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 Information Circulars (AICs)
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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.
Also the new CAP1724 on Display Pilot Authorisation
Click here for a link to download PDF copies of these CAPs.
Note new Edition 16 of CAP403 published Jan 2019.


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/
(Note that for 2019, Red Arrows are touring north America from mid July to end August -a few UK events have been rescheduled to June to accommodate this)
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.

  2019      
  MARCH      
12 Newquay Airport   GASCo Safety Evening (pre-register)  
12-15 Cheltenham   Horse Racing Festival [see NOTAM M007/2019]  
13 Dunkeswell   GASCo Safety Evening  
13 Tibenham   GASCo Safety Evening  
16 Cosford   Threshold RAFM Night Photo-Shoot [pre-book]  
16-17 Weston-super-Mare   Helicopter Museum Behind-The-Scenes Spotters Weekend  
18 Cambridge   GASCo Safety Evening  
19 Fenland   GASCo Safety Evening  
21 Yeovilton   Threshold Navy Wings Photo Shoot [Pre-book]  
22 Bristol Airport   GASCo Safety Evening [pre-register]  
23 Cosford Museum   YES Youth Aviation Education Conf’ce [Pre-register] 07974-188395
26 Seething   GASCo Safety Evening  
29-31 Richmond, N. Yorks   PRBA Bowes & Bells Balloon Meet  
30-31 Wolverley, Worcs   New Beginnings Balloon Training Meet  
31 Thruxton   TB & TBM Fly-in [PPR] 01264-772353
31 Fenland   Mothers Day Fly-in 01406-540330
31 Hooton Park   Griffin Trust Militaria & Aviation Fair  
         
  APRIL      
3 Rattlesden   GASCo Safety Evening [pre-register]  
4-6 Aintree   Grand National Horse Race Meeting  
6 Shobdon   GASCo Safety Evening  
6-7 Weston-super-Mare   Helicopter Museum World At War Weekend  
7 Popham   Jodel Fly-in 01256-397733
11 Gransden Lodge   GASCo Safety Evening  
13 Fenland   VAC Daffodil Fly-in, Open Day & Spotters Day 01406-540330
13 Newark   Museum Aeroboot/Aerojumble Sale 01636-707170
13-14 Dunstable   BAeA Glider Aerobatics Competition  
14 Newark   Museum Harrier Day 01636-707170
14 K2 Centre, Crawley   Gatwick Air Enthusiasts Fair 01403-252628
14 Goodwood   Marathon Races on Motor Circuit
15 Barton   GASCo Safety Evening  
17 Watford - Mercure Hotel   GASCo Safety Evening [pre-register]  
19-22 Thornton-in-Craven, Skipton   NWBAC Balloon Training Meet  
21 Easter   Easter at Easter Fly-in [PPR] 07967-715304
23 Lydd   GASCo Safety Evening  
25 Cumbernauld   GASCo Safety Evening  
25 Netherthorpe   GASCo Safety Evening  
25 Yeovilton   FAAM Reserve Archives & Small Objects Tours [pre-book] 01935-840565
25 Cosford   Threshold RAF Engineering School Tour & Photo Shoot [Pre-book]  
26 Compton Abbas   Evening Fly-in & Curry [PPR – pre-book food]  
26-28 Staverton   UK Women’s Balloon Meet  
27 Duxford   GA Exhibition & Air Safety Day [PPR-slots] 01223-833376
27-28 Breighton   BAeA Aerobatics Competition  
27-28 Beccles   RRRA Handicap Air Race  
27-28 Shobdon   IAC Auster Fly-in [PPR] 01568-708369
28 Turweston   VAC Spring Fly-in [PPR] 01280-705400
28 Henstridge   LAA Wessex Strut Fly-in & Meet the LAA [PPR] 01963-364231
28 Old Buckenham   Wings & Wheels [PPR]  
28 London East & Central   London Marathon  
         
