ROYAL AERO CLUB

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

UNITED KINGDOM

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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 being extended and are likely to apply for several weeks.

Almost all aviation-related events in UK have now been cancelled or postponed throughout May and most of June. Most major public events through to August have also cancelled. As well as flying events, this includes ground events such as aerojumble sales. Also all museums are closed. Other cancellations may have occurred but the organisers have failed to update their websites.

Many smaller airfields were closed and flying ceased. In England only, most were partially reopened from mid May for limited flying, but clubhouses, cafes and spectator facilities remain closed.

         
  2020      
  MAY      
29 Compton Abbas   Evening Fly-in [CANCELLED]  
29-31 Perth   Scottish AC Fly-in & Meet the LAA [POSTPONED] 01738-550055
29-31 Ragley Hall, Alcester   Midlands Air Festival [CANCELLED]  
30 Little Gransden   BAeA Aerobatic Open Club Competition [CANCELLED]  
30-31 Kemble   Great Vintage Flying Weekend [POSTPONED]  
30-31 Beverley   Hull AC Fly-in 01964-544994
30-Jn 12 Isle of Man   IoM TT Motor Cycle Races [CANCELLED]  
31 Stow Maries   Wings & Wheels Show [PPR] [POSTPONED to Sep 6] 01245-329358
31 Fenland   Helicopter Fly-in [CANCELLED]  
         
  JUNE      
3 Swanwick   GASCo/Andark Ditching & Sea Survival Training [pre-book] [POSTPONED]  
5-6 Epsom   Oaks & Derby Horse Races [CANCELLED]  
5-7 Sandown   Spamfield Microlight Fly-in [CANCELLED]  
5-7 Guernsey   Guernsey Air Rally [POSTPONED to Sep 18-20]  
6 Compton Abbas   Vintage Fly-in [CANCELLED]  
6 Shobdon   BRA Gyro Record Attempt Fly-in [CANCELLED]  
6-7 Paignton   English Riviera Sea Front Air Show [CANCELLED]  
6-7 Thruxton   Circuit Car Races Airfield Closed [CANCELLED]  
6-7 Sleap   BAeA Aerobatic Competition [CANCELLED]  
7 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Flying Festival Air Show [see AIC Y005/2020 & M014/2020] [CANCELLED]  
8-12 Parham   Vintage Glider Rally [CANCELLED]  
11-13 Wycombe - Booker   Aero Expo & Heli UK Expo Tradeshow [pre-register] [CANCELLED]  
12 Sturgate   Lincs AC Summer Fly-in  
12-14 Newark   Retro Festival inc Airshow [CANCELLED]  
13 London - Buckingham Palace   Queen's Birthday Fly Past @ 1300 [CANCELLED]  
13 Sywell   BAeA/RAFFCA Members Aerobatic Competition [POSTPONED to Sep 12 at Leicester]  
13 Breighton   VPAC Vintage Piper Fly-in [PPR] [CANCELLED] 01757-288987
13-21 Husbands Bosworth   BGA Gliding Competition [POSTPONED to Aug 22-30]  
14 Cosford   RAF Air Show [CANCELLED]  
14 Old Buckenham   Wings & Wheels Show [PPR] [CANCELLED]  
14 Popham   Bristell & Sport Cruiser Fly-in 01256-397733
14 Old Warden   Closed for Private Event [see AIC Y005/2020]  
16-20 Ascot   Royal Ascot Horse Race Meeting [CANCELLED]  
18-21 Sywell   BAeA Aerobatic Adv & Unl Nat Ch'ships [CANCELLED]  
19-21 Weston Park, Shifnal   Model Air Show [POSTPONED to Oct 16-18]  
19-26 Camphill   Vintage Glider Rally [CANCELLED]  
20 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Evening Air Show [see AIC Y005/2020 & M014/2020] [CANCELLED]  
20 Newcastle, Co Down NI   Seafront Festival Of Flight [CANCELLED]  
20 Sutton Meadows   Cambs MC Microlight Fly-in  
20-21 Turweston   Air Britain Classic Fly-in [CANCELLED] 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
20-21 Haverfordwest   RRRA Handicap Race  
21 Compton Abbas   Flyer Magazine Fly-in  
21 Priory Farm, nr Tibenham   Fathers Day Fly-in [PPR] [CANCELLED] 07799-695144
21 Fenland   Fathers Day Fly-in  
21 Halfpenny Green   Project Propeller WW2 Aircrew Event [CANCELLED]  
21 Bicester   Sunday Scramble Classic Cars [rescheduled from Apr 26]  
21 Wellesbourne   Wings & Wheels Show [CANCELLED]  
26 Compton Abbas   Evening Fly-in  
26 Headcorn   Armed Forces Day  
27 Scarborough   Armed Forces Day National Event [CANCELLED]  
27 Stow Maries   Armed Forcees Day Event [CANCELLED] 01245-329358
27 Sandown   Bader Braves Charity Event [POSTPONED to Oct 3]  
27-28 Several venues   Armed Forces Day Events  
27-28 Heveningham Hall   Country Fair inc Air Show & Fly-in [PPR] [CANCELLED]  
27-28 Headcorn   Battle of Britain Air Show  
27-28 Breighton   VAC Fly-in [PPR] [CANCELLED] 01757-288987
27-28 Weston-Super-Mare   Sea Front Air Festival [CANCELLED]  
27-28 Lamb Holm   Orkney Fly-in [PPR] 07803-088938 / 01856-781310
27-28 Thruxton   Circuit Car Races Airfield Closed [CANCELLED]  
27-Jy 5 Shenington   BGA Gliding Competition  
27-Jy 5 Nympsfield   BGA Gliding Competition  
         
