ROYAL AERO CLUB

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

UNITED KINGDOM

Events are always subject to change, rescheduling and cancellation
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The Safety Presentation Evenings provided by GASCo. have been included in the events list below.
For the full programme, click the link to:

GASCo Safety Presentation Evenings.


For the requirements and guidance for organising all types of aviation events in the UK, see CAA publication CAP 403.
Click here for a link to download a PDF copy of this document.


For extensive lists of balloon events, see:
http://www.balloonevents.org/
http://www.ballooncalendar.com/
http://www.easyballoons.co.uk/balloon-meets-events/


For an extensive list of model flying contests and events, see:
the British Model Flying Association calendar.


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:
http://www.raf.mod.uk/reds/
http://www.raf.mod.uk/bbmf/
http://www.raf.mod.uk/typhoondisplay/
http://www.raf.mod.uk/chinookdisplayteam/
http://www.raf.mod.uk/falcons/
https://www.navywings.org.uk/flying-schedule/
Where announced, these will be included below. All are subject to amendment.
Also there are some other private performances at unpublicised military venues.

  2017      
  MARCH      
23 Yeovilton   FAAM RN Lynx Decomissioning  
25 Brooklands Museum   YES Youth Aviation Education Conference [Pre-register] 07974-188395
30 Penrith   GASCo Safety Evening  
31 Lee-on-Solent   GASCo Safety Evening [Pre-register]  
         
  APRIL      
1 Fenland   VAC Daffodil Fly-in  
1 Pocklington   GASCo Safety Evening  
1-2 White Waltham >Sywell
[Change Venue]
  BAeA Judging Seminar  
2 Old Sarum   Vintage Sunday Fly-in 01722-322525
4 Snitterfield   GASCo Safety Evening  
6 Netherthorpe   GASCo Safety Evening  
6-8 Aintree   Grand National Horse Race Meeting  
8 Turweston   BP&BC Beagle Pup 50th Anniv Event [PPR] 01280-705400
8 Old Sarum   BWPA Ladies Fly-in 01722-322525
8 Shobdon   HAC Ladies Day Fly-in  
8 Duxford   IWM Flight Safety Day [PPR-slots] 01223-833376
8 Middle Wallop   AAC Museum Gazelle 50th Anniv Event [Advance Tickets Only]  
9 Popham   Jodel Fly-in 01256-397733
9 Shobdon   Facebook GA Community Fly-in [amended date]  
12 Hawarden   GASCo Safety Evening  
14-17 Thornton-in-Craven, Skipton   Easter Balloon Meet & Training Weekend  
15 Lee-on-Solent   LFA Luscombe Fly-in [PPR - no road access] 01329-824748
15 Barnoldswick   GASCo Safety Evening  
15-16 Easter   Easter Fly-in at Easter [PPR]  
21-23 Dunstable   Glider Aerobatics Competition  
21-23 Sywell   Eurostar Fly-in  
22 Sleap   VPAC Vintage Piper Fly-in  
22 Bodmin   FOG Charity Childrens Flying Day 01752-406660
22-23 Leicester   RRRA Handicap Air Race  
23 Henstridge   LAA Wessex Strut 40th Anniv Fly-in & Meet The LAA [PPR] 01963-364231
23 Bicester   Sunday Scramble Classic Cars & Fly-in [PPR]  
23 K2 Centre, Crawley   Gatwick Air Enthusiasts Fair 01403-252628
23 London East & Central   London Marathon  
25 Liverpool Airport   GASCo Safety Evening [Pre-register]  
28-My 1 Congleton   NWBAC May Day Balloon Meet  
29 Turweston   VAC Spring Fly-in [PPR] 01280-705400
29-30 Popham   Microlight Trade Fair 01256-397733
29-30 Halfpenny Green   Radial & Trainer Fly-in  
29-My 1 Haddenham   Vintage Glider Rally  
30 Old Buckenham   Classic Wings & Wheels Event [PPR]  
30 Dunkeswell   LAA Devon Strut Fly-in 01404-891643
         
