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


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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 some 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:
hot air balloon events festival list (not updated for 2021)
UK Ballooning Calendar - JEM Ballooning
Easy Balloons | 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/
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 well into 2021.

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

'Most airfields have reopened and GA flying has resumed, as well as gliding and parachuting. Many airfields still have restrictions on spectators and casual visitors by road.

Museums are reopening but subject to restrictions, often requiring pre-booking even when there is no admission charge. Always check websites or phone before visiting.

  2021      
  JUNE      
25-27 Headcorn   Battle of Britain Air Show (pre-book) (inc Red Arrows) [see AIC M034 & M042/2021]  
25-27 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Drive In Great Balloon Race [MOVED to Sep 10-12]  
25-27 Penrith   NWBAC Midsummer Madness Balloon Meet  
25-27 Cheltenham Racecourse   Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta [POSTPONED]  
26 Scarborough   National Armed Forces Day Event [CANCELLED]  
26-27 several   Armed Forces Day Events  
26-27 Cleethorpes   Armed Forces Day Event (inc Red Arrows) [see AIC M033 & M042/2021] [CANCELLED]  
26-27 Breighton   VAC Fly-in {PPR} 01757-288987
26-27 Netherthorpe   Jodel/Robin Fly-in [PPR] 01909-475233
26-27 Haverfordwest   RRRA Air Race [see AIC M032/2021]  
26-27 Sleap   BAeA Aerobatics Introduction [see AIC Y008/2021]  
26-27 Silverstone   Car Races British GT Ch'ship [LIMITED SPECTATORS]  
26-27 Lamb Holm, Orkney   Fly-in [PPR]  
26-Jy 4 Lasham   BGA Gliding Competitions - Std & 15m Nationals  
26-Jy 4 Shenington   BGA Gliding Competitions  
26-Jy 4 Bidford-on-Avon   BGA Gliding Competitions  
26-Jy 13 Wimbledon   Tennis Championships [see AIC M035/2021]  
27 Sandown   Bader Braves Event 01983-716926
29-Jy 4 Henley   Rowing Royal Regatta [MOVED to Aug 11-15]  
         
