Cold War Jets Open Day 29 May 2011

Airshow Report
 

Key Facts

Title: Cold War Jets Open Day
Location: Bruntingthorpe, Leics.
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2011
Date: 29 May
Category: Public Event

Description

Leaden skies and the threat of rain failed to deter visitors for the first Cold War Jets Open Day of 2011. In fact, visitor attendance was significantly higher than at previous events, filling the overflow car park.

Far from static museum pieces, many of the aircraft at Bruntingthorpe are carefully maintained in full working condition and able to perform high-speed taxy runs, up to nearly take-off speed, under their own power. Aircraft runs take-place right to left, with the crowd-line along the right-most part of the runway.

Since the aircraft do not fly, the crowd is allowed to stand a little closer to the aircraft than would be allowed at a normal airshow. Visitors are thus able to benefit from the full sight and sound of a vintage jet at nearly full power as it accelerates away from the crowd down the runway.

The show opened with the arrival from the left hand end of the runway of three Buccaneers in echelon formation. After turning in front of the crowd, the trio folded and extended their wings, before each performed a high speed taxi run in turn. This little bit of showmanship was greatly appreciated by the crowd.

in contrast, the next aircraft to run was the Comet which, as a safety precaution, was chased at a distance by a former USAF Fire Engine. Next came the Canberra, which as small enought to be able to perform a 360 degree turn on the runway before commencing its run.

After the Canberra came the Iska, resplendent in its new 2-tone grey colour scheme, which was followed by the Lightning. The star of the taxy runs, this distinguished jet drew many visitors away from the static park to admire its taxy run. A deafening roar was accompanied by blue-red flames from the afterburners as it rapidly disappeared down the runway.

At this point a Jet Provost perfomed a flypast and then circled to land from the left hand end of the runway. It taxied in past the crowd line to park with the taxying jets. Three Jet Provosts then performed 360 degee turns and sequenced taxy runs.

Closing the display were the Victor, the Hunter and then the Nimrod, The two large aircraft required quite bit of preparation to get all four engines start and then complete the ‘pre-flight’ taxy checks. In the meantime a flypast by a Jet Provost and Venom from the Air Atlantique Classic Flight, and later a pair of Sea King/Commando troop transport helicopters from the Royal Navy, kept the crowd entertained.

A flypast by aircraft from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight was scheduled for 4.00 pm, but this had not occurred by 4.30. At this time the Vulcan was being towed out to the runway for its departure back to it’s new home at Doncaster. Safety requirements dictated that for an actual take-off the crowd had be moved back to the normal airshow distance, and this was accomplished by the ATC cadets. The Vulcan take-off was a great end to the day.

Away from the runway, visitors were able to peruse an aero jumble, examine the static aircraft, (including Vulcan XH558), and gain access to the interiors of the Super Guppy and Comet.

Unfortunately, the large crowd overwhelmed the limited catering and toillet facilities available, resulting in long queues building up. Additional facilities will need to be provided for future events. For similar reasons, a longer crowd-line and stronger crowd barriers would be beneficial.

All in all, a very enjoyable day. The introduction of some showmanship in the taxy runs was commendable and greatly enhanced the appeal of the show. Well done to all the hard working event staff and back-room planners.

Aircraft Present

Flying:
XN637             Jet Provost T.3
zzzzzz            Sea King
zzzzzz            Commando (Arctic colours)
XW433             Jet Provost T.5A  Air Atlantique Classic Flight
WK436             Venom FB.50  Air Atlantique Classic Flight

Taxying:
XW544             Buccaneer S.2B
XX894             Buccaneer S.2B
XX900             Buccaneer S.2B
XS235             Comet 4C
WT333             Canberra B(I).8
1018              TS-11 Iskra
XS904             Lightning F.6
XN582             Jet Provost T.3A
XN584             Jet provost T.3A
XM355             Jet Provost T.3
XM715             Victor K.2
XL565             Hunter T.7
XV226             Nimrod MR.2

Static:
XX889             Buccaneer S.2B
F-BTGV            Super Guppy 201
XJ494             Sea Vixen FAW.2
WT806             Hunter GA.11
XT630             Scout AH.1
'PF179'           Gnat T.1
G-BAXX            Cessna 150L
(85)              Mystere IV
'43-35943'        Beech D18S
'3303'            MH.2521M Broussard
G-BNIO            Luscombe 8A
G-CPPM            Harvard II
G-TOMC            AT-6D Harvard
XH558             Vulcan B.2

Cockpits:
XH592             Victor B.1A
XV328             Lightning T.5
-                 F-4F Phantom II

Photo Gallery

To be added after the event.

