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
ALWAYS CHECK BEFORE SETTING OUT

Phone numbers are for the UK. From other countries, replace first 0 with +44

The listing includes some major sports events which generate significant aviation activity, sometimes including temporary heli-ports.


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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.
Click here for a link to download a PDF copy of CAP403.


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.

  2018      
  JULY      
7-15 Husbands Bosworth   Gliding Competition – 18m & 20m Nationals  
7-15 Bidford-on-Avon   Gliding Competition - Regionals  
12-15 Goodwood   Festival of Speed [inc Typhoon 12-13 + Red Arrows 14-15]  
13-14 Compton Abbas   BAeA Aerobatic Competitions  
13-15 Fairford   RIAT Military Display [inc Red Arrows] (see AIC M050 & 051/2018) 01285-713300
13-15 Enstone   BMAA SSDR Rally  
14 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Evening Air Show  
14 Northrepps   VPAC US Classics Fly-in  
14 Hatfield House   Battle Proms Concert & Air Display  
14-15 Duxford   IWM Flying Legends Air Show (see AIC M048/2018)  
14-15 Beverley   Hull AC Fly-in 01964-544994
14-15 Bodmin   Val Dreckly STOL Competition 01752-406660
14-15 Sherburn   RRRA Handicap Air Race  
14-15 St Michaels, Preston   Microlight Fly-in & Wings & Wheels  
14-15 North Coates   Wings & Wheels Event 01472-388850
14-22 Sywell   Human Powered Flying Competition (early/late each day)  
15-22 Carnoustie   Open Golf Ch'ships (see AIC M046/2018)  
16-22 Farnborough   SBAC Air Show [Public Days 21-22](see AIC M044/2018 ops 9-23/7)  
20-22 Silverstone   Silverstone Classic Races with Air Show  
20-22 Otherton   Staffs AC Eurostar Fly-in [PPR]  
20-22 Saltby   BAeA Glider Aerobatic Competition  
21 Blenheim Palace   Battle Proms Concert & Air Display  
21 Firs Farm, Newbury   Bring Your Own Sausages Fly-in [PPR] 07976-262833
21 Netherthorpe   Sheffield AC Summer Fly-in [PPR]  
21 Deanland   Breakfast Fly-in [PPR – no visitors by road]  
21 Kilkeel, NI   Charity Fly-in  
21-22 Hastings   Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows 21 + BBMF]  
21-22 Breighton   Wings & Wheels Event + Hangar Party [PPR]  
21-22 Stow Maries   Stow Maries At War Event 01245-329358
21-22 Enfield   Balloon Festival & Community Event  
21-22 Folkestone   Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows 22 + BBMF]  
21-29 Peterhead   Scottish Week [inc Red Arrows 25]  
22 Damyns Hall   Charity Family Festival Wings & Wheels Show  
22 Newtownards, NI   Ulster FC Open Day & Fly-in  
24-28 Hop Farm, Paddock Wood   War & Peace Show  
26 Honington   RAF Families Day [Not Public]  
26 Marham   RAF Families Day [Not Public]  
26 Leeming   RAF Families Day [Not Public]  
26 Henlow   RAF Families Day [Not Public]  
26 Henlow   Threshold Avation Evening Photo-Call [pre-book]  
27 Coningsby   RAF Families Day [Not Public]  
27 Linton-on-Ouse   RAF Families Day [Not Public]  
27 Compton Abbas   Evening Fly-in & Curry [PPR – pre-book food]  
27 Henstridge   CLIC Sargent Fun Day For Young Cancer Victims  
27-29 Roker & Seaburn   Sunderland Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows 27-28 & Typhoon]  
27-29 Llanbedr   Parafest – Parachuting & Music Festival [PPR-pre-book]  
27-29 Bolesworth, Cheshire   Carfest North Charity Event  
28 East Fortune   NMS Scotland National Air Show [inc Red Arrows & Typhoon]  
28 Shobdon   French Fly-in [PPR] 01568-708369
28-29 Dornoch   LAA Highland & Islands Strut Fly-in  
28-29 Sleap   BAeA Aerobatic Competitions  
28-29 Stoke Golding   Stakeout Fly-in & Party  
29 Lundy   Lundy Island Fly-in [PPR essential] 01752-406660
/07805-805679
31-Au 4 Goodwood Racecourse   Horse Racing Festival  
         
