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 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      
  MAY      
26 Old Sarum   BDAC RAF Centenary Event  
25-27 Damyns Hall   Music Festival [Airfield Closed]  
25-28 Wrenbury nr Nantwich   Spring Holiday Balloon Meet  
26-27 Duxford   IWM Air Festival  
26-27 Beverley   Hull AC Fly-in 01964-544994
26-27 Glenforsa, Mull   Glenforsa Fly-in  
26 & 28 East Kirkby   LAHC Museum Military Weekend inc Airshow  
26-Jn 1 Portmoak   Vintage Glider National Rally  
26-Jn 8 Isle of Man   IoM TT Motor Cycle Races [see Notams - inc Red Arrows 5]  
27 Durham Tees Valley   Tees Valley Air Show [CANCELLED]  
27 Old Buckenham   LAA & Homebuilt Fly-in [PPR]  
27 Bruntingthorpe   Cold War Jets Open Day  
31 Valley   RAF Families Day [Not Public]  
         
  JUNE      
1-2 Epsom   Oaks & Derby Horse Races  
1-3 Old Warden   BWPA Federation of European Women Pilots Assembly  
2 Dunkeswell   LAA Devon Strut Fly-in 01404-891643
2 Little Gransden   BAeA Aerobatic Training Event  
2 Sherburn-in-Elmet   VPAC US Classics Fly-in  
2 Sutton Meadows   Cambs MC Microlight Fly-in  
2-3 Oakley, Oxon   BMAA Microlight Competition  
2-3 Paignton   Torbay Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows & Typhoon]  
2-3 Sellinge Showground   Folkestone & Ashford Military Show  
2-3 Thruxton   Circuit Race Meeting (Airfield Closed)  
3 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Fly Navy Air Show  
3 Sturgate   Lincs AC Midsummer Fly-in 01427-838305
3 Old Sarum   BDAC Museum Vintage Sunday Fly-in  
5 Isle of Man   IoM TT Races Air Show [inc Red Arrows]  
7 Yeovilton   FAAM Cobham Hall Workshops Tours [pre-book]  
8-10 Old Warden   BRA Gyro Fly-in [PPR]  
8-10 Fenland   BAeA Aerobatic Competitions  
8-10 Bodmin   FOG Charity Devon Air Scout Camp 01752-406660
8-10 Kirklington   Henge Hoppers Balloon Meet  
8-10 Newark   Retro Festival inc Airshow  
9 Yeovilton   Navy Wings Supporters Day  
9 London-Buckingham Palace   Trooping The Colour Fly Past @ 1300  
9 Benson   RAF Families Day [Not Public]  
9 Several (>20) Venues   National Fly Kids Day  
9 Cosford   Threshold RAF 100 Early Morning Photo-call  
9-10 Fir Park, Market Rasen   Transport Museum Show [PPR] 07816-326368
9-10 Preston Capes   BMAA Microlight Competition  
10 Cosford   RAF Air Show [inc Red Arrows & Typhoon]  
10 Popham   Beagle Fly-in 01256-397733
10 Breighton   Fly-in & Aero-Jumble [PPR]  
14-16 Wycombe-Booker   Aero Expo & Heli UK Expo Tradeshow [pre-register]  
14-17 Sywell   BAeA Aerobatic Adv & Ultd Nat Ch’ships  
15-17 Guernsey   Guernsey Air Rally 01481-265267
15-17 Weston Park, Salop   Model Air Show  
16 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Evening Air Show  
16 Farway Common   LAA Devon Strut Fly-in 01395-597535/
07753-111641
16-17 Great Yarmouth   Seafront Air Show [inc Red Arrows]  
16-17 Brocklesby, Lincs   Balloons at Country Fair 07778-843540
17 Priory Farm nr Tibenham   Fathers’ Day Fly-in & BBQ  
17 Easter, Ross-shire   James Hayward Memorial Fly-in [PPR]  
16-22 Dunstable   Gliding Competition Regionals  
19-23 Ascot   Royal Ascot Horse Race Meeting  
20 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Hurricane Heritage Photo Day [pre book]  
23 Bodmin   Pasty & Ice Cream Fly-in 01752-406660
23-24 Weston Super Mare   Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows & Typhoon]  
23-24 Old Warden   DH Moth Club Charity Flying Weekend  
23-24 Bicester   Flywheel Festival Classic Cars & Air Show  
23-24 Enniskillen >
Haverfordwest
[change venue]
  RRRA Handicap Air Race  
23-24 Newark   Museum Cockpit Fest  
23-Jy 1 Shenington   Gliding Competition Regionals  
24 Old Buckenham   American Fly-in [PPR]  
25-Jy 1 Broad Chalke, Wilts   Chalke Valley History Festival (inc Aircraft Sat/Sun)  
28 Wittering   RAF Families Day [Not Public]  
30 several venues   Armed Forces Day Events (a few with air shows)  
30 Llandudno   Armed Forces Day National Event [inc Red Arrows & Typhoon]  
30 Plymouth Hoe   Armed Forces Day inc Airshow  
30 Stow Maries   Armed Forces Day  
30-Jy 1 North Weald   Air Britain Classic Fly-in [PPR] 01992-524510
30-Jy 1 Swansea Bay   Wales National Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows & Typhoon]  
30-Jy 1 Headcorn   Battle of Britain Air Show  
30-Jy 1 Shobdon   Flying & Food Festival [PPR] 01568-708369
30-Jy 1 Heveningham Hall, Suffolk   Country Fair & Classic Fly-in [PPR] 07796-878052
30-Jy 7 Aston Down   Gliding - Competition Enterprise  
         