  MAY      
1-5 Badminton   Eventing - Badminton Horse Trials  
2 Andreas, Isle of Man   GASCo Safety Evening  
2 Parham   GASCo Safety Evening  
3-5 Edisford Bridge, Clitheroe   NWBAC Ribble Valley Balloon Meet  
4 Bodmin   Ladies Day Fly-in 01752-406660
4 Abingdon   Threshold Pre-Show Night Photo-Shoot [Pre-book]  
4 Portmoak   GASCo Safety Evening  
4-5 Popham   Microlight Trade Fair 01256-397733
4-5 Newmarket   Guineas Festival Horse Race Meeting  
5 Abingdon   Air & Country Show [see NOTAM M008/2019]  
5 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Season Premiere Air Show  
5 Kempton Park Racecourse   Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair 01423-862256
6 Popham   Aero/Auto Jumble Classic Vehicles & Fly-in 01256-397733
6 Shobdon   HAC Teddy Bears Picnic Fly-in [PPR] 01568-708369
9 Kenn, Devon   GASCo Safety Evening  
10 St Athan   GASCo Safety Evening  
10-12 Pocklington   PRBA Flying Man Balloon Meet  
11 Little Gransden   BAeA Aerobatics Competition  
11 Dunkeswell   LAA Devon Strut Fly-in 01404-891643
11 Talgarth   GASCo Safety Evening  
11-12 Popham   MAS Model Show & Drone Event 01256-397733
11-12 Telford   Balloon Fiesta  
11-12 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Model Flying Event  
12 Compton Abbas   Vintage Day Fly-in  
16 Staverton   GASCo Safety Evening  
17-18 Wycombe – Booker   The Elite Lifestyle Exhibition  
17-19 Arbury Hall, Nuneaton   Midlands Air Festival  
18 Fenland   Skycraft Jabiru & Rans Fly-in  
18 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Evening Air Show  
18 Sywell   BAeA Aerobatics Competition  
18 Newark   Museum Canberra Day 01636-707170
18 Bodmin   RIN Topnav Competition  
18 Compton Abbas   RIN Topnav Competition  
18 Conington   RIN Topnav Competition  
18-19 Cotswold-Kemble   Great Vintage Fly-in Weekend moved to Jun 29-30  
18-19 Barton - City   FOBA Fly-in [PPR] 0161-789-1362
18-19 Thruxton   Circuit Race Meeting Airfield Closed  
18-25 Perth   RV Scottish Tour Base  
19 White Waltham   RIN Topnav Competition  
19 Lee on Solent   RIN Topnav Competition  
19 Stow Maries   Wings & Wheels Show [PPR] 01245-329358
19 Popham   Beagle Fly-in 01256-397733
19 Turweston   BPBC Bulldog 50th Anniv Fly-in [PPR] 01280-705400
24-26 Damyns Hall   Music Festival [Airfield Closed]  
24-26 Wrenbury, Nantwich   NWBAC Balloon Meet  
25 Old Warden   BRA Gyro Record Attempt Fly-in  
25-26 Duxford   Air Festival  
25-26 Fenland   BAeA Aerobatics Competition  
25-26 Old Buckenham   LAA & Homebuilt Fly-in & Aerojumble & Meet the LAA [PPR]  
25-26 Haverfordwest   RRRA Handicap Air Race  
25-26 Glenforsa, Mull   Glenforsa Fly-in  
25-26 North Coates   Spring Fly-in 01472-388850
25&27 East Kirkby   Museum Lanc Tanks & Mil Machines Event  
25-Jn 1 Sutton Bank   Vintage Glider National Rally  
25-Jn 2 Aston Down   BGA Gliding Competition  
25-Jn 7 Isle of Man   Manx TT Motor Cycle Races [see Notams]  
27 Bidford on Avon   Wings & Wheels Event [PPR] 01789-778807
29 Coventry Airport   GASCo Safety Evening  
31 Compton Abbas   Evening Fly-in & Curry [PPR – pre-book food]  
31-Jn 1 Epsom   Oaks & Derby Horse Races  
         
