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 aviation 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, air shows, 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, Sandown, Goodwood, Headcorn, Sywell and Barton.


Do not bulk copy information from here onto other websites.
Instead, please provide a link from your site.
If you re-publish information from this list in magazines, please give
a credit to David Wise and the
http://events.royalaeroclub.org web-site.
David Wise 2024


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NEW U.K. IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR GENERAL AVIATION

Revised regulations for crew and passengers on all general aviation flights entering or leaving UK, were introduced on 6 April 2024.

This requires lists of all persons on board such flights to be notified in advance using the UK government internet website or approved alternative software. Other previous ways of notification have ceased. See

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2024/470/contents/made


GASCo have resumed their programme of Seminars and Safety Presentation Evenings. 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
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/
These will be included below when announced. All are subject to amendment.
Also there are some other private performances at unpublicised military venues.


Since Covid, GA flying has resumed as well as gliding and parachuting, though some airfields still have retained restrictions on spectators and casual visitors by road.

Several larger air shows and events are booking-in-advance only for spectators.

Many events are subject to restrictions both before and after, and are PPR.

ALWAYS CHECK BEFORE SETTING OUT

  2024      
  MAY      
24-26 Manston   LAA Kent Strut Fly-in [PPR]  
24-27 Wingland, Lincs   Wingland Wacky Weekend 1  
25 Perth   VPAC Vintage Piper Fly-in [PPR]  
25-26 Old Warden   Shuttleworth D-Day Dakotas  
25 & 27 East Kirkby   Lincs AHC Museum Lanc, Tanks & Military Machines Show (inc BBMF)  
25-27 Sandown   Spamfield Microlight Fly-in  
25-27 Newton Abbott   Devon Balloon Festval  
25-31 Usk   Vintage Glider Club Narional Rally  
25-Jn 2 Lasham   Gliding Competition - 18m & Multi-Seat Nationals  
26 Henstridge   LAA Wessex Strut Fly-in [PPR] [POSTPONED to Sep 1}  
26 Stow Maries   Wings & Wheels Show [Pre-book]  
26 Kirkbride   Open Day & Fly-in [PPR]  
26 Kingston Deverill   BWND Gliding Club Open Day  
27-Jn 8 Isle of Man   IoM TT MotorBike Races {inc Red Arrows Jn 7} [see AIC M029/2024 & Y057/2024]  
30 Enstone   GASCo Safety Evening  
31-Jn 1 Epsom   Horse Racing - Derby Meeting  
31-Jn 2 Ragley Hall, Alcester   Midlands Air Festival {inc Red Arrows & BBMF} [see AIC M070/2024]  
31-Jn 2 North Weald   D-Day 80th Embarkation Re-enactments [Pre-book]  
31-Jn 2 Glenforsa   Mull Fly-in [PPR]  
         
