ROYAL AERO CLUB

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

UNITED KINGDOM

Events were verified at the time of inclusion in the list, but are always subject to change,
rescheduling or cancellation, sometimes at short notice.
Also some events are subject to
NOTAMs or Information Circulars (AICs)

ALWAYS CHECK BEFORE SETTING OUT

Please tell me of any events you hear about (if possible with on-line contact details such as website or e-mail), so I can add them to the list. I welcome news of air-sport, general aviation and public events such as fly-ins, displays, exhibitions, competitions, etc, anywhere in the world.

Please e-mail any additions or corrections direct to me
and not to the RAeC Secretary's office or the LAA Office or Magazine Editor:
David Wise -
dave.wise@btinternet.com.

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

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


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GASCo are unable to provide their usual Safety Presentation Evenings due to Covid.
Instead, they are arranging some on-line events, see their website for details.

GASCo Events.


For the requirements and guidance for organising all types of aviation events in the UK, see CAA publication CAP 403.
Also CAP1724 on Display Pilot Authorisation
Click here for a link to download PDF copies of these CAPs.


For extensive lists of balloon events, see:
hot air balloon events festival list
UK Ballooning Calendar - JEM Ballooning
Easy Balloons | Balloon Meets & Events


For an extensive list of model flying contests and events, see:
the British Model Flying Association calendar.


The Royal Aeronautical Society and its local Branches organise an extensive series of public lectures and conferences on a variety of aviation topics.
These are held at several venues throughout the UK and abroad, see:
Royal Aeronautical Society Events List


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:
https://www.raf.mod.uk/display-teams/
https://navywings.org.uk/home/events/
Where announced, these will be included below. All are subject to amendment.
Also there are some other private performances at unpublicised military venues.


Government Coronavirus restrictions are likely to continue well into 2021.

Several events have been tentatively scheduled but are subject to last minute decisions - always check.

During the latest coronavirus lockdown, all recreational flying has ceased and most small airfields are closed. Some are open on a very limited basis for commercial, technical or emergency services flights, but do not allow spectators and casual visitors by road.

Museums have closed due to coronavirus. When they reopen, they will be subject to restrictions, often requiring pre-booking even when there is no admission charge. Always check websites or phone before visiting.

  2021      
  JANUARY      
15-17 Alexandra Palace, London   Model Engineering Exhibition (inc BMFA) [CANCELLED]  
         
  FEBRUARY      
24 Yeovilton   Threshold FAAM Night Photo-shoot [Pre-book]  
         
  MARCH      
6 Compton Abbas   Vintage Saturday Fly-in  
6 Hendon   Threshold RAFM Night Photo-shoot [Pre-book]  
9 Met Office, Exeter   GASCo/Met Office Weather Decision Making For GA Seminar [Pre-Book]  
10-11 Excel, London   Helitech Trade Show [rescheduled to May 26-27]  
12-13 Cosford   Threshold RAFM Night Photo-shoot [Pre-book]  
16-19 Cheltenham   Horse Racing Festival  
20 St Mawgan   Threshold Cornwall Av Museum Photo-shoot [Pre-book]  
26-27 Church Fenton - Leeds East   Private Flyer Exhibition [rescheduled to Jun 4-5]  
26-28 Harrogate   PRBA Brass Monkey Balloon Meet  
27 Perth   ACS Avn Festival of Flight  
27 St Athan   Threshold S Wales Av Museum Night Photo-shoot [Pre-book]  
27-28 Weston Super Mare   Helicopter Museum World At War Event  
         