  MAY      
1 Popham   Aero Auto Jumble & Fly-in 01256-397733
3-7 Badminton   Eventing - Badminton Horse Trials  
5-7 Allerthorpe, E Yorks   Pocklington Flying Man Festival Balloon Meet  
6 White Waltham   RIN Topnav Competition-London  
6 Conington   RIN Topnav Competition-North  
6 Goodwood   RIN Topnav Competition-South  
6 Bodmin   RIN Topnav Competition-West  
6-7 Northrepps   Ex-Military Fly-in  
6-7 Breighton   Aerobatics Competition  
6-7 Carrickmore, NI   CFC Micro & STOL Fly-in  
6-7 Newmarket   1000 & 2000 Guineas Horse Races  
7 Popham   Vans RV Fly-in 01256-397733
7 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Air Show  
7 Breighton   Fly-in & Aerojumble [PPR]  
7 Kempton Park Racecourse   Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair 01423-862256
8-11 Kenley   London Skyline Vintage Glider Rally  
11-13 Biggin Hill   The Elite Lifestyle Exhibition  
12-13 Henlow   DH Moth Club Flying Forum  
13 Breighton   VPAC Vintage Piper Fly-in  
13 Eaglescott   LAA Devon Strut Fly-in  
13 Duxford   IWM Photography Day  
13 Tatenhill   East Staffs FC Aerobility Charity Fly-in  
13 Lee-on-Solent   LFA Gyro Fly-in [PPR - no road access] 01329-824748
13-14 Barton   City Airport Summer Fly-in  
13-14 Preston Capes, Northants   Microlight Competition  
14 Abingdon   Air & Country Show  
14 Compton Abbas   Pooley's Day Fly-in [PPR]  
14 Seething   Canard Fly-in [PPR] 01508-550453
20 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Evening Air Show  
20-21 Northrepps   NNAC 90th Anniv Fly-in  
20-21 North Coates   Spring Fly-in 01472-388850
20-21 Newark   Museum Hastings & Shackleton Event 01636-707170
21 Popham   LAA Andover Strut Fly-in 01256-397733
21 Old Buckenham   LAA & Homebuilt Fly-in [PPR]  
21 Wellesbourne   Save Wellesbourne Airfield Fly-in  
21 Stow Maries   Wings & Wheels Event [PPR] 01245-329358
26-29 Kirkby Lonsdale   NWBAC Spring Balloon Meet  
27 Durham Tees Valley   Tees Valley Air Show  
27 Bodmin   Ladies Day Fly-in & Hangar Dance 01208-821419
27 Little Gransden   Aerobatics Competition  
27-28 Duxford   IWM Spring Air Show  
27-28 Glenforsa, Mull   Annual Fly-in [PPR] 01680-300377
27 & 29 East Kirkby   Lincs Museum Lanc, Tanks & Military Machines Event  
27-29 Popham   Socata TB Owners Club Fly-in 01256-397733
27-Jn 2 Aston Down   Vintage Glider National Rally  
27-Jn 9 Isle of Man   IoM TT Motor Cycle Races  
28 Wellesbourne Mountford   Help Save Wellesbourne Fly-in  
28 Bruntingthorpe   Museum Cold War Jets Open Days [t.b.c.]  
28-29 Shobdon   HAC Vintage Fly-in & Vehicle Rally [merged into Jul 1-2]  
29 Bidford-on-Avon   Charity Wings & Wheels Show [PPR] 01789-778807
         