  AUGUST      
3-5 Thruxton   Circuit Race Meeting (Airfield Closed)  
4 East Kirkby, Lincs   LAHC Museum Air Show  
4 Bodmin   FOG Charity Bader Braves Flying Day 01752-406660
4 Duxford   LAA Bonus Day  
4 Highclere Castle, Hants   Battle Proms Concert & Air Display  
4-5 Croft, N. Yorks   Nostalgia Festival inc Air Show  
4-5 Sandown (4) > Goodwood (5)   VPAC US Classics Fly-in 01983-716926
/01243-755087
4-11 Cowes   Cowes Week Yacht Races [inc Red Arrows 10]  
4-12 Dunstable   Gliding Competition - Club Class Nationals  
5 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Family Air Show  
5 Old Sarum   BDAC Museum Vintage Sunday Fly-in  
8 Popham   Starlight Chldrens Day (closed to other aircraft) 01256-397733
8 Fenland   Grass Roots Aviation Launch (t.b.c.)  
9-12 Ashton Court   Bristol Balloon Fiesta  
10-12 Perth   Scottish AC Fly-in 01738-550055
10-12 Driffield   Balloon Meet at Steam & Vintage Rally  
10-12 Newbury   Retro Festival inc Airshow  
10-13 Whitby   Whitby Regatta [inc Red Arrows 12]  
10-19 Falmouth   Carnival Week [inc Red Arrows 14]  
10-12 Newcastle, NI   RAF 100 - Static Aircraft  
11 Newcastle, NI   Sea Front Festival of Flight [inc Red Arrows]  
11 Porthtowan   LAA Devon Strut Fly-in [PPR] 01872-552802/
07773-582480
11 Sherburn   Bader Braves Disabled Children Flying Day  
11 Ragley Hall, Warwicks   Battle Proms Concert & Air Display  
11-12 Blackpool   Sea Front Air Show inc Red Arrows 12 & Typhoon]  
11-12 Shobdon   RRRA Handicap Air Race  
11-12 Leicester > Fenland
[Change Venue]
  BAeA Aerobatic Training Event & RV Competition  
11-12 Compton Abbas   30th Anniv Fly-in  
11-12 Bodmin   Vintage Wings & Wheels Fly-in 01752-406660
12 Popham   Motorcycle Mega Meet & Fly-in 01256-397733
12 Henlow   DHMC Gathering of Moths  
12 Old Sarum   BDAC Museum Model Show  
12-18 Sutton Bank   Gliding Competition - Northern Regionals  
14 Henlow   G-BUHZ 70th Anniv C120/140 Fly-in [PPR]  
14-15 Cromer   Carnival Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows 15]  
14-15 Weymouth   Carnival Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows 15]  
15 Fenland   Midweek Fly-in  
15 Seething   SAGA Club Old-Timers Lunch Fly-in [PPR – pre-book food]  
16-19 Eastbourne   Airbourne Seafront Air Show [inc Red Arrows 17-18-19 & Typhoon]  
17-19 Billing Aquadrome   Northampton Balloon Festival  
18 Barton - City   Pride in Aviation Fly-in [PPR] 0161-789 1362
18 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Flying Proms  
18-19 Biggin Hill   Festival of Flight [inc Red Arrows]  
18-19 Headcorn   Combined Ops Show  
18-19 Shobdon   De Havilland Fly-in [PPR] 01568-708369
18-19 Thruxton   Circuit Race Meeting (Airfield Closed)  
18-26 Aston Down   Gliding Competition - 15m, Standard, Open Nationals  
18-26 Lasham   Gliding Competition - Regionals & Junior Nationals  
19-26 Pocklington   Gliding Competition - Two-seaters  
23 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Hurricane Heritage Photo Day [pre book]  
23-24 Clacton   Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows & Typhoon 23]  
23-26 Saltby   BAeA Glider Aerobatic National Ch'ships  
24-26 Sidmouth   Sidmouth Regatta [inc Red Arrows & BBMF 24]  
24-26 Laverstoke, Hants   Carfest South Charity Event [inc Red Arrows 25]  
24-26 Oswestry   Balloon Festival  
24-26 Strathaven   Balloon Festival  
24-27 Ulverston   Bank Holiday Balloon Meet  
25 Henstridge   Classic Aircraft Fly-in & Vintage Cars 01963-364231
25-26 Dunsfold   Wings & Wheels Show [inc Red Arrows]  
25-26 Beverley   Hull AC Fly-in 01964-544994
25-26 Glenforsa, Mull   Vans RV Fly-in  
25-26 Rhyl   Sea Front Air Show inc Red Arrows]  
25-26 Sandown   Spamfield Microlight Fly-in & Party  
25-27 Fir Park, Market Rasen   Museum Wings & Wheels Show [PPR] 07816-326368
25-27 Detling Showground   Military Odyssey Show  
25-27 Birmingham, Victoria Square   RAF 100 - Static Aircraft  
25-27 Barkston Heath   BMFA Model Flying National Ch'ships  
26 Little Gransden   Air & Car Show  
26 Bruntingthorpe   Cold War Jets Open Day  
26 Glenforsa   Vans RV Mull Fly-in  
27 East Kirkby   LAHC Museum Pistons & Props Show  
28/29? Odiham   RAF Families Day [Not Public]  
30 Cranwell   RAF Families Day [Not Public]  
30 Wyton   RAF Families Day [Not Public]  
30-Se 2 Bournemouth   Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows 30-31-1]  
30-Se 2 Dartmouth   Regatta inc Air Show  
31 Compton Abbas   Evening Fly-in & Curry [PPR – pre-book food]  
31-Se 1 Sandown   Fairweather Music Festival (Airfield Closed)  
31-Sp 2 Sywell   LAA National Rally & Exhibition [PPR-slots] 01280-846786
31-Se 2 Chatsworth   Country Fair inc Airshow & Balloons  
31-Se 2 Glasgow Science Centre   RAF 100 - Static Aircraft  
         