  JULY      
2-4 Northampton Racecourse   Northampton Town Festival & Balloon Fiesta [POSTPONED]  
2-4 Saltby   BAeA Glider Aerobatics Competition [moved from Jun 19-20]  
3 Middle Wallop   Army Flying Museum Wings & Wheels Show [sold out]  
3 Duxford   Flying Day  
3 Compton Abbas   Vintage Saturday Fly-in  
3 Little Gransden   BAeA Aerobatics Open Club Event [see AIC Y008/2021] [moved earlier from Aug 7]  
3 Blenheim Palace   Battle Proms Concert [sold out]  
3 Headcorn   Armed Forces Day Event  
3-4 Headcorn   Fire Show [moved earlier from Jul 31-Au 1]  
3-4 Bodmin   Aerobatic Competition [CANCELLED] 07803-128000
3-4 Swansea Bay   Welsh National Sea Front Air Show [CANCELLED]  
3-4 Southport   Sea Front Air Show [CANCELLED]  
3-10 Milfield   BGA Gliding Competition Enterprise  
4 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Military Drive-In Air Show [see AIC M012/2021]  
4 Henstridge   LAA Wessex Strut Fly-in & Meet the LAA [PPR] [moved from Apr 18] 01963-364231
4 Priory Farm, Tibenham   PFA Independence Day Fly-in & BBQ [PPR] [moved from Jun 20][CANCELLED] 07799-695144
5-8 Henstridge to Leicester   LAA Tour of England (nightstops Bodmin - Barton - Breighton)  
6 Scampton   RAF Private Event {inc Red Arrows) [see AIC M042/2021]  
8-10 Newmarket   Horse Racing July Festival  
8-11 Goodwood   Festival of Speed (inc Red Arrows)[see AIC M042/2021]  
9 Weston Super Mare   Helicopter Museum Behind-The-Scenes Spotters Event [CANCELLED]  
9-11 Enstone   BMAA SSDR Freedom Rally  
10 Yeovilton   RN Int. Air Show [CANCELLED]  
10 Boxted [change venue]
> Monewden
  LAA Suffolk Coast Strut Fly-in & BBQ [PPR by air and road] 07391 858557
10 Burleigh House   Battle Proms Concert  
10 Odiham   RAF Private Event {inc Red Arrows) [see AIC M042/2021]  
10-11 Sywell   Flying Legends Air Show [CANCELLED]  
10-11 Fenland   BAeA Aerobatics Competition [see AIC Y008/2021] [moved from May 29-30]  
10-18 Booker   BGA Gliding Competitions  
11 Brimpton   VAC Picnic [PPR - slots]  
11-18 Sandwich   Open Golf Ch'ships at Royal St George's  
16-18 Fairford   RIAT Military Display [CANCELLED] 01285-713300
16-18 Silverstone   Car Races F1 British Grand Prix (inc Red Arrows 18) [see AIC M042/2021]  
17 Old Warden   Shuttleworth LAA 75th Anniv Drive-In Evening Air Show [see AIC M012/2021]  
17 Firs Farm, Newbury   Bring your own Sausages Fly-in & BBQ [MOVED to Jul 24]  
17 Branscombe   LAA Devon Strut Fly-in  
17 Hatfield House   Battle Proms Concert  
17 Teesside   Event {inc Red Arrows) [see AIC M042/2021]  
17-18 Breighton   Vintage Aerobatics Competition & Hangar Party > RAC At Home Day [PPR]  
17-18 North Coates   Wings & Wheels Event 01472-388850
17-18 Uttoxeter Racecourse   Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta  
18 or 25 Battersea Park, London   Lord Mayor's Balloon Regatta  
17-25 Husbands Bosworth   BGA Gliding Competitions  
21 Lossiemouth   RAF Private Event {inc Red Arrows) [see AIC M042/2021]  
21 Peterhead   Scottish Week Evening Air Show {inc Red Arrows) [see AIC M042/2021]  
22 Honington   RAF Private Event {inc Red Arrows) [see AIC M042/2021]  
23 Coningsby   RAF Private Event {inc Red Arrows) [see AIC M042/2021]  
23-25 Leyburn   PRBA Balloon Meet  
24 Brooklands   Museum Vintage Aviation Festival  
24 Firs Farm, Newbury   Bring your own Sausages Fly-in & BBQ [PPR by air & road]  
24-25 Leicester   BAeA Aerobatics Competition [see AIC Y008/2021]  
24-25 Duxford   Air Festival (pre-book) (inc Red Arrows) [see AIC M042/2021]  
24-25 Sandown   RRRA Air Race  
24-25 Bodmin   VAC Fly-in [PPR] 01752-406660
24-25 Church Fenton - Leeds East   Fly-in or Drive-in Charity Event [pre-book PPR]
24-25 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Model Show - airfield closed  
24-31 Keevil   BGA Inter-Services Gliding Competitions  
27-31 Goodwood Racecourse   Horse Racing Festival  
30-31 Compton Abbas   BAeA Aerobatic Competition [see AIC Y008/2021] [moved from May 14-15]  
30-Au 1 Old Buckenham   Old Buck Air Show  
30-Au 1 Silverstone   Car Races Silverstone Classic  
31 Westonzoyland   Scrumpy N Cheese Fly-in [PPR]  
31 Highclere Castle   Battle Proms Concert [sold out]  
31-Au 1 Rufforth East   LAA Vale of York Strut Fly-in & Meet the LAA  
31-Au 1 Fenland   BAeA Aerobatics Competition [see AIC Y008/2021] [MOVED to Aug 28-29]  
31-Au 1 Headcorn   Fire Show [MOVED EARLIER to Jul 3-4]  
31-Au 6 Cowes   Yacht Racing Cowes Week  
         