  JUNE      
1-3 Wycome-Booker   Aero Expo & Heli UK Expo Tradeshow (pre-register)  
2-3 Epsom   Oaks & Derby Horse Race Meeting  
2-4 Saltby   Glider Aerobatics British Ch'ships  
2-4 Bodmin   FOG Charity Devon Scout Aero Camp 01752-406660
3 Sutton Meadows   Cambs Microlight Club Fly-in [PPR] 01353-778446 / 07799-545705
3 Stow Maries   VPAC Vintage Piper Fly-in  
3 Duxford   IWM VAC Bonus Day [PPR-slots] 01223-833376
3-4 Paignton   Torbay Sea Front Air Show  
3-4 Llanbedr   RRRA Handicap Air Race  
3-5 Sleap   Anglo-Irish Fly-in [PPR] 07961-809807 / 01939-232882
4 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Naval Air Show  
4 Sturgate   Lincs AC Midsummer Fly-in 01427-838305
9 Old Warden   BRA Gyro Gathering Record Attempt  
9-11 Fenland   Aerobatics Competition  
9-11 Guernsey   Guernsey Rally  
9-11 Kirklington   Henge Hoppers Balloon Meet  
9-11 Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire   Pageant of Power  
9-11 Sellindge Showground   Folkestone & Ashford Military Show  
10 Breighton   Fly-in & Museum Day [PPR]  
10-11 Northrepps   Homebuilt Heaven Fly-in  
10-11 Old Warden   DH Moth Club Charity Flying Event  
10-11 St Michaels, Preston   Microlight Competition  
10-11 Fir Park, Market Rasen   Transport Museum Show [PPR] 07816-326368
11 Popham   Beagle Fly-in 01256-397733
11 Old Buckenham   American Fly-in [PPR]  
11 Cosford   RAF Air Show  
11 Welshpool   Bob Jones Memorial Air Show  
15-18 Great Yarmouth   Sea Front Air Show [Cancelled]  
16-18 Weston Park, Salop   Model Air Show  
16-18 Brocklesby, N Lincs   Balloons at Country Fair  
17 London - Buckingham Palace   Trooping The Colour Fly Past @ 1300  
17 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Evening Air Show  
17 Compton Abbas   All American Fly-in [PPR]  
17-18 North Weald   Air Britain Classic Fly-in [PPR] 01992-524510
17-18 Farway Common   LAA Devon Strut Fly-in 01395-597535 / 07753-111641
17-18 Weston Super Mare   Sea Front Air Festival  
17-18 Newark   Museum Cockpit Fest & Aeroboot Sale 01636-707170
17-25 Husbands Bosworth   Gliding Competition - Club & 18m Nationals  
18 Priory Farm, Tibenham   Fathers Day Fly-in & BBQ [moved to Jun 25] 07799-695144
18 Stow Maries   Fathers Day Event [PPR] 01245-329358
20-24 Ascot   Royal Ascot Horse Racing  
23 Duxford   IWM Photography Day  
23-25 Alderney   Alderney Fly-in [PPR] 01481-822851
23-25 Bodmin   FOG Charity Cornwall Scout Aero Camp 01752-406660
23-Jy 1 Camphill   Vintage Glider Rally & Capstan Reunion  
24 Several Venues   Armed Forces Day Events  
24 Stow Maries   Armed Forces Day Event [PPR] 01245-329358
24 Lee-on-Solent   LFA 10th Anniv. Fly-in [PPR - no road access] 01329-824748
24-25 North Weald   Wings & Wheels Model Show  
24-25 Plymouth Hoe   Armed Forces Weekend Event  
24-25 Northrepps   Ladies Fly-in  
24-25 Bicester   Flywheel Festival  
24-25 Bovington, Dorset   Museum Tank Fest  
24-25 Leicester   Vans RV Aerobatics Competition  
24-25 Plaistows, St Albans   Microlight Competition  
25 Staverton   Project Propellor WW-2 Aircrew Reunion  
25 Priory Farm, Tibenham   Annual Fly-in & BBQ [amended date] 07799-695144
26-Jy 2 Ebbesbourne Wake, Wilts   Chalke Valley History Festival Air Show  
28-Jy 2 Henley   Royal Regatta Rowing Races  
29-Jy 2 Goodwood   Festival of Speed  
29-Jy 2 Sywell   Aerobatics Adv & Unl British Ch'ships  
30-Jy 2 Enstone   BMAA SSDR Rally  
         
