ROYAL AERO CLUB

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

UNITED KINGDOM

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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 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 the year including several at non-airfield venues.
Their schedules are or 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/
http://www.royalnavyhistoricflight.org.uk

The events have been included below. All are subject to amendment.
Also there are some other private performances at unpublicised military venues.

  2016      
  MAY      
21 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Evening Air Show  
21 Blackpool Pleasure Beach   Sea Front Red Arrows Show  
21 Halton   BAeA Aerobatics Competition  
21 Sywell   Young Carers Flying Day  
21 Porthtowan   LAA Devon Strut Fly-in [PPR] [Cancelled] 01872-552802/ 07725-795968
21 Fenland   Fenland AC BMAA Microlight Fly-in  
21 Bodmin   FOG Charity Childrens Flying Day 01752-406660
21-22 Newark   Museum V-Force Reunion Tribute Event 01636-707170
21-29 Challock   VGC National Vintage Glider Rally  
22 Old Warden   Chipmunk 70th Anniv Gathering [PPR]  
22 Popham   LAA Andover Strut Fly-in 01256-397733
22 Old Buckenham   Motor Cycle Rally 01953-860806
22 Bicester   Sunday Scramble Classic Cars & Fly-in [PPR]  
26-29 Saltby   BAeA Glider Aerobatics British Ch'ships  
27-30 Netheravon   BPA Parachute Wingsuit Nationals  
28 Durham Tees Valley   Tees Valley Air Show [inc Red Arrows & BBMF]  
28 Llandudno   Sea Front Air Show [Cancelled]  
28-29 Duxford   IWM Spring Air Show [inc Red Arrows 29 & BBMF]  
28-29 Shobdon   HAC Vintage Fly-in & Motor Display 01568-708369
28-29 Rougham   Fly-in 07763148640 / 07792892588
28-29 Popham   RRRA Handicap Air Race  
28-29 Otherton   Staffs AC MW Fly-in  
28 & 30 East Kirkby   Lincs Museum Military Show (inc BBMF Sat & Mon]  
28-30 Kirkby Lonsdale   NWBAC Balloon Meet  
28-30 Barkston Heath   BMFA Free Flight & Space Model National Ch'ships 01603-457754
28-Jn 1 Brixham   Brixfest Seaside Events inc Air Show  
28-Jn 5 Lasham   Gliding Competition - Lasham Regionals  
28-Jn 5 Pocklington   Gliding Competition - Club Class Nationals  
28-Jn 10 Isle of Man   IoM TT Motor Cycle Races [inc Red Arrows @ Douglas 7 Jun]  
27-30 Podington   FIA European Drag Race Ch'ships [inc Red Arrows 29]  
29 Bruntingthorpe   Cold War Jets Museum Open Day  
29-30 Shobdon   Vintage Fly-in & Vintage Vehicle Rally  
30 Driffield Showground   Vintage Fair & Air Show [inc BBMF]  
30 Bidford-On-Avon   Charity Wings & Wheels Event [PPR] 01789-778807
         
