcome news of air-sport, general aviation and public events such as fly-ins, displays, exhibitions, competitions, etc, anywhere in the world.

Please e-mail any additions or corrections direct to me
and not to the RAeC Secretary's office or the LAA Office or Magazine Editor:
David Wise -
dave.wise@btinternet.com.

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

Telephone numbers are for the UK. From other countries, replace first 0 with +44


Do not bulk copy information from here onto other websites.
Instead, please provide a link from your site.
If you re-publish information from this list in magazines, please give
a credit to David Wise and the
http://events.royalaeroclub.org web-site.


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GASCo are unable to provide their usual Safety Presentation Evenings due to Covid.
Instead, they are 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
hot air balloon events festival list (not updated for 2021)
Easy Balloons | Balloon Meets & Events (not updated for 2021)


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/
https://navywings.org.uk/home/events/
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.

Several events have been tentatively scheduled but are subject to last minute decisions - always check.

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

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

Many events now require evidence of covid vaccination and testing for admission - check before travelling.

Most museums have reopened but subject to restrictions, often requiring pre-booking even when there is no admission charge. Always check websites or phone before visiting.

  2021      
  DECEMBER      
4 Compton Abbas   Vintage Saturday Fly-in  
11 Compton Abbas   Open Day & Christmas Fly-in  
11 Coventry   Threshold Shackleton Night Photo Shoot [pre-book]  
29 Old Warden   YES World Record Attempt Pedal Plane Gathering  
         
  2022      
  JANUARY      
1 Popham   New Year Fly-in 01256-397733
8-9 Donnington Grove Hotel, Newbury   Icicle Refrozen Balloon Meet  
8-9 North Coates   Brass Monkey Fly-in 01482-388850
t.b.a. Alexandra Palace, London   Model Engineering Exhibition (inc BMFA) [CANCELLED]  
         
  FEBRUARY      
25-27 Darley, Harrogate   Brass Monkey Balloon Meet  
         
  MARCH      
3 Yeovilton   FAAM Cobham Hall Reserve Collection Open Day [sold out] 01935-840565
5 Compton Abbas   Vintage Saturday Fly-in  
5 Chard   Threshold Belgian Sea Kings Night Photo Shoot [pre-book]  
15-16 Defence Academy, Shrivenham   CAA/MAA Pre-Season Air Display Symposium  
15-18 Cheltenham   Horse Racing Festival  
26 Compton Abbas   Open Day  
26 Oaksey Park   Threshold Night Photo Shoot [pre-book]  
         
  APRIL      
2 Compton Abbas   Vintage Saturday Fly-in  
2 Bodmin   Vintage & Aerobatic Fly-in 01752-406660/ 07805-805679
2 Dunsfold   Threshold BA 747 Day or Night Photo Shoots [pre-book]  
3 Putney to Mortlake   Boat Race  
7-9 Aintree   Grand National Horse Race Meeting  
9-10 Goodwood   Motor Circuit Members Meeting  
10 Kempton Park Racecourse   Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair  
16 Perth   ACS Avn Festival of Flight  
23 Pidley   BBM&L Balloon Inflation Day  
24 Henstridge   LAA Wessex Strut Fly-in [PPR] 01963-364231
29-My 1 Newmarket   1000 & 2000 Guineas Horse Racing Festival  
30-My 1 Popham   Microlight Trade Fair 01256-397733
         
  MAY      
1 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Season Premiere Air Show [PPR]  
2 Popham   Classic Car Show, Aero/Auto Jumble & Vintage Fly-in 01256-397733
4-8 Badminton   Badminton Horse Trials - Eventing  
7 Compton Abbas   Vintage Saturday Fly-in  
7 Bodmin   Ladies Day Fly-in 01752-406660/ 07805-805679
7-8 Exeter   Balloons & Tunes  
3-8 Badminton   Eventing - Badminton Horse Trials  
13-14 Wycombe - Booker   The Elite Lifestyle & Private Flyer Exhibition [pre-register]  
14 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Espionage Evening Drive-in Air Show [PPR]  
14 Sywell   Europa Club Fly-in & Dinner  
14 Compton Abbas   Microlight & Light Aircraft Day  
14-15 North Coates   Spring Fly-in 01482-388850
14-20 Kingston Deverell   VGC Vintage Glider National rally  
21-22 Compton Abbas   Pooleys Air Days [PPR with Pooleys]  
22 Stow Maries   Wings & Wheels Show  
22 K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley   Gatwick Air Enthusiasts Fair  
22-29 from/to Perth   LAA Scottish Tour  
26 Popham   Evening Barbecue & Fly-in 01256-397733
28-29 Perth   Scottish AC Fly-in & Meet th LAA  
28-Jn 11 Isle Of Man   TT Motorcycle Races  
         
  JUNE      
2 London - Buckingham Palace   Queen's Birthday Trooping The Colour Fly Past @ 1300  
2-4 Ragley Hall, Alcester   Midlands Air Festival  
3-4 Epsom   Horse Racing Oaks & Derby  
4 Compton Abbas   Vintage Saturday Fly-in  
4-5 Paignton   English Riviera Seafront Air Show  
5 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Flying Circus Air Show [PPR]  
t.b.a. Brimpton   Fly-in [PPR]  
10-12 Newark   Retro Festival inc Airshow  
11 Bodmin   Military Wings & Wheels 01752-406660/ 07805-805679
11-12 Sellinge Showground   Folkestone & Ashford Military Show  
11-19 Aston Down   BGA Gliding Competitions  
14-18 Ascot   Royal Ascot Horse Race Meeting  
16-18 Cotswold - Kemble   Aero Expo & RotorTech UK Tradeshow [pre-register]  
17-18 Cheltenham Racecourse   Cheltenham Balloon Festival  
17-19 Weston Park, Shifnal   Model Air Show  
18 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Military Evening Drive-in Air Show [PPR]  
18 Headcorn   Armed Forces Day  
19 Brocklesby, N Lincs   Balloons at Country Fair  
20-26 Broad Chalke, Wilts   Chalke Valley History Festival (inc Airshow 25-26)  
23 Popham   Evening Barbecue & Fly-in 01256-397733
23-26 Goodwood   Festival Of Speed  
24-26 Headcorn   Battle of Britain Air Show  
25 Scarborough   National Armed Forces Day Event  
25 Stow Maries   Armed Forces Day  
25 Plymouth Hoe   Armed Forces Day Event  
25-26 North Weald   Model Wings & Wheels Event  
25-Jy 3 Bidford-on-Avon   BGA Gliding Competitions  
         
