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 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, displays, 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 and Sandown and Goodwood.

Telephone numbers are for the UK. From other countries, replace first 0 with +44


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GASCo have resumed their programme of Seminars and Safety Presentation Evenings. They are also arranging a series of on-line events, 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
hot air balloon events festival list (not updated for 2021)
Easy Balloons | Balloon Meets & Events (not updated for 2021)


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 are listed on:
https://www.raf.mod.uk/display-teams/
https://navywings.org.uk/home/events/
These will be included below. All are subject to amendment.
Also there are some other private performances at unpublicised military venues.


Coronavirus restrictions are likely to continue, and there is always the possibility of a recurrence.

Some events have been tentatively scheduled but are subject to last minute decisions - always check.

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

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

Some events now require evidence of covid vaccination and testing for admission - check before travelling.

Most museums have reopened but subject to restrictions, sometimes requiring face-masks and pre-booking even when there is no admission charge. Always check websites or phone before visiting.

  2022      
any to Aug 31 anywhere   Pooley's Dawn to Dusk competition  
  JUNE      
16-19 Newport, IoW   Isle of Wight Music Festival - (inc Red Arrows & BBMF 17/6) [see AIC M025/2022]  
17-18 Cheltenham Racecourse   Cheltenham Balloon Festival  
17-19 Weston Park, Shifnal   Model Air Show  
17-25 Camphill   Vintage Glider Rally  
17-26 Several   Fly-UK Microlight Tour  
18-19 Duxford   IWM Summer Air Show [pre-book]  
18-19 Easter   Summer Solstice Fly-in [PPR}  
18-19 Plaistows, St Albans   Microlight Open Series Competition  
19 Priory Farm, Tibenham   PFA Fathers' Day Fly-in & BBQ [PPR] 07799-695144
19 Brocklesby, N Lincs   Balloons at Country Fair  
19-28 Glastonbury   Music Festival [see AIC M043/2022]  
20-Jy 3 UK-Greenland-USA (G/OY/N) Greenland Air Trophy Transatlantic Rally  
20-26 Broad Chalke, Wilts   Chalke Valley History Festival (inc Airshow 25-26)  
23 Popham   Evening Barbecue & Fly-in 01256-397733
23-26 Goodwood   Festival Of Speed (inc Red Arrows) [see AIC M025/2022]  
24-26 Alderney   Alderney Fly-in  
24-26 Headcorn   Battle of Britain Air Show (inc Red Arrows 24) [see AIC M025/2022 & M049/022]  
24-26 St Michaels   NWMAC Microlight Wings & Wheels Fly-in  
24-26 Kirkoswald, Penrith   NWBAC Midsummer Madness Balloon Meet  
25 Scarborough   National Armed Forces Day Event (inc Red Arrows) [see AIC M025/2022 & M044/2022]  
25 Cleethorpes   Arned Forces Day Event (inc Red Arrows) [see AIC M025/2022 & M047/2022]  
25 Littlehampton   Seafront Armed Forces Day  
25 Stow Maries   Armed Forces Day  
25 Plymouth Hoe   Armed Forces Day Event  
25-26 White Waltham   Air Britain American Classics Fly-in [PPR] 01376-344441 (info)
01628-823272 (PPR)
25-26 Weston-Super-Mare   Seafront Air Festival (inc Red Arrows 26) [see AIC M025/2022 & M045/2022]  
25-26 Breighton   VAC Fly-in [PPR]  
25-26 Fenland   BAeA Aerobatic Competition [see AIC Y028/2022]  
25-26 Hinderclay Meadow   Suffolk Soaring Midsummer Fly-in [PPR] 07485-072155
25-26 Haverfordwest   RRRA Air Races [see AIC M046/2022]  
25-26 Newark   Air Museum Cockpit Fest (& Aeroboot Sale 25)  
25-26 North Weald   Model Wings & Wheels Event  
26 Kittyhawk nr Ripe   Fly-in & BBQ [PPR] 01273-921446
25-Jy 3 Bidford-on-Avon   BGA Gliding Competitions  
28-Jy 5 Henley-on-Thames   Henley Royal Rowing Regatta  
         