More Information

Books

None applicable

Magazines

To be added.

Websites

Official website

Lighting Preservation Group

UK Airshow Review

Key Publishing Forum

Cold War Jets Collection

Royal International Air Tattoo 2011

Airshow Report
 

Key Facts

Title: Royal International Air Tattoo 2011
Location: RAF Fairford, Glos.
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2011
Date: 16-17 Jul
Category: Public Airshow

Description

2011 is the 40th Anniversary of the Air Tattoo, and it has come a long way since the first event at North Weald in 1971. One of the key themes this year will be a celebration of the aircraft and people that have made RIAT so unique over the years. It is hoped that many of the air arms that have participated in previous shows will be able this send aircraft for this years celebration.

Another key theme is Strike, Attack and Reconnaissance – which covers a range of airborne capabilities from UAV, to fast jets and attack helicopters. Also attending will be aircraft celebrating the 50th anniversary of the NATO Tiger Association. We can expect some impressive colour schemes featuring tiger-stripes.

The flying display will feature a number of aerobatic teams, including the Breitling Jet Team with their L39s, and the Hunters of Team Viper, but the highlight will be the Italians of the Frecce Tricolori – widely regarded as the world’s best formation display team.

Other highlights of the flying display are expected to include a formation of two F-16s and two Vampires from the Royal Norwegian Air Force, an A-10C Thunderbolt II from the USAF, a Turkish F-16, the RNHF Swordfish, and a return visit from the Airbus A400M airlifter.

A large turnout from the USAF and US Navy is expected, but nearly all of these aircraft will go to the static park. Following the distinctly lacklustre static display of recent years, it is hoped that the colourful Tiger Meet aircraft and 40th anniversary attendees will produce a static line-up to remember.

Also expected to appear will be a number of other classic jets, civilian display acts and modern military aircraft.

Aircraft Present

To be added closer to the event.

Photo Gallery

To be added after the event.

More Information

Books

None applicable

Magazines

To be added.

Websites

Official website

Military Airshows in the UK

UK Airshow Review

RAF Waddington International Air Show 2011

Airshow Report
 

Key Facts

Title: RAF Waddington International Airshow
Location: RAF Wadington, Lincs.
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2011
Date: 2-3 Jul
Category: Public Airshow

Description

One of the highlights of this year’s Waddington air show is expected to be the USAF Thunderbirds demonstration team. Appearances by the Thunderbirds on this side of the Atlantic are relatively rare, and the precision close-flying demonstrated by this team is sure to wow the crowds. Also promised is a RAF Tornado GR.4 tactical demonstration, B-17 Sally B and the Hunters of Team Viper. The ever popular Vulcan will make another star turn.

Also expected to appear will be a number of other classic jets, civilian display acts and modern military aircraft.

Unlike some other shows, the aircraft static park at Waddington is normally very well laid out for photography. This year, visitors will get a chance to see the home-based RAF E-3D Sentry and Sentinel R.1, as well as a pair of AMI Typhoons and a number of civilian-owned Auster aircraft, amongst other types.

Aircraft Present

To be added closer to the event.

Photo Gallery

To be added after the event.

More Information

Books

None applicable

Magazines

To be added.

Websites

Official website

Military Airshows in the UK

Cotswold Air Show 2011

Airshow Report
 

Key Facts

Title: Cotswold Airshow
Location: Kemble, Glos.
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2011
Date: 18-19 Jun
Category: Public Airshow

Description

After its successful move to a 2-day format, the popular Cotswold Air Show returns in 2011. This year, the focus will be on the 60th Anniversary of the Hawker Hunter, an aircraft that has close associations with the show at Kemble. Examples of the Hunter from both the UK and overseas are expected to fly at the show. The Team Viper display team with five Hunters is sure to be a highlight.

