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Southport Airshow - 6-8 July 2018

Unique venue in the UK with airshow taking place over the extensive sands rather than over water. 2018 sees a return for the Friday evening air display as well as the traditional daytime displays on Saturday and Sunday.

https://www.visitsouthport.com/airshow/


Burghley House Battle Proms - 7 July 2018

Since our first concert in 1997 The Battle Proms team are proud to have been staging our exciting yet informal open air picnic concerts in the grounds of some of the UK's most celebrated stately homes.

We invite you to bring your own food and picnic equipment and create your own space in the auditorium at one of our stunning venues. You unpack the hampers and champers and we provide an evening of exceptional and unique 'Proms in the Park' style entertainment, including sublime live music, carefully choreographed aerial displays, thunderous cannon fire, dramatic cavalry displays and fantastic fireworks! 

http://www.battleproms.com/


Yeovilton Air Day - 7 July 2018

The annual Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton International Air Day in Somerset will take place on Saturday 7 July 2018.  Up to 40,000 visitors are expected to visit the Royal Navy’s premier public event at the spiritual home of the Fleet Air Arm.

RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day will demonstrate the Maritime Capability and Air Power not only from the Royal Navy but also our sister services – the British Army and the Royal Air Force in their centenary year – and our NATO and European allies.  Our aim is to display, either flying or static, the world’s most capable pilots and their aircraft.  It is a fantastic opportunity to see some outstanding equipment and meet our professional personnel in a family-friendly environment.

Alongside the magnificent five hour flying display there will also be a huge array of ground attractions, from engineering fairs to the latest defence technology exhibitions, Service displays, trade stalls and arena displays. For the thrill seekers there will be simulators, fairground rides and helicopter pleasure flights to enjoy.

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/yeovilton-airday


Royal International Air Tattoo - 13-15 July 2018

The Air Tattoo, one of the UK's premier outdoor events, returns this summer on 13-15 July and will be marking a very special occasion in 2018, the centenary of the Royal Air Force and will come together to celebrate one hundred years of the Royal Air Force!

RAF100 at the Air Tattoo, a special one off event, is expected to include flying from the world famous Red Arrows and Britain's newest  aircraft, the F-35B Lightning! Friday will be a day not to miss in 2018. This special, full show day, will include a mass RAF flypast, a Royal Review of aircraft plus a lot more.  Three Full Days RAF100 at the Air Tattoo will be a full three day  event, with over 7 hours of amazing flying on all three days.   Friday will  be a  day not to miss, featuring a Royal Review of aircraft, a 7hr+ flying display and dramatic flypasts to celebrate the Centenary.  Due to the nature of this event, flying participants may be different on each day.

The Air Tattoo is staged in support of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust, a charity set up in 2005 to support the wider RAF family.  As well as seeking  to develop a spirit of air mindedness in youngsters, it also aims to promote excellence with the Royal Air Force.

For more information or to book tickets, go online to
http://www.airtattoo.com/airshow or telephone 01285 713 456

The Spitfire Society will be in attendance with a stand in the Vintage Village for the 3  days of  the show and we hope to see you there for what will be a  truly spectacular show.

Hatfield House Battle Proms - 14 July 2018

Since our first concert in 1997 The Battle Proms team are proud to have been staging our exciting yet informal open air picnic concerts in the grounds of some of the UK's most celebrated stately homes.

We invite you to bring your own food and picnic equipment and create your own space in the auditorium at one of our stunning venues. You unpack the hampers and champers and we provide an evening of exceptional and unique 'Proms in the Park' style entertainment, including sublime live music, carefully choreographed aerial displays, thunderous cannon fire, dramatic cavalry displays and fantastic fireworks! 

http://www.battleproms.com/


Flying Legends - 14-15 July 2018

“Take your Seats, sit back and prepare to be enthralled by the Flying Legends Airshow 2018! The 26th Edition of this world famous aerial spectacular will be held at the iconic Duxford airfield on the 14th and 15th July. Enjoy world class, unrivaled, choreographed displays featuring unique aircraft types rarely seen together in the UK skies or anywhere else. Flying Legends culminates in the finale Balbo formation when all the WWII fighters take to the skies to salute you in a mass flypast. Step back in time and enjoy the musical entertainment, enjoy a glass of Pimms, sit in a Spitfire, view the large scale model aircraft exhibits, Airfield Construction & Spirit of Britain re-enactment, Home Front Bus and ladies, have your vintage makeup done in the Vintage Village. Flying Legends is the Airshow not to miss, it has something for everyone.”

https://www.flyinglegends.com/

Farnborough International Airshow - 21-22 July 2018

Farnborough in the UK's major trade airshow taking place every two years. The Saturday and Sunday are full public events events with enhanced flying programmes and ground exhibitions.

https://www.farnboroughairshow.com/

Blenheim Palace Battle Proms - 21 July 2018

Since our first concert in 1997 The Battle Proms team are proud to have been staging our exciting yet informal open air picnic concerts in the grounds of some of the UK's most celebrated stately homes.

