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.
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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/
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 apply for several months.

Almost all major UK events until late August have cancelled, though some are still scheduled in September. As well as flying events, this includes ground events such as aerojumble sales. Some smaller events such a fly-ins are planning a late decision - always check.

From late March, many smaller airfields were closed and flying ceased. In England only, most were partially reopened from mid May for limited flying (including gliding), while dual training and parachuting were reinstated from early July. Many airfields still do not allow spectators and casual visitors by road.

Several museums and also some airfield cafes in England were reopened from July 4 and more (including Duxford) from August 1, but subject to restrictions, some requiring pre-booking. Check websites or phone them before visiting.

         
  2020      
  JULY      
25-Au 2 Bicester   BGA Gliding Competition [CANCELLED]  
28-Au 1 Goodwood   Horse Racing Festival [NO SPECTATORS]  
31 Compton Abbas   Evening Fly-in  
31-Au 2 Silverstone   Classic Car Races [CANCELLED]  
31-Au 2 Silverstone   Car Race F1 British Grand Prix 1 [NO SPECTATORS]  
         
  AUGUST      
1 Compton Abbas   Vintage Fly-in  
1 East Kirkby   LAHC Museum Air Show [advance booking] [CANCELLED]  
1 Highclere Castle   Battle Proms Concert [CANCELLED]  
1-2 Old Buckenham   Old Buck Air Show [PPR] [CANCELLED]  
1-2 Sywell   Luscombe & Tailwheel Cessna Fly-in [CANCELLED] 07968-980624
1-2 Headcorn   Fire Show  
1-2 Wormingford   BGA Gliding Competition [CANCELLED]  
2 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Drive In Family Air Show [pre-book][see AIC Y005/2020 & M014/2020] [sold out]  
2 Lundy Island   Lundy Fly-in [PPR essential] [reinstated] 01752-406660/ 07805-805679
2-8 Sutton Bank   BGA Gliding Competition [CANCELLED]  
4 Duxford   IWM Showcase Event  
5 Popham   Starlight Childrens Charity Event (closed to other aircraft) [CANCELLED] 01256-397733
6-9 Ashton Court   Bristol Balloon Fiesta [CANCELLED]  
7-9 Newbury   Retro Festival inc Airshow [CANCELLED]  
7-9 Silverstone   Car Race F1 British Grand Prix 2 [NO SPECTATORS]  
7-9 Thruxton   Circuit Car Races Airfield Closed  
8 Ragley Hall   Battle Proms Concert [CANCELLED]  
8-9 Sleap   VAC Fly-in [PPR] 01939-232882
8-9 Blackpool   Sea Front Air Show [CANCELLED]  
8-9 Barton - City   Airfield 70th Anniv Event [PPR] [CANCELLED] 0161-789-1362
8-9 Headcorn   Combined Ops Show  