  JUNE      
2 Valley   RAF Families Day [Not Public]  
3-4 Epsom   Oaks & Derby Horse Races  
3-5 Pidley nr Huntingdon   One Man Balloon Meet  
4 Arbroath   Festival of Heroes [inc Red Arrows]  
4 Enniskillen, NI   Fly-in  
4 Little Gransden   BAeA Aerobatics Competition  
4 Sutton Meadows   Microlight Fly-in  
4 Wittering   RAF Families Day [Not Public]  
4 Lossiemouth   RAF Families Day [Not Public]
4-5 Sturgate   Lincoln AC 60th Anniv Fly-in 01427-838305
4-5 St Marys, Scilly   LAA Devon Strut Fly-in  
4-5 St Michaels, Preston   Microlight Fly-in  
5 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Air Show  
5 Brimpton   Summer Fly-in & BBQ [Pre Register] 01635-866907/ 07766-884970
9-12 Sywell   BAeA Aerobatics Advanced & Unlimited British Ch'ships  
10 Stow Maries   Evening Fly-in [PPR] 07860-345403
10-12 Paignton   Torbay Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows 12 & BBMF]  
10-12 Kirklington, N Yorks   PRBA Henge Hoppers Balloon Meet  
11 Pershore   Throckmorton Air Show [inc BBMF]  
11 Compton Abbas   American Fly-in  
11 Fenland   FAC Club Competitions Day  
11 Biggin Hill   Festival of Flight [inc Red Arrows & BBMF] [Advance Tickets Only]  
11 London - Buckingham Palace   Trooping The Colour Fly Past @ 1300  
11 Northolt   RAF Families Day [Not Public]  
11-12 Netheravon   BPA Parachute Competition  
12 Old Buckenham   American Fly-in [PPR] 01953-860806
12 Popham   Beagle Fly-in 01256-397733
12 Barry Island   Festival of Transport [inc Red Arrows]  
12-18 Sutton Bank   Gliding Competition - Northern Regionals  
14-18 Ascot   Royal Ascot Horse Races  
17-19 Guernsey   Guernsey Rally  
17-19 Weston Park   Model & Full Size Air Show  
17-25 Camphill   VGC Vintage Glider Rally  
17-26 several   Fly-UK Round Britain Microlight Tour  
18 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Evening Air Show  
18 Duxford   IWM VAC Members Bonus Day Fly-in [PPR]  
18 Bodelwyddan Castle   North Wales Armed Forces Day  
18-19 North Weald   Air Britain Classic Fly-in [PPR] 01992-524510
18-19 Farway Common   LAA Devon Strut Fly-in 01395-597535/ 07753-111641
18-19 Weston Super Mare   Sea Front Air Festival [inc Red Arrows 18 & BBMF]  
18-19 Eshott   Great North Fly-in  
18-19 Llanbedr [TBC]   RRRA Handicap Air Race  
18-19 Langar   BPA Parachute Competition  
18-19 Dunkeswell   BPA Parachute Competition  
18-19 Newark   Museum Cockpit Fest & Aeroboot/Aerojumble Sale 01636-707170
18-26 Aston Down   Gliding Competition - Standard, 20m & 2-seat Nationals  
19 Cosford   RAF Air Show [inc Red Arrows]  
19 Wellesbourne   Wings & Wheels Show  
19 Welshpool   Bob Jones Memorial Air Show [inc BBMF]  
19 Priory Farm, Tibenham   Fathers Day Fly-in & BBQ 07799-695144
19-20 several, Yorkshire   VAC Yorkshire Tour  
23-26 Goodwood   Festival of Speed [inc Red Arrows]  
24-26 Fenland   BAeA Aerobatics Competition  
25 Several Venues   Armed Forces Day Events  
25 Cleethorpes Seafront   Armed Forces Day National Event [inc Red Arrows & BBMF]  
25 Scarborough Seafront   Armed Forces Day Event [inc BBMF]  
25 Stow Maries   Armed Forces Day [PPR] 07860-345403
25 Rochester to Abbeville (F)   LAA Kent Strut Cross-Channel Training Fly-out  
25-26 Plymouth Hoe   Armed Forces Days Show [inc BBMF 26]  
25-26 Bovington, Dorset   Museum Tank Fest  
25-26 North Weald   Wings & Wheels Model Show  
25-26 Pent Farm, Postling, Kent   Tractors, Tanks & Tiger Moths Show 01303-862985
25-28 Colleymore Farm, Highworth, Wilts   British Paramotor Championships  
25-Jy 3 Shenington   Gliding Competition - Shenington Regionals  
27-Jy 3 Ebbesbourne Wake, Wilts   Chalke Valley History Festival Air Show  
29-Jy 3 Henley-on-Thames   Royal Regatta Rowing Races  
         