Of an older vintage will be Air Atlantique’s Venom and Meteor NF.11 pair. The Sea Fury and Sea Hawk from the RNHF are also listed as being in the the flying programme. Who knows, they might actually turn up this year! Meanwhile, the Black Cats duo of Royal Navy Lynxes always put on an entertaining show.

Also expected to appear in the flying programme will be a number of other classic jets, civilian display acts and modern military aircraft.

The static display is expected to feature of number of RAF aircraft and helicopters from local units, several privately owned vintage aircraft and the usual Kemble residents such as Delta Jets and their Hunters.

Aircraft Present

To be added closer to the event.

Photo Gallery

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More Information

Books

None applicable

Magazines

To be added.

Websites

Official website

Military Airshows in the UK

UK Airshow Review

Flightline UK

Airshow Dates 2011 – 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: Aircraft, Aeroplane, Aviation News, FlyPast, Scramble, Flight International)


Quick jump:     Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Date Event Location
Jan
1 Jan 2011   New Year’s Day Fly-In Compton Abbas, Dorset
1 Jan 2011   New Year’s Day Fly-In Popham, Hants.
1-2 Jan 2011   Brass Monkey Fly-In North Coates, Lincs.
2 Jan 2011   Vintage Sunday Fly-In Old Sarum, Wilts.
22 Jan 2011   Vintage Aircraft Club Snowball Rally Cambridge, Cambs.
February
6 Feb 2011   Vintage Sunday Fly-In Old Sarum, Wilts.
13 Feb 2011   Vintage Aircraft Club Valentine Rally Turweston, Northants.
March
6 Mar 2011   Vintage Sunday Fly-In Old Sarum, Wilts.
26 Mar 2011   Shoreham Aerojumble Shoreham
27 Mar 2011   Vintage Aircraft Club Spring Rally Turweston, Northants.
Apr
3 Apr 2011   Vintage Sunday Fly-In Old Sarum, Wilts.
9-10 Apr 2011   Spring Flying Meeting North Coates, Lincs.
10 Apr 2011   Jodel Club Fly-In Popham, Hants.
16 Apr 2011   Vintage Aircraft Club Daffodil Rally Fenland, Lincs.
30 Apr-1 May 2011   Microlight Trade Fair Popham, Hants.
May
1 May 2011   Shuttleworth Collection Spring Airshow Old Warden, Beds.
2 May 2011   Aero/Autojumble, Classic Vehicle Rally & Fly-In Popham, Hants.
8 May 2011   Abingdon Air & Country Show Abingdon, Oxon.
8 May 2011   Pooley’s Day Fly-In Compton Abbas, Dorset
8 May 2011   The Thundersprint Northwich, Cheshire
8 May 2011   Vintage Piper & Cessna Fly-in Popham, Hants.
14 May 2011   Shuttleworth Collection Spring Evening Airshow Old Warden, Beds.
22 May 2011   Charity Fly-In Compton Abbas, Dorset
22 May 2011   Duxford Spring Air Show IWM Duxford, Cambs.
29 May 2011   Cold War Jets Open Day Bruntingthorpe, Leics.
29-30 May 2010   Skycraft Ltd Rans & Jabiru Fly-in Weekend Fenland, Cambs.
June
