Events are always subject to change, rescheduling and cancellation
also some events are subject to
NOTAMs or Information Circulars (AICs)

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The Safety Presentation Evenings and other events provided by GASCo have been included in the events list below.
For the full programme, click the link to:

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:

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

Government Coronavirus restrictions are likely to apply for several months.

Almost all major UK events have cancelled, though a few are still scheduled in September. As well as flying events, this includes ground events such as aerojumble sales. Some smaller events such a fly-ins are planning a late decision - always check.

Most smaller airfields have partially reopened for limited flying including dual training, gliding and parachuting. Many airfields still do not allow spectators and casual visitors by road.

Several museums and also some airfield cafes in England have reopened, but subject to restrictions, often requiring pre-booking. Always check websites or phone before visiting.

12-19 Long Mynd   Vintage Glider Rally [rescheduled from May 23-30] [CANCELLED]  
17 Cambridge Airport   GASCo Safety Evening [CANCELLED]  
18 Duxford   IWM Battle of Britain Prom Concert (advance tickets only) [CANCELLED]  
18-20 Guernsey   Guernsey Air Rally [rescheduled from Jun 5-7]  
19 White Waltham   Shoot Avn Film Aircraft Threshold Aero Night Photo-shoot [Pre-book]  
19-20 Duxford   IWM Battle of Britain Air Show (advance tickets only) [CANCELLED]  
19-20 Sywell   Classic Pistons & Props Show [PPR- slots]  
19-20 Rougham   Museum Open Day & NW Marshalling Team Fly-in [PPR] [CANCELLED] 07592-018984
19-20 Enstone   BMAA SSDR Rally [rescheduled from Jul 24-26] [CANCELLED]  
19-20 Barton - City   FOBA Fly-in [PPR] [CANCELLED] 0161-789-1362
19-20 Weston Super Mare   Helicopter Museum Behind The Scenes Spotters Event  
19-20 Stow Maries   Large Model Show 01245-329358
19-20 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Model Flying Event Airfield Closed [see AIC Y005/2020]  
21-27 Middle Wallop   Museum of Army Flying Spitfire Week [CANCELLED]  
23 Met Office, Exeter   GASCo/Met Office Weather Decision Making For GA Seminar [Pre-Book] [CANCELLED]  
24-27 Sywell   BAeA Aerobatic Competition - Adv & Unltd Nationals  
25 Old Warden   DH Moth Club DH Company Centenary Gathering [replaced with airshow Sep 27]  
25 Compton Abbas   Evening Fly-in  
25-27 Headcorn   Battle of Britain Air Show (advance tickets only) [rescheduled from Jun 26-28]  
26-27 Alderney   RRRA Handicap Race [CANCELLED]  
26-27 Netherthorpe   Jodel Fly-in [PPR] 01909-475233
26-27 Sandhill Farm, Shrivenham   Vale of White Horse Gliding Club Fly-in [PPR] 07762-931590
27 Old Warden   Shuttleworth De Havilland Drive-in Air Show [pre-book] [see AIC Y005/2020 & M014/2020]  
27 Popham   Solent Av Soc Fly-in 01256-397733
27 Fenland   Late Summer Pie Fly-in  
27 Compton Abbas   Pooleys Fly-in [PPR with Pooleys] [CANCELLED]  
2-3 Wycombe - Booker   The Elite Lifestyle & Private Flyer Exhibition [rescheduled from May 15-16][CANCELLED]  
3 Old Buckenham   Battle of Britain Air Show [PPR] [CANCELLED]  
3 Compton Abbas   Vintage Fly-in  
3 Sandown   Bader Braves Charity Event [rescheduled from Jun 27] [CANCELLED]  
3 Duxford   IWM Night Photo-Shoot [Pre-book]  
3 St Mawgan   Cornwall Aviation Heritage Threshold Aero Day/Night Photo-shoots [Pre-book]  
3-4 Stow Maries   Stow At War Event  
4 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Race Day Drive In Air Show [Pre-book][see AIC Y005/2020 & M014/2020]  
4 Bicester   Sunday Scramble Classic Cars  
4 London East & Central >moved
St James's Park
  London Marathon (Elite Runners Only) [rescheduled from Apr 26 & relocated]  
8-10 Conington   BAeA Aerobatic Competition - Sport & Int Nationals  
16-18 Goodwood   Motor Circuit Speedweek Event [NO SPECTATORS]  
16-18 Weston Park, Shifnal   Model Air Show [rescheduled from Jun 19-21]  
17 Little Gransden   BAeA Aerobatic Competition  
18 Coventry   MAM Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair [CANCELLED] 07903-848726
18 Old Warden   Shuttleworth End Of Season Drive In Air Show [Pre-book][see AIC Y005/2020 & M014/2020]  
21 Yeovilton   Threshold Aero FAAM Night Photo-shoot [pre-book] [rescheduled from Apr 1]  
24 Chard   Historic Helicopters Threshold Aero Photo-shoot [Pre-book]  
31 Turweston   VAC Halloween Fly-in [PPR] 01280-705400
31 Old Buckenham   Halloween Fireworks  
31 Sturgate   Lincs AC Halloween Fly-in  
7 Compton Abbas   Vintage Fly-in  
8 Old Buckenham   Remembrance Service [PPR]  
8 Stow Maries   Remembrance Service [PPR] 01245-329358
8 Breighton   Remembrance Service [PPR] 01757-288987
8 Sturgate   Lincs AC Pie & Pea Fly-in  
15 Middle Wallop   Army Flying Museum Enthusiasts Fair & Model Show [CANCELLED]  
21 Hendon   Threshold RAFM Night Photo-shoot [Pre-book]  
22 Kempton Park Racecourse   Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair 07903-848726
27-28 Cosford   Threshold RAFM Night Photo-shoot [Pre-book]  
5 Compton Abbas   Vintage Fly-in  
6 Compton Abbas   Xmas Fly-in  
6 Fenland   Xmas Fly-in  
13 Sturgate   Lincs AC Xmas Dinner Fly-in  

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