  JULY      
1-2 Swansea Bay   Seafront Wales National Air Show  
1-2 Heveningham Hall, Suffolk   Country Fair & Classic Fly-in [PPR] 07796-878052
1-2 Northrepps   Classic American Fly-in  
1-2 Shobdon   HAC Food & Flying Festival & Vintage Fly-inl  
1-2 Blackbushe   75th Anniv Air Show  
1-8 North Hill   Gliding Competition Enterprise  
1-9 Shenington   Gliding Competition - Regionals  
2 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Military Pageant Air Show  
7-9 Thirsk   White Horse Balloon Meet  
8 Yeovilton   RN FAA Air Show  
8 Boxted   LAA Suffolk Coastal Strut Fly-in & BBQ [PPR] 07014-212209
8 Pirton, Herts   Summer Fair Air Show 01462-713542
8-9 Duxford   Flying Legends Airshow  
8-9 Headcorn   Battle of Britain Air Show  
8-9 Sandown   Microlight Competition  
9 Capel-Le-Ferne, Folkestone   Battle Of Britain Memorial Event  
9 Popham   CZAW SportCruiser Fly-in 01256-397733
9 Brookfield Farm, Market Rasen   Microlight & Gyro fly-in 01673-828394/ 07941-446454
13-14 Newmarket   July Meeting Horse Races  
14-15 Compton Abbas   Aerobatics Competition  
14-16 Fairford   RIAT Military Display 01285-713300
14-16 Silverstone   Car Race F1 British Grand Prix  
15 Old Warden   Shuttleworth WW-1 Evening Air Show  
15 Shobdon   Aeronca Club US Classics Fly-in 01568-708369
15-16 Northrepps   French Aircraft Fly-in  
15-16 North Coates   Wings & Wheels Event 01472-388850
15-16 Breighton   International Bucker Fest [PPR]  
15-16 Sollas, North Uist   LAA Highland Strut Beach Fly-in [PPR] 07860-461645
16-23 Booker   Gliding Competition - Regionals  
17-23 Mall Galleries, London   GAVA Aviation Art Exhibition 01252-302233
21-23 Roker & Seaburn   Sunderland Sea Front Air Show  
22 East Fortune   NMS Scottish National Air Show  
22 Northrepps   Open Day & Fly-in  
22 Firs Farm, Welford   Firs Farm Fly-in [PPR] 07976-262833
22-23 Stoke Golding   Stakeout Fly-in 07771-701498
22-23 Enstone   Jodel Fly-in [PPR] 07973-833449
22-23 Stow Maries   Stow Maries At War Event [PPR] 01245-329358
22-23 Manchester Airport Visitor Park   TAS Aviation & Transport Festival  
22-30 Aston Down   Gliding Competitions - 15m 20m Standard &
Open Nationals + Cotswold Regionals
 
22-30 Husbands Bosworth   Gliding Competition - Regionals  
23 Lundy   Lundy Island Fly-in [PPR] [amended date] 01752-406660/ 07805-805679
25-29 Folkestone Racecourse   War & Peace Show  
27 Culdrose   RN FAA Air Day [Cancelled]  
28-30 Silverstone   Classic Meeting inc Airshow & Balloon Meet  
29 Netherthorpe   Sheffield AC Summer Fayre & Fly-in [PPR] 01909-475233
29-30 Dornoch   LAA Highland Strut Fly-in  
29-30 Old Buckenham   Old Buck Air Show  
29-30 Hampden Park, Eastbourne   Eastbourne Balloon Festival  
29-Au 5 Cowes   Cowes Week Yacht Races  
29-Au 6 Keevil- Bannerdown GC   Gliding Competition - Inter-Services Regionals  
30 Lundy   Lundy Island Fly-in [PPR] [moved to July 23] 01752-406660/ 07805-805679
30 Old Warden   DH Moth Club Gathering of Moths  
31-Au 4 Pocklington   Glider Aerobatics Training  
         
