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)
ALWAYS CHECK BEFORE SETTING OUT

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

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 are listed on:
https://www.raf.mod.uk/display-teams/red-arrows/
(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      
  JULY      
11-13 Newmarket   July Festival Horse Race Meeting  
12-14 Silverstone   Car Race F1 British Grand Prix [inc Red Arrows 14, see AIC M084/2019]  
12-14 Thirsk   PRBA White Horse Balloon Meet  
13 Yeovilton   RN Int'l Air Show [See AIC M015/2019]  
13 Chelsfield, Orpington   Village Fair with Air Show  
13-14 Duxford   Flying Legends Air Show [inc Red Arrows 13, advance tickets only, see AIC M061/2019]]  
13-14 Sleap   BAeA Aerobatics Competition  
13-14 Sandy, Beds   Microlight Competition  
13-14 Priors Farm, Peasemore, Berks   Classic Fly-in & Cars [PPR] 07765-578916
13-14 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Model Flying Event  
13-21 Husbands Bosworth   BGA Gliding Competition  
13-21 Booker   BGA Gliding Competition  
14-22 Portrush, NI   Open Golf Ch'ships [See AIC M085/2019]  
19-21 Fairford   RIAT Military Display [See AICs M064 & M095/2019] 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 Firs Farm, Newbury   Bring Your Own Sausages Fly-in & BBQ [PPR] 07976-262833
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  
21 Thruxton   Socata TB & TBM Fly-in [PPR] 07831-791035
22-25 Husbands Bosworth   Vintage Glider Rendezvous  
22-28 Mall Galleries, London   GAVA Aviation Art Exhibition 01252-302233
23-27 Hop Farm, Paddock Wood   War & Peace Show  
25 Odiham   RAF Families Day [not public]  
25 Marham   RAF Families Day [not public]  
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 [see AIC M088/2029]  
26-28 Sywell   Atomic Festival Event [Airfield Closed]  
27 East Fortune   Museum - Scotland Air Show [see AIC M016/2019]  
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 Westonzoyland   Scrumpy ‘n’ Cheese Microlight Fly-in  
27-28 Old Buckenham   Old Buck Air Show  
27-28 Stow Maries   Stow At War [PPR] 01245-329358
27-28 Sollas   LAA Highlands Strut Beach Fly-in [PPR] 07860-461645
27-28 Beverley   Hull AC Flyer Weekend Fly-in 01964-554994
27-28 Preston Capes, Northants   Microlight Competition  
27-Au 3 Tibenham   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 Sport & Inter Ch’ships  
2-4 Thruxton   Circuit Race Meeting Airfield Closed  
3 Duxford   LAA Bonus Day  
3 East Kirkby   LAHC Museum Air Show [advance booking - see AIC M092/2019]  
3-4 Dornoch   LAA Highlands Strut Fly-in [PPR] 07519-774596
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 Lee-on-Solent   Hover Museum Hovershow & H'craft Service from Ryde  
10-11 Blackpool   Sea Front Air Show [see AIC M091/2019]  
10-11 Purleigh nr Maldon   Echoes of History Mil Vehicles & Air Show  
10-11 Headcorn   Combined Ops Military & Air Show [see AIC M096/2019]  
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  
14-18 Eastbourne   Airbourne Seafront Air Show [see AIC M090/2019]  
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 Northrepps   Open Day & Fly-in [PPR] 07886-264992/ 01263-513015
17-18 Biggin Hill   Festival of Flight  
17-18 Otherton   Staffordshire AC Fly-in [PPR]  
17-18 Leicester   BAeA Aerobatics Competitions (inc RVs)  
17-18 Preston Capes, Northants   Microlight Competition  
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 Wattisham   RAF Families Day [not public]  
22-23 Clacton   Sea Front Air Show [see AIC M089/2019]  
23 Sidmouth   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 Henstridge   Wings & Wheels Show  
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  
24-25 Beverley   Hull AC Flyer Weekend Fly-in 01964-554994
24-25 Rhyl   Sea Front Air Show  
24-26 Detling Showground   Military Odyssey Show  
24-26 Barkston Heath   BMFA Model Flying National Championships  
25 Litttle Gransden   Air & Car Show  
25 Bruntingthorpe   Cold War Jets Fast Taxi Day  
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 See AIC Y038/2019 (superceded) > Y098/2019] 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 Lasham   BAeA Glider Aerobatic National Ch’ships  
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 Sandtoft   1940s Day 01427-872034
14 Sywell   Young Aviators Day  
14-15 Glenforsa, Mull   Vintage Fly-in  
14-15 Rougham   Control Tower Museum Open Day & Fly-in [PPR] 07763-148640
15 Stow Maries   Heritage Open Day [PPR] 01245-329358
15 Lee-on-Solent   Hover Museum Hovershow & H'craft Service from Ryde  
20-22 Yeldingham, N Yorks   PRBA Splash & Dash Balloon Meet  
21-22 Duxford   Battle of Britain Air Show [advance tickets only]  
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      
5 Gatwick Museum   Threshold Night Photo-Shoot  
6 Old Warden   Shuttleworth Race Day Air Show  
6 Old Buckenham   Vintage Fly-in [PPR]  
10 Met Office, Exeter   GASCo/Met Office Weather Decision-Making for GA Seminar  
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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