ROYAL AERO CLUB

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

UNITED KINGDOM

Events are always subject to change 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 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 some 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
Where announced, these have been included below. All are subject to amendment.
Also there are some other private performances at unpublicised military venues.

  2016      
  JULY      
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  
         
  AUGUST      
4 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Photo Workshop with Hurricane R4118 [pre-book]  
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 & Tornado & BBMF]  
6 East Kirkby   Lincs Museum Air Show [inc BBMF]  
6 Swanage   Carnival Air Show  
6 Compton Abbas   Vintage Fly-in  
6 Bruntingthorpe   On Your Marks Charity Event  
6 Deanland   Breakfast Fly-in [PPR - no visitors by road] 07923-582433
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][PPR] 01708-558388
6-7 New Brighton   Wirral Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows 7]  
6-13  Cowes   Cowes Week Yacht Races [inc Red Arrows 11 & Tornado 12]  
7 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Edwardian Pageant Air Show  
7 Bicester   Sunday Scramble Classic Cars & Fly-in [PPR]  
7 White Waltham   Bader Charity Disabled Children Flying Day  
7 Old Sarum   651 Sqdn 75th Anniv Memorial Rededication inc Auster Invitation Fly-in  
7-8 Blackpool   Sea Front Air Show [inc Red Arrows & Tornado 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 & Tornado & 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 & Tornado]  
14 White Waltham   Helipaddy Helicopter Fly-in [PPR]  
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 & Tornado & 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 Beverley-Linley Hill   Fly-in & Air Show [PPR]  
20-21 Sywell   Atomic Vintage Festival  
20-22 Hibaldstow   BPA Parachute Competition  
20-27 Damyns Hall > Popham
[Change Venue]
  FAI World Microlight & Paramotor 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 Little Snoring   McAully FG Fly-in 01603-456286
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 & Tornado & BBMF]  
25-27 Dartmouth   Royal Regatta [inc BBMF 26-27 & Tornado 27]  
26-28 Sidmouth   Regatta [inc Red Arrows 26]  
26-28 Laverstoke, Hants   Car Fest South Charity Event [inc Red Arrows 27]  
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 & Tornado]  
27-28 Leicester   BAeA Aerobatics Competition  
27-28 Duxford   LAA Bonus Days [PPR] 01223-833376
27-28 Rhyl   Air Show [inc Red Arrows 28 & 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 Glenforsa, Mull   Vans RV Fly-in [PPR] 01680-300377
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 & Tornado 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 & Tornado]  
3-4 North Coates   Autumn Fly-in 01472-388850
3-4 Shobdon   RRRA Handicap Air Race  
3-4 Sherburn-in-Elmet   BAeA Aerobatic Competition  
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 [PPR] 01508-550453
4 Brookfield Farm, Usselby, Lincs   Microlight & Gyro Fly-in [PPR] 01673-828394/ 07941-446454
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 & Tornado]  
10-11 Glenforsa, Mull   Vintage Taildragger Fly-in [PPR] 01680-300377
10-11 Sherburn-in-Elmet   BAeA Aerobatics Competition  
11 Newcastle-on-Tyne   Great North Run Road Race [inc Red Arrows]  
11 Popham   Auster Fly-in 01256-397733
11 Breighton   Helicopter Fly-in [PPR]  
14 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Photo Workshop [pre-book]  
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 Cranfield   University 70th Anniv Festival of Flight  
17 Haverfordwest   Bader Charity Disabled Children Flying Day  
17-18 Fenland   FAC Great Fens Microlight Fly-in & Vintage Wings & Wheels  
17-18 Stow Maries   100th Anniv. Fly-in [PPR] 07860-345403
17-18 Barton   Autumn Fly-in [PPR] 0161-789-1362
17-18 Sibson   BPA Parachute Competition  
17-18 Dunkeswell   BPA Parachute Competition  
18 Popham   Solent Av Soc Fly-in 01256-397733
18 Hooton Park   The Aviation Collection Aviation & Transport Show 07732-610923
22-24 Newmarket   Cambridgeshire Horse Race Meeting  
24 Porthtowan   LAA Devon Strut Fly-in 01872-552802/ 07725-795968
24-25 Old Buckenham   Balloon Festival 01953-860806
24-25 Sywell   Classic Pistons & Props Show  
24-25 Alderney   RRRA Handicap Air Race  
2425 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Model Aircraft Event  
25 Compton Abbas   Pooleys Air Day [pre-register with Pooleys]  
         
  OCTOBER      
1 Sywell   Radial & Trainer Fly-in  
1 Fenland   FAC Young Aviators Day  
2 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Roaring Twenties Air Show  
2 Brimpton   LAA Andover Strut fly-in [PPR] 07831-606075
2 Bicester   Sunday Scramble Classic Cars & Fly-in [PPR]  
4 Seething   WW2 Control Tower Open Day & Fly-in [PPR] 01508-550453
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
15 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Night Photo Shoot [pre-book]  
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 Light Aircraft Design Conference  
27 Kempton Park Racecourse   Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair 07956-430048
         
  DECEMBER      
2-3 International Centre, Telford   Flyer Live Exhibition  
17 Compton Abbas   Christmas Fly-in [PPR]  
29-30 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Workshops Open Days  
         

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