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 verify and 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.

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 and Sandown and Goodwood.

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


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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
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 are listed on:
https://www.raf.mod.uk/display-teams/
https://navywings.org.uk/home/events/
These will be included below. All are subject to amendment.
Also there are some other private performances at unpublicised military venues.


Coronavirus restrictions are likely to continue, and there is always the possibility of a recurrence.

Some 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.

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

Museums have reopened but subject to restrictions, sometimes requiring face-masks and pre-booking even when there is no admission charge. Always check websites or phone before visiting.

  2022      
any to Aug 31 anywhere   Pooley's Dawn to Dusk competition  
  AUGUST      
10 Falmouth   Falmouth Carnival Week Air Show (inc Red Arrows) [see AIC M072/2022]  
11 Shawbury   RAF Families Day [see AIC M072/2022]  
11 Valley   RAF Families Day [see AIC M072 & M073/2022]  
11-14 Ashton Court   Bristol Balloon Festival  
12-14 Newbury   Retro Festival inc Airshow  
12-14 Old Buckenham Country Park   Harvest Balloon Festival  
13 Bodmin   Cornish Pasty Fly-in & Fun Day [PPR] [PPR] 01208-821419/
[info] 01752-406660/ 07805-805679
13 Beccles   VPAC Vintage Piper Fly-in  
13 Chard   Historic Helicopters Open Day [pre-book]  
13-14 Blackpool   Seafront Airshow (inc Red Arrows) [see AIC M068/2022]  
13-14 Headcorn   Combined Ops Military & Air Show  
13-14 Leeds East - Church Fenton   RRRA Air Races [see AIC M070/2022]  
13-14 Whitby   Regatta Air Show (inc Red Arrows 13) [see AIC M072/2022]  
13-14 Leicester   STOL Fest & Fly-in [PPR]  
13-14 Headon nr Retford   Microlight Fly-in [PPR]  
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 Elvington   Yorkshire Air Museum Women's Memorial Day  
14 Popham   Motor Cycle Mega-Meet 01256-397733
15-19 Hinderclay Meadow   Suffolk Soaring Gliding Week [PPR] 07485-072155
17 Popham   SAT Charity Day [Closed to Public] 01256-397733
17 Cromer   Carnival Week Seafront Airshow (inc Red Arrows 17) [see AIC M072/2022]  
18-21 Eastbourne   Airbourne Seafront Air Show (inc Red Arrows) [see AIC M067/2022]  
18-21 Breighton   Vintage Aerobatic World Ch'ships [PPR]  
19-20 Cutteslowe Park, Oxford   Oxford Balloon Festival  
19-21 Thirsk Racecourse   PRBA White Horse Balloon Meet  
20 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Flying Proms Evening Air Show [PPR] [see AIC Y001/2022 & M018/22]  
20 Sleap   SAC Spot Landing Competition {PPR}  
20 Middle Stoke Medway   Fly-in & Summer Party  
20-21 Popham   Model Show [Airfield Closed to Aircraft] 01256-397733
20-21 Cae Glas Park, Oswestry   Oswestry Balloon Carnival  
20-21 Harrowbeer   RAF Harrowbeer 1940s Event (not flying)  
20-28 Lasham   BGA Gliding Junior Nationals  
21 Folkestone   Sea Front Air Show (inc Red Arrows) [see AIC M069/2022]  
21 Bicester   VAC Fly-in [PPR]  
21 Weston-Super-Mare   Helicopter Museum World Helicopter Day Event  
21 Old Sarum   BDAC Museum Model Show  
21-28 Pocklington   BGA Gliding Competitions  
21-30 Isle of Man   Manx Motor Cycle Grand Prix [see AIC M058/2022]  
24 Syerston   RAF Families Day [see AIC M072/2022]  
25 Popham   Evening Barbecue & Fly-in 01256-397733
25-26 Clacton   Sea Front Air Show (inc Red Arrows) [see AIC M072/2022]  
26 Sidmouth   Sea Front Air Show {inc Red Arrows) [see AIC M072/2022]  
26 Wattisham   RAF Families Day [see AIC M072/2022]  
26-28 Strathaven   Strathaven Balloon Festival  
26-29 Telford   Telford Balloon Fiesta  
26-29 Bouth, Ulverston   NWBAC August Balloon Meet  
26-Se 2 Sutton Bank   Vintage Glider Rally  
27 Duxford   IWM Flying Evening [pre book]  
27 Henstridge   Wings & Wheels Event [pre-register]  
27 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Vintage Aircraft Club Fly-in [PPR] [see AIC Y001/2022]  
27-28 Rhyl   Sea Front Air Show (inc Red Arrows)  
27-29 Headcorn   Fire & Rescue & Planes Show  
27-29 Detling Showground   Military Odyssey Show  
28 Stoke Golding   Informal Fly-in [PPR}  
28 Little Gransden   Air & Car Show  
         