  AUGUST      
1 Lundy Island   Lundy Fly-in [PPR essential] 01752-406660/ 07805-805679
1 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Air Show [see AIC M012/2021]  
4 Duxford   Flying Day  
6 Church Fenton - Leeds East   Private Flyer Exhibition [PPR- slots] [moved from Jun 4-5]  
7 Little Gransden   BAeA Aerobatics Open Club Event [see AIC Y008/2021] [MOVED EARLIER to Jul 3]  
7 Compton Abbas   Vintage Saturday Fly-in  
7 East Kirkby   LAHC Museum Air Show [advance booking]  
7 Popham   Classic Car Show & Anglo-French & Vintage Fly-in [moved from May 3] 01256-397733
7 Ragley Hall   Battle Proms Concert  
7-8 Blackpool   Sea Front Air Show [CANCELLED]  
7-8 Purleigh nr Maldon   Echoes of History Mil Vehicles & Air Show  
7-8 Headcorn   Combined Ops Military & Air Show  
7-8 Sleap   BAeA Aerobatics Competition [see AIC Y008/2021] [moved from May 1-2]  
7-15 Husbands Bosworth   BGA Gliding Competitions  
7-15 Gransden Lodge   BGA Gliding Competitions  
8 Popham   Motorcycle Magameet & Anglo-French Fly-int 01256-397733
8 Seething   SFC Fly-in 01508-550453 mailto:mutford@outlook.com
11 Duxford   Flying Day  
11-15 Henley   Rowing Royal Regatta [moved from Jun 29-Jy 4]  
12-15 Eastbourne   Airbourne Seafront Air Show [CANCELLED]  
12-15 Ashton Court   Bristol Balloon Fiesta  
14 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Flying Circus Drive-in Evening Air Show [see AIC M012/2021]  
14-15 Popham   Microlight Trade Fair [moved from May 1-2] 01256-397733
14-15 Harrowbeer   80th Anniversary Event (t.b.c) 01752-406660
14-15 Sleap   VAC Fly-in  
t.b.a. Halfpenny Green - Wolverhampton   Wings & Wheels Event  
14-20 Cromer   Carnival Week inc Air Show [CANCELLED]  
15 Weston Super Mare   Helicopter Museum World Helicopter Day Event  
19 Duxford   Flying Day  
19-21 Conington   BAeA Aerobatics Spt & Int Nationals [see AIC Y008/2021]  
20-22 Thirsk Racecourse   PRBA White Horse Balloon Meet  
21 Bodmin   Bader Braves FOG Charity Flying Day 01752-406660 07805-805679
21-22 Llanbedr   RRRA Air Race  
21-22 Halfpenny Green   Wings & Wheels Event [PPR slots-pre book]  
21-22 Oswestry   Balloon Carnival  
21-22 Popham   Model Air Show [closed to full-size aircraft] [moved from May 8-9] 01256-397733
21-22 Headcorn   Southern Model Show [CANCELLED]  
21-23 Whitby   Regatta inc Air Show  
21-29 Aston Down   BGA Gliding Competitions  
21-29 Lasham   BGA Gliding Competitions  
21-29 Dunstable   BGA Gliding Competitions  
25-28 Dartmouth   Royal Regatta  
26-27 Clacton   Seafront Air Show  
27 Sidmouth   Seafront Ar Show (inc Red Arrows)  
27-29 Alderney   Alderney Fly-in [PPR]  
27-29 Silverstone   Motorcycle Races Moto Grand Prix  
27-29 Strathaven   Strathaven Balloon Festival  
27-30 York Racecourse   Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta  
27-30 Telford   Telford Balloon Fiesta  
27-30 Bouth nr Ulverston   NWBAC Bank Holiday Balloon Meet  
28 Henstridge   Vintage Wings & Wheels 01963-364231
28 Halfpenny Green - Wolverhampton   Aerobility Fly-in [moved from May 29]  
28-29 Rhyl   Sea Front Air Show  
28-29 Balado, nr Kinross   LAA East of Scotland Strut Fly-in [PPR] 0131 339 2351
28-29 Fenland   BAeA Aerobatics Competition [see AIC Y008/2021] [moved from Jul 31-Au 1]  
28-30 Glenforsa, Mull   Vans RV Fly-in [PPR] 01680-300377
29 Little Gransden   Air & Car Show  
29 Breighton   Chilton & Micron Engine Fly-in & BBQ
   
   
 
29-30 Chiltern Park   Farewell Fly-in & BBQ [PPR]  
         
