Airshow Dates 2016 – United Kingdom

The Aeroflight listing of Airshows Dates is split into four regions. Please choose the appropriate region of interest.

Europe   North America   Rest of the World   United Kingdom

Events not open to the public are not listed. Note: All dates are subject to change – check the official website before travelling. ‘?’ indicates event not
yet confirmed.

(Credits: Aeroplane, Aviation News, FlyPast, Scramble, Flight International)


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Date Event Location
Jan
February
March
Apr
30 Apr-1 May 2016   Microlight Trade Fair Popham, Hants.
May
8 May 2016   Shuttleworth Collection Season Premiere Airshow Old Warden, Beds.
21 May 2016   At Home With Shuttleworth Old Warden, Beds.
22 May 2016   Chipmunk 70th Old Warden, Beds.
28-29 May 2016   American Air Show IWM Duxford, Cambs.
29 May 2016   Cold War Jets Open Day Bruntingthorpe, Leics.
Jun
5 Jun 2016   Fly Navy Day Old Warden, Beds.
18 Jun 2016   At Home With Shuttleworth Old Warden, Beds.
18-19 Jun 2016   Air-Britain Vintage & Classic Aircraft Fly-In North Weald, Essex
18-19 Jun 2016   Weston Air Festival Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
19 Jun 2016   RAF Cosford Air Show 2015 DCAE Cosford, Shropshire
19 Jun 2016   Bob Jones Memorial Airshow Mid Wales Airport, Welshpool, Powys
23-26 Jun 2016   Goodwood Festival of Speed Goodwood, W Sussex
July
1-3 Jul 2016   AeroExpo UK 2016 Sywell, Northants.
1-3 Jul 2016   Heli UK Expo Sywell, Northants.
2 Jul 2016   Yeovilton Air Day 2016 RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset
2-3 Jul 2016   Wales National Airshow Swansea, Wales
3 Jul 2016   Shuttleworth Collection Military Pageant Airshow Old Warden, Beds.
8-9 Jul 2016   The Flying Legends Air Show IWM Duxford, Cambs.
8-10 Jul 2016   Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 RAF Fairford, Glos.
11-17 Jul 2016   Farnborough International Air Show Farnborough, Hants.
16 Jul 2016   At Home With Shuttleworth Old Warden, Beds.
22-24 Jul 2016   Sunderland International Air Show 2016 Seaburn and Roker seafronts, Sunderland
23 Jul 2016   Scotland’s National Airshow East Fortune, Scotland
28 Jul 2016   Culdrose Air Day 2016 RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall
30-31 Jul 2016   Old Buckenham Airshow Old Buckenham, Norfolk
31 Jul 2016   Mothfest Old Warden, Beds.
August
6 Aug 2016   East Kirkby Air Show East Kirkby, Lincs.
7 Aug 2016   Shuttleworth Collection Edwardian Pageant Old Warden, Beds.
7-8 Aug 2016   Blackpool Airshow Blackpool Seafront, Lancs.
11-14 Aug 2016   Bristol International Balloon Fiesta Ashton Court, Bristol, Avon
11-14 Aug 2016   Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow Eastbourne Sea Front, East Sussex
18-21 Aug 2016   Bournemouth Air Festival 2016 Bournemouth seafront, Dorset
20 Aug 2016   Shuttleworth Flying Proms Old Warden, Beds.
25-26 Aug 2016   Clacton Airshow 2016 Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
27-28 Aug 2016   Dunsfold Wings & Wheels 2015 Dunsfold, Kent
27-28 Aug 2016   Rhyl Air Show 2016 Rhyl, North Wales
28 Aug 2016   Little Gransden Air & Car Show Little Gransden, Cambs.
28 Aug 2016   Cold War Jets Open Day Bruntingthorpe, Leics.
September
2-4 Sep 2016   LAA Rally 2016 Sywell, Northants.
3-4 Sep 2016   Northern Ireland International Airshow Portrush, Coleraine, Northern Ireland
4 Sep 2016   Shuttleworth Collection Wings and Wheels Airshow Old Warden, Beds.
8 Sep 2016   Guernsey Air Display St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands
8 Sep 2016   Jersey International Air Display St Aubin’s Bay, Jersey, Channel Islands
9-11 Sep 2016   Goodwood Revival Goodwood, W Sussex
9-11 Sep 2016   Southport Air Show Southport Sea Front, Mersey.
10-11 Sep 2016   Duxford Air Show IWM Duxford, Cambs.
11 Sep 2016   Helicopter Fly-In Breighton, North Yorks.
12-13 Sep 2016   Old Sarum Airfield Airshow Old Sarum, Wilts.
17-18 Sep 2016   Vintage Wings and Wheels Day Fenland, Lincs.
October
2 Oct 2016   Season Finale: Race Day & Roaring Twenties Old Warden, Beds.
9 Oct 2016   The French Fly-In 2016 Old Buckenham, Norfolk
November
December
3 Dec 2016   Christmas Fly-In Compton Abbas, Dorset

* Pre-booking required – limited places available.