5 Jun 2011   de Havilland Aircraft Fly-in Old Buckenham, Norfolk
5 Jun 2011   Shuttleworth Collection Mid Summer Airshow Old Warden, Beds.
11-12 Jun 2011   Welshpool Air Show Welshpool, Powys
11-12 Jun 2011   Microlight & Autogyro Flying Meeting North Coates, Lincs.
12 Jun 2011   de Havilland & Biplane Fly-In Compton Abbas, Dorset
12 Jun 2011   RAF Cosford Air Show 2011 DCAE Cosford, Shropshire
12 Jun 2011   Vans RV Fly-In Popham, Hants.
17-19 Jun 2011   AeroExpo 2011 Sywell, Northants.
18 Jun 2011   Shuttleworth Collection Evening Airshow & LAA Party in the Park Old Warden, Beds.
18-19 Jun 2011   Cotswold Air Show 2011 Kemble, Glos.
18-19 Jun 2011   Margate’s Big Event Margate, Kent
18-19 Jun 2011   Weston Park Model Show Weston Park, Shropshire
18-19 Jun 2011   Wings and Wheels Wickenby, Lincs.
24-25 Jun 2011   BAA Aerobatic Competition Compton Abbas, Dorset
18-19 Jun 2011   Charity Farm Wings and Wheels Baxterley, Warks.
26 Jun 2011   Vintage Aircraft Fly-in Old Buckenham, Norfolk
30 Jun-3 Jul 2011   Goodwood Festival of Speed Goodwood, W Sussex
July
2-3 Jul 2011   Air-Britain Classic Fly-In North Weald, Essex
2-3 Jul 2011   RAF Waddington International Air Show RAF Waddington, Lincs.
3 Jul 2011   Shuttleworth Collection Military Pageant Airshow Old Warden, Beds.
8-9 Jul 2011   The Dorset Air Race Compton Abbas, Dorset
9 Jul 2011   International Air Day 2011 RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset
9-10 Jul 2011   The Flying Legends Air Show IWM Duxford, Cambs.
9-10 Jul 2011   Classic Wings & Wheels North Coates, Lincs.
9-10 Jul 2011   Wales National Airshow Swansea Bay, Glam.
10 Jul 2011   de Havilland Fly-In Popham, Hants.
16 Jul 2011   Shuttleworth Collection Evening Airshow Old Warden, Beds.
16-17 Jul 2011   Royal International Air Tattoo 2011 RAF Fairford, Glos.
20 Jul 2011   RNAS Culdrose Air Day 2011 RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall
20-24 Jul 2011   War and Peace Show The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent
23-24 Jul 2011   Windermere Airshow The Glebe, Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria
23-24 Jul 2011   Southport Air Show Southport Sea Front, Mersey.
24 Jul 2011   Branscombe Air Day Branscombe, Devon
24 Jul 2011   Microlight Fly-In Compton Abbas, Dorset
24 Jul 2011   East Fortune Airshow East Fortune, East Lothian
30-31 Jul 2011   Sunderland International Air Show 2011 Seaburn and Roker seafronts, Sunderland
30-31 Jul 2011   Andover Strut LAA Weekend Fly-In Popham, Hants.
31 Jul 2011   Sally B and Friends Day Duxford, Cambs.
August
6 Aug 2011   RAF Benevolent Fund Airshow East Kirkby, Lincs.
6-7 Aug 2011   Military & Flying Machines Damyns Hall, Essex
7 Aug 2011   Shuttleworth Collection Military Pageant Airshow Old Warden, Beds.