  JUNE      
1 Halfpenny Green >Leicester [CHANGE VENUE]   BRA Record-Breaker Gyro Fly-in [PPR]  
1 Market Harborough Showground   Big Family Day Out inc Airshow  
1 Turweston   LAA HQ Open Day  
1-2 Duxford   IWM D-Day 80th Summer Air Show {inc Red Arrows 2 & BBMF}[pre-book] [see AIC M013/2024]  
1-2 Paignton   English Riviera Seafront Airshow {inc Red Arrows 1 & BBMF} [see AIC M032/2024]  
1-2 Compton Abbas   BAeA Aerobatic Competitions [see AIC Y033/2024]  
2 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Military Weekend Air Show [PPR] [see AIC Y002/2024 & M010/2024]  
2 Popham   Jodel Fly-in  
3-4 Norfolk-Cranwell-Waddington   King's Birthday Fly-Past Rehearsals [see AIC M048/2024]  
5 Portsmouth - Southsea Common   D-Day 80th Nat Commem {inc BBMF & Flypast with Red Arrows} [see AIC M058/2024]  
5 Upottery   D-Day 80th Embarkation Re-enactments [Pre-book]  
7 Douglas, Isle of Man   IoM TT Motor Cycle Races - Red Arrows Seafront Show @1930  
7-9 Guernsey   50th Guernsey Air Rally  
8 Sywell   VPAC 40th Anniv Vintage Piper Fly-in [PPR]  
8 Stow Maries   Summer Fly-in [PPR]  
8 Oaksey Park   LAA Bristol Strut Fly-in [PPR - no general public road access]  
8-9 Breighton   VAC 60th Birthday Northern Fly-in  
8-9 Old Warden   Shuttleworth/DHMC De Havilland Weekend [PPR] [see AIC Y002/2024]  
8-9 Barton   FOBA Fly-in [PPR]  
8-9 Sellindge Showground   Folkestone & Ashford Military Show  
8-9 Lee-on-Solent   D-Day 80th Anniv Event  
8-9 Goodwood   Bullpupflyers D-Day Anniv Members Fly-in & Pilot Supper  
8-9 Preston Capes   Microlight Competition  
8-9 Carlisle   Carlisle Lake District Fly-in [PPR]  
8-9 Thruxton   Circuit Car Races - Airfield Closed  
9 Cosford   RAF Air Show {inc Red Arrows & BBMF} [see AIC M040/2024]  
10 East Kirkby   Lincs AHC Museum Mosquito Photo Day  
13 Guernsey   Battle Of Britain Seafront Airshow (1045-1315) {inc Red Arrows & BBMF}  
13 Popham   Evening BBQ Fly-in [PPR]  
13-15 Sywell   Aero Expo [CANCELLED]  
13-16 Caerwys, Flint   Parafest - Foot-launch & Sub-70 Trikes Festival & Trade Show [pre-book]  
14 Boscombe Down   Threshold QinetiQ Fleet Photocall [pre-book]  
14-15 St Michaels, Preston   NWMAC Microlight Wings & Wheels [PPR]  
14-16 Leicester   BAeA Aerobatic Competitions [see AIC Y033/2024]  
14-16 Weston Park, Shifnal   International Model Show  
15 Suffolk-Essex-Buckingham Palace+   Trooping the Colour RAF Fly-Past (at 1300) [see AIC M049/2024]  
15 Bodmin   Military Wings & Wheels Event [PPR]  
15 Sleap   Helicopter Fly-in [PPR]  
15 Blackbushe   Air Day Fly-in [PPR]  
15 Longside   Buchan AC Fly-in & BBQ [PPR]  
15 Kilkeel - Derryogue, NI   Mourne FC Fly-in & BBQ [PPR] [moved from 20 July]  
15-16 Headcorn   Stampe Club International Fly-in  
15-16 Compton Abbas   Land Rovers & Aircraft [PPR]  
15-23 Aston Down   Gliding Competition - 15m & Standard & Open Nationals  
16 Priory Farm, Tibenham   PFA Fathers' Day Fly-in & BBQ [PPR]  
17-21 Parham   Vintage Glider Club Jose Weiss Anniv Rally  
18-22 Ascot   Horse Racing - Royal Ascot Meeting [see AIC M042/2024 & Y044/2024]  
18-23 Manston   British Open Paramotor Ch'ships  
19-23 East Cowes   IoW Music Festival (with helipad) [see AIC M052/2024]  
21-22 Worcester Racecourse   Worcester Balloon Festival  
21-23 Draycot   Draycot Fly-in  
21-26 Camphill   Vintage Glider Club Rally  
22 Farway Common   LAA Devon Strut Fly-in [PPR]  
22 Shobdon   HAC Airfest Open Day & Fly-in  
22-23 Sywell   Sywell Air Show {inc BBMF & Red Arrows 23} [see AIC M031/2024]  
22-23 Easter   Summer Fly-in [PPR]  
22-23 Thruxton   Circuit Car Races - Airfield Closed  
22-23 Goodwood / Bracklesham Bay   RRRA Air Time Trial Race [see AIC M063/2024]  
22-30 Bidford   Gliding Competition - Regionals  
23 Sherburn   GASCo Safety Evening  
28-30 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Int'l Fly-in & Evening Airshow (28) Festival Of Flight Air Show (29-30) [PPR]
{inc BBMF & Red Arrows 29
} [see AIC Y002/2024 & M010/2024]
 
28-30 Cleethorpes   Sea Front - NE Lincs Armed Forces Days {inc BBF & Red Arrows 29}  
28-30 Carmarthen Showground   Wales Balloon Festival  
29 Scarborough   Sea Front - Armed Forces Day [see AIC M051/2024]  
29 Plymouth   Sea Front - Armed Forces Day  
29 Middlezoy   Fly-in [PPR] (t.b.c.)  
29 Little Gransden   BAeA Aerobatic Competitions  
29-30 Heveningham Hall   Country Fair including Air Show  
30 Folkestone   Sea Front - Armed Forces Day {inc BBMF & Red Arrows} [see AIC M063/2024]  
30 Ryde   Sea Front - Armed Forces Day {inc BBMF & Red Arrows} [see AIC M071/2024]  
30 Weston-Super-Mare   Helicopter Museum American Open Cockpit Day  
30 Popham   Jaguar Drivers Club Meeting & Fly Day  
         