  JULY      
1-3 Sywell   Aero Expo & Heli UK Expo Tradeshow (pre-register)  
1-3 Sandown   Spamfield Microlight Fly-in  
2 Yeovilton   RNAS Air Day [inc Red Arrows & BBMF]  
2 Orsett Showground, Thurrock   Military Festival  
2 Halton   RAF Families Day  
2 Boxted   LAA Suffolk Coastal Strut Fly-in & BBQ [PPR] 07014-212209
2 Henstridge   Blackmore Vale Revival Day Classic Vehicles & Aircraft  
2-3 Church Fenton   Great Yorkshire Air Show [inc BBMF]  
2-3 Swansea Bay   Seafront Wales National Air Show [inc Red Arrows & BBMF]  
2-3 Bicester   Flywheel Festival Wings & Wheels Show  
2-3 Heveningham Hall, Suffolk   Country Fair inc Classic Fly-in [ inc BBMF] [PPR] 07796-878052
2-10 Booker   Gliding Competition - Booker Regionals  
2-10 Shobdon   Gliding - Competition Enterprise  
3 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Military Pageant Show  
3 Popham   Wings & Wheels Event 01256-397733
3 Capel-Le-Ferne, Folkestone   Battle Of Britain Memorial Event [inc BBMF]  
8-10 Silverstone   Car Race F1 British Grand Prix  
8-10 Fairford   RIAT Military Display [inc Red Arrows & BBMF] 01285-713300
8-10 Thirsk, N Yorks   PRBA White Horse Balloon Meet  
9-10 Duxford   Flying Legends Airshow  
9-10 Dunkeswell   LAA Devon Strut Regional Fly-in 01404-891643
9-10 North Coates   Wings & Wheels Event 01472-388850
9-10 Sleap   BAeA Aerobatics Competition  
9-10 Compton Abbas   RRRA Handicap Air Race  
9-10 Over Farm, Gloucs   BMAA Microlight Competition & Fly-in  
9-10 Netheravon   BPA Parachute Competition  
9-10 Wymeswold   Rempstone Steam & Country Fair [inc BBMF]  
9-16 Long Mynd   Wenlock Olympian Gliding Competition  
9-17 Bicester   FAI Sailplane Grand Prix  
9-17 Bidford-on-Avon   Gliding Competition - Bidford Regionals  
10 Popham   CZAW SportCruiser Fly-in 01256-397733
11-17 Farnborough   SBAC Farnborough Air Show [inc Red Arrows 15-17]  
14-17 Troon   Golf Open Championship  
15 Stow Maries   Evening Fly-in [PPR] 07860-345403
15-17 Enstone   SSDR Rally  
15-17 Silverstone   Motor Cycle MotoGP British Grand Prix  
16 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Evening Air Show  
16 Shobdon   Aeronca Club US Classics Fly-in 01568-708369
16 Fenland   FAC Young Aviators Day  
16 Boscombe Down   RAF 206(R) Sq Families Day [Not Public]  
16-17 Manchester Airport Visitor Park   TAS Aviation & Transport Festival  
16-17 Highbaldstow   BPA Parachute Competition  
17 North Weald   Airfield Centenary Community Event  
19-23 Folkestone Racecourse   War & Peace Show  
21 Lyme Regis   Charities Week Red Arrows Seafront Display  
21 Marham   RAF Families Day [Not Public]  
21 Honington   RAF Families Day [Not Public]  
21 Odiham   RAF Families Day [Not Public]  
21-24 Southsea, Hants   America's Cup Qualifying Yacht Races [inc Red Arrows 22]  
22 Leeming   RAF Families Day [Not Public]  
22 Coningsby   RAF Families Day [Not Public]  
22-23 Compton Abbas   BAeA Aerobatics Competition  
22-24 Sunderland   Roker & Seaburn Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows & BBMF]  
22-24 Dunkeswell   BPA Parachute Competition  
22-24 Cockerham   BPA Parachute Competition  
23 East Fortune   Museum Air Show [inc Red Arrows]  
23 Firs Farm, Welford   Firs Farm Fly-in [PPR] 07976-262833
23-24 Felixstowe   Carnival Sea Front Air Show  
23-24 Preston Capes, Northants   BMAA Microlight Competition  
23-24 Sywell   Luscombe G-BRUG & Friends 70th Birthday Party 07968-980624
24 Coventry   Shackleton Pres Trust Wings & Wheels Show 07773-053997
24 Boulmer   RAF Families Day [Not Public]  
26-30 Goodwood   Horse Racing Festival  
28 Culdrose   RN FAA Air Day  
28-30 Pocklington   BAeA Glider Aerobatics Competition  
29-31 Tattenhall, Cheshire   Car Fest North Charity Event  
29-31 Silverstone   Silverstone Classic Show  
30 Shoreham   VAC/Auster/Beagle Fly-in [PPR]  
30 Blackbushe   Charity Air Day Fly-in [PPR] 01252-471300
30-31 Old Buckenham   Old Buck Air Show  
30-31 Stow Maries   Fly-in [PPR] 07860-345403
30-31 Dornoch   LAA Highland Strut Fly-in 01862-832881
30-31 Duxford   BMAA Microlight Bonus Days [PPR] 01223-833376
30-Au 7 Dunstable   Gliding Competition - Dunstable Regionals  
30-Au 7 Husbands Bosworth   Gliding Competition Hus-Bos Regionals  
30-Au 7 Lasham   Gliding Comp - 15m & Open Nationals & Lashamglide  
31 Lundy   Lundy Island Fly-in [PPR essential] 01752-406660/
07805-805679
         