  JULY      
1 Old Sarum   BDAC Museum Members Only 10th Anniv Event  
1-2 Leeds East - Church Fenton   Private Flyer Exhibition [pre-register]  
1-3 Teignmouth   Sea-front Air Show (inc Red Arrows) [see AIC M025/2022 & M039/2022]  
1-3 Silverstone   Car Races F1 British GP (inc Red Arrows 3) [see AIC M025/2022 & M051/2022]  
1-3 Northampton Racecourse   Northampton Town Festival inc Balloons  
2 Middle Wallop   AFM Wallop Wings & Wheels Show  
2 Compton Abbas   Vintage Saturday Fly-in [PPR]  
2 Deenethorpe   VAC & Bulldog Fly-in  
2-3 Swansea Bay   Welsh National Sea Front Air Show (inc Red Arrows) [see AIC M025/2022]  
2-3 Heveningham Hall, Suffolk   Country Fair inc. Airshow  
2-3 Stithians Showground, Truro   Balloons & Tunes  
3 Fenland   Bulldog Fly-in  
2-9 Long Mynd   BGA Gliding Competitions  
3 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Fly Navy Air Show [PPR] [see AIC Y001/2022 & M018/22]  
3 Popham   LAA Andover Strut & Bolkow Fly-in 01256-397733
3 Seething   Airfield Lunch Fly-in & WW-2 Control Tower Open Day 01502-476200/ 07788-870853
6 Shoreham   GASCo Safety Evening  
7 Tatenhill   GASCo Safety Evening  
7 Halton   GASCo/RAF Military/Civil Air Safety Day [pre-book]  
7-9 Newmarket   Horse Racing July Festival  
8-9 Compton Abbas   BAeA Aerobatic Competitions [PPR] [see AIC Y028/2022]  
8-10 Sywell   Flying Legends Air Show [CANCELLED]  
9 Monewden   LAA Suffolk Coastal Strut Spirit of Boxted Fly-in [PPR] 07391-858557
9-10 Southport   Sea-Front Air Show (inc Red Arrows) [see AIC M025/2022]  
9-10 Sleap   SAC Sleapkosh Fly-in & Show {PPR}  
9-10 Goodwood   World Championship (ex Red Bull) Air Race  
9-10 Headcorn   Stampe Club Fly-in 07860-123886
10 Weston-Super-Mare   Helicopter Museum Model Show  
15-16 Uttoxeter Racecourse   Staffordshire Balloon Festival  
15-17 Fairford   RIAT Air Tattoo Military Display (inc Red Arrows) 01285-713300
15-17 Leyburn   PRBA Castles in the Air Balloon Meet  
16 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Evening Drive-in Air Show [PPR] [see AIC Y001/2022 & M018/22]  
16 Breighton   G-George Day WW-2 Themed Show & Hangar Party [PPR]  
16 Beverley   VPAC Vintage Piper Fly-in  
16 Branscombe   LAA Devon Strut Fly-in  
16-17 North Coates   Wings & Wheels Event 01482-388850
16-23 Husbands Bosworth   BGA Gliding Competitions  
18-22 Farnborough   SBAC Trade Air Show [Public day 22]  
19-24 Mall Galleries, London   GAVA Aviation Art Exhibition  
20 Lossiemouth   RAF Families Day [see AIC M025/2022]  
21 Peterhead   Scottish Week Sea Front Air Show (inc Red Arrows) [see AIC M025/2022]  
21 Leeming   RAF Families Day [see AIC M025/2022]  
22-24 Sunderland   Sea Front Air Show [CANCELLED]  
23 Duxford   IWM American Flying Day [pre book]  
23-24 Irvine   Making Waves Festival Sea Front Air Show (inc Red Arrows 23) [see AIC M025/2022]  
22-24 Farway Common   European Luscombes Members Fly-in [PPR] 07968-980624
23-24 Bodmin   VAC Fly-in & Meet The LAA [PPR] [PPR] 01208-821419/
[info] 01752-406660/ 07805-805679
23-24 Newtownards   Ulster FC Open Day & Fly-in  
23-24 Old Warden   RRRA Air Races  
23-24 Sleap   BAeA Aerobatic Competitions  
23-24 Sollas, North Uist   SAC Beach Landing Fly-in  
23-31 Saltby   BGA Gliding Competitions  
24 Bowood House, Calne   Concert with Air Show  
26-30 Hop Farm, Paddock Wood   War & Peace Revival Show  
26-30 Goodwood Racecourse   Horse Race Meeting  
21 Marham   RAF Families Day [see AIC M025/2022]  
28 Popham   Evening Barbecue & Fly-in 01256-397733
28 Several venues, Birmingham area   Commonwealth Games  
30 Sandown   Warrior Festival Charity Music Event (airfield closed)  
30 Kilkeel, NI   Annual Charity Fly-in  
30-31 Old Buckenham   Old Buck Airshow  
30-31 Middlezoy   Somerset Vintage Aerofest [PPR]  
30-Au 5 Cowes   Cowes Week Yacht Races  
30-Au 7 Dunstable   BGA Gliding Competitions  
31 Lundy   Lundy Island Fly-in [PPR essential] 01752-406660/ 07805-805679
         