8-9 Leicester   BAeA Aerobatic Competition inc RVs [CANCELLED]  
8-9 Purleigh nr Maldon   Echoes of History Mil Vehicles & Air Show [CANCELLED]  
8-15 Cowes   Yacht Racing Cowes Week [CANCELLED]  
9 Popham   Motor Cycle Mega Meet & Fly-in [CANCELLED] 01256-397733
8-16 Gransden Lodge   BGA Gliding Competition [CANCELLED]  
8-16 Lasham   BGA Gliding Competition [CANCELLED]  
13-16 Eastbourne   Airbourne Seafront Air Show [CANCELLED]  
15-16 <several>   VJ Day 75th Anniv Commem Events (including postponed VE-day events)  
15 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Drive-in Musical Air Show [pre-book]  
15 Popham   Aero/Auto Jumble Classic Vehicles & Fly-in [rescheduled from May 10][CANCELLED] 01256-397733
15 Fenland   BBQ Fly-in [rescheduled from July 18]  
15-16 Halfpenny Green   Wings & Wheels Event [PPR-pre book] [CANCELLED]  
15-17 Whitby   Regatta inc Air Show [CANCELLED]  
15-21 Cromer   Carnival Week inc Air Show on 19 [CANCELLED]  
15-23 Shenington   BGA Gliding Competition [rescheduled from Jun 27-Jy 3] [CANCELLED]  
16 Fenland   Wings & Wheels Show [CANCELLED]  
16 Weston Super Mare   Helicopter Museum World Helicopter Day Event [CANCELLED]  
16 Barton - City   World Helicopter Day Heli Fly-in [PPR] [CANCELLED] 0161-789-1362
16 Chard   Historic Helicopters WHD Open Day [CANCELLED]  
18 Biggin Hill   Battle of Britain 80th Anniv Event [CANCELLED]  
19 Duxford   IWM Showcase Event  
20-22 Conington   BAeA Aerobatic Sport & Inter Nat Ch'ships [CANCELLED]  
20-23 Bournemouth   Seafront Air Show [CANCELLED]  
21 Old Warden   DH Moth Club Charity Flying Day [see AIC Y005/2020]  
22 Sutton Meadows   Cambs MC Microlight Fly-in  
22-23 Leicester   RRRA Handicap Race Kings Cup [CANCELLED]  
22-23 Sandown   Battle of Britain Event & Vintage Fly-in [PPR]  
22-23 Thruxton   Circuit Car Races Airfield Closed  
22-30 Husbands Bosworth   BGA Gliding Competition [rescheduled from Jun 13-21][CANCELLED]  
22-30 Aston Down   BGA Gliding Competition [CANCELLED]  
22-30 Dunstable   BGA Gliding Competition [CANCELLED]  
22-30 Keevil   BGA Gliding Competition [CANCELLED]  
23-30 Pocklington   BGA Gliding Competition [CANCELLED]  
27-28 Clacton   Seafront Air Show [CANCELLED]  
27-29 Dartmouth   Regatta [CANCELLED]  
28 Compton Abbas   Evening Fly-in  
28-30 Silverstone   Motor Cycle Grand Prix [CANCELLED]  
29 Henstridge   Wings & Wheels Show [CANCELLED]  
29-30 Causeway, Coleraine, NI   Fly-in & BBQ  
29-31 Glenforsa, Mull   Vans RV Fly-in  
29-31 Detling Showground   Military Odyssey Show  
29-31 Barkston Heath   BMFA Model Flying National Championships  
29&31 East Kirkby   LAHC Museum Lanc Tanks & Mil Machines Event
[rescheduled from May 23/25]
 