  JUNE      
1-2 Paignton   Torbay Sea Front Air Show  
1-2 Sellindge Showground   Folkestone & Ashford Military Show  
1-2 Sleap   BaeA Get Into Aeros Introductory Training  
1-2 Thruxton   Circuit Race Meeting Airfield Closed  
2 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Flying Festival  
2-5 Duxford   Daks over Normandy Gathering  
6-7 Yeovilton   FAAM Cobham Hall Reserve Collection Tours [pre-book] 01935-840565
7-8 Compton Abbas   BAeA Aerobatics Competitions  
7-9 Sandown   Spamfield Microlight Fly-in 01983-716926
7-9 Guernsey   Guernsey Rally  
7-9 Newark   Retro Festival inc Airshow  
7-9 Kirklington   PRBA Henge Hoppers Balloon Meet  
8 London - Buckingham Palace   Trooping The Colour Fly Past @ 1300  
8 Duxford   VAC Bonus Day [PPR-slots] 01223-833376
8-9 Old Warden   DH Moth Club Charity Flying Weekend  
8-9 Lee on Solent   Fareham BC D-Day Commem Families Event  
9 Cosford   RAF Air Show  
9 Popham   Sport Cruiser Fly-in 01256-397733
13-15 Wycombe-Booker   Aero Expo & Heli UK Expo Tradeshow (pre-register)  
t.b.a. Several Venues (>20)   National Fly Kids Day  
14-16 Weston Park, Salop   Model Air Show  
15 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Evening Air Show  
15 Compton Abbas   National Fly Kids Day  
15 Farway Common   LAA Devon Strut Fly-in [PPR] 01395-597535/ 07753-111641
15-16 Dunsfold   Wings & Wheels Show [Inc Red Arrows]  
15-16 Easter   10th Anniv Fly-in & Camp [PPR] 07967-715304
15-16 Brocklesby, N Lincs   Balloons at Country Fair  
16 Fenland   Fathers Day Fly-in 01406-540330
16 Priory Farm, nr Tibenham   Fathers Day Fly-in [PPR] 07799-695144
18-22 Ascot   Royal Ascot Horse Race Meeting  
20 Shobdon   HAC Ladies Day Fly-in [PPR] 01568-708369
20-23 Sywell   BAeA Aerobatics British Adv Ch’ships  
21-23 Sandown   Eurostar & CT Summer Solstice Fly-ins 01983-716926
21-23 Alderney   Alderney FC Fly-in [pre-register]  
21-29 Camphill   Vintage Glider Rally  
22 Newcastle, NI   Sea Front Festival of Flight  
22 Fenland   Curry Fly-in 01406-540330
22-23 Turweston   Air Britain Classic Fly-in [PPR] 01280-705400
22-23 Weston-Super-Mare   Sea Front Air Festival  
22-23 Bicester   Flywheel Festival Classic Cars & Air Show  
22-23 Newark   Museum Cockpit Fest & Aerojumble 01636-707170
22-23 Eshott   Big North Fly-in & Meet the LAA [PPR]  
22-23 Cheltenham Racecourse   Balloon Festival  
22-23 Heveningham Hall, Suffolk   Country Fair inc Airshow  
22-30 Bidford on Avon   BGA Gliding Competition  
23 Old Buckenham   American Fly-in [PPR]  
28 Compton Abbas   Evening Fly-in & Curry [PPR – pre-book food]  
28-30 Penrith   NWBAC Midsummer Balloon Meet  
28-30 Cleethorpes   Armed Forces Day Event  
29 Salisbury   Armed Forces Day National Event  
29 Plymouth Hoe   Armed Forces Day Event  
29 Stow Maries   Armed Forces Day [PPR] 01245-329358
29-30 Breighton   VAC 55th Birthday Fly-in [PPR]  
29-30 Cotswold-Kemble   Great Vintage Fly-in Weekend  
29-30 Wormingford   E&S Gliding Club Open Weekend  
29-30 Sherburn-in-Elmet   RRRA Handicap Air Race  
29-30 Thruxton   Circuit Race Meeting Airfield Closed  
29-30 North Weald   Model Wing & Wheels Event  
29-Jn 7 Shenington   BGA Gliding Competition  
         
