ROYAL AERO CLUB

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

UNITED KINGDOM

Events are always subject to change, rescheduling and cancellation
also some events are subject to NOTAMs or
AICs
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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      
  SHORT-NOTICE EVENTS      
Jun/Jul t.b.a Druridge Bay, Northumberland   Druridge Bay Fly-in 07590-012108
t.b.a Knott End Beach   Lancashire Landing Beach Fly-in 07590-012108
t.b.a. Isle of Mull   Mull Fly-out 07590-012108
         
  MAY      
26-29 Kirkby Lonsdale   NWBAC Spring Balloon Meet  
27 Durham Tees Valley   Tees Valley Air Show  
27 Bodmin   Ladies Day Fly-in & Evening Social 01208-821419
27 Little Gransden   Aerobatics Competition  
27-28 Duxford   IWM Spring Air Show  
27-28 Glenforsa, Mull   Annual Fly-in [PPR] 01680-300377
27-28 Beverley   Hull AC Fly-in  
27-28 Rougham   Cessna 150/152 Fly-in 07884-002447
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 [Deleted]  
28 Rendcombe   RAFA Air Show [inc BBMF]  
28 Bruntingthorpe   Museum Cold War Jets Open Days  
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
29 Driffield Showground   Vintage Fair, Fun Day & Air Show  
         
  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 Dunkeswell   LAA Devon Strut Fly-in 01404-891643
3 Oban   Connel FC Fly-in [PPR]  
3-4 Paignton   Torbay Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows]  
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 Longside   Buchan AC Fly-in [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 [inc Red Arrows]  
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 [inc Red Arrows]  
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
18 Southend   Vulcan Restoration Trust Open Day  
18-26 Glastonbury   Music Festival [AIC M022/2017]  
20 Wick   Prepare2Go Trans-Atlantic GA Expedition Departure  
20-21 Stonehenge   Summer Solstice [AIC M021/2017]  
21 Rougham   Control Tower Museum Open & Evening Fly-in 07884-326688
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 Scarborough   Armed Forces Day Sea Front Show [inc Red Arrows]  
24 Liverpool   Armed Forces Day National Event & Air Show  
24 Stow Maries   Armed Forces Day Event [PPR] 01245-329358
24 Lee-on-Solent   LFA 10th Anniv. Fly-in [PPR - no road access] 07544-305593
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  
24-25 several, South England   Moth Club Vintage Tour (inc Henstridge 25)  
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 [inc Red Arrows]  
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 [inc Red Arrows]  
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 Shoy [inc Red Arrows]  
8 Boxted   LAA Suffolk Coastal Strut Fly-in & BBQ [PPR] 07014-212209
8 Pirton, Herts   Summer Fair Air Show 01462-713542
8 Folkestone   Sea Front Battle of Britain Anniv Air Show & Careers Day  
8-9 Duxford   Flying Legends Airshow [inc Red Arrows 9]  
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 [inc Red Arrows] 01285-713300
14-16 Silverstone   Car Race F1 British Grand Prix [inc Red Arrows 16]  
15 Old Warden   Shuttleworth WW-1 Evening Air Show  
15 Shobdon   Aeronca Club US Classics Fly-in 01568-708369
15 Tisted   DH Moth Club Fly-in [PPR by road & air]  
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
15-16 Beverley   Hull AC Fly-in  
16 Damyns Hall   Charity Wings & Wheels Show  
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 [inc Red Arrows]  
22 East Fortune   NMS Scottish National Air Show [inc Red Arrows]  
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 Holkham, Norfolk   Country Fair [inc Red Arrows 23]  
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
23 Newtownards, NI   Ulster FC Fly-in & Open Day 028-9181-3327
25-29 Folkestone Racecourse >
Hop Farm, Paddock Wood
[change venue]
  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 [inc Red Arrows 4]  
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]  
4 Swanage   Swanage Carnival [inc Red Arrows]  
4-13 Falmouth   Falmouth Regatta [inc Red Arrows 9]  
5 East Kirkby   Museum Air Show  
5 Duxford   IWM LAA Bonus Day [PPR-slots] 01223-833376
5 Newcastle, NI   Sea Front Festival of Flight [inc Red Arrows]  
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  
5-13 Lyme Regis   Carnival Week [inc Red Arrows 10]  
6 Goodwood   VPAC US Classics Fly-in [amended date] 01243-755061
6 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Edwardian Pageant Air Show [inc Red Arrows]  
6 Rougham   Control Tower Museum Open & Fly-in 07884-326688
6 Barry   Festival of Transport [inc Red Arrows]  
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 [in Red Arrows]  
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  
13-19 Fowey   Fowey Regatta [inc Red Arrows 17]  
15-16 Cromer   Carnival Air Show [inc Red Arrows 16]  
15-16 Weymouth   Weymouth Carnival [inc Red Arrows 16]  
17-20 Eastbourne   Airbourne Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows]  
18-20 Great Billing   Northampton Balloon Festival  
18-20 Eshott   Northumberland Wings & Wheels Festival  
18-20 Perth   Scottish AC Fly-in  
19 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Flying Proms  
19 Herne Bay   Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows]  
19-20 Biggin Hill   Festival of Flight [Advance Tickets Only] [inc Red Arrows]  
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 Southend   Vulcan Restoration Trust Open Day  
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 [inc Red Arrows]  
24-26 Dartmouth   Regatta River Front Air Show  
24-27 Saltby   Glider Aerobatics Competition  
25 Duxford   IWM Photography Day  
25 Sidmouth   Sidmouth Regatta [inc Red Arrows]  
25-27 Silverstone   Motor Cycle British Grand Prix  
25-27 Laverstoke nr Overton   Car Fest South Charity Event [inc Red Arrows 26]  
26 Henstridge   Charity Wings & Wheels Event 01963-364231
26 Bodmin   Action Stations Wings & Wheels & 1940s Hangar Dance & FOG Charity Disabled Veterans Flying Day 01208-821419
26-27 Dunsfold   Wings & Wheels Show [inc Red Arrows]  
26-27 Sandown   Spamfield Microlight Fly-in  
26-27 Beverley   Hull AC Fly-in  
26-27 Rhyl   Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows 27]  
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
27-28 Uffington   Country Show & Air Show  
28 Hugh Town, Isles of Scilly   Island Festival [inc Red Arrows]  
28 Aylsham   Country Show [inc BBMF]  
31-Sp 2 Conington   Aerobatics Sport & Int British Ch'ships  
31-Sp 3 Bournemouth   Sea Front Air Show [Inc Red Arrows]  
         
  SEPTEMBER      
1-3 Sywell   LAA National Rally & Exhibition [PPR-slots] 01280-846786
1-3 Ayr   Sea Front Scottish Air Show (static at Prestwick) [inc Red Arrows 3]  
2 Sutton Meadows   Cambs Microlight Club Fly-in [PPR] 01353-778446 / 07799-545705
2-3 Portrush   Airwaves NI Int. Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows]  
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 [inc Red Arrows]  
9-10 Headcorn   Southern Model Show  
10 Popham   Auster 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 Lee-on-Solent   Daedalus Centenary Event  
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 Rougham   Piper & Auster Fly-in 07884-326688
17 Stow Maries   Lift Off Tech Festival [PPR] 01245-329358
20 Met Office, Exeter   Weather Decision Making for GA Seminar 01634-200203
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]  
24 Southend   Vulcan Restoration Trust Open Day  
         
  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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