  JULY      
1-5 Henley   Royal Rowing Regatta [CANCELLED]  
4 Barton - City   FOBA Fly-in [PPR] 0161-789-1362
4 Compton Abbas   Vintage Fly-in  
4 Blenheim Palace   Battle Proms Concert [CANCELLED]  
4 Stow Maries   Strings & Wings Concert [CANCELLED] 01245-329358
4-5 Swansea Bay   Welsh National Sea Front Air Show [CANCELLED]  
4-5 Shobdon   Food & Flying Festival [PPR] [CANCELLED]  
4-5 Halfpenny Green   BMAA Microlight Competition  
4-12 Bidford   BGA Gliding Competition  
5 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Military Air Show [see AIC Y005/2020 & M014/2020]  
9-11 Newmarket   Horse Race July Meeting  
9-12 Goodwood   Festival of Speed [POSTPONED]  
10 Weston Super Mare   Helicopter Museum Behind The Scenes Spotters Event  
10-12 Saltby   BAeA Glider Aerobatic Competition  
11 Yeovilton   Royal Navy FAA Air Show [CANCELLED]  
11 Boxted   LAA Suffolk Coastal Stut Fly-in [PPR by air & road] 07391-858557
11 Burleigh House   Battle Proms Concert [CANCELLED]  
11 Middle Wallop   Army Flying Museum Wings & Wheels Event [PPR] [CANCELLED]  
11-12. Duxford   Flying Legends Air Show [CANCELLED]  
11-19 Booker   BGA Gliding Competition  
11-19 t.b.a.   BHPFC Icarus Cup Human-Powered Flight 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 [CANCELLED]  
17-19 Fairford   RIAT Military Display [CANCELLED] 01285-713300
17-19 Silverstone   Car Race F1 British Grand Prix 1 [NO SPECTATORS]  
18 Fenland   BBQ Fly-in  
18 Firs Farm, Newbury   Bring Your Own Sausages Fly-in & BBQ [PPR by air & road] 07976-262833
18 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Evening Air Show & LAA Garden Party [see AIC Y005/2020 & M014/2020]  
18 Kilkeel, Co Down NI   Fly-in  
18 Hatfield House   Battle Proms Concert [CANCELLED]  
18-19 Bodmin   VAC Fly-in [CANCELLED] 01752-406660
18-19 Beverley   Hull AC Fly-in 01964-544994
18-19 Sandown   RRRA Handicap Race  
18-19 Stow Maries   Stow At War Show [PPR] 01245-329358
18-26 Husbands Bosworth   BGA Gliding Competition  
19 Newtownards, NI   Ulster FC Open Day & Fly-in
20-24 Farnborough   SBAC Air Show [Public 24] [CANCELLED]  
20-26 Mall Galleries, London   GAVA Aviation Art Exhibition [CANCELLED] 01252-302233
23-26 Goodwood   Balloon Event (Nightglows 24-25) [CANCELLED]  
24-26 Sunderland   Seafront Air Show [CANCELLED]  
24-26 Enstone   BMAA SSDR Rally  
24-26 Silverstone   Car Race F1 British Grand Prix 2 [NO SPECTATORS]  
25 East Fortune   Scotland National Air Show [CANCELLED]  
25-26 North Coates   Wings & Wheels Event 01472-388850
25-26 Fenland   BAeA Aerobatic Competition  
25-26 Breighton   Fly-in & Hangar Party [PPR] 01757-288987
25-26 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Model Flying Event Airfield Closed [see AIC Y005/2020]  
25-26 Thruxton   Circuit Car Races Airfield Closed  
25-Au 2 Bicester   BGA Gliding Competition  
26 Goodwood   Aerodrome Open Day [CANCELLED]  
26 Compton Abbas   Piper PA28 60th Anniv Fly-in  
28-Au 1 Goodwood   Horse Racing Festival  
31 Compton Abbas   Evening Fly-in  
31-Au 2 Silverstone   Classic Car Races [CANCELLED]  
         
