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)


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:
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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 and Barton.

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Instead, please provide a link from your site.
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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
hot air balloon events festival list (not updated for 2021 or 22)

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:
These will be included below when announced. All are subject to amendment.
Also there are some other private performances at unpublicised military venues.

Though largely in abeyance at present in the UK, some Covid restrictions are likely to continue, and there is always the possibility of a recurrence triggering reimposition.

GA flying has resumed as well as gliding and parachuting, though some airfields still have 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.

1 Bodmin   New Year Fly-in [PPR]  
6-7 Donnington Grove Hotel, Newbury   Icicle Refrozen Balloon Meet  
16 Compton Abbas   GASCo Safety Evening  
22-23 Chesford, Kenilworth   BMAA Instructor Seminar  
7 Westonzoyland   GASCo Safety Evening  
10 Woodford   Threshold Avro Museum Vulcan+ Night Photoshoot  
17 St Athan   Threshold South Wales Museum Night Photoshoot  
19 Sandbach   GASCo Safety Evening  
19 Pennine Soaring Club, Chorley area   GASCo Safety Evening  
21 White Waltham   GASCo Safety Evening  
22 Cobtree, Maidstone   LAA Kent Strut GASCo Safety Evening  
24-25 Manchester Visitor Park   TAS Manchester Aviation Memorabilia Fair  
12-15 Cheltenham   Horse Racing Cheltenham Festival  
20 Salmesbury   GASCo Safety Evening  
24 Weston-Super-Mare   Helicopter Museum Behind-The Scenes Spotters Day  
24 Kempton Park Racecourse   Heathrow Air Enthusiasts Fair  
30 Putney to Mortlake   Ox/Cam Boat Race  
8 Welshpool   GASCo Safety Evening  
11-13 Aintree   Horse Racing - Grand National  
13-14 Goodwood Circuit   Members Meeting  
20 Sofitel T5 Heathrow   Pilot Careers Exhibition [pre-book]  
20-21 Weston-Super-Mare   Helicopter Museum Military History Weekend  
21 K2, Crawley   Threshold Gatwick Aviation Fair  
27 Turweston   VAC Spring Fly-in  
27 Pidley, Huntingdon   BBM&L Vintage Balloon Inflation Day  
3-5 Newmarket   Horse Racing - Guineas Festival  
4 Old Sarum   BDAC Museum Aerojumble  
4 Thruxton   Circuit Car Races - Airfield Closed  
4-5 Popham   Microlight Trade Show & BMAA AGM  
5 Duxford   IWM Flying Days - VE Day [pre-book]  
4-5 Popham   Classic Car Show  
8-12 Badminton   Eventing - Badminton Horse Trials  
9 Goodwood   GASCo Safety Evening  
12 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Best Of British Air Show [PPR]  
16-19 Oban   Grumman OPA Europe Members Fly-n  
17-18 Booker-Wycombe   Private Flyer Fest South  
18 Abingdon   Air & Country Show  
18 Thruxton   Circuit Car Races - Airfield Closed  
18-19 Bodmin   VAC Fly-in [PPR]  
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]  
27-Jn 8 Isle of Man   IoM TT Motor Cycle Races  
31-Jn 2 Ragley Hall, Alcester   Midlands Air Festival  
31-Jn 2 North Weald   D-Day 80th Embarkation Re-enactments  
1-2 Duxford   IWM D-Day 80th Summer Air Show [pre-book]  
1-2 Paignton   English Riviera Seafront Airshow  
2 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Military Weekend Air Show [PPR]  
5 Upottery   D-Day 80th Embarkation Re-enactments  
7-9 Guernsey   50th Guernsey Air Rally  
8-9 Breighton   VAC 60th Birthday Northern Fly-in  
8-9 Thruxton   Circuit Car Races - Airfield Closed  
9 Cosford   RAF Air Show  
13 Guernsey   Battle Of Britain Seafront Airshow (1045-1315)  
13-15 Sywell   Aero Expo  
14-16 Weston Park, Shifnal   International Model Show  
15 Bodmin   Military Wings & Wheels Event [PPR  
15-23 Aston Down   Gliding Competition - 15M & Standard & Open Nationals  
18-22 Ascot   Horse Racing - Royal Ascot Meeting  
21-23 Draycot   Draycot Fly-in  
22-23 Thruxton   Circuit Car Races - Airfield Closed  
22-30 Bidford   Gliding Competition - Regionals  
28-30 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Int'l Fly-in (28) & Festival Of Flight Air Show (29-30) [PPR]  
