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


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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 copy 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 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      
  JANUARY      
11 Kenn, nr Exeter   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
16 Leeds-Bradford Airport   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
18 Humberside   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
18 Rochester   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
18 Glenrothes   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
19-21 Alexandra Palace, London   Model Engineeering Exhibition (inc BMFA)  
24 Oban   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
25 Baxby, nr York   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
27 Sywell   BP&BC Beagle Pup 50th B’day Party with G-AVLN  
27 Perth   GASCo Safety Presentation Afternoon @1500  
31 Warton   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
31 Lasham   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
         
  FEBRUARY      
1 Swansea   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
1 Hounsditch, London   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
2 Bristol Airport   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
3 Cumbernauld   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
4 Sturgate   Lincs AC Breakfast Patrol & Fly-in 01427-838305
4 Old Sarum   BDAC Museum Vintage Sunday Fly-in  
7 Wellesbourne   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
7 Lee-on-Solent   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening [pre-register]  
8 Norwich   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
8 Guernsey   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
9 Jersey   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
10 Spanhoe   Threshold Day & Night Photoshoot [pre-book]  
13 White Waltham   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
15 Derby   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
17 Pocklington   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
18 Sywell   VAC Members Lunch Meet [PPR] 01604-644917
18 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Scale Model Exhibition  
19 Ockley nr Dorking   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
20 Sywell   BMAA Instructor Seminar  
         
  MARCH      
2-4 Darley, Harrogate   Brass Monkey Balloon Meet  
3 Newark   Museum Aeroboot/Aerojumble Sale 01636-707170
4 Old Sarum   BDAC Museum Vintage Sunday Fly-in  
6 Cambridge   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
6 Westcott, nr Aylesbury   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
7 Earls Colne   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
7 Ringmer   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
8 Goodwood   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
8 Old Buckenham   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
8 Yeovilton   FAAM Cobham Hall Workshops Tours [pre-book]  
10 Shobdon   Ladies Day Fly-in [PPR] 01568-708369
10 Henlow   DH Moth Club Forum  
10 Brooklands Museum   YES Youth Aviation Education Conference [Pre-register] 07974-188395
11 Sywell   Chipmunk Informal Fly-in [PPR]  
13-16 Cheltenham   Horse Racing Festival  
15 Tranent, East Lothian   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
21 Bodmin   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
22 Halfpenny Green   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
30-Ap 1 Dunstable   BAeA Glider Aerobatic Competition  
         
  APRIL      
1 Stow Maries   RAF Centenary Event [PPR] 01245-329358
1 Old Sarum   BDAC Museum Vintage Sunday Fly-in  
3 Headcorn   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
5 Otherton   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
6 Upavon   Threshold Auster 80th Anniv. Night Photo-shoot [pre-book]  
7 Fenland   VAC Daffodil Fly-in [PPR]  
7-8 Middle Wallop   MAF/AAC/Threshold Auster 80th Anniv. Fly-in [PPR]  
8 Popham   Jodel Fly-in 01256-397733
11 Hawarden   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening [pre-register]  
12-14 Aintree   Grand National Horse Race Meeting  
14 Sleap   VPAC Vintage Piper Fly-in  
14-15 Sandy, Beds   Microlight Fly-in & Competition Taster  
13-15 Richmond, Yorks   Bowes & Belles Balloon Meet  
16 Barton   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
19 Netherthorpe   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
21 Bodmin   FOG Charity Children’s Flying Day 01752-406660
21-22 Leicester   RRRA Handicap Air Race  
22 K2 Centre, Crawley   Gatwick Air Enthusiasts Fair 01403-252628
22 London East & Central   London Marathon  
25 Newcastle Airport   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
26 Sutton Bank   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
27-29 Sywell   Eurostar & Eurofox Fly-in  
28 Turweston   VAC Spring Fly-in [PPR] 01280-705400
28 Lakeside Lodge, Pidley   BBM&L Vintage Balloon Inflation Day  
28-29 Breighton   BAeA Aerobatic Competition  
28-29 Preston Capes, Northants   BMAA Microlight Competition  
29 Henstridge   LAA Wessex Strut Fly-in [PPR] 01963-364231
29 Old Buckenham   Wings & Wheels [PPR]  
30 Sywell   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
         