  JULY      
1-31 everywhere UK   YES Charity Young Aviators Flying Month  
2-7 Henley-on-Thames   Royal Rowing Regatta  
5-6 Church Fenton, Leeds East   Private Flyer & Elite Lifestyle Showcase (PPR slots)  
5-7 Headcorn   BoB Air Show {pre-book} {inc Red Arrows 5 & BBMF 7} [see AIC M043/2024]  
5-7 Silverstone   Car Racing F1 Grand Prix {inc BBMF 6 & Red Arrows 7} [see AIC M046/2024]  
6 Teignmouth   Sea Front Air Show {inc BBMF & Red Arrows} [see AIC M064/2024]  
6 Northrepps   VPAC Vintage Piper Fly-in [PPR]  
6 Monewden   LAA East Suffolk Strut Spirit of Boxted Fly-in [PPR by air only - no public road access]  
6 East Kirkby   Lincs AHC Museum Summer Fly-in [PPR]  
6 Blenheim Palace   Battle Proms Concert  
6 Capel, Surrey   Capel Military Show  
6-7 Swansea Bay   Wales National Sea Front Air Show {inc Red Arrows 6 & BBMF} [see AIC M034/2024]  
6-7 Thruxton   Circuit Truck Races - Airfield Closed  
6-14 Shenington   Gliding Competition - Regionals  
7 Caernarfon   Caernarfon Fly-in [PPR]  
10-14 Sywell   BAeA - Aerobatic Open & National Adv & Ultd Ch'ships [see AIC Y033/2024]  
11-14 Goodwood   Festival Of Speed {inc Red Arrows 11,12}  
12-14 Sleap   Sleapkosh Fly-in & Party & Evening Airshow [PPR. By air only - no public road access]  
12-14 Saltby   BAeA Glider Aerobatic Competitions [see AIC Y033/2024]  
12-14 Tynedale, Corbridge   Northumberland Balloon Festival  
13 Middle Wallop   MAF Wallop Wheels & Wings Show  
13 Breighton   Summer Fly-in & BBQ  
13 Westonzoyland   WZ Flying Club Fly-in [PPR]  
13 Burleigh House   Battle Proms Concert  
13 Concorde Conf Cen, Manchester Airport   Pilot Careers Exhibition [pre-book]  
13 Chelsfield   Village Fair Inc Air Show  
13-14 Southport   Sea Front Air Show {inc Red Arrows & BBMF} [see AIC M036/2024]  
13-14 Rufforth East   Microlight Flexwing Fly-in  
14 Weston-Super-Mare   Helicopter Museum Scale Model Show  
18 Popham   Evening BBQ Fly-in [PPR]  
18 Sutton Bank   GASCo/YGC Safety Evening  
19-20 Town Fields, Doncaster   Doncaster Balloon Festival  
19-21 Fairford   Royal Int. Air Tattoo {inc Red Arrows & BBMF}  
19-21 Henley on Thames   Traditional Boat Festival with Airshow  
20 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show [PPR] [see AIC Y002/2024 & M010/2024]  
20 Bodmin   Ladies Day Fly-in [PPR]  
20 Branscombe   LAA Devon Strut Fly-in [PPR]  
20 Leicester   Auster & Beagle Fly-in  
20 Kilkeel - Derryogue, NI   Mourne FC Fly-in [MOVED to 15 June]  
20 Hatfield House   Battle Proms Concert  
20-21 North Coates   Wings & Wheels Event [PPR]  
20-21 Sandown   1940s Weekend  
20-21 Fishburn   RRRA Air Race  
20-21 Barton   90s Music Festival on Airfield  
20-21 Newbury Showground   Big Family Weekender inc Airshow  
20-28 Dunstable   Gliding Competition - Regionals  
21 Popham   VW Vehicles Charity Meet  
22-26 Farnborough   SBAC Trade Air Show {inc Red Arrow Flypast 22} [from 15 Jy - see AIC M066/2024]  
26 Duxford   IWM Flying Days - The Americans [pre-book] [see AIC M013/2024]  
26 Peterhead   Scottish Week Air Show [t.b.c.]  
27 Kenyon Hall   Lancs AC & LAA NW Strut Summer Fly-in [PPR]  
27 Fenland   Aerobatics Open Day  
27-28 Stow Maries   WW-1 Living History Weekend  
27-28 Old Buckenham   Old Buck Air Show [see AIC M038/2024]  
27-28 Popham   Bristell & SportCruiser Fly-in  
27-28 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Model Flying Event [Closed to Full-size Aircraft] [see AIC Y002/2024]  
27-28 Manchester Visitor Park   TAS Manchester Aviation Memorabilia Fair  
27-Au 2 Cowes   Cowes Week Yacht Races  
27-Au 3 Deenethorpe   FAI World Microlight Ch'ships [PPR]  
27-Au 3 Swanage   Carnival Week inc Sea Front Air Show  
27-Au 4 Husbands Bosworth   Gliding Competition - Challenge Cup  
30-Au 3 Goodwood Racecourse   Horse Racing Goodwood Festival  
         