  AUGUST      
1-5 Goodwood Racecourse   Horse Racing Festival  
3 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Hurricane Heritage Photography Day [pre-book]  
5 East Kirkby   Museum Air Show  
5 Duxford   IWM LAA Bonus Day [PPR-slots] 01223-833376
5-6 Northrepps   Tail Dragger Fly-in  
5-6 Croft, N Yorks   Nostalgia Festival  
5-6 Sleap   Aerobatics Competition  
5-13 Bidford-On-Avon   Gliding Competition - Regionals  
5-13 Bicester   Gliding Competition - Regionals  
5-13 Dunstable   Gliding Competition - Regionals  
6 Goodwood   VPAC US Classics Fly-in [amended date] 01243-755061
6 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Edwardian Pageant Air Show  
9 Popham   Starlight Childrens' Day [closed to other aircraft] 01256-397733
10-13 Ashton Court   Bristol Balloon Fiesta  
10-26 Lasham   FAI European Gliding Ch'ships  
11-13 Driffield   Balloon Meet at Steam & Vintage Rally  
12 Compton Abbas   Vintage Fly-in [PPR]  
12-13 Blackpool   Sea Front Air Show  
12-13 Full Sutton   LAA Vale of York Strut Fly-in [PPR] 07973-765552/ 01759-373277
12-13 Newark   Museum 1940s Weekend Event 01636-707170
12-13 Damyns Hall
> Maldon, Essex
[new venue]
  Military & Flying Machines Show  
12-13 Shobdon   HAC French Fly-in [PPR] [moved to Aug 19-20]  
12-13 Shobdon   RRRA Handicap Air Race  
12-13 Lee-on-Solent   Vintage Fly-in [PPR] (t.b.c.) 01329-824748
12-18 Northrepps   Cromer Carnival Week [PPR all week]  
12-20 Tibenham   Gliding Competition -Standard & 20m Nationals  
13 Popham   Bike Megameet, Jumble & Fly-in 01256-397733
13-19 Sutton Bank   Gliding Competition - Northern Regionals  
15-16 Cromer   Carnival Air Show  
17-20 Eastbourne   Airbourne Sea Front Air Show  
18-20 Great Billing   Northampton Balloon Festival  
18-20 Eshott   Northumberland Wings & Wheels Festival  
19 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Flying Proms  
19-20 Biggin Hill   Festival of Flight [Advance Tickets Only]  
19-20 Headcorn   Combined Ops Military & Air Show  
19-20 Shobdon   HAC French Fly-in [PPR] [amended date]  
19-20 Sywell   Atomic Vintage Festival  
19-21 Whitby   Regatta Sea Front Air Show  
19-27 t.b.a.   Gliding Competition - Junior Championships  
20 Seething   Charity Air Day [PPR] 01508-550453
20-27 Pocklington   Gliding Competition - Two-Seaters  
23 Bidford-on-Avon   Midweek Midland Spirit Fly-in [PPR] 01789-778807
24-25 Clacton   Sea Front Air Show  
24-26 Dartmouth   Regatta River Front Air Show  
24-27 Saltby   Glider Aerobatics Competition  
25 Duxford   IWM Photography Day  
25-27 Silverstone   Motor Cycle British Grand Prix  
26 Henstridge   Charity Wings & Wheels Event 01963-364231
26-27 Dunsfold   Wings & Wheels Show  
26-27 Sandown   Spamfield Microlight Fly-in  
26-28 Detling Showground   Military Odyssey Show  
26-28 Fir Park, Market Rasen   Charity Wings & Wheels Show [PPR] 07816-326368
         
26-Sp 3 Sutton Bank   Vintage Glider Meet & Slingsby Rally  
27 Little Gransden   Charity Air Show  
27 Barton   City Airport Pride in Aviation Fly-in  
27 Stow Maries   "For The Love Of The Land" Event [PPR] 01245-329358
27 Bruntingthorpe   Museum Cold War Jets Open Days  
27-28 North Coates   Summer Fly-in 01472-388850
31-Sp 2 Conington   Aerobatics Sport & Int British Ch'ships  
31-Sp 3 Bournemouth   Sea Front Air Show  
         