  JULY      
1-2 Leeds East - Church Fenton   Private Flyer Exhibition [pre-register]  
1-3 Northampton Racecourse   Northampton Town Festival inc Balloons  
2 Compton Abbas   Vintage Saturday Fly-in  
2-3 Swansea Bay   Welsh National Sea Front Air Show  
2-3 Heveningham Hall, Suffolk   Country Fair inc. Airshow  
3 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Fly Navy Air Show [PPR]  
3 Popham   LAA Strut & Bolkow Fly-in 01256-397733
2-9 Long Mynd   BGA Gliding Competitions  
7-9 Newmarket   Horse Racing July Festival  
9-10 Compton Abbas   BAeA Aerobstic Competitionn  
15-16 Uttoxeter Racecourse   Staffordshire Balloon Festival  
15-17 Fairford   RIAT Military Display 01285-713300
16 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Evening Drive-in Air Show [PPR]  
16-17 North Coates   Wings & Wheels Event 01482-388850
16-23 Husbands Bosworth   BGA Gliding Competitions  
18-22 Farnborough   SBAC Trade Air Show [Public day 22]  
23-24 Bodmin   VAC Fly-in & Meet The LAA 01752-406660/ 07805-805679
23-31 Saltby   BGA Gliding Competitions  
26-30 Hop Farm, Paddock Wood   War & Peace Revival Show  
28 Popham   Evening Barbecue & Fly-in 01256-397733
30 Sandown   Warrior Festival Charity Music Event (airfield closed)l  
30-31 Old Buckenham   Old Buck Airshow  
30-Au 5 Cowes   Cowes Week Yacht Races  
30-Au 7 Dunstable   BGA Gliding Competitions  
31 Lundy   Lundy Island Fly-in [PPR essential] 01752-406660/ 07805-805679
         
  AUGUST      
5-7 Rufforth East   LAA Vale of York Strut Fly-in & Meet the LAA [PPR]  
6 East Kirkby   Lincs AHC Air Show  
6 Compton Abbas   Vintage Saturday Fly-in  
6-7 Tiverton   Balloon Fiesta  
7 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Family Air Show [PPR]  
12-14 Newbury   Retro Festival inc Airshow  
13 Bodmin   Cornish Pasty Fly-in & Fun Day 01752-406660/ 07805-805679
13-14 Headcorn   Combined Ops Military & Air Show  
13-19 Cromer   Carnival Week (inc Seafront Airshow 18-19)  
13-21 Lasham   BGA Gliding Competitions  
13-27 Husbands Bosworth   FAI Women's World Gliding Ch'ships  
14 Stow Maries   Essex History & Air Show  
14 Popham   Motor Cycle Mega-Meet 01256-397733
18-21 Eastbourne   Airbourne Seafront Air Show  
19-20 Citteslowe Park, Oxford   Oxford Balloon Festival  
20 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Flying Proms Evening Air Show [PPR]  
20-21 Headcorn   Fire Show  
20-21 Popham   Model Show [Airfield closed to aircraft] 01256-397733
20-21 Cae Glas Park, Oswestry   Oswestry Balloon Carnival  
25 Popham   Evening Barbecue & Fly-in 01256-397733
25-26 Clacton   Sea Front Air Show  
26-28 Strathaven   Strathaven Balloon Festival  
26-29 Telford   Telford Balloon Fiesta  
27-29 Detling Showground   Military Odyssey Show  
28 Little Gransden   Air & Car Show  
         
  SEPTEMBER      
1-4 Bournemouth   Sea Front Air Show  
2-4 t.b.a.   LAA National Rally & Exhibition [PPR -slots]  
2-4 Chatsworth House   Country Fair (inc Air Show & Balloons)  
3-4 Headcorn   Southern Model Show  
4 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Steam & Vintage Air Show [PPR]  
8 Guernsey   Guernsey BoB Sea Front Air Show  
8 Jersey   Jersey BoB Sea Front Air Show  
9-12 Longleat House   Sky Safari Balloon Festival  
10 Abingdon   Air & Country Show  
10 Bodmin   LAA Cornwall Strut Fly-in 01752-406660/ 07805-805679
10-11 North Coates   Autumn Fly-in 01482-388850
16-18 Goodwood   Racing Circuit Revival Meeting  
17 Rougham   Fly-in & Meet the LAA [PPR]  
17 Stow Maries   Large Model Air Show  
17 Compton Abbas   Microlight & Light Aircraft Day  
23-25 York Racecurse   Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta  
24-25 Sywell   Classic Pistons & Props Show  
         
  OCTOBER      
1 Compton Abbas   Vintage Saturday Fly-in  
2 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show [PPR]  
11-12 Defence Academy, Shrivenham   CAA/MAA Post-Season Air Display Symposium  
22 East & Central London   London Marathon  
         
  NOVEMBER      
20 Kempton Park Racecourse   Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair  
         
  DECEMBER      
10 Compton Abbas   Christmas Fly-in  
         

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