  AUGUST      
2-4 Silverstone   Motorbike Racing Grand Prix  
2-4 Breighton   BAeA Aerobatic Competitions [see AIC Y033/2024]  
3 East Kirkby   Lincs AHC Museum Air Show  
3 Highclere Castle   Battle Proms Concert  
3 Dunkeswell   LAA Devon Strut Fly-in [PPR]  
3-10 Manston   FAI World Paramotor Endurance Ch'ships (arrivals from 29 Jy)  
3-11 Nympsfield   Gliding Competition -Club Class Nationals  
4 Lundy   Lundy Fly-in [PPR essential]  
4 Newtownards, NI   Ulster FC Open Day & Fly-in [PPR]  
6 Popham   Hon Company of Air Pilots Picnic  
8-11 Ashton Court   Bristol Balloon Fiesta  
9 Turweston   DHMC Gathering of Moths  
9-11 East Fortune   LAA East of Scotland Strut & Museum Fly-in [PPR 07710-547338]  
9-11 Newbury   Retro Festival inc Airshow  
9-11 Thruxton   Circuit Motorcycle Races - Airfield Closed  
10 Oaksey Park   VPAC Vintage Piper Fly-in [PPR]  
10 Edinburgh   Royal Military Tattoo (Red Arrows Flypast)  
10-11 Compton Abbas   Golden Age of Aviation Air Show {inc BBMF}  
10-11 Blackpool   Sea Front Air Show {ind Red Arrows & BBMF} [see AIC M072/2024]  
10-11 Ardingly Showground   Big Family Weekender inc Airshow  
11 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Family Wekend Air Show [PPR] [see AIC Y002/2024 & M010/2024]  
11 Withernsea   Blue Light Weekend Air Show {inc BBMF}  
11 Popham   Motor Cycle Mega Meet  
15 Popham   Evening BBQ Fly-in [PPR]  
15-18 Eastbourne   Airbourne Sea Front Air Show {inc Red Arrows 15 & BBMF} [see AIC M047/2024]  
16-18 Northampton Racecourse   Northampton Balloon Festival  
17 Duxford   IWM Flying Evening [pre-book] [see AIC M013/2024]  
17 Old Warden   VAC 60th Birthday Southern Fly-in [PPR] [see AIC Y002/2024]  
17 Popham   Vans RV Fly-in [PPR]  
17-18 Fenland   RRRA Air Race  
17-18 Leicester   BAeA Aerobatic Competitions [see AIC Y033/2024]  
17-18 Harrowbeer   WW2 Airfield 1940s Commem (No Flying)  
17-23 Cromer   Carnival Week (Sea Front Airshow 21) {inc BBMF}  
17-25 Husbands Bosworth   Gliding Competition - Junior Nationls  
17-25 Lasham   Gliding Competition -Regionals  
18 Stow Maries   Propwash Air Festival  
18 Weston-Super-Mare   Helicopter Museum World Helicopter Day  
18-25 Pocklington   Gliding Competition - Two Seaters  
18-27 Isle of Man   Manx Grand Prix Motorbike Races [see AIC M028/2024]  
19 East Kirkby   Lincs AHC Museum USAAF Mitchell Photo Day  
21 Syerston   RAF Air Training Corps National Camp {inc BBMF}[Not Public]  
21-24 York Racecourse   Horse Racing - Ebor Festival  
22-23 Clacton   Sea Front Air Show {inc BBMF} [see AIC M041/2024]  
23-25 Strathaven   Strathaven Balloon Festival  
23-26 Bolesworth Castle   Cheshire Balloon Fiesta  
24-27 Wingland, Lincs   Wingland Wacky Weekend 2  
24 Henstridge   Wings & Wheels Show  
24 Breighton   G-George Day WW2 Commem Event  
24-25 Henley-on Thames Showground   Big Family Weekender inc Airshow  
24-26 Jersey   Jersey Rally  
24-31 Sutton Bank   Vintage Gider Club Slingsby Rally  
25 Little Gransden   Gransden Air & Car Show {inc BBMF}  
25 Fenland   Wings & Wheels Show  
26 East Kirkby   Lincs AHC Museum Warbirds of WW-2 Event  
29-31 Bournemouth   Sea Front Air Show {inc BBMF} [see AIC M037/2024]  
30-Sp 1 Leicester   LAA National Rally [PPR - slots]  
30-Sp 1 Chatsworth   Country Fair inc Airshow & Balloon {inc BBMF}  
30-Sp 8 Largs   Viking Festival inc Sea Front Airshow  
31 Duxford   IWM Flying Days - 19 Squadron [pre-book] [see AIC M013/2024]  
31 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Flying Proms [PPR] [see AIC Y002/2024 & M010/2024]  
31-Sp 1 North Coates   Summer Flying Meeting [PPR] {MOVED to Sep 7-8}  
         