  JULY      
3-7 Henley   Royal Rowing Regatta  
4-7 Goodwood   Festival of Speed  
5-7 Saltby   BAeA Glider Aerobatics Competition  
5-7 Nrthampton Racecourse   Town Balloon Festival  
6 Compton Abbas   Aeronca Club US Classics Fly-in  
6 Boxted   LAA Suffolk Coast Strut Fly-in [PPR by air & road] 07014-212209
6-7 Swansea Bay   Wales National Sea Front Air Show  
6-7 Headcorn   Battle of Britain Air Show  
6-7 Fenland   BAeA Aerobatics Competition  
6-7 Northampton Racecourse   Northampton Town Festival & Balloon Meet  
6-7 Cosford   RAFM Large Model Air Show  
7 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Military Air Show  
7 Popham   LAA Andover Strut & Gyro Fly-in 01256-397733
7 Seething   Battle of the Bands Music Event (Airfield Closed)  
7 St Michaels, Preston   Microlight Fly-in & Classic Bike Rally  
11-13 Newmarket   July Festival Horse Race Meeting  
12-14 Silverstone   Car Race F1 British Grand Prix  
12-14 Thirsk   PRBA White Horse Balloon Meet  
13 Chelsfield, Orpington   Village Fair with Air Show  
13-14 Duxford   Flying Legends Air Show  
13-14 Sleap   BAeA Aerobatics Competition  
13-14 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Model Flying Event  
13-21 Husbands Bosworth   BGA Gliding Competition  
13-21 Booker   BGA Gliding Competition  
19-21 Fairford   RIAT Military Display 01285-713300
19-21 Enstone   BMAA SSDR Rally  
20 Bodmin   Military Wings & Wheels & FOG H4H Action Stations 01752-406660
20 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Evening Air Show  
20 Fenland   Burger Fly-in 01406-540330
20-21 Netherthorpe   Summer Fly-in & BBQ [PPR] 01909-475233
20-21 Sandown   RRRA Handicap Air Race  
20-21 North Coates   Wings & Wheels Event 01472-388850
20-27 Bicester   BGA Gliding Competition  
21 Damyns Hall   Wings & Wheels Show  
22-25 Husbands Bosworth   Vintage Glider Rendezvous  
23-27 Hop Farm, Paddock Wood   War & Peace Show  
26 Compton Abbas   Evening Fly-in & Curry [PPR – pre-book food]  
26-28 Silverstone   Silverstone Classic Cars inc Air Show  
26-28 Sunderland   Sea Front Air Show  
26-28 Sywell   Atomic Festival Event [Airfield Closed]  
27 East Fortune   Museum - Scotland Air Show  
27 Compton Abbas   Vans RV Fly-in  
27 Branscombe   LAA Devon Strut Fly-in [PPR] 01297-680259
27 Oaksey Park   Aeronca Club US Classics Fly-in [PPR] 01666-577130
27 Shobdon   HAC De Havilland Fly-in [PPR] 01568-708369
27-28 Old Buckenham   Old Buck Air Show  
27-28 Stow Maries   Stow At War [PPR] 01245-329358
27-28 Sollas   SAC Beach Fly-in  
27-Au 3 Sutton Bank   Vintage Glider Int'nal Rally  
28 Halfpenny Green   LAA West Midlands Strut Fly-in & Meet the LAA  
30-Au 3 Goodwood Racecourse   Horse Racing Festival  
         
  AUGUST      
1-3 Conington   BAeA Aerobatics British Int Ch’ships  
2-4 Thruxton   Circuit Race Meeting Airfield Closed  
3 Duxford   LAA Bonus Day  
3 East Kirkby   LAHC Museum Air Show [advance booking]  
3-11 Lasham   BGA Gliding Competition  
3-11 Husbands Bosworth   BGA Gliding Competition  
3-11 Keevil   BGA Gliding Competition  
4 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Family Air Show  
4 Lundy Island   Fly-in [PPR essential] 01752-406660/ 07805-805679
7 Popham   Starlight Childrens Charity Event [closed to other aircraft] 01256-397733
8 Old Warden   DH Moth Club Gathering  
8-11 Ashton Court   Bristol Balloon Fiesta  
9-11 Newbury   Retro Festival inc Airshow  
10 Porthtowan   LAA Devon Strut Fly-in [PPR] 01872-552802/ 07773-582480
10-11 Blackpool   Sea Front Air Show  
10-11 Purleigh nr Maldon   Echoes of History Mil Vehicles & Air Show  
10-11 Headcorn   Combined Ops Military & Air Show  
11 Popham   Motor Cycle Mega-Meet & Fly-in 01256-397733
11 Fenland   Vintage Wings & Wheels Event  
11 Old Sarum   BDAC Museum Model Aircraft Show  
11-12 Weston-super-Mare   Helicopter Museum Navy Wings Weekend  
10-12 Whitby   Whitby Regatta  
10-17 Cowes   Cowes Week Yacht Races  
15-18 Eastbourne   Airbourne Seafront Air Show  
16-18 Perth   Scottish AC Fly-in & Meet the LAA 01738-550055
16-18 Billing Aquadrome   Northanpton Balloon Festival  
17 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Flying Proms  
17 Compton Abbas   Microlight Fly-in  
17-18 Biggin Hill   Festival of Flight  
17-18 Leicester   BAeA Aerobatics Competitions (inc RVs)  
17-18 Thruxton   Circuit Race Meeting Airfield Closed  
17-18 Newark   Museum Copter Fest 01636-707170
17-25 Nympsfield   BGA Gliding Competition  
17-25 Dunstable   BGA Gliding Competition  
18 Weston-super-Mare   Helicopter Museum World Helicopter Day Event  
18-25 Pocklington   BGA Gliding Competition  
20-21 Cromer   Carnival Sea Front Air Show  
22-23 Clacton   Sea Front Air Show  
23-25 Laverstoke, Hants   Carfest South Charity Event  
23-25 Strathaven   Balloon Festival  
23-26 Ulverston   NWBAC Lake District Balloon Meet  
24-25 Dunsfold   Wings & Wheels Show [moved to Jun 15-16]  
24-25 Leicester   RRRA Handicap Air Race  
24-25 Glenforsa, Mull   Vans RV Fly-in  
24-26 Detling Showground   Military Odyssey Show  
24-26 Barkston Heath   BMFA Model Flying National Championships  
25 Litttle Gransden   Air & Car Show  
29-Se 1 Bournemouth   Sea Front Air Show  
30 Compton Abbas   Evening Fly-in & Curry [PPR – pre-book food]  
30-Se 1 Sywell   LAA National Rally & Exhibition [PPR-slots] 01280-846786
30-Se 1 Chatsworth   Chatsworth Country Fair inc Airshow & Balloons  
31-Se 1 Portrush, NI   Sea Front Air Show  
31-Se 1 Newark   Museum Shackleton Boys 2 Book Launch 01636-707170
         