30 Stoke Golding   Stoke Golding Fly-in [PPR] 07774-225298
30 Little Gransden   Charity Air & Car Show [CANCELLED]  
30 Bruntingthorpe   Cold War Jets Open Day (t.b.c.)  
30 Newtownards, NI   Ulster FC Open Day & Fly-in [rescheduled from Jul 19]  
30 Abingdon   Threshold Aero Pre-Airshow Night Photo-shoot [Pre-book]
[rescheduled from May 16] [CANCELLED]
 
31 Abingdon   Air & Country Show [rescheduled from May 17] [CANCELLED]  
         
  SEPTEMBER      
3-6 Saltby   BAeA Glider Aerobatic Nat Ch'ships  
4-6 Sywell   LAA National Rally & Exhibition [PPR-slots] [CANCELLED] 01280-846786
4-6 Ayr   Scottish Int. Sea Front Air Show [CANCELLED]  
4-6 Chatsworth   Country Fair inc Airshow [CANCELLED]  
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 RAFCCA Members Aerobatic Competition  
5-11 Aboyne   BGA Gliding Competition  
6 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Vintage Air Show [see AIC Y005/2020 & M014/2020]  
6 Popham   Auster Fly-in 01256-397733
6 Sturgate   Lincs AC Autumn Fly-in  
6 Stow Maries   Wings & Wheels Show [PPR] [rescheduled from May 31] 01245-329358
9-12 Doncaster Racecourse   Horse Racing St Leger Meeting  
10 Guernsey   Guernsey Air Show  
10 Jersey   Jersey Air Show  
11-13 Goodwood   Revival Meeting  
11-13 Southport   Sea Front Air Show [CANCELLED]  
11-13 Foxlands Farm, Cosby, Leics   Victory Show  
12 Foxlands Farm, Cosby, Leics   Threshold Aero Night Photo-shoot [Pre-book]  
12 Bodmin   LAA Cornwall Strut Fly-in 01752-406660
12 Perth   ACS Avn Festival of Flight  
12 Sywell   Young Aviators Event [CANCELLED]  
12-13 Sandown   Gyro Fly-in  
12-13 Glenforsa, Mull   Vintage Taildragger Fly-in  
12-13 Beverley   Hull AC Fly-in 01964-544994
12-13 Headcorn   Southern Model Air Show [CANCELLED]  
12-13 Damyns Hall   FSTVL Music Festival - Airfield Closed  
12-19 Long Mynd   Vintage Glider Rally [rescheduled from May 23-30]  
17 Cambridge Airport   GASCo Safety Evening  
18 Duxford   IWM Battle of Britain Prom Concert  
18-20 Guernsey   Guernsey Air Rally [rescheduled from Jun 5-7]  
19-20 Duxford   IWM Battle of Britain Air Show  
19-20 Sywell   Classic Pistons & Props Show  
19-20 Rougham   Museum Open Day & NW Marshalling Team Fly-in [PPR] 07592-018984
19-20 Enstone   BMAA SSDR Rally [rescheduled from Jul 24-26]  
19-20 Barton - City   FOBA Fly-in [PPR] 0161-789-1362
19-20 Weston Super Mare   Helicopter Museum Behind The Scenes Spotters Event  
19-20 Stow Maries   Large Model Show 01245-329358
19-20 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Model Flying Event Airfield Closed [see AIC Y005/2020]  
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 [see AIC Y005/2020]  
25 Compton Abbas   Evening Fly-in  
25 Headcorn   Armed Forces Day [rescheduled from Jun 26]  
25-27 Middle Wallop   Museum of Army Flying Spitfire Weekend  
26-27 Headcorn   Battle of Britain Air Show [rescheduled from Jun 27-28]  
26-27 Alderney   RRRA Handicap Race [CANCELLED]  
27 Popham   Solent Av Soc Fly-in 01256-397733
27 Fenland   Late Summer Pie Fly-in  
27 Compton Abbas   Pooleys Fly-in [PPR with Pooleys]  
           
  OCTOBER        
2-3 Wycombe - Booker   The Elite Lifestyle & Private Flyer Exhibition [rescheduled from May 15-16]  
3 Old Buckenham   Battle of Britain Air Show [PPR]  
3 Compton Abbas   Vintage Fly-in  
3 Sandown   Bader Braves Charity Event [rescheduled from Jun 27]  
3 Duxford   IWM Night Photo-Shoot [Pre-book]  
3 St Mawgan Museum   Threshold Aero Day/Night Photo-shoots [Pre-book]  
4 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show [see AIC Y005/2020 & M014/2020]  
4 Bicester   Sunday Scramble Classic Cars  
4 London East & Central   London Marathon [rescheduled from Apr 26]  
16-18 Goodwood   Motor Circuit Speedweek Event [NO SPECTATORS]  
16-18 Weston Park, Shifnal   Model Air Show [rescheduled from Jun 19-21]  
18 Coventry   MAM Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair 07903-848726
21 Yeovilton   Threshold Aero FAAM Night Photo-shoot [pre-book] [rescheduled from Apr 1]  
31 Turweston   VAC Halloween Fly-in [PPR] 01280-705400
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 Breighton   Remembrance Service [PPR] 01757-288987
8 Sturgate   Lincs AC Pie & Pea Fly-in  
15 Middle Wallop   Army Flying Museum Enthusiasts Fair & Model Show  
21 Hendon   Threshold RAFM Night Photo-shoot [Pre-book]  
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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