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Midlands Air Festival 18th,19th & 20th May 2018

Welcome to the Midlands Air Festival.
This is a spectacular new aviation event for the midlands, featuring a wonderful array of virtually every type of aviation.  This exciting show will take place in the historic grounds of the famous Ragley Hall estate. Which is close to Alcester in Warwickshire.

Over the weekend there will be up to 60 hot air balloons, including internationally famous big special shapes and classic air displays from WW1 & WW2 fighters, high energy aerobatics, classic jets, formation teams, flying circus acts, gyrocopter, classic helicopters and parachutes.  The first part of the air display has been specially designed with children in mind and of course our Hot Air Balloons will be firm family favourites.

The Festival will also incorporate our unique Nightfire event. This takes place on Friday the 18th will feature night time aerobatics with aircraft lit by computer controlled lighting systems, whilst they cascade streams of pyrotechnics and fireworks. This leads into a mass balloon nightglow and flames choreographed and set to music, followed by a stunning  big sky firework finale.  

On the ground we will have an array of catering, exhibitors and attractions, including Battlefield South’s Commando laser shooting experience which we have provided free of charge on a first come first served basis.  You will also be able to experience the grandeur and history of Ragley Hall itself for a small additional donation.  

We have not forgotten the Royal Wedding either as we will have a big screen showing all of the ceremony and for those that are interested a bit of football afterwards!!    

Tickets for all three days are on sale now but we would stress that numbers will be strictly limited to provide a pleasant environment in which to watch the shows, so we strongly advise early purchase as we are expecting to sell out very rapidly.  TICKETS WILL NOT BE ON SALE ON THE DAY – ADVANCE PURCHASE ONLY.   

http://www.midlandsairfestival.com/

Duxford Air Festival - 26-27 May2018

https://www.iwm.org.uk/events/duxford-air-festival-2018

Lanc, Tank and Military Machines - 28 May 2018

Experience a military weekend (Saturday and Monday) including an M36 Jackson tank destroyer with more to be released, Lancaster taxy runs, military vehicles, trade stands and flying displays!!

You will be able to see two real firing tanks and a Lancaster back here at East Kirkby in conjuction with the Mid-Lincs MVT.

http://www.lincsaviation.co.uk/events/Special-Events/lanc-tank-and-military-machines.htm


Torbay Airshow - 2-3 June 2018

Torbay Airshow will return this spring with breathtaking air displays over the stunning South Devon bay. The two day show will take place over the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd June 2018 on Paignton Green offering free entertainment for all the family. The Bay provides a stunning natural amphitheatre for viewing the airshow, providing a perfect location for a large coastal airshow. The event is free to attend, with parking available to purchase in advance.

http://torbayairshow.com/


Shuttleworth Fly Navy Airshow - 3 June 2018

Fly Navy is a celebration of naval heritage aircraft from the early 1900s to 1960s. This event is supported by the outstanding work of Fly Navy Heritage Trust, who have secured a memorable line-up of extraordinary and historic aircraft for a thrilling show.

The pilot chat is about the BAE systems owned Avro Anson, with its new colour scheme.

Follow the Richard Shuttleworth trail (download the app), enjoy live music, explore the activities in our children’s discovery zone, take a free ride on vintage buses, explore the Swiss Garden and The House, and enjoy craft activities for children in the Swiss Garden, and make a free aircraft model with Airfix & IPMS Brampton ‘Make & Paint’.

With great food on sale, and Souvenir programmes available from the gate and Visitor centre, don’t miss out!

http://www.shuttleworth.org/events/flynavy/

Southwick Village D-Day Revival - 9-10 June 2018

In June 2018, for the fifth year running, the village of Southwick is joining in
partnership with Southwick Park to commemorate the anniversary of D-Day by offering an exciting and unique opportunity for visitors from all over the world to breathe in the atmosphere of those historic days at the nerve-centre of Operation Overlord.

Entry to the village event:

Online advanced tickets - £3 Adults, £1 Under 14’s (Under 3’s free)

On the gate – £5 Adults, £2 Under 14’s (Under 3’s free)

For more information or to book tickets, go online to http://www.southwickrevival.co.uk​

The Spitfire Society will be in attendance with a replica Spitfire during the show and we hope to see you there for what will be a spectacular show. 