11-12 Aug 2011   Lowestoft Seafront Air Festival Lowestoft, Suffolk
11-14 Aug 2011   Bristol International Balloon Fiesta Ashton Court, Bristol, Avon
11-14 Aug 2011   Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow Eastbourne Sea Front, East Sussex
13 Aug 2011   Shuttleworth Collection Evening Airshow Old Warden, Beds.
13-14 Aug 2011   Combined Ops – The Military Show & Vintage Aircraft Weekend Headcorn, Kent
13-14 Aug 2011   Europa Fly-In Weekend Popham, Hants.
13-14 Aug 2011   Summer Air Display Rougham, Suffolk
18 Aug 2011   Dawlish Carnival Airshow Dawlish, Devon
18 Aug 2011   American Taildragger Aircraft Fly-in Old Buckenham, Norfolk
18-21 Aug 2011   Bournemouth Air Festival 2011 Bournemouth seafront, Dorset
19 Aug 2011   American Air Day IWM Duxford, Cambs.
20 Aug 2011   The Original Flying Proms Concert Old Warden, Beds.
20-21 Aug 2011   RAFA Shoreham Airshow 2011 Shoreham, West Sussex
21 Aug 2011   Annual Motorcycle Mega Meet & Vintage Aircraft Fly-in Popham, Hants.
25-26 Aug 2011   Clacton Airshow 2011 Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
26-28 Aug 2011   Plymouth Airshow 2011 Plymouth Hoe, Devon
27 Aug 2011   Retford (Gamston) Airport Fly-in 2011 Retford, Notts.
27-29 Aug 2011   Military Odyssey 2011 Detling, Kent
28 Aug 2011   Charity Air and Vintage Vehicle Show Little Gransden, Cambs.
28-29 Aug 2011   Dunsfold Wings and Wheels 2011 Dunsfold, Surrey
September
3-4 Sep 2011   Duxford Air Show 2011 IWM Duxford, Cambs.
3-4 Sep 2011   Victory Show 2011 Foxlands Farm, Cosby, Leics.
3-4 Sep 2011   Northern Ireland International Airshow Portrush, Coleraine, Northern Ireland
4 Sep 2011   Shuttleworth Pageant Airshow Old Warden, Beds.
8 Sep 2011   Guernsey Battle of Britain Air Display St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands
8 Sep 2011   Jersey International Air Display St Aubin’s Bay, Jersey, Channel Islands
10 Sep 2011   London Biggin Hill Airport Open House Air Day Biggin Hill, Kent
10 Sep 2011   RAF Leuchars Airshow 2011 RAF Leuchars, Fife, Scotland
10-11 Sep 2011   Autumn Flying Meeting North Coates, Lincs.
10-11 Sep 2011   Auster Fly-In Weekend Popham, Hants.
11 Sep 2011   Seething Airfield Charity Air Day Seething, Norfolk
16-18 Sep 2011   Goodwood Revival Goodwood, W Sussex
17-18 Sep 2011   Battle of Britain Airshow 2011 Kemble, Glos.
18 Sep 2011   Solent Aviation Society Fly-In Weekend Popham, Hants.
18 Sep 2011   Turweston Wings and Wheels Turweston, Northants.
24 Sep 2011   Shuttleworth Uncovered – Flying Display Old Warden, Beds.
27-28 Sep 2011   Helitech 2011 IWM Duxford, Cambs.
October
2 Oct 2011   Shuttleworth Collection Autumn Airshow Old Warden, Beds.
9 Oct 2011   End of Season Fly-In Popham, Hants.
16 Oct 2011   IWM Autumn Air Show IWM Duxford, Cambs.
November
     