  SEPTEMBER      
1-4 Bournemouth   Sea Front Air Show (inc Red Arrows) [see AIC M071 & M072/2022]  
2-4 Popham   LAA Grass Roots Fly-in [PPR-slots]  
2-4 Conington   BAeA Aerobatic Sport & Int Nationals [see AIC Y028/2022]  
2-4 Chatsworth House   Country Fair (inc Air Show & Balloons)  
2-4 Foxlands Farm, Cosby, Leics   Victory Show  
3 Foxlands Farm, Cosby, Leics   Victory Show Threshold Evening Photoshoot  
3 Old Sarum   BDAC Record Breakers Event  
3 Elvington   Yorkshire Air Museum Open Cockpit Day  
3-4 Headcorn   Southern Model Show  
3-25 Several throughout Wales   Heritage Open Doors  
3-25 Several throughout Scotland   Heritage Doors Open Days  
4 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Steam & Vintage Air Show [PPR] [see AIC Y001/2022 & M018/22]  
5 Largs   Viking Festival inc Small Sea Front Air Show  
7-8 Excel, London   Helitech Trade Show  
7-10 Doncaster   Horse Races St Leger Meeting  
8 Guernsey - St Peter Port   Guernsey BoB Sea Front Air Show (inc Red Arrows)  
8 Jersey - St Aubyns Bay   Jersey BoB Sea Front Air Show (inc Red Arrows)  
8-21 Several Throughout London   London Heritage Open House Days  
9-11 Alderney   Alderney FC Fly-in  
9-12 Longleat House   Sky Safari Balloon Festival  
9-18 Many Throughout England   Heritage Open Days  
10 Abingdon   Air & Country Show  
10 Bodmin   LAA Cornwall Strut Fly-in [PPR] [PPR] 01208-821419/
[info] 01752-406660/ 07805-805679
10 Wolverhampton - Halfpenny Green   VPAC Vintage Piper Fly-in  
10 Old Warden   DH Moth Club Gathering Of Moths [see AIC Y001/2022]  
10 Newark   Air Museum Aeroboot Sale  
10 Sywell   Young Aviators Day  
10-11 Duxford   IWM Battle Of Britain Air Show [pre book]  
10-11 Portrush, NI   Sea Front Air Show (inc Red Arrows 10) [see AIC M072/2022]  
10-11 North Coates   Autumn Fly-in 01482-388850
10-11 Hinderclay Meadow   Suffolk Soaring Fly-in [PPR] 07485-072155
10-18 West Raynham   Heritage Control Tower Open Days  
11 Popham   Auster Fly-in 01256-397733
11 Newcastle to South Shields   Great North Run (inc Red Arrows flypast) [see AIC M072/2022]  
15 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Heritage Free Open Day [pre-register]  
15-16 Sandown   Gyro Fly-in  
16-18 Goodwood   Racing Circuit Revival Meeting  
17 Rougham   Fly-in & Meet the LAA [PPR]  
17 Sleap   Flyer Magazine Fly-in {PPR}  
17 Stow Maries   Large Model Air Show  
17 Compton Abbas   Microlight & Light Aircraft Day [PPR]  
17 Sutton Meadows   CMC Microlight Fly-in [PPR}  
17 HMS Sultan, Gosport   Heritage Open Days Instructional Airframe Tours [pre-book]  
17-18 Fenland   BAeA Aerobatic Competition [see AIC Y028/2022]  
17-18 Rougham   North Weald Marshalling Team Fly-in & Meet the LAA 07592-018984
17-18 Weston-Super-Mare   Helicopter Museum Spotters Weekend & Memorabilia Sale  
17-18 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Model Flying Event - Airfield Closed [PPR] [see AIC Y001/2022]  
19-23 Ringmer   Vintage Glider Rally  
23-25 York Racecourse   Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta  
24-25 Sywell   Classic Pistons & Props Show  
24-25 Eshott   RRRA Air Races  
24-25 Sandown   Late Summer Flamping Fly-in  
25 Barton   FOBA Fly-in [PPR]  
25 Elvington   Yorkshire Air Museum Emergency Services Day  
30-Oc 1 Old Warden   RRRA pre-1962 Air Races  
         
  OCTOBER      
1 Compton Abbas   Vintage Saturday Fly-in [PPR]  
2 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show [PPR] [see AIC Y001/2022 & M018/22]  
4 Halfpenny Green   GASCo Safety Evening  
6 Yeovilton   Threshold/Navy Wings Night photoshoot [pre-book]  
6-9 Sleap   BAeA Aerobatics Adv & Unlim. Nationals [see AIC Y028/2022]  
7-9 Fishburn   PRBA Autumn Gold Balloon Meet  
8 Duxford   IWM Flying Finale Air Show [pre book]  
8 St Mawgan   Cornwall Av Museum Threshold Day/Night Photoshoot  
8 Welshpool   VPAC Vintage Piper Fly-in  
9 Coventry   Midland Air Museum Aviation Fair  
9 Bicester   Sunday Scramble & Fly-in [PPR]  
11-12 Defence Academy, Shrivenham   CAA/MAA Post-Season Air Display Symposium  
15 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Night Photography  
20 Met Office, Exeter   GASCo Weather Decision Making For GA Seminar [pre-book] 01634-200203
22 Turweston   LAA AGM  
22 Sywell   Threshold Vintage Night Photoshoot [pre-book]  
22 East & Central London   London Marathon  
29 Elvington   Yorkshire Air Museum Night Photo Shoot  
         
  NOVEMBER      
2 Yeovilton   Threshold FAA Museum Night Photoshoot [pre-book]  
2 Glenrothes   GASCo Safety Evening  
5 Sleap   SAC Bonfire Night Fly-in {PPR}  
11 Henstridge   GASCo Safety Evening  
13 Sleap   SAC Remembrance Sunday {PPR}  
13 Breighton   Remembrance Sunday Service [PPR]  
20 Kempton Park Racecourse   Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair  
         
  DECEMBER      
10 Compton Abbas   Christmas Fly-in [PPR]  
         

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