  AUGUST      
5 Shawbury   RAF Families Day [Not Public]  
5-6 Conington   BAeA Aerobatics Standard & Intermediate British Ch'ships  
5-7 Old Hay, Kent   Aviation Boogie [PPR]  
6 Goodwood   Vintage Piper Club US Classics Fly-in [PPR] 01243-755061
6 Newcastle, NI   Sea Front Festival of Flight [inc Red Arrows & BBMF]  
6 East Kirkby   Lincs Museum Air Show [inc BBMF]  
6 Swanage   Carnival Air Show  
6 Compton Abbas   VintageFly-in  
6 Bruntingthorpe   On Your Marks Charity Event  
6-7 Woodchurch, Kent   Steam Rally [inc BBMF]  
6-7 Sherburn-in-Elmet   RRRA Handicap Air Race  
6-7 Damyns Hall   Military & Flying Machines Show [inc BBMF 7]  
6-7 New Brighton   Wirral Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows 7]  
6-13  Cowes   Cowes Week Yacht Races [inc Red Arrows 11]  
7 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Edwardian Pageant Air Show  
7 Bicester   Sunday Scramble Classic Cars & Fly-in [PPR]  
7-8 Blackpool   Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows 7 & BBMF 8]  
10 Minehead   Summer Festival Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows & BBMF]  
10 Falmouth   Falmouth Week Seafront Air Show [inc Red Arrows]  
10 Fenland   FAC Midweek Fly-in  
10 Popham   Starlight Charity Flying Day [closed to non-participating aircraft] 01256-397733
11-14 Eastbourne   Airbourne Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows 12-13 & BBMF]  
11-14 Ashton Court   Bristol Balloon Fiesta  
13 Cranwell   RAF ATC 75th Anniversary Parade [Not Public]  
13-14 Full Sutton   LAA Vale of York Strut Fly-in [PPR] 07973-765552
13-14 Headcorn   Combined Ops Military & Air Show  
13-14 Shobdon   French Fly-in  
13-14 Ascot   Red Bull Air Race  
13-14 Cleethorpes   1940's Weekend [inc BBMF]  
13-21 Bicester   Gliding Competition - Bicester Regionals  
14 Herne Bay   Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows]  
14 Popham   Bike Megameet Jumble & Fly-in 01256-397733
15-19 Popham   Preliminary Practice for World Microlight & Paramotor Ch'ships  
17 Cromer   Carnival Day Air Show [inc Red Arrows]  
17 Weymouth   Carnival Air Show [inc Red Arrows & BBMF]  
18-21 Bournemouth   Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows & BBMF]  
19-21 Billing Aquadrome   Northampton Balloon Festival  
19-22 Whitby   Whitby Regatta [inc BBMF 20 & Red Arrows 21]  
20 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Flying Proms Concert  
20-21 Little Gransden   BAeA Vans RV Aerobatics Competition  
20-21 Sywell   Atomic Vintage Festival  
20-27 Damyns Hall > Popham
[Change Venue]
  FAI World Microlight & Paramotor Championships  
20-28 Husbands Bosworth   Gliding - Junior Championships  
20-28 Tibenham   Gliding - Junior Championships & 18m Nationals  
21 Old Buckenham   Vintage Bus Rally & Fly-in 01953-860806
21 Newtownards, NI   Ulster FC Fly-in & Open Day 028-9181-3327
21-28 Pocklington   Gliding 2-seater Competition  
24 Cranwell   RAF Families Day [Not Public]  
25 Benson   RAF Families Day [Not Public]  
25 Wyton   RAF Families Day [Not Public]  
25-26 Clacton   Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows & BBMF]  
25-27 Dartmouth   Royal Regatta [inc BBMF 26-27]  
26-28 Sidmouth   Regatta [inc Red Arrows 26]  
26-28 Laverstoke, Hants   Car Fest South Charity Event  
26-28 Saltby   BAeA Glider Aerobatics Competition  
26-28 Strathaven   Balloon Festival  
27 Henstridge   Classic Aircraft Fly-in & Vintage Cars 01963-364231/
07887-744163
27-28 Dunsfold   Wings & Wheels Show [inc Red Arrows & Red Arrows]  
27-28 Leicester   BAeA Aerobatics Competition  
27-28 Duxford   LAA Bonus Days [PPR] 01223-833376
27-28 Rhyl   Air Show [inc Red Arrows & BBMF]  
27-29 Detling   Showground Military Odyssey Show  
27-29 Bouth, S Cumbria   NWBAC Balloon Meet  
27-29 Popham   Socata TB Fly-in 01256-397733
27-Se 2 Duxford to Sywell   LAA 70th Anniv Tour (nightstops: Sherburn- Perth- Barton- Henstridge- Dunkeswell- Rochester)  
28 Stow Maries   WW-1 Aviation Heritage Trust Fly-in [PPR] 07860-345403
28 Little Gransden   Charity Air Show  
28 Bruntingthorpe   Cold War Jets Museum Open Day  
28-29 Uffington   White Horse Country Show [inc BBMF 29]  
29 Isles of Scilly   Maritime Gathering [inc Red Arrows]  
         