  SEPTEMBER      
2-5 Bournemouth   Sea Front Air Show (inc Red Arrows)  
3-5 Sywell   LAA National Rally & Exhibition [PPR-slots] 01280-846786/ 01604-644917
3-5 Chatsworth   Country Fair inc Airshow  
3-5 Foxlands Farm, Cosby, Leics   Victory Show  
3-5 Weston Park, Shifnal   Model Air Show (with some full-size aircraft)  
4 Compton Abbas   Vintage Saturday Fly-in  
4-5 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Vintage Weekend & Sunday Air Show [see AIC M012/2021]  
4-5 Leicester   BAeA Aerobatics Competition [see AIC Y008/2021]  
4-5 Popham   STOL Competition 01256-397733
4-5 North Coates   Summer Fly-in 01472-388850
5-11 Aboyne   BGA Gliding Muntain Soaring Competition  
8-11 Doncaster Racecourse   Horse Races St Leger Meeting  
9 Guernsey   Guernsey Air Show (inc Red Arrows)  
9 Jersey   Jersey Air Show (inc Red Arrows)  
9-12 Longleat   Exclusive Cup Sky Safari Balloon Meet  
10 Abingdon   Threshold Pre-Airshow Dusk Photo-shoot [Pre-book] [moved from Jun 11]  
10-12 Guernsey   Guernsey Rally  
10-12 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Drive In Great Balloon Race [moved from June 25-27]  
10-12 Silverstone   Motorcycle Races British Superbike Ch'ship  
11 Bodmin   LAA Cornwall Strut Fly-in 01752-406660
11 Abingdon   Air & Country Show [pre book] [moved from Jun 12]  
11 Sywell   Young Aviatiors Day  
11 White Waltham   Fly-in (inc Navy wings)  
11-12 Cosford   RAF Air Show (inc Red Arrows) [moved from Jun 13]  
11-12 Church Fenton - Leeds East   RRRA Air Race  
11-12 Glenforsa, Mull   Vintage Tailwheel Fly-in [PPR] 01680-300377
12 K2 Centre, Crawley   Gatwick Air Enthusiasts Fair [moved from Apr 18] 01403-252628
15-19 Saltby   BAeA Glider Aerobatics Ch'ships [see AIC Y008/2021]  
17-18 Wycombe - Booker   The Elite Lifestyle & Private Flyer Exhibition [moved from May 14-15]  
17-19 Goodwood   Revival Meeting  
17-19 Fishburn Airfield   PRBA Autumn Gold Balloon Meet  
18 Barton - City   FOBA Fly-in [PPR] 0161-789-1362
18 Sutton Meadows   Cambs MC Microlight Fly-in  
18 Weston-Super-Mare   Threshold Helicopter Museum Night Photo-shoot [Pre-book]  
18-19 Weston Super Mare   Helicopter Museum Spotters Weekend & Memorabilia Sale  
18-19 Duxford   Battle of Britain Air Show (pre-book)  
18-19 Headcorn   LAA Kent Strut Fly-in [PPR]  
18-19 Sywell   Classic Pistons & Props Show  
18-19 Rougham   NW Marshalling Team Vintage Fly-in [PPR] 07592-018984
18-19 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Model Show - airfield closed [see AIC M012/2021]  
19 Halfpenny Green - Wolverhampton   Project Propeller WW-2 Aircrew Event [moved from Jun 20]  
23 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Workshop Tour & Lunch  
23-24 Windermere   Waterbird Wings Over Windermere Event (inc Navy Wings)  
24-26 York Racecourse   York Balloon Fiesta [moved from May 28-31]  
25-26 Leicester   RRRA Air Race - Kings Cup  
25-26 Breighton   BAeA Aerobatics Competition [see AIC Y008/2021] [moved from Apr 17-18]  
25-26 Silverstone   Car Races British Touring Car Ch'ship  
         
  OCTOBER      
1-2 Sandown   Airport October Fest 01983-716926
2 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show [see AIC M012/2021]  
2-3 Compton Abbas   Pooley's Days Fly-in [PPR pre-register with Pooleys]  
3 East & Central London   London Marathon  
2 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Vehicle Show - airfield closed [see AIC Y002/2021]  
5-6 Excel, London   Helitech Trade Show [moved from May 26-27]  
7-10 Sywell   BAeA Aerobatics Adv & Ultd Nationals [see AIC Y008/2021] [moved from Jun 10-13]  
9 Duxford   Flying Day  
9 Compton Abbas   Vintage Saturday Fly-in  
20 St Mawgan   Threshold Cornwall Av Museum Photo-shoot [Pre-book] [moved from Mar 20]  
15-17 Highbaldstow   PRBA Splash'n'Dash Training Balloon Meet  
16-17 Goodwood   Circuit Members Meeting [moved from May 15-16]  
17 Coventry   Midland Air Museum Enthusiasts' Fair  
26 t.b.a.   LAA 75th Anniv Inauguration of ULAA Event  
30 St Athan   Threshold S Wales Av Museum Night Photo-shoot [Pre-book] [moved from Mar 27]  
31 Turweston   Vintage Aircraft Club Allhallows Fly-in & AGM [PPR]  
         
  NOVEMBER      
3 Yeovilton   Threshold FAAM Night Photo-shoot [Pre-book]  
6 Compton Abbas   Vintage Saturday Fly-in  
6 Blackpool   Threshold Hangar 42 Spit & Hurri Photo-shoot [Pre-book] [moved from Apr 17]  
14 Kempton Park Racecourse   Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair  
14 Breighton   Remembrance Sunday Service [PPR]  
15-21 Cosford   RAF Museum Conservation Centre Open Week [pre-book]  
19-21 Reedness nr Goole   Humber Bridge Balloon Meet  
26-27 Cosford   Threshold RAFM Night Photo-shoot [Pre-book]  
26-28 Reedness nr Goole   PRBA Balloon Meet  
         
  DECEMBER      
4 Compton Abbas   Vintage Saturday Fly-in  
11 Compton Abbas   Christmas Fly-in  
         
         
         
         

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