  SEPTEMBER      
1 Audley End   Beagle Pup & Bulldog Club Fly-in & BBQ  
1 Sutton Meadows   Cambs MC Microlight Fly-in  
1 Brize Norton   RAF Families Day [Not Public]  
1-2 Ayr   Scottish Int. Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows & Typhoon]  
1-2 Portrush, NI   Northern Ireland Sea Front Air Sho [inc Red Arrows 2 & Typhoon]  
1-2 Llanbedr   RRRA Handicap Air Race  
1-2 Thruxton   Circuit Race Meeting (Airfield Closed)  
2 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Heritage Day Air Show  
2 Sturgate   Lincs AC Autumn Fly-in 01427-838305
2 Old Sarum   BDAC Museum Vintage Sunday Fly-in  
2-8 Aboyne   Gliding Competition - Mountain Soaring  
6 Yeovilton   FAAM Cobham Hall Workshops Tours [pre-book]  
6-8 Conington   BAeA Aerobatic Sport & Int Nat Ch’ships  
7-9 Goodwood   Revival Meeting  
7-9 Bidford on Avon   Grass Roots Balloon Meet  
8 Turweston   VAC Autumn Fly-in [PPR] 01280-705400
8-9 Scampton   RAF Air Show [CANCELLED]  
8-9     Rougham Control Tower Museum Open Days & Fly-in [PPR] 07763-148640
8-9 Fenland   BMAA Microlight Fly-in  
8-9 Highclere Castle, Hants   Heroes at Highclere Charity Event inc Air Show [inc Red Arrows 8]  
8-9 Headcorn   Southern Model Show  
9 Popham   Auster Fly-in 01256-397733
9 Duxford   BMAA Bonus Day  
9 Newcastle   Great North Run [inc Red Arrows Flypast]  
13 Guernsey, St Peter Port   Guernsey Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows]  
13 Jersey, St Aubyn's Bay   Jersey Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows]  
13-16 Longleat   Exclusive Cup Balloon Meet  
14-16 Manchester, Cathedral Gdns   RAF 100 - Static Aircraft  
15 Sywell   Young Aviators Day  
15-16 Bodmin   LAA Cornwall Strut Fly-in 01752-406660
15-16 Glenforsa, Mull   Vintage Taildragger Fly-in  
16 Compton Abbas   Pooley's Day Fly-in [PPR with Pooleys]  
21-23 Bodmin   FOG Charity Cornwall Air Scout Camp 01752-406660
21-23 Naburn Lock, York   PRBA Balloon Meet  
22 East Kirkby   LAHC Museum 30th Anniv Event  
22-23 Duxford   IWM Battle of Britain Air Show [inc Red Arrows & Typhoon]  
22-23 Leicester >Sherburn-in-Elmet
[Change Venue]
  BAeA Aerobatic Competitions  
22-23 Sywell   Classic Wings & Wheels Show  
22-23 Alderney   RRRA Handicap Air Race  
22-23 Sandy   Microlight Fly-in & Competition Taster  
22-23 Barton-City   Airport Fly-in [PPR] 0161-789-1362
23 Popham   Solent Av Soc Fly-in 01256-397733
23 Breighton   Helicopter Fly-in [PPR]  
26 Met Office, Exeter   GASCo Weather Decision-Making for GA Seminar [pre-book]  
28 Compton Abbas   Evening Fly-in & Curry [PPR – pre-book food]  
28-30 York Racecourse   Balloon Meet  
29 Compton Abbas   End WW-1 Centenary Event  
29 Fenland   Female Fly-in & Afternoon Tea Charity Day  
29 Kemble - Cotswold   Threshold Avn Night Photocall [pre-book]  
29-30 Kemble - Cotswold   Revival Festival  
29-30 Old Buckenham   LAA & Homebuilt Festival [PPR]  
         
  OCTOBER      
1 Old Sarum   BDAC Museum Vintage Sunday Fly-in  
5 Fairoaks   Threshold Avn Night Photocall [pre-book]  
5-7 Thornton-le-Dale, N Yorks   PRBA Autumn Gold Balloon Meet  
6 Dunkeswell   VPAC Vintage Piper Fly-in  
13-14 Fenland   Autumn Fly-in  
14 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Race Day Event  
14 Popham   End of Season Fly-in 01256-397733
21 Coventry   Midland Air Museum Aviation Fair 07903-848726
25 Yeovilton   Threshold Avn Night Photocall [pre-book]  
         
  NOVEMBER      
4 Old Sarum   BDAC Museum Vintage Sunday Fly-in  
11 Old Buckenham   Remembrance Service [PPR]  
11 Stow Maries   Remembrance Service [PPR]  
16-18 Beverley - Linley Hill   Humber Bridge Balloon Meet  
25 Kempton Park Racecourse   Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair 01423-862256
         
  DECEMBER      
1 Compton Abbas   Christmas Fly-in  
6 Yeovilton   FAAM Cobham Hall Workshops Tours [pre-book]  
         

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