Events are always subject to change, rescheduling and cancellation
also some events are subject to
NOTAMs or Information Circulars (AICs)

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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 CAP1724 on Display Pilot Authorisation
Click here for a link to download PDF copies of these CAPs.

For extensive lists of balloon events, see:

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:
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 for several months.

Almost all major UK events have been cancelled. As well as flying events, this includes ground events such as aerojumble sales. Some smaller events such as fly-ins and drive-in airshows with limited attendance have been scheduled, but subject to last minute decisions - always check.

Most smaller airfields have partially reopened for limited flying including dual training, gliding and parachuting, but many still do not allow spectators and casual visitors by road.

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

21 Hendon   Threshold RAFM Night Photo-shoot [Pre-book] [POSTPONED to 6 March]  
22 Kempton Park Racecourse   Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair [CANCELLED] 07903-848726
27-28 Cosford   Threshold RAFM Night Photo-shoot [Pre-book] [POSTPONED to12-13 March]  
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  
1 Bodmin   New Year Fly-in 01752-406660
2-3 Donnington Grove Hotel, Newbury   Icicle Balloon Meet  
15-17 Alexandra Palace, London   Model Engineering Exhibition (inc BMFA) [CANCELLED]  
24 Yeovilton   Threshold FAAM Night Photo-shoot [Pre-book]  
6 Hendon   Threshold RAFM Night Photo-shoot [Pre-book]  
9 Met Office, Exeter   GASCo/Met Office Weather Decision Making For GA Seminar [Pre-Book]  
10-11 Excel, London   Helitech Trade Show  
12-13 Cosford   Threshold RAFM Night Photo-shoot [Pre-book]  
16-19 Cheltenham   Horse Racing Festival  
20 St Mawgan   Threshold Cornwall Av Museum Photo-shoot [Pre-book]  
26-27 Church Fenton   Leeds East Private Flyer Exhibition  
27 Perth   ACS Avn Festival of Flight  
27 St Athan   Threshold S Wales Av Museum Night Photo-shoot [Pre-book]  
27-28 Weston Super Mare   Helicopter Museum World At War Event  
3 Putney to Mortlake   Boat Race  
8-10 Aintree   Grand National Horse Race Meeting  
17 Blackpool   Threshold Hangar 42 Spit & Hurri Photo-shoot [Pre-book]  
18 Henstridge   LAA Wessex Strut Fly-in [PPR] 01963-364231
18 K2 Centre, Crawley   Gatwick Air Enthusiasts Fair 01403-252628
1-2 Popham   Microlight Trade Fair 01256-397733
3 Popham   Classic Cars & Vintage Fly-in 01256-397733
5-9 Badminton   Eventing - Badminton Horse Trials  
8 Bodmin   Ladies Day Fly-in 01752-406660
8-9 Popham   Model Air Show [closed to full-size aircraft] 01256-397733
14-15 Wycombe - Booker   The Elite Lifestyle & Private Flyer Exhibition  
15 Sywell   Europa Club Fly-in, AGM & Dinner  
22-31 Sywell start/finish   LAA UK Tour (nightstops Headcorn-Bodmin-
Barton-Glenforsa-Perth *3-Breighton)
29-30 Damyns Hall   FSTVL Music Festival - Airfield Closed  
30-Jn 11 Isle of Man   IoM TT Motor Cycle Races  
4-6 Ragley Hall, Alcester   Midlands Air Festival  
5 Bodmin   Action Stations Military Wings & Wheels 01752-406660
10-12 Wycombe - Booker   Aero Expo & Heli UK Expo Tradeshow [pre-register]  
11 Abingdon   Threshold Pre Airshow Dusk Photo-shoot [Pre-book]  
11-13 Newark   Retro Festival inc Airshow  
12 Abingdon   Air & Country Show [pre book]  
18-20 Weston Park, Shifnal   Model Air Show  
25-27 Headcorn   Battle of Britain Air Show  
3-4 Bodmin   Aerobatic Competition 07803-128000
3-4 Swansea Bay   Welsh National Sea Front Air Show  
3-4 Southport   Sea Front Air Show  
11-18 Sandwich   Open Golf Ch'ships  
16-18 Fairford   RIAT Military Display 01285-713300
17 Firs Farm, Newbury   Bring your own sausages Fly-in & BBQ [PPR by air & road]  
24-25 Bodmin   VAC Fly-in & Poetry & Music 01752-406660
30-Au 1 Old Buckenham   Old Buck Air Show  
31-Au 1 Headcorn   Fire Show  
31-Au 7 Cowes   Yacht Racing Cowes Week  
1 Lundy Island   Lundy Fly-in [PPR essential] 01752-406660/ 07805-805679
7 East Kirkby   LAHC Museum Air Show [advance booking]  
7-8 Blackpool   Sea Front Air Show  
7-8 Purleigh nr Maldon   Echoes of History Mil Vehicles & Air Show  
7-8 Headcorn   Combined Ops Show  
8 Popham   Motorcycle Magameet 01256-397733
12-15 Eastbourne   Airbourne Seafront Air Show  
14-15 Halfpenny Green   Wings & Wheels Event [PPR-pre book]  
14-15 Harrowbeer   80th Anniversary Event 01752-406660
21-22 Headcorn   Southern Model Show  
26-27 Clacton   Seafront Air Show  
28-29 Rhyl   Sea Front Air Show  
3-5 Sywell   LAA National Rally & Exhibition [PPR-slots] 01280-846786
3-5 Chatsworth   Country Fair inc Airshow  
3-5 Foxlands Farm, Cosby, Leics   Victory Show  
9 Guernsey   Guernsey Air Show  
9 Jersey   Jersey Air Show  
11 Bodmin   LAA Cornwall Strut Fly-in 01752-406660

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