  SEPTEMBER      
1 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Vintage Air Show  
1-7 Aboyne   BGA Gliding Competition  
5-6 Yeovilton   FAAM Cobham Hall Reserve Collection Tours [pre-book] 01935-840565
6-8 Southport   Sea Front Air Show  
6-8 Foxlands Farm, Cosby, Leics   Victory Show [PPR]  
7 Bodmin   LAA Cornwall Strut Fly-in 01752-406660
7-8 Ayr   Scottish Int. Sea Front Air Show  
7-8 Shobdon   US Classics Fly-in  
7-8 Sherburn   BAeA Aerobatics Competition  
7-8 Headcorn   Southern Model Air Show  
8 Popham   Auster Fly-in 01256-397733
12 Guernsey   Guernsey Air Show  
12 Jersey   Jersey Air Show  
12-15 Longleat   Sky Safari Exclusive Cup Balloon Festival  
13-15 Goodwood   Revival Meeting  
14 Bodmin   LAA Cornwall Strut Fly-in 01752-406660/ 07805-805679
14-15 Glenforsa, Mull   Vintage Fly-in  
15 Stow Maries   Heritage Open Day [PPR] 01245-329358
20-22 Yeldingham, N Yorks   PRBA Splash & Dash Balloon Meet  
21-22 Duxford   Battle of Britain Air Show  
21-22 Lasham   BAeA Glider Aerobatics Intro Training  
21-22 Sywell   Classic Pistons & Props Show  
21-22 Alderney   RRRA Handicap Air Race  
21-22 Weston-super-Mare   Helicopter Museum Behind-The-Scenes Spotters Weekend  
21-22 Thruxton   Circuit Race Meeting Airfield Closed  
21-22 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Model Flying Event  
22 Compton Abbas   Pooley's Day Fly-in [PPR with Pooleys]  
22 Popham   Solent Av Soc Fly-in 01256-397733
27-29 York Racecourse   York Balloon Fiesta  
27-29 North Weald   Jet Fest (mainly static)  
28 Headcorn   LAA Kent Strut Fly-in & Meet the LAA  
         
  OCTOBER      
6 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show  
6 Old Buckenham   Vintage Fly-in [PPR]  
11-13 Hibaldstow   PRBA Balloon Training Meet  
12 Newark   Museum Aeroboot/Aerojumble Sale 01636-707170
13 Popham   End of Season Fly-in 01256-397733
17 Yeovilton   FAAM Reserve Archives & Small Objects Tours [pre-book] 01935-840565
20 Coventry   MAM Aviation Fair  
26-27 Newark   Museum 1940s Weekend 01636-707170
27 Turweston   VAC All Hallows Fly-in [PPR] 01280-705400
27 Fenland   Halloween Fly-in 01406-540330
         
  NOVEMBER      
5-7 Farnborough   Vertical Flight Exhib & Conf (ex Helitech)  
9 Fenland   Pie & Fly Fly-in 01406-540330
10 Old Buckenham   Remembrance Service [PPR]  
10 Stow Maries   Remembrance Service [PPR] 01245-329358
15-17 Airmyn, Goole   PRBA Humber Bridge Balloon Meet  
18 Hamilton Place, London   RAeS Light Aircraft Design Conference [pre-book]  
24 Kempton Park Racecourse   Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair 01423-862256
         
  DECEMBER      
1 Fenland   Christmas Fly-in 01406-540330
5-6 Yeovilton   FAAM Cobham Hall Reserve Collection Tours [pre-book] 01935-840565
7 Compton Abbas   Christmas Fly-in  
         

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