  MAY      
2-6 Badminton   Eventing - Badminton Horse Trials  
5 Bodmin   Military Wings & Wheels & FOG Charity H4H Flying Day 01752-406660
5-6 Popham   Microlight Trade Fair 01256-397733
5-6 Newmarket   1000 & 2000 Guineas Horse Races  
6 Abingdon   Air & Country Show  
6 Old Warden   Shuttleworth RAF Centenary Air Show  
6 Old Sarum   BDAC Museum Vintage Sunday Fly-in  
6 Kempton Park Racecourse   Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair 01423-862256
7 Popham   Auto/Aero Jumble, Classic Cars & Vintage Fly-in 01256-397733
11-12 Wycombe-Booker   The Elite Lifestyle Exhibition  
11-13 Henlow   DH Moth Club Flying Forum  
11-13 Allerthorpe, E Yorks   Pocklington Flying Man Festival Balloon Meet  
12 Bodmin   RIN Topnav Competition - West  
12 White Waltham   RIN Topnav Competition - London  
12 Lee on Solent   RIN Topnav Competition - South  
12 Conington   RIN Topnav Competition - North  
12-13 Sandown   RRRA Handicap Air Race  
12-13 North Coates   Spring Fly-in 01472-388850
13 Compton Abbas   Vintage Fly-in  
13 Popham   Vans RV Fly-in 01256-397733
15 Rochester   GASCo Safety Presentation Evening  
19 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Evening Air Show  
19 Shobdon   Aeronca Club US Classics Fly-in 01568-708369
19 Newark   Museum V-Force Reunion Event 01636-707170
19 Old Sarum   BDAC Museum Aerobilia Sale  
19-20 St Michaels, Lancs   BMAA Microlight Competition  
20 Stow Maries   Wing & Wheels Show 01245-329358
26-27 Duxford   IWM Air Festival  
26-Jn 1 Portmoak   Vintage Glider National Rally  
26-Jn 8 Isle of Man   IoM TT Motor Cycle Races [see Notams]  
27 Durham Tees Valley   Tees Valley Air Show [CANCELLED]  
27 Old Buckenham   LAA & Homebuilt Fly-in [PPR]  
         
  JUNE      
1-2 Epsom   Oaks & Derby Horse Races  
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  
2-3 Oakley, Oxon   BMAA Microlight Competition  
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  
8-10 Fenland   BAeA Aerobatic Competitions  
8-10 Bodmin   FOG Charity Devon Air Scout Camp 01752-406660
8-10 Kirklington   Henge Hoppers Balloon Meet  
9 London-Buckingham Palace   Trooping The Colour Fly Past @ 1300  
10 Cosford   RAF Air Show  
10 Popham   Beagle Fly-in 01256-397733
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  
16-17 Great Yarmouth   Seafront Air Show  
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  
23-24 Old Warden   DH Moth Club Charity Flying Weekend  
23-24 Bicester   Flywheel Festival Classic Cars & Air Show  
23-24 Enniskillen   RRRA Handicap Air Race  
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)  
30-Jy 1 North Weald   Air Britain Classic Fly-in [PPR] 01992-524510
30-Jy 1 Swansea Bay   Wales National Sea Front Air Show  
30-Jy 1 Headcorn   Battle of Britain Air Show  
30-Jy 1 Shobdon   French Fly-in [PPR] 01568-708369
30-Jy 7 Aston Down   Gliding - Competition Enterprise  
         
  JULY      
1 Old Warden   Shuttleworth WW-1 Centenary Military Pageant  
1 Old Sarum   BDAC Museum Vintage Sunday Fly-in  
4-8 Henley   Royal Regatta Rowing Races  
6-8 Silverstone   Car Race F1 British Grand Prix  
6-8 Southport   Sea Front Air Show  
6-8 Thirsk   White Horse Balloon Meet  
7 Yeovilton   RN FAA Air Day  
7 Charlton Park, Malmesbury   Aeronca Club Picnic Fly-in [PPR] 01666-823200
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
10 London-Buckingham Palace   RAF Centenary Fly Past  
12-15 Goodwood   Festival of Speed  
13-14 Compton Abbas   BAeA Aerobatic Competitions  
13-15 Fairford   RIAT Military Display 01285-713300
14 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Evening Air Show  
14 Northrepps   VPAC US Classics Fly-in  
14-15 Duxford   IWM Flying Legends Air Show  
14-15 Bodmin   Val Dreckly STOL Competition 01752-406660
14-15 Sherburn   RRRA Handicap Air Race  
14-15 North Coates   Wings & Wheels Event 01472-388850
16-22 Farnborough   SBAC Air Show [Public Days 21-22]  
20-22 Silverstone   Silverstone Classic Races with Air Show  
21-22 Stow Maries   Stow Maries At War Event 01245-329358
24-28 Hop Farm, Paddock Wood   War & Peace Show  
27-29 Roker & Seaburn   Sunderland Sea Front Air Show
27-29 Bolesworth, Cheshire   Carfest North Charity Event  
27-29 Hibaldstow   North Lincs Aviation Heritage Festval [t.b.c.]  
28 Shobdon   French Fly-in [PPR] 01568-708369
28-29 Sleap   BAeA Aerobatic Competitions  
29 Lundy   Lundy Island Fly-in [PPR essential] 01752-406660/07805-805679
31-Au 4 Goodwood Racecourse   Horse Racing Festival  
         