  AUGUST      
1 Duxford   IWM Young Aviators Flying Day [pre book]  
2 Popham   Hon. Company of Air Pilots Fly-in 01256-397733
5-7 Rufforth East   LAA Vale of York Strut Fly-in & Meet the LAA [PPR]  
5-7 Silverstone   F1 Motor Cycle Races British GP  
6 East Kirkby   Lincs AHC Air Show  
6 Compton Abbas   Vintage Saturday Fly-in [PPR]  
6-7 Tiverton   Balloon Fiesta [CANCELLED]  
6-7 Leicester   BAeA Aerobatic Competitions [see AIC Y028/2022]  
7 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Family Air Show [PPR] [see AIC Y001/2022 & M018/22]  
10 Falmouth   Falmouth Carnival Week Air Show (inc Red Arrows)  
11-14 Ashton Court   Bristol Balloon Festival  
12-14 Newbury   Retro Festival inc Airshow  
12-14 Old Buckenham Country Park   Harvest Balloon Festival  
13 Bodmin   Cornish Pasty Fly-in & Fun Day [PPR] [PPR] 01208-821419/
[info] 01752-406660/ 07805-805679
13 Beccles   VPAC Vintage Piper Fly-in  
13 Chard   Historic Helicopters Open Day  
13-14 Blackpool   Seafront Airshow (inc Red Arrows)  
13-14 Headcorn   Combined Ops Military & Air Show  
13-14 Leeds East - Church Fenton   RRRA Air Races  
13-14 Whitby   Regatta Air Show (inc Red Arrows 13)  
13-14 Leicester   STOL Fest & Fly-in [PPR]  
17 Cromer   Carnival Week Seafront Airshow (inc Red Arrows 17)  
13-21 Lasham   BGA Gliding Competitions  
13-27 Husbands Bosworth   FAI Women's World Gliding Ch'ships  
14 Stow Maries   Essex History & Air Show  
14 Popham   Motor Cycle Mega-Meet 01256-397733
17 Popham   SAT Charity Day [Closed to Public] 01256-397733
18-21 Eastbourne   Airbourne Seafront Air Show (inc Red Arrows)  
19-20 Cutteslowe Park, Oxford   Oxford Balloon Festival  
19-21 Breighton   Vintage Aerobatic World Ch'ships [PPR]  
19-21 Thirsk Racecourse   PRBA White Horse Balloon Meet  
20 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Flying Proms Evening Air Show [PPR] [see AIC Y001/2022 & M018/22]  
20 Sleap   SAC Spot Landing Competition {PPR}  
20-21 Popham   Model Show [Airfield Closed to Aircraft] 01256-397733
20-21 Cae Glas Park, Oswestry   Oswestry Balloon Carnival  
20-21 Harrowbeer   RAF Harrowbeer 1940s Event (not flying)  
20-28 Lasham   BGA Gliding Junior Nationals  
21 Folkestone   Sea Front Air Show (inc Red Arrows)  
21 Weston-Super-Mare   Helicopter Museum World Helicopter Day Event  
21 Old Sarum   BDAC Museum Model Show  
21-28 Pocklington   BGA Gliding Competitions  
25 Popham   Evening Barbecue & Fly-in 01256-397733
25-26 Clacton   Sea Front Air Show (inc Red Arrows)  
26 Sidmouth   Sea Front Air Show {inc Red Arrows)  
26-28 Strathaven   Strathaven Balloon Festival  
26-29 Telford   Telford Balloon Fiesta  
26-29 Bouth, Ulverston   NWBAC August Balloon Meet  
26-2 Se Sutton Bank   Vintage Glider Rally  
27 Duxford   IWM Flying Evening [pre book]  
27 Henstridge   Wings & Wheels Event [pre-register]  
27 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Vintage Aircraft Club Fly-in [PPR] [see AIC Y001/2022]  
27-28 Rhyl   Sea Front Air Show (inc Red Arrows)  
27-28 Newark   Air Museum 1940s & 50s Event  
27-29 Headcorn   Fire & Rescue & Planes Show  
27-29 Detling Showground   Military Odyssey Show  
28 Little Gransden   Air & Car Show  
         