  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]  
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 [see AIC Y005/2020 & M014/2020]  
2 Lundy Island   Lundy Fly-in [PPR essential] [POSTPONED] 01752-406660/ 07805-805679
2-8 Sutton Bank   BGA Gliding Competition  
5 Popham   Starlight Childrens Charity Event (closed to other aircraft) [CANCELLED] 01256-397733
6-9 Ashton Court   Bristol Balloon Fiesta  
7-9 Newbury   Retro Festival inc Airshow [CANCELLED]  
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] 0161-789-1362
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 [CANCELLED]  
15-16 <several>   VJ Day 75th Anniv Commem Events (including postponed VE-daty events)  
15 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Flying Proms [see AIC Y005/2020 & M014/2020]  
15 Popham   Aero/Auto Jumble Classic Vehicles & Fly-in [rescheduled from May 10] 01256-397733
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]  
16 Fenland   Wings & Wheels Show [CANCELLED]  
16 Weston Super Mare   Helicopter Museum World Helicopter Day Event  
16 Barton - City   World Helicopter Day Heli Fly-in [PPR] 0161-789-1362
16 Chard   Historic Helicopters WHD Open Day  
18 Biggin Hill   Battle of Britain 80th Anniv Event [CANCELLED]  
20-22 Conington   BAeA Aerobatic Sport & Inter Nat Ch'ships  
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  
22-23 Sandown   Battle of Britain Event & Vintage Fly-in  
22-23 Thruxton   Circuit Car Races Airfield Closed  
22-30 Husbands Bosworth   BGA Gliding Competition [rescheduled from Jun 13-21]  
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 [CANCELLED]  
28 Compton Abbas   Evening Fly-in  
28-30 Silverstone   Motor Cycle Grand Prix  
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 Little Gransden   Charity Air & Car Show [CANCELLED]  
30 Bruntingthorpe   Cold War Jets Open Day (t.b.c.)  
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] 01280-846786
4-6 Ayr   Scottish Int. Sea Front Air Show [CANCELLED]  
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 RAFCCA Members Aerobatic 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  
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]  
12-19 Long Mynd   Vintage Glider Rally [rescheduled from May 23-30]  
17 Cambridge Airport   GASCo Safety Evening  
18-20 Guernsey   Guernsey Air Rally [rescheduled from Jun 5-7]  
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] 07592-018984
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  
25-27 Middle Wallop   Museum of Army Flying Spitfire Weekend  
26-27 Alderney   RRRA Handicap Race  
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        
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 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 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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