  SEPTEMBER      
1 Henstridge   LAA Wessex Strut Fly-in [PPR] [rescheduled from May 26}  
1 Sywell   Classic Bus Rally on Airfield  
1 Wold Lodge, Northants   DH Moth Club Members Day in the Country (no public access)  
1-7 Aboyne   Gliding Competition -Mountain Soaring  
5-7 Sleap   BAeA Aerobatic Sport & Int National Ch'ships [see AIC Y033/2024]  
6-7 Ayr   Ayr Show Sea Front Festival of Flight  
6-8 Goodwood Circuit   Revival Meeting  
7 Bodmin   LAA Cornwall Strut Fly-in [PPR]  
7 Skegness   IAC Auster Fly-in  
7 Longside   Buchan AC Fly-in & BBQ [PPR]  
7-8 Portrush, NI   Sea Front Air Show {inc BBMF}  
7-8 North Coates   Summer Flying Meeting [PPR] {moved from Au 31-Sep 1}  
7-8 Popham   Model Show (Closed to Full-size Aircraft]  
7-8 Hereford Racecourse   Balloon Festival  
12 Jersey   Sea Front Air Show {inc BBMF}  
12-15 Doncaster   Horse Races - St Leger Meeting  
12-15 Longleat   Exclusive Cup & Sky Safari Balloon Festival  
14 Sutton Meadows   Cambs Microlight Club Charity Fly-in & BBQ [PPR]  
14-15 Skegness   Auster Club Fly-in  
14-15 Duxford   IWM Battle Of Britain Air Show {inc BBMF} [pre-book] [see AIC M013/2024]  
14-15 Dunstable   BAeA Glider Aerobatic Competitions  
15 Leicester   VPAC Vintage Piper Fly-in [PPR]  
15 Weston-Super-Mare   Helicopter Museum Behind The Scenes Spotters Day  
15 Popham   Auster Club Fly-in  
16-22 Kingston Deverill   Vintage Glider Club Rally  
21 Bradwell   RAF Bradwell Commem. with Seaside Airshow {inc BBMF}  
21-22 Wellesbourne   RRRA Air Race  
21-22 Sywell   Classic Pistons & Props Show  
21-22 Leicester   BAeA Aerobatic Competitions [see AIC Y033/2024]  
21-22 Sandown   Gyro Fly-in  
21-22 Thruxton   Circuit Car Races - Airfield Closed  
22 Weston-Super-Mare   Helicopter Museum Classic Car Rally  
24-25 Excel, London   Helitech Trade Show  
28 East Kirkby   Lincs AHC Museum Bomber County Photo Evening  
28 Coningsby   BBMF Members Day  
28-29 Kemble   Bullpupflyer MacRobertson Melbourne Race Anniv Members Fly-in & Pilot Supper  
         
  OCTOBER      
5 Duxford   IWM Flying Finale Air Show [pre-book] {inc Red Arrows & BBMF} [see AIC M013/2024]  
6 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show [see AIC Y002/2024 & M010/2024]  
12 Stow Maries   Autumn Fly-in [PPR]  
25-26 Compton Abbas   Autumn Vintage Fly-in [PPR]  
26 Old Warden   VAC AGM.  
26 Breighton   Club Halloween Party  
         
  NOVEMBER      
10 Breighton   Remembrance Sunay  
10 Stow Maries   Remembrance Parade [PPR & pre-register by road]  
14 <t.b.a Devon>   GASCo/LAA Devon Strut Safety Evening  
17 Kempton Park Racecourse   Heathrow Air Enthusiasts Fair  
         
  DECEMBER      
         
         
         

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