  SEPTEMBER      
1-4 Bournemouth   Sea Front Air Show (inc Red Arrows)  
2-4 Popham   LAA Grass Roots Fly-in [PPR]  
2-4 Conington   BAeA Aerobatic Sport & Int Nationals [see AIC Y028/2022]  
2-4 Chatsworth House   Country Fair (inc Air Show & Balloons)  
3 Old Sarum   BDAC Record Breakers Event  
3-4 Headcorn   Southern Model Show  
4 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Steam & Vintage Air Show [PPR] [see AIC Y001/2022 & M018/22]  
5 Largs   Viking Festival inc Small Sea Front Air Show  
7-8 Excel, London   Helitech Trade Show  
7-9 Fishburn   PRBA Autumn Gold Balloon Meet  
7-10 Doncaster   Horse Races St Leger Meeting  
8 Guernsey - St Peter Port   Guernsey BoB Sea Front Air Show (inc Red Arrows)  
8 Jersey - St Aubyns Bay   Jersey BoB Sea Front Air Show (inc Red Arrows)  
8-21 Several Throughout London   London Heritage Open House Days  
9-12 Longleat House   Sky Safari Balloon Festival  
9-18 Many Throughout England   Heritage Open Days  
10 Abingdon   Air & Country Show  
10 Bodmin   LAA Cornwall Strut Fly-in [PPR] [PPR] 01208-821419/
[info] 01752-406660/ 07805-805679
10 Wolverhampton - Halfpenny Green   VPAC Vintage Piper Fly-in  
10 Old Warden   DH Moth Club Gathering Of Moths [see AIC Y001/2022]  
10 Sywell   Young Aviators Day  
10-11 Duxford   IWM Battle Of Britain Air Show [pre book]  
10-11 Portrush, NI   Sea Front Air Show (inc Red Arrows 10)  
10-11 North Coates   Autumn Fly-in 01482-388850
10-11 Hinderclay Meadow   Suffolk Soaring STOL Competition [PPR] 07485-072155
11 Popham   Auster Fly-in 01256-397733
11 Newcastle to South Shields   Great North Run (inc Red Arrows flypast)  
15-16 Sandown   Gyro Fly-in  
16-18 Goodwood   Racing Circuit Revival Meeting  
17 Rougham   Fly-in & Meet the LAA [PPR]  
17 Sleap   Flyer Magazine Fly-in {PPR}  
17 Stow Maries   Large Model Air Show  
17 Compton Abbas   Microlight & Light Aircraft Day [PPR]  
17 Sutton Meadows   CMC Microlight Fly-in [PPR}  
17-18 Fenland   BAeA Aerobatic Competition [see AIC Y028/2022]  
17-18 Rougham   North Weald Marshalling Team Fly-in 07592-018984
17-18 Weston-Super-Mare   Helicopter Museum Spotters Weekend & Memorabilia Sale  
17-18 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Model Flying Event - Airfield Closed [PPR] [see AIC Y001/2022]  
19-23 Ringmer   Vintage Glider Rally  
23-25 York Racecourse   Yorkshire Balloon Fiesta  
24-25 Sywell   Classic Pistons & Props Show  
24-25 Eshott   RRRA Air Races  
25 Barton   FOBA Fly-in [PPR]  
30-Oc 1 Old Warden   RRRA pre-1962 Air Races  
         
  OCTOBER      
1 Compton Abbas   Vintage Saturday Fly-in [PPR]  
2 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show [PPR] [see AIC Y001/2022 & M018/22]  
6 Yeovilton   Threshold/Navy Wings Night photoshoot (pre-book)  
6-9 Sleap   BAeA Aerobatics Adv & Unlim. Nationals [see AIC Y028/2022]  
8 Duxford   IWM Flying Finale Air Show [pre book]  
9 Coventry   Midland Air Museum Aviation Fair  
11-12 Defence Academy, Shrivenham   CAA/MAA Post-Season Air Display Symposium  
20 Met Office, Exeter   GASCo Weather Decision Making For GA Seminar [pre-book] 01634-200203
22 East & Central London   London Marathon  
         
  NOVEMBER      
5 Sleap   SAC Bonfire Night Fly-in {PPR}  
13 Sleap   SAC Remembrance Sunday {PPR}  
13 Breighton   Remembrance Sunday Service [PPR]  
20 Kempton Park Racecourse   Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair  
         
  DECEMBER      
10 Compton Abbas   Christmas Fly-in [PPR]  
         

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