  SEPTEMBER      
1 Scampton   RAF Families Day [Not Public]  
2-4 Sywell   LAA National Rally & Exhibition [PPR-slots] 01280-846786
2-4 Silverstone   Motor Cycle British Grand Prix  
2-4 Ayr   Sea Front Scottish Air Show (static at Prestwick) [inc Red Arrows 3]  
2-4 Cosby, Leics   Foxlands Farm Victory Show  
2-4 Chatsworth   Country Fair [inc Red Arrows 2 & 4]  
3 Nuthampstead   Nuthampstead Fly-in [PPR] 01763-848287
3 Brize Norton   RAF Families Day [Not Public]  
3-4 Portrush, NI   Airwaves Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows]  
3-4 North Coates   Autumn Fly-in 01472-388850
3-4 Shobdon   RRRA Handicap Air Race  
3-4 Shackerstone, Leics   Family Festival  
4 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Wings & Wheels Show  
4 Sturgate   Lincoln AC Autumn Fly-in 01427-838305
4 Seething   Charity Air Day [T,B.C.]  
4-10 Aboyne   Gliding - Mountain Soaring Competition  
5 Brize Norton   RAF Families Day [not public]  
8 Jersey, St Aubyn's Bay   Battle of Britain Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows]  
8 Guernsey, St Peter Port   Battle of Britain Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows]  
9-11 Goodwood   Revival Meeting  
10 Bodmin   Military Wings & Wheels Day 01208-821419
10 Roserrow   LAA Devon Strut Fly-in 01208-864603
10 Dunkeswell   VPAC Vintage Piper Western Fly-in 01404-891643
10 Sutton Meadows   Microlight Fly-in  
10 Sywell   Young Aviators Day  
10-11 Southport   Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows 10]  
10-11 Duxford   IWM Autumn Air Show [inc Red Arrows 11]  
10-11 Sherburn-in-Elmet   BAeA Aerobatics Competition  
11 Newcastle   Great North Run [inc Red Arrows]
11 Popham   Auster Fly-in 01256-397733
16-18 Sywell   Chipfest Chipmunk Fly-in  
16-18 Naburn Lock, York   PRBA Balloon Meet  
17 Belle Vue   LAA Devon Strut Fly-in 01805-623113/ 07971-278984
17 Fenland   FAC Great Fens Microlight Fly-in  
17-18 Stow Maries   100th Anniv. Fly-in [PPR] 07860-345403
18 Popham   Solent Av Soc Fly-in 01256-397733
18 Hooton Park   The Aviation Collection Aviation & Transport Show 07732-610923
24-25 Old Buckenham   Balloon Festival 01953-860806
24-25 Sywell   Classic Pistons & Props Show  
24-25 Alderney   RRRA Handicap Air Race  
         
  OCTOBER      
1 Sywell   Radial & Trainer Fly-in  
2 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Roaring Twenties Air Show  
2 Bicester   Sunday Scramble Classic Cars & Fly-in [PPR]  
7-9 Thornton-le-Dale, N Yorks   PRBA Autumn Gold Balloon Meet  
8 Turweston   VAC Fly-in  
9 Old Buckenham   French Aircraft Fly-in 01953-860806
9 Popham   End of Season & Fly-in 01256-397733
9 Solihull Moors FC   Birmingham Enthusiast Fair  
15 Newark   Museum Aeroboot/Aerojumble Sale 01636-707170
22 Fenland   FAC Autumn Fly-in  
29 Biggin Hill   Crete to Cape Rally Aircraft Depart UK  
         
  NOVEMBER      
13 Duxford   IWM Remembrance Day Event [PPR]  
13 Stow Maries   Remembrance Service [PPR] 07860-345403
13 Old Buckenham   Remembrance Service [PPR] 01953-860806
14 Royal Aero Soc, London   RAeS General Aviation Conference  
27 Kempton Park Racecourse   Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair 07956-430048
         
  DECEMBER      
2-3 International Centre, Telford   Flyer Live Exhibition  
         

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