28-30 Cleethorpes   NE Lincs Armed Forces Day  
29-30 Heveningham Hall   Country Fair including Air Show  
30 Weston-Super-Mare   Helicopter Museum American Open Cockpit Day  
1-31 everywhere   YES Charity Young Aviatiors Flying Month  
2-7 Henley-on-Thames   Royal Rowing Rgatta  
4-7 Silverstone   Car Racing F1 Grand Prix  
5-6 Church Fenton Leeds East   Private Flyer & Elite Lifestyle Showcase (PPR slots)  
5-7 Teignmouth   Sea Front Air Show (t.b.c.)  
6 Blenheim Palace   Battle Proms Concert  
6-7 Swansea Bay   Wales National Sea Front Air Show  
6 Capel, Surrey   Capel Military Show  
6-7 Thruxton   CircuitTruck Races - Airfield Closed  
6-14 Shenington   Gliding Competition - Regionals  
11-14 Goodwood   Festival Of Speed  
12-14 Sleap   Sleapkosh Fly-in & Party & Evening Airshow [PPR by air only - no road access]  
13 Middle Wallop   MAF Wallop Wheels & Wings Show  
13 Burleigh House   Battle Proms Concert  
13 Concorde Conf Cen, Manchester Airport   Pilot Careers Exhibition [pre-book]  
13-14 Southport   Sea Front Air Show  
14 Weston-Super-Mare   Helicopter Museum Scale Model Show  
19-21 Fairford   Int. Air Tattoo  
20 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Summer Evening Air Show [PPR]  
20 Hatfield Park   Battle Proms Concert  
20-21 Bodmin   Ladies Day Fly-in [PPR]  
20-21 Barton   90s Music Festival on Airfield  
20-28 Dunstable   Gliding Competition - Regionals  
21 Popham   VW Vehicles Charity Meet  
22-26 Farnborough   SBAC Trade Air Show  
26 Duxford   IWM Flying Days - The Americans [pre-book]  
27-28 Old Buckenham   Old Buck Air Show  
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  
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  
3 East Kirkby   Lincs AHC Museum Air Show  
3 Highclere Castle   Battle Proms Concert  
3-11 Nympsfield   Gliding Competition - Club Class Nationals  
4 Lundy   Lundy Fly-in [PPR essential]  
3-10 Manston   FAI World Paramotor Endurance Ch'ships  
3-11 Nympsfield   Gliding Competition -Club Class Nationals  
8-11 Ashton Court   Bristol Balloon Fiesta  
9-11 Newbury   Retro Festival inc Airshow  
9-11 Thruxton   Circuit Motorcycle Races - Airfield Closed  
10-11 Blackpool   Sea Front Air Show (t.b.c.)  
11 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Family Wekend Air Show [PPR]  
11 Popham   Motor Cycle Mega Meet  
15-18 Eastbourne   Airbourne Sea Front Air Show  
17 Duxford   IWM Flying Evening [pre-book]  
17 Old Warden   VAC 60th Birthday Southern Fly-in  
17-18 Harrowbeer   WW2 Airfield 1940s Commem (No Flying)  
17-19 Whitby   Whitby Regatta inc Air Show (t.b.c)  
17-23 Cromer   Carnival Week inc Sea Front Airshow  
17-25 Husbands Bosworth   Gliding Competition - Junior Nationls  
18 Weston-Super-Mare   Helicopter Museum World Helicopter Day  
18-25 Pocklington   Gliding Competition - Two Seaters  
21-24 York Racecourse   Horse Racing - Ebor Festival  
22-23 Clacton   Sea Front Air Show  
24 Bodmin   Cornish Pasty Charity Fly-in [PPR]  
24 Henstridge   Wings & Wheels Show  
25 Little Gransden   Gransden Air & Car Show  
29-Sp 1 Bournemouth   Sea Front Air Show (t.b.c.)  
30-Sp 1 Chatsworth   Country Fair inc Airshow & Balloons  
30-Sp 8 Largs   Viking Festival inc Sea Front Airshow  
31 Duxford   IWM Flying Days - 19 Squadron [pre-book]  
31 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Flying Proms [PPR]  
6-7 Ayr   Ayr Show Sea Front Festival of Flight  
6-8 Goodwood Circuit   Revival Meeting  
7 Bodmin   LAA Cornwall Strut Fly-in [PPR]  
7-8 Popham   Model Show (Closed to Full-size Aircraft]  
12-15 Doncaster   Horse Races - St Leger Meeting  
14-15 Duxford   IWM Battle Of Britain Air Show [pre-book]  
15 Weston-Super-Mare   Helicopter Museum Behind-The Scenes Spotters Day  
21-22 Thruxton   Circuit Car Races - Airfield Closed  
22 Weston-Super-Mare   Helicopter Museum Classic Car Rally  
24-25 Excel, London   Helitech Trade Show  
5 Duxford   IWM Flying Finale [pre-book]  
6 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show  
26 t.b.a.   VAC AGM.  
17 Kempton Park Racecourse   Heathrow Air Enthusiasts Fair  

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