  AUGUST      
4 East Kirkby, Lincs   LAHC Museum Air Show  
4 Bodmin   FOG Charity Bader Braves Flying Day 01752-406660
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  
4-12 Dunstable   Gliding Competition - Club Class Nationals  
5 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Family Air Show  
5 Old Sarum   BDAC Museum Vintage Sunday Fly-in  
9 Popham   Starlight Chldrens Day (closed to other aircraft) 01256-397733
9-12 Ashton Court   Bristol Balloon Fiesta  
10-12 Driffield   Balloon Meet at Steam & Vintage Rally  
11-12 Newcastle, NI   Sea Front Festival of Flight  
11-12 Blackpool   Sea Front Air Show  
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
12-18 Sutton Bank   Gliding Competition - Northern Regionals  
15 Cromer   Carnival Sea Front Air Show  
16-19 Eastbourne   Airbourne Seafront Air Show  
18 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Flying Proms  
18-19 Biggin Hill   Festival of Flight  
18-19 Headcorn   Combined Ops Show  
18-19 Shobdon   De Havilland Fly-in [PPR] 01568-708369
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  
24-26 Laverstoke, Hants   Carfest South Charity Event  
25 Henstridge   Classic Aircraft Fly-in & Vintage Cars 01963-364231
25-26 Dunsfold   Wings & Wheels Show  
25-27 Detling Showground   Military Odyssey Show  
26 Little Gransden   Air & Car Show  
30-Se 2 Bournemouth   Sea Front Air Show  
30-Se 2 Dartmouth   Regatta inc Air Show  
31-Sp 2 Sywell   LAA National Rally & Exhibition [PPR-slots] 01280-846786
         
  SEPTEMBER      
1 Audley End   Beagle Pup & Bulldog Club Fly-in & BBQ  
1-2 Ayr   Scottish Int. Sea Front Air Show  
1-2 Portrush, NI   Northern Ireland Sea Front Air Show  
1-2 t.b.a.   RRRA Handicap Air Race  
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  
6-8 Conington   BAeA Aerobatic Sport & Int Nat Ch’ships  
7-9 Goodwood   Revival Meeting  
8 Turweston   VAC Autumn Fly-in [PPR] 01280-705400
8-9 Scampton   RAF Air Show [CANCELLED]  
8-9 Highclere Castle, Hants   Heroes at Highclere Charity Event inc Air Show  
8-9 Headcorn   Southern Model Show  
9 Popham   Auster Fly-in 01256-397733
15-16 Bodmin   LAA Cornwall Strut Fly-in 01752-406660
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  
22-23 Duxford   IWM Battle of Britain Air Show  
22-23 Leicester   BAeA Aerobatic Competitions  
22-23 Sywell   Classic Wings & Wheels Show  
23 Popham   Solent Av Soc Fly-in 01256-397733
23-24 Alderney   RRRA Handicap Air Race  
26 Met Office, Exeter   GASCo Weather Decision-Making for GA Seminar [pre-book]  
29 Compton Abbas   End WW-1 Centenary Event  
29-30 Old Buckenham   LAA & Homebuilt Festival [PPR]  
         
  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  
14 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Race Day Event  
14 Popham   End of Season Fly-in 01256-397733
         
  NOVEMBER      
4 Old Sarum   BDAC Museum Vintage Sunday Fly-in  
11 Old Buckenham   Remembrance Service [PPR]  
11 Stow Maries   Remembrance Service [PPR]  
25 Kempton Park Racecourse   Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts Fair 01423-862256
         
  DECEMBER      
1 Compton Abbas   Christmas Fly-in  
         

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