  APRIL      
2-5 Thornton-in-Craven   PRBA/NWBAC Easter Training Balloon Meet  
3 Compton Abbas   Vintage Saturday Fly-in  
3-4 Easter   Easter at Easter Fly-in [PPR] 07967-715304
4 Putney to Mortlake
[> moved >] Ely
  Boat Race  
8-10 Aintree   Grand National Horse Race Meeting  
10-11 Dunstable   BAeA Glider Aerobatics Competition  
17 Turweston   Vintage Aircraft Club Spring Fly-in [PPR]  
17 Blackpool   Threshold Hangar 42 Spit & Hurri Photo-shoot [Pre-book]  
17-18 Breighton   BAeA Aerobatics Competition  
18 Henstridge   LAA Wessex Strut Fly-in & Meet the LAA [PPR] 01963-364231
18 K2 Centre, Crawley   Gatwick Air Enthusiasts Fair [POSTPONED to Sep 12] 01403-252628
23-25 Richmond, Yorks   PRBA Bowes & Bells Balloon Meet  
24 Duxford   Flying Day  
24 Pidley   BBM&L Vintage Balloon Inflation Day  
30-My 3 Clitheroe   NWBAC Ribble Valley Balloon Meet  
         
  MAY      
1 Compton Abbas   Vintage Saturday Fly-in  
1-2 Popham   Microlight Trade Fair 01256-397733
1-2 Sleap   BAeA Aerobatics Competition  
1-2 Newmarket   Horse Racing Guineas Festival  
2 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Drive-In Air Show  
3 Popham   Classic Car Show & Vintage Fly-in 01256-397733
5-9 Badminton   Eventing - Badminton Horse Trials  
7-9 Pocklington   PRBA Flying Man Balloon Meet  
8 Duxford   Flying Day  
8 Bodmin   Ladies Day Fly-in 01752-406660
8-9 Popham   Model Air Show [closed to full-size aircraft] 01256-397733
14-15 Wycombe - Booker   The Elite Lifestyle & Private Flyer Exhibition  
14-15 Compton Abbas   BAeA Aerobatic Competition  
15 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Drive-In Evening Air Show  
15 Sywell   Europa Club Fly-in, AGM & Dinner  
15-16 Goodwood   Circuit Members Meeting  
22 Duxford   Flying Day  
22 Sywell   Chipmunk 75th Anniv Fly-in [PPR]  
22-31 Sywell to Leicester   LAA UK Tour (nightstops Headcorn - Bodmin -
Barton - Glenforsa - Perth *3 - Breighton)
 
26-27 Excel, London   Helitech Trade Show  
28-30 Perth   Scottish AC Fly-in & Meet the LAA 01738-550055
28-31 York Racecourse   York Balloon Fiesta  
28-31 Wrenbury nr Nantwich   NWBAC Balloon Meet  
29-30 Fenland   BAeA Aerobatics Competition  
29-30 Cotswold-Kemble   Great Vintage Flying Weekend (t.b.c.) [PPR]  
29-30 Damyns Hall   FSTVL Music Festival - Airfield Closed  
29-Jn 6 Lasham   BGA Gliding Competitions  
30-Jn 11 Isle of Man   IoM TT Motor Cycle Races  
         