We invite you to bring your own food and picnic equipment and create your own space in the auditorium at one of our stunning venues. You unpack the hampers and champers and we provide an evening of exceptional and unique 'Proms in the Park' style entertainment, including sublime live music, carefully choreographed aerial displays, thunderous cannon fire, dramatic cavalry displays and fantastic fireworks! 

http://www.battleproms.com/

Sunderland Airshow - 27-29 July 2018

With activities and entertainment on the ground and all the excitement in the air, there'll be something for everyone at Sunderland Airshow 2018 - the ultimate free family day out!

https://www.seeitdoitsunderland.co.uk/sunderland-airshow-2018/confirmed-air-displays

Scotland's National Airshow - 28 July 2018

The air display will feature aircraft old and new, with fantastic formation and single flying, from international and UK-based teams.

We have a whole day of on the ground activities where you can meet pilots and crews, explore one of Europe's best collection of aircraft and take part in aviation-themed and family activities.

Flight line-up confirmed so far:

RAF Red Arrows
RAF Eurofighter Typhoon
RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight featuring the Avro Lancaster, Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane
RAF Grob Tutor
Percival Pembroke
OV-10 Bronco
BAC Jet Provost
SB Lim-2 (MiG-15UTI)

https://www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of-flight/whats-on/airshow/?item_id=

Old Buckenham Airshow -28-29 July 2018

We're celebrating everything American once again. As a former USAAF base we’ll be turning the airfield back into a piece of America. The 453rd Bombardment Group Museum & 8th Air Force Heritage Gallery will be open and American aircraft of all eras are invited to join a special display. Other aircraft are still welcome, of course.

http://www.oldbuckenhamairshow.co.uk/welcome.html

Battle Proms - 4 August 2018

Highclere Castle.

https://www.battleproms.com/

Newcastle Festival of Flight - 11 August 2018

The Festival of Flight will take place in Newcastle, Co Down on Saturday, August 11th, a packed event with the famous Red Arrows once again headlining the event.

http://www.visitmournemountains.co.uk/Product-Detail?productid=7758

Battle Proms - 11 August 2018

Ragley Hall.

https://www.battleproms.com/

The Great British Prom - 11 August 2018

​In 2018 the Blickling Proms will be celebrating 100 Years of the RAF.  The National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Inglis will be joined by the Rolls-Royce Spitfire and The Aerosparx Display Team. ​The programme will be a fantastic celebration of those magnificent men in their flying machines.  Don't miss this amazing event - more exciting details will be added early in 2018!

http://www.greatbritishprom.co.uk/

Blackpool Airshow - 11-12 August 2018

Blackpool’s breath-taking Air Show is back for 2018.

Watch planes classic and modern take to the skies in Blackpool's brilliant air show. Gasp at spectacular wing walkers and admire some beautiful flying machines form the past and present - a marvellous family day out for young and old!

Details will be coming soon of what will be flying in our 2018 display.

http://www.visitblackpool.com/detail/blackpool-air-show-2017-675160/

Weymouth Carnival - 15-16 August 2018

Welcome to Weymouth Carnival 2018! This year marks the 700th year of a Carnival in Weymouth with a charter made by Edward 2nd in 1318. With that in mind the new committee of Weymouth Carnival and Events Club are making changes bringing back some old traditions and making new ones .We hope you enjoy our 2 day event and we look forward to seeing you all.

https://weymouthcarnival.co.uk/

Airbourne - 16-19 August 2018

Attracting huge crowds, Eastbourne's International Airshow boasts a 2 mile flying display line along Eastbourne seafront. This year already confirmed, Airbourne features the very best in military and civilian aviation display teams including the Red Arrows, Typhoon and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, plus many more.

Ground displays open 10am - 6pm daily, with flying from lunchtime until approx. 5pm.

http://www.eastbourneairshow.com/

Biggin Hill Festival of Flight - 18-19 August 2018

At the Biggin Hill Festival of Flight 2018, we will look back over 100 years of RAF History. Our aim this year is to join the RAF to commemorate and celebrate, whilst inspiring the next generation. It promises to be an unforgettable weekend at the scene of one of the world’s most famous battlefields – the skies above Biggin Hill.

https://lbhacommunity.co.uk/

Clacton Airshow - 23-24 August 2018

2018 will once again see our award winning seafronts and west greensward be transformed over two days into a fun filled display/event site and flight viewing area.  The event site will welcome in the region of 250,000 visitors wowing the crowds with Impressive aerobatic displays whilst a whole host of exhibition stands, food court and on-site entertainment are available at ground level. 