  JULY      
1 Cleethorpes   Armed Forces Day Event [inc Red Arrows]  
1 Old Warden   Shuttleworth WW-1 Centenary Military Pageant  
1 Old Sarum   BDAC Museum Vintage Sunday Fly-in  
1 Fenland   Great Fens Fly-in + Wings & Wheels  
1 Capel-le-Ferne, Folkestone   Battle of Britain Memorial Day  
4-8 Henley   Royal Regatta Rowing Races  
6-8 Southport   Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows 6]  
6-8 Thirsk   White Horse Balloon Meet  
6-8 Silverstone   Car Race F1 British Grand Prix [inc Red Arrows 8]  
6-9 London, Horse Guards   RAF 100 - Static Aircraft  
7 Yeovilton   RN FAA Air Day [inc Red Arrows & Typhoon]  
7 Boxted   LAA Suffolk Coastal Strut Fly-in & BBQ [PPR] 07014-212209
7 Charlton Park, Malmesbury   Aeronca Club Picnic Fly-in [PPR] 01666-823200
7 Burghley House, Stamford   Battle Proms Concert & Air Display  
7 Chelsfield, Orpington   Village Fair with Air Show  
7-8 Sollas   LAA Highland Strut Beach Fly-in [PPR] 07860-461645
7-8 Woodford   Avro Heritage Museum Air Fair  
7-8 Northampton Racecourse   Balloons at Northampton Town Festival  
7-8 Cosford   Large Model Air Show  
7-8 Thruxton   Circuit Race Meeting (Airfield Closed)  
7-15 Husbands Bosworth   Gliding Competition – 18m & 20m Nationals  
7-15 Bidford-on-Avon   Gliding Competition - Regionals  
8 Popham   CzAW Sport Cruiser Fly-in 01256-397733
8 Brookfield Farm, Market Rasen   Microlight & Gyro fly-in [PPR] 01673-828394/
07941-446454
8 Seething   Canard Fly-in [PPR] 01508-550453
9 RNLI College, Poole   GASCo Ditching & Sea Survival Seminar [pre-book]  
10 London-Buckingham Palace   RAF Centenary Fly Past  
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 & Typhoon] 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  
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)  
16-22 Farnborough   SBAC Air Show [Public Days 21-22]  
20-22 Silverstone   Silverstone Classic Races with Air Show  
20-22 Otherton   Staffs AC Eurostar Fly-in [PPR]  
21 Blenheim Palace   Battle Proms Concert & Air Display  
21 Firs Farm, Newbury   Bring Your Own Sausages Fly-in [PPR] 07976-262833
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   event? [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]  
27 Coningsby   RAF Families Day [Not Public]  
27 Linton-on-Ouse   RAF Families Day [Not Public]  
27-29 Roker & Seaburn   Sunderland Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows 27-28 & Typhoon]  
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 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 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   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  
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]  
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]  
25-27 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  
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 Arows 30-31-1]  
30-Se 2 Dartmouth   Regatta inc Air Show  
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 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   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]  
28-30 York Racecourse   Balloon Meet  
29 Compton Abbas   End WW-1 Centenary Event  
29 Fenland   Female Fly-in & Afternoon Tea Charity Day  
29-30 Old Buckenham   LAA & Homebuilt Festival [PPR]  
29-30 Kemble - Cotswold   Revival Festival  
         
  OCTOBER      
1 Old Sarum   BDAC Museum Vintage Sunday Fly-in  
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
         
  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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