  JUNE      
4-5 Church Fenton - Leeds East   Private Flyer Exhibition  
4-5 Epsom   Horse Racing Oaks & Derby  
4-6 Ragley Hall, Alcester   Midlands Air Festival  
5 Bodmin   Action Stations Military Wings & Wheels 01752-406660
5 Compton Abbas   Vintage Saturday Fly-in  
6 Duxford   Flying Day  
6 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Festival Of Britain Drive-In Air Show  
6 or 13, or Jy 18 or 25 Battersea Park, London   Lord Mayor's Balloon Regatta  
10-12 Wycombe - Booker
[> moved >]
Cotswold - Kemble
  Aero Expo & RotorTech UK Tradeshow [pre-register]  
10-13 Sywell   BAeA Aerobatics Adv & Ultd Nationals  
11 Abingdon   Threshold Pre Airshow Dusk Photo-shoot [Pre-book]  
11-13 Newark   Retro Festival inc Airshow  
11-13 Bedale   PRBA Henge Hoppers Balloon Meet  
12 Abingdon   Air & Country Show [pre book]  
12 Buckingham Palace, London   Queen's Birthday Fly Past (@1300)  
15-19 Ascot   Royal Ascot Horse Race Meeting  
18-20 Weston Park, Shifnal   Model Air Show  
19 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Chipmunk Drive-In Evening Air Show  
19 Cheltenham Racecourse   Cheltenham Balloon Fiesta  
19-20 Turweston   Air Britain Classic Fly-in [PPR] (provisional) 01376-344441/ 01280-705400
19-20 Easter   Midsummer Fly-in [PPR] 07967-715304
19-20 Hinderclay Meadows   Suffolk Soaring Fly-in 07485-072155
19-20 Saltby   BAeA Glider Aerobatics Competition  
20 Duxford   Flying Day  
25-27 Headcorn   Battle of Britain Air Show  
25-27 Penrith   NWBAC Midsummer Madness Balloon Meet  
26 Scarborough   National Armed Forces Day Event  
26-27 Breighton   VAC Fly-in {PPR} 01757-288987
26-27 Silverstone   Car Races British GT Ch'ship  
26-Jy 4 Shenington   BGA Gliding Competitions  
26-Jy 4 Bidford-on-Avon   BGA Gliding Competitions  
29-Jy 4 Henley   Rowing Royal Regatta  
         
  JULY      
2-4 Northampton Racecourse   Northampton Town Festival & Balloon Fiesta  
3 Middle Wallop   Army Flying Museum Wings & Wheels Show  
3 Duxford   Flying Day  
3 Compton Abbas   Vintage Saturday Fly-in  
3-4 Bodmin   Aerobatic Competition 07803-128000
3-4 Swansea Bay   Welsh National Sea Front Air Show  
3-4 Southport   Sea Front Air Show  
3-10 Milfield   BGA Gliding Competition Enterprise  
4 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Military Drive-In Air Show  
8-10 Newmarket   Horse Racing July Festival  
8-11 Goodwood   Festival of Speed  
10-11 Sywell   Flying Legends Air Show  
10-18 Booker   BGA Gliding Competitions  
11-18 Sandwich   Open Golf Ch'ships  
16-18 Fairford   RIAT Military Display 01285-713300
16-18 Silverstone   Car Races F1 British Grand Prix  
17 Firs Farm, Newbury   Bring your own sausages Fly-in & BBQ [PPR by air & road]  
17 Old Warden   Shuttleworth LAA 75th Anniv Drive-In Evening Air Show  
17-18 Uttoxeter Racecourse   Staffordshire Balloon Fiesta  
17-25 Husbands Bosworth   BGA Gliding Competitions  
23-25 Leyburn   PRBA Balloon Meet  
24 Leicester   BAeA RV Aerobatics Competition  
24-25 Duxford   Air Festival  
24-25 Bodmin   VAC Fly-in & Poetry & Music 01752-406660
27-31 Goodwood Racecourse   Horse Racing Festival  
30-Au 1 Old Buckenham   Old Buck Air Show  
30-Au 1 Silverstone   Car Races Silverstone Classic  
31 Westonzoyland   Scrumpy N Cheese Fly-in [PPR]  
31-Au 1 Rufforth East   LAA Vale of York Strut Fly-in & Meet the LAA  
31-Au 1 Fenland   BAeA Aerobatics Competition  
31-Au 1 Headcorn   Fire Show  
31-Au 7 Cowes   Yacht Racing Cowes Week  
         