Twilight flights will take place once again on Thursday followed by a spectacular fireworks display at Clacton Pier. 

http://www.clactonairshow.com/

Sidmouth Regatta Flying Display

Sidmouth Town Council are delighted to announce that the RAF aerobatic team The Red Arrows will once again grace the skies over Sidmouth at the opening day of Sidmouth Regatta on Friday 24 August 2018.
With 2018 being the 100th Anniversary of the creation of the RAF, the Council is thrilled to also welcome the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight consisting of a Lancaster Bomber and two Spitfires.

http://www.visitsidmouth.co.uk/sidmouth-events/red-arrows

Dunsfold Wings and Wheels - 25-26 August 2018

Wings & Wheels is held over the August Bank Holiday weekend at Dunsfold Aerodrome, on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August 2018.

Founded to celebrate the long history of British aviation and motoring, the airshow also assist the fundraising efforts of a number of charities. Those being supported in 2018 are Brooklands Museum and Help for Heroes.

https://www.wingsandwheels.net/about

Rhyl Air Show - 25-26 August 2018

An action packed, fun-filled 2 day event with displays in the air and on the ground!

Admission: Free

https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/visitor/things-to-do/rhyl-air-show/rhyl-air-show.aspx

Props and Pistons - 27 August 2018

'Props and Pistons'

This extremely popular event held with Bush Tyres, Bridgestone and ZR Tyres lincoln in aid of Leukemia and Lymphoma Research bring a huge variety of exotic and vintage cars to the Centre along with some major UK Warbirds. Have a look at the links below to see the activites and aircraft attending on the day.

Gates open at 9.30am and tickets can be bought on the day.

https://www.lincsaviation.co.uk/events/Special-Events/monday-27th-august--props-and-pistons.htm

Bournemouth Air Festival - 30 August-2 September 2018

Bournemouth's fantastic free festival
See you this year between 30th August - 2nd September!

Award-winning and internationally renowned, the Bournemouth Air Festival has entertained more than 9.2 million people since 2008.

https://bournemouthair.co.uk/

Chatsworth County Fair - 30 August-2 September 2018

There's nothing quite like the annual country fair at Chatsworth, one of England's most spectacular outdoor events, with 2018 featuring dancing diggers, the Household Cavalry Musical Ride and so much more. 

Enjoy a 20% discount on tickets until 30 June 2018!

https://www.chatsworth.org/events/chatsworth-country-fair/

The Victory Show - 31 August-2 September 2018

The 2018 Victory Show will run for 3 days from Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September. Held over a 100 acre site, the Show provides Historical Societies and re-enactments through various forces from several era's and theatres during the period of 1939-45. From Airmen to Infantry, the Victory Show opens a window in time to the fabulous 1940's.

http://www.thevictoryshow.co.uk/

Scottish International Airshow - 1-2 September 2018

Since 2014, the Scottish International Airshow has been bringing the very best in flight displays to Scotland. After the close of the Leuchars Airshow in 2013, Danny Anderson and Doug Maclean decided to bring the Scottish public a new airshow, based in Ayrshire. The first show, in 2014, attracted 60,000 spectators, who thrilled to the first Ayrshire-based show since 1992.

In 2015, the show grew to over 100,000 spectators, who were treated to the Avro Vulcan bomber, as it thundered over the crowd for one of the last times before it was retired.

In 2016 the show had an exciting first for Scotland. In addition to a full day of flying on Saturday, the Airshow was proud to present a Friday night flying display by Aerosparx, whose LED covered planes sparkle in the night sky. With fireworks to follow, it was a night to remember!

In 2017 the show changed format onec again to be a full weekend Saturday and Sunday airshow event with full flying programmes each day. Highlights were the F-16 Fighter Display from Belgium, the RAF Typhoon fighter, the Battle of Britain memorial flight and The Red Arrows. Significant firsts for TSIA was the participation from the USAF for the first time and the first modern Civil Airliner and Civil Carrier to perform a full air display with Loganair’s SAAB.

For 2018 there will be more exciting International participation with a full programme of displays on both the Saturday and Sunday.

http://www.tsia.scot/whats-on-2/

Northern Ireland International Airshow - 1-2 September 2018

The Royal Air Force will mark its 100th anniversary in style at Air Waves Portrush on September 1st and 2nd. 

With appearances by the Red Arrows, the Typhoon jet, the Tutor and the Falcons parachute display team, the event promises to provide a memorable showcase of skills, stunts and daredevil action. History and heritage will also be to the fore with showcases from the Lancaster, Hurricane and Spitfire who come together in the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. 

The roar of the Typhoon will echo through the skies on Saturday and Sunday with its trademark noise, speed and glowing afterburners matched by a breath-taking display. 