Links:

LAA – Light Aircraft Association
(Association for light aircraft owners and pilots)

655 Maintenance and Preservation Society
(Aircraft taxi-run days for Vulcan XM655 at Wellesbourne Mountford, Warwickshire)

Air Atlantique Classic Flight
(Activities of the classic transport aircraft fleet)

Flightline UK
(British airshow news, previews and reviews)

Imperial War Museum Duxford
(Admission details, Duxford history, exhibits, pics, airshows, etc)

Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre
(Avro Lancaster NX611 ‘Just Jane’ taxi-run dates, LAHC information etc)

Scramble On The Web
(Worldwide airshows listing with links)

Royal International Air Tattoo 2016

Weather Report

The weather over the weekend was highly variable. Mostly cloudy and dull in the morning and breaking up a bit in the afternoon. The clouds on Sunday morning were especially dark and produced a bit of rain mid-morning.

Highlights

The European debut of the F-35 was the highlight of the show, with both F-35A and F-35B variants in attendance and flying on all three days. Other highlights included the F-22 Raptor display, the long overdue attendance of the Polish F-16s and the final display season of the Ramex Delta team. Many aircraft featured special paint schemes, including the Greek F-16, Polish MiG-29, Ramex Delta lead Mirage 2000 and a number of aircraft in the static park, (Luftwaffe Typhoons, Belgian F-16, Pakistani C-130 etc).

This was the second show under the leadership of Andy Armstrong, since he took over from RIAT founder Tim Prince in 2014. Judging by his first two shows, the RIAT is in safe hands.

List of prize winners to be added.

Flying Programme

To be added.

The planned flying programme is shown above. Sunday weather limited the early part of programme. The Turkish F-16 and Patrouille Suisse were only able to taxi along the runway due to the cloud base being below their display minima.

Photo Gallery

Attending Aircraft Checklist

A crowd-sourced list with full details of all the aircraft attending this event will be added here as soon as it has been compiled and checked.

Links

Official Air Tattoo website
Facebook: The Royal International Air Tattoo
You Tube: The Royal International Air Tattoo – Official

Portugal AF National Markings

This section describes and illustrates the various national insignia used by the Portuguese Air Force since its formation:



  
Main MarkingFin Flash

1945-present
The main marking is displayed in 6 positions (ie above and below each wing, and on each side of the fuselage) on aircraft – but on fuselage sides only on helicopters. The fin flash is displayed on the tailfin. Aircraft do not carry service titles.

France AR National Markings

This section describes and illustrates the various national insignia used by the French Army since its formation:




Main MarkingFin Flash

1953-present
The main marking is displayed in 6 positions (ie above and below each wing, and on each side of the fuselage) on aircraft – but on fuselage sides only on helicopters. The fin flash is nowadays rarely carried by frontline types, but on second-line types is usually displayed in the form of rudder stripes. Army aircraft also usually carry the title armee de TERRE on the fuselage sides.

Narrative History
Portuguese Air Force

1912 Institute of Portuguese Military Aviation founded with aircraft brought by public subscription. 1914-1915 Army officers flying training with France, Britain and USA. 1917 Arma da Aeronautica formed as separate branch of the Army. 1927 Army aviation considerably expanded and reorganised – now operates practically autonomously under Ministry of War. Late 1937 reorganised and expanded again. 1 July 1952 Army and Navy air arms amalgamated into independent Portuguese Air Force.

Westland Super Lynx Mk.90B
in Danish Naval Aviation service

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History

The eight survivors of the original Danish Lynx fleet were rebuilt to Super Lynx Mk.90B standard 2000-2004, under a contract signed with Westland in December 1997. The rebuild used a new fuselage but retained the (overhauled) existing systems. S-191 and S-170 were rebuilt at Westland, while the remainder were rebuilt at Vaerlose AB in the Navy workshop. Used for shipboard patrol/SAR duties.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
S-191 WA409 ZJ901 30 Oct 2000 del’d 1 Nov 2000?
S-170 WA410 ZJ902 3 Apr 2001  
S-181 WA411 ZJ903 23 May 2002  
S-142 WA418 28 Feb 2003  
S-134 WA425 30 Apr 2003  
S-249 WA434 2004  
S-256 WA438 2004  
S-175 WA439 2005  

Pictures

None available at present.

More Information

References

  • European Air Forces Directory 2007/08 (Mach III)
  • Scramble Military Database

Other Sources

To be added.

Westland Lynx Mk.23
Danish Naval Aviation

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History

One Lynx Mk.23 delivered in 1987, being an embargoed airframe for intended for Argentina. The Mk.23 was never flown and only used for ground training purposes by the Danish Navy.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
S-035 WA035 3-H-41 25 Nov 1987 GI Karup Aug 2006

Pictures

None available at present.

More Information

References

Other Sources

To be added.

Westland Lynx Mk.90
in Danish Naval Aviation service

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History

Two Lynx Mk.90 delivered 1987-1988, being embargoed examples intended for Argentina. Used for shipboard fishery protection and rescue duties. Survivors upgraded to Super Lynx standard 2000-2004.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
S-249 WA249 3-H-143 22 May 1987 to Super Lynx 2003
S-256 WA256 3-H-144 May 1988 wfu 2003, GI Karup Aug 2006

Pictures

None available at present.

More Information

References

Other Sources

To be added.