  SEPTEMBER      
1-3 Sywell   LAA National Rally & Exhibition [PPR-slots] 01280-846786
1-3 Ayr   Sea Front Scottish Air Show (static at Prestwick)  
2 Sutton Meadows   Cambs Microlight Club Fly-in [PPR] 01353-778446 / 07799-545705
2-3 Portrush   Airwaves NI Int. Sea Front Air Show  
2-3 Beccles   RRRA Handicap Air Race  
3 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Heritage Air Show  
3 Sturgate   Lincs AC Autumn Fly-in 01427-838305
3 Kirkbride   Kirkbride Flyers At Home Day 07710-672087
3-9 Aboyne   Gliding Competition - Regionals  
7 Royal Aero Soc, London   RAeS Lecture - Evolution of GA & Light Aircraft  
7-10 Sackville Lodge   Grass Roots Balloon Meet  
8-10 Cosby, Leics   Foxlands Farm Victory Show  
8-10 Goodwood   Revival Meeting  
9 Aberporth   VPAC Vintage Piper Fly-in  
9 Bodmin   Military Wings & Wheels Event 01752-406660
9-10 Scampton   RAF Charity Air Show  
9-10 Headcorn   Southern Model Show  
10 Popham   Beagle Fly-in 01256-397733
10 Duxford   IWM BMAA Bonus Day [PPR-slots] 01223-833376
14 Jersey, St Aubyn's Bay   Battle of Britain Sea Front Air Show  
14 Guernsey, St Peter Port   Battle of Britain Sea Front Air Show  
14-17 Longleat House   Sky Safari Balloon Meet  
15-17 Southport   Sea Front Air Show  
15-17 Naburn Lock, York   PRBA Balloon Meet  
16 Compton Abbas   Big Breakfast Fly-in [PPR]  
16 Bodmin   FOG Charity Bader Braves Childrens Flying Day 01752-406660
16-17 Northrepps   Plastic Fantastic Fly-in  
16-17 Leicester   Aerobatics Competition  
16-17 Old Sarum   Centenary Air Show  
17 Stow Maries   Lift Off Tech Festival [PPR] 01245-329358
22-24 Burton Constable Hall, Yorks   Balloons at Cornucopia Festival  
23 Turweston   VAC Autumn Fly-in [PPR] 01280-705400
23 Haverfordwest   Pembrokeshire FC Fun Rally Competition  
23-24 Duxford   IWM Autumn Air Show  
23-24 Sywell   Classic Pistons & Props Show  
23-24 Barton   City Airport Autumn Fly-in  
23-24 Alderney   RRRA Handicap Air Race  
23-24 Booker   Whispering Wardrobes Vintage Glider Rally  
24 Popham   Solent Av Soc Fly-in 01256-397733
24 Breighton   Helicopter Fly-in [PPR]  
         
  OCTOBER      
1 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Racers Air Show  
1 Old Buckenham   French Fly-in [PPR]  
6-8 Thornton-le-Dale, N Yorks   Autumn Gold Balloon Meet  
7-8 Northrepps   End Of Season Fly-in  
8 Popham   End of Season Fly-in 01256-397733
8 Coventry   Midland Aircraft Museum Aviation Enthusiasts Fair  
14 Newark   Museum Aeroboot/Aerojumble Sale 01636-707170
14 Barton   Charity Night Photo-shoot [Advance Tickets Only]  
         
  NOVEMBER      
12 Old Buckenham   Remembrance Service [PPR]  
12 Stow Maries   Remembrance Service [PPR] 01245-329358
17-19 Lindley Hill   Humber Bridge Balloon Meet  
26 Kempton Park Racecourse   Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair 01423-862256
         
  DECEMBER      
2 Compton Abbas   Christmas Fly-in [PPR]  
         

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