On Sunday, the world renowned Red Arrows will thrill the thousands gathered in the East Strand amphitheatre with their speed, agility and precision which makes them one of the world’s premier aerobatic display teams. As outstanding ambassadors for the RAF, their precision flying represents the very best of the organisation. 

The Falcons, regarded as the UK’s premier military display team, will also take flight on Sunday. This exciting free-fall display filled with high speed manoeuvres and canopy skills will provide another unforgettable sight during the weekend event. 

The RAF’s air displays will be matched by a range of attractions on the ground including a static display of a Red Arrows Hawk which gives members of the public access to one of the world’s must iconic flying machines. 

http://www.airwavesportrush.co.uk/aircraft/

Shackerstone Family Festival - 1-2 September 2018

On the first weekend of September each year the small, sleepy Leicestershire village of Shackerstone springs into life with the sights and sounds of the Family Festival. 

It attracts approximately 15,000 to a unique event that includes vintage cars, canal boats, planes, railways and much more besides!

The not for profit organisation has run since 1995 and has helped raise an estimated £650,000+ for good causes, both national and local.

http://www.shackerstonefestival.co.uk/

Goodwood Festival of Speed - 7-9 September 2018

https://www.goodwood.com/flagship-events/goodwood-revival/

Guernsey Air Display - 13 September 2018

The 2018 Guernsey Air Display will take place on Thursday 13th September 2018 



With the centenary of the RAF being celebrated in 2018, we hope to secure aircraft that have an RAF connection in this year's display.



The formal bid for RAF display items has been submitted to the Ministry of Defence and includes the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the Red Arrows, the Dakota, a Typhoon, an A400M (Atlas) and a Tutor.



We should know if we have been successful in the Spring when all the bids and allocations are confirmed. 

http://www.guernseyairdisplay.com/2016-display

 

Jersey International Air Display - 13 September 2018

The skies above Jersey have enjoyed an annual air display for over 62 years, delighting and attracting many tens of thousands of local residents and visitors to enjoy one of the most eagerly anticipated events in Jersey’s summer programme of activities. Coupled with the fact that it is also arguably one of the finest free air shows in Europe.

First staged in 1952 the ‘Battle of Britain Air Display’, has taken place every year, with the exception of 1954. Alongside the air display itself the event also boast two major static displays of aircraft, one at Jersey Airport and the other in Peoples’ Park, St Helier, adjacent to the ‘arena area’ along Victoria Avenue, which for many spectators is the favoured vantage point and also boats a dedicated commentary courtesy of BBC Radio Jersey.

In 1997 the event was renamed to become the ‘Jersey International Air Display’, reflecting a move by the organisers to include a number of international aircraft alongside its traditional RAF participants. Along with the participation of many RAF aircraft the display now welcomes aircraft from further afield from as far afield as Sweden, Poland and Canada.

The annual air display is organised by the Jersey International Air Display a.r.l. a not-for-profit company, which strives to raise monies for British Service Charities and to support the Island’s tourism industry. As a result, organisers receive a grant from Jersey’s Economic Development Department, the government department responsible for tourism in Jersey and relay upon the generous support, financial and otherwise, of many leading businesses and individuals.

Costs for staging an event of this size are increasing each year and as well as the expected costs for fuel and ground power, accommodation for aircraft crew and ground support also needs to be sourced. Organisers are always grateful for the generous donations, however small, it also receives from members of the public in acknowledgement of their enjoyment of this ‘free’ event.

http://www.jerseyairdisplay.org.uk/home.shtml

Sywell Classic Piston and Props - 22-23 September 2018

Join us for this year’s Sywell Classic: Pistons and Props motoring festival, combining historic racers, hot rods and motorbikes with classic planes and vintage music to create a fantastic two-day event, celebrating classic motoring on the ground and in the air.

Watch amazing live action on the transformed ‘Racing Runway’ and ‘Sprint Strip’ with

iconic Formula 1 cars, Hot Rods, Dragsters and Motorcycles all in action throughout the weekend.



Up in the skies; expect to see a variety of breath taking aerial displays & acrobatics from a variety of display teams.



Live Music will be played throughout the weekend with a superb line of bands performing in the Scarf & Goggles bar



With a vintage fun fair and shopping village, make a weekend of it as camping packages are available. It's a great weekend for all the family.

http://www.sywellclassic.co.uk/

    

Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show - 22-23 September 2018

RAF Duxford, now part of Imperial War Museums, has been part of the RAF story for 100 years. We are proud to be an official RAF100 partner for the Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show, bringing to life Duxford’s finest hour as an important Second World War fighter station defending Great Britain from aerial attack in 1940. Great value Early Bird adult tickets are on sale now and will sell fast. Be part of the important last event of the Season.

https://www.iwm.org.uk/events/duxford-battle-of-britain-air-show-2018