  AUGUST      
1 Lundy Island   Lundy Fly-in [PPR essential] 01752-406660/ 07805-805679
1 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Air Show  
4 Duxford   Flying Day  
7 Little Gransden   BAeA Aerobatics Open Club Event  
7 Compton Abbas   Vintage Saturday Fly-in  
7 East Kirkby   LAHC Museum Air Show [advance booking]  
7-8 Blackpool   Sea Front Air Show  
7-8 Purleigh nr Maldon   Echoes of History Mil Vehicles & Air Show  
7-8 Headcorn   Combined Ops Show  
7-15 Husbands Bosworth   BGA Gliding Competitions  
7-15 Gransden Lodge   BGA Gliding Competitions  
8 Popham   Motorcycle Magameet 01256-397733
11 Duxford   Flying Day  
12-15 Eastbourne   Airbourne Seafront Air Show  
12-15 Ashton Court   Bristol Balloon Fiest  
14 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Flying Circus Evening Air Show  
14-15 Halfpenny Green   Wings & Wheels Event [PPR-pre book]  
14-15 Harrowbeer   80th Anniversary Event 01752-406660
19 Duxford   Flying Day  
19-20 Conington   BAeA Aerobatics Spt & Int Nationals  
20-22 Thirsk Racecourse   PRBA White Horse Balloon Meet  
21-22 Headcorn   Southern Model Show  
21-29 Aston Down   BGA Gliding Competitions  
21-29 Lasham   BGA Gliding Competitions  
21-29 Dunstable   BGA Gliding Competitions  
26-27 Clacton   Seafront Air Show  
27-29 Silverstone   Motorcycle Races Moto Grand Prix  
27-29 Strathaven   Strathaven Balloon Festival  
27-30 Bouth nr Ulverston   NWBAC Bank Holiday Balloon Meet  
28 Henstridge   Vintage Wings & Wheels 01963-364231
28-29 Rhyl   Sea Front Air Show  
         
  SEPTEMBER      
2-5 Bournemouth   Sea Front Air Show  
3-5 Sywell   LAA National Rally & Exhibition [PPR-slots] 01280-846786/ 01604-644917
3-5 Chatsworth   Country Fair inc Airshow  
3-5 Foxlands Farm, Cosby, Leics   Victory Show  
4 Compton Abbas   Vintage Saturday Fly-in  
4-5 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Vintage Weekend & Air Show  
4-5 Leicester   BAeA Aerobatics Competition  
5-11 Aboyne   BGA Gliding Muntain Soaring Competition  
8-11 Doncaster Racecourse   Horse Races St Leger Meeting  
9 Guernsey   Guernsey Air Show  
9 Jersey   Jersey Air Show  
9-12 Longleat   Exclusive Cup Sky Safari Balloon Meet  
10-12 Silverstone   Motorcycle Races British Superbike Ch'ship  
11 Bodmin   LAA Cornwall Strut Fly-in 01752-406660
12 K2 Centre, Crawley   Gatwick Air Enthusiasts Fair [MOVED from Apr 18] 01403-252628
17-19 Goodwood   Revival Meeting  
17-19 Fishburn   PRBA Autumn Gold Balloon Meet  
18 Headcorn   LAA Kent Strut Fly-in [PPR]  
18 Sutton Meadows   Cambs MC Microlight Fly-in  
18-19 Duxford   Battle of Britain Air Show  
18-19 Sywell   Classic Pistons & Props Show  
25-26 Silverstone   Car Races British Touring Car Ch'ship  
         
  OCTOBER      
2 Compton Abbas   Vintage Saturday Fly-in  
2-3 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Race Weekend Air Show  
9 Duxford   Flying Day  
15-17 Highbaldstow   PRBA Splash'n'Dash Training Balloon Meet  
26 t.b.a.   LAA inauguration of ULAA 75th Anniv Event  
31 Turweston   Vintage Aircraft Club Allhallows Fly-in & AGM [PPR]  
         
  NOVEMBER      
6 Compton Abbas   Vintage Saturday Fly-in  
26-28 Reedness nr Goole   PRBA Balloon Meet  
         
  DECEMBER      
4 Compton Abbas   Vintage Saturday Fly-in  
11 Compton Abbas   Christmas Fly-in  
         
         
         
         

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