RAF Cosford Airshow - 10 June 2018

The RAF Cosford Air Show 2018 will feature a unique mix of aircraft, spanning the 100-year history of the Royal Air Force, which will be showcased in the flying display and in our special RAF100 static exhibition. This is a never before seen collection of aircraft that gives you a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the revolution of air power over the last 100 years.

Many of the ground displays at the Air Show this year will be focused on our unique RAF100 static exhibition. Our ambitious vision for this important celebration means there will be even more attractive and exciting things to see and do on the ground this year, over and above our highly popular attractions.

Our hangar displays allow you to see behind the scenes at RAF Cosford and discover what training to become qualified RAF Technicians and Engineers looks like! With a number of military units based at RAF Cosford this is your opportunity to get hands on and find out what life in the Royal Air Force is really all about. There will be displays from the Defence School of Aeronautic Engineering, No.1 Radio School, Defence School of Photography, RAF School of Physical Education and many more.

Over the past 5 years, our STEM Hangar has grown to become a must-visit attraction at the Air Show. Showcasing the best that the RAF, Industry and academia have to offer in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, the STEM Hangar is an ideal chance to get real hands on experience of what it is like to be in some of the most diverse and exciting careers available. Gather information about future education opportunities and see just where your passions for all things STEM could take you..!

http://www.cosfordairshow.co.uk/


Haven Great Yarmouth Air Show - 16-17 June 2018

Welcome to the very first Haven Great Yarmouth Air Show, organised by the Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area Ltd, hosted by Norfolk’s premier seaside resort and set to be the biggest single event in East Anglia, taking place on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June 2018.

Plan your weekend now, focussed on Great Yarmouth's Golden Mile which will be packed with stands, stalls and military exhibits alongside the exciting range of tourist attractions and amusements as well as restaurants, tea rooms and cafés for visitors to enjoy.

Aerial displays will take place from lunchtime until early evening on both Saturday and Sunday, with acres of viewing space for everyone on the enormous beach, the wide esplanade and spacious seafront.

Guarantee your spot at the UK's newest and most exciting air show! Make sure you plan your travel arrangements well in advance, book your accommodation now and book your parking space as soon as online booking opens!

https://www.great-yarmouth.co.uk/air-show/

The Classic and Sports Car Show in association with Flywheel - 2

Weston Air Festival - 23-24 June 2018

The 2018 Weston Air Festival will take place on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June  on the Seafront and Beach Lawns in Weston-super-Mare.

The free event is a mix of spectacular aerobatic displays and armed forces celebrations. There will be trade stands and activities to entertain the whole family.

https://westonairfestival.wordpress.com/


Llandudno Armed Forces Day - 30 June 2018

The 2018 National Event will be held in the historic North Wales seaside town of Llandudno in Conwy on Saturday 30th June 2018.

North Wales has many current and historic links to the Armed Forces, including many Regular and Reserve Army units.

https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/get-involved/afd-national-event/

Wales Airshow - 30 June-1 July 2018

The free Wales Airshow will be returning to Swansea Bay on Saturday June 30 and Sunday July 1 2018. Breathtaking aerobatic displays, state-of-the-art military aircraft and vintage planes from the past thrilled over 250,000 visitors in Swansea Bay last summer.

Last year smashed our attendance record, the weather was perfect and we feel it was the best ever!  We’re looking to make 2018 even bigger with even more exciting air display teams and entertainment.

http://www.walesnationalairshow.com/


The Battle of Britain Air Show - 30 June-1 July 2018

The Battle of Britain Air Show with attractions for all the family which include flight experiences, a funfair and stalls.

Between 2-5pm enjoy our Battle of Britain display featuring representative aircraft from the Battle of Britain era.

Spitfires,  Hurricanes and other aircraft of the period such as the Tiger Moth and Harvard T6 will also take part. This activity is courtesy of the fabulous Aero Legends.

http://www.headcornevents.co.uk/Events/Battle%20of%20Britain%20Air%20Show/

Battle of Britain Memorial Day - 1 July 2018

Memorial Day is held on one of the two Sundays closest to the first day of the Battle, which began on 10 July, 1940. In 2018 it will take place on 1st July and will mark the 25th anniversary of the unveiling of the National Memorial to the Few, will be on Sunday 1 July.

https://www.battleofbritainmemorial.org/category/news-and-events/events/


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