December
     

* 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)

Airshow Dates 2011 – Europe

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

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: Aircraft, Aeroplane, Aviation News, FlyPast, Scramble, Flight International)


Quick jump:     Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Date Event Location Country
January
       
February
       
March
       
April
13-15 Apr 2011   AERO Friedrichshafen 2011 Friedrichshafen Airport Germany
May
1 May 2011   Fundacion Infante de Orleans Flying Day Cuatro Vientos Spain
6-8 May 2011   Hafengeburtstag Hamburg Germany
8 May 2011   National Air Show Diyarnakir Turkey
14-15 May 2011   NATO Tiger Meet Airshow Cambrai France
17-19 May 2011   EBACE 2011 – European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition PALEXPO, Geneva Airport Switzerland
19-21 May 2011   HeliRussia 2011 Crocus Expo, Moscow Russia
22 May 2011   National Air Show Eskisehir Turkey
27-29 May 2011   AviationExpo Europe Bitburg Germany
28 May 2011   Caslav Open Day Caslav Czech Republic
28 May 2011   AirExpo 2011 Muret-Lherm France
28-29 May 2011   Meeting National de l’Air Rochefort France
29 May 2011   Volkel in de Wolken Airshow Volkel Netherlands
29 May 2011   Flydagen Kjeller Norway
Jun
2-5 Jun 2011   Klassikwelt Bodensee 2011 Friedrichshafen Germany
4-5 Jun 2011   100 Years of the Turkish Air Force Airshow Izmir AFB Turkey
4-5 Jun 2011   Aviaticka Pout and Aero Fly-in Pardubice Czech Republic
5 Jun 2011   Fundacion Infante de Orleans Flying Day Cuatro Vientos Spain
9-11 Jun 2011   Cannes AirShow 2011 Cannes-Mandelieu Airport France
9-11 Jun 2011   Aviation Fair Pardubice Czech Republic
11-12 Jun 2011   Veteran Flyg Traff Brannebrona Sweden
11-12 June 2011   Meeting Aerien La Ferte Alais France
11-12 Jun 2011   National Air Days Pieštany AB Slovakia
12 Jun 2011   Aeromiting 2011 Godine Croatia
13 Jun 2011   Oostwold Airshow 2011 Oostwold Netherlands
17-19 June 2011   Air Classics Gelnhausen Germany
18 Jun 2011   Forsvarsmaktens Huvudflygdag Norrbotten Sweden
18-19 Jun 2011   International Belpmoos Days IBT’11 Bern-Belp Airport Switzerland
18-19 Jun 2011   Meeting Aerien ALAT Le Luc le Cannet France
18-19 Jun 2011   Meeting National de l’Air St Dizier France
20-26 Jun 2011   49th International Paris Air Show 2011 Le Bourget, Paris France
25-26 Jun 2011   Recontres Internationales Oldtimers (RIO) Fribourg-Ecuvillens Switzerland
Jul
1-2 Jul 2011   AirPower 2011 Zeltweg Austria
1-3 Jul 2011   Bavarian Air Meeting Tussenhausen-Mattsies Germany
2 Jul 2011   Engiadina Classics 2011 Engadin Airport, St Moritz Switzerland
2-3 Jul 2011   Coburg Airshow 2011 Coburg Germany
2-3 Jul 2011   Meeting National de l’Air Luxeuil France
3 Jul 2011   Fundacion Infante de Orleans Flying Day Cuatro Vientos Spain
6-7 Jul 2011   Belgian Air Component 65th Anniv. Airshow Koksijde AB Belgium
8-10 Jul 2011   Scalaria Air Challenge 2011 St Wolfgang Austria
15-17 Jul 2011   Jami Fly-in and Airshow 2011 Jämi Finland
16-17 Jul 2011   International Vigo Airshow Vigo Spain
22-24 Jul 2011   Pecs Aviators Meeting Pecs-Pogany Hungary
23-24 Jul 2011   Lista Warbird Airshow Lista Norway
24 Jul 2011   Midnight Sun Airshow Kauhava AB Finland
24 Jul 2011   International Vigo Airshow Vigo Spain
August
6 Aug 2011   International Search and Rescue Event Katwijk Aan Zee Netherlands
6-7 Aug 2011   International Military History Show Ursel Belgium
7-8 Aug 2011   MAKS 2011 Zhukovsky Russia
11-14 Aug 2011   Seefliegertreffen Rostock Germany
12-14 Aug 2011   Aero Expo Birrfeld Switzerland
13-14 Aug 2011   Flugtage Bautzen 2011 Bautzen Germany
13-14 Aug 2011   International Old-Timer Fly-in Schaffen-Diest Belgium
16-21 Aug 2011   MAKS 2011 Zhukovsky Russia
20 Aug 2011   Hunterfest 2011 St Stephan Switzerland
20-21 Aug 2011   Flugplatzfest Bielefeld Germany
20-21 Aug 2011   Dittinger Flugtage Dittinger Switzerland
26-28 Aug 2011   Fete de l’Aviation Lausanne Switzerland
26-28 Aug 2011   Tannkosh 2011 Fly-In Tannheim Germany
27-28 Aug 2011   Radom Air Show 2011 Radom-Sadkow AB Poland
27-28 Aug 2011   Roskilde Airshow 2011 Roskilde Denmark
27-28 Aug 2011   Westflug Festival Aachen-Merzbruck Germany
27-28 Aug 2011   Flugtage 2011 Pirmasens Germany
September
2-4 Sep 2011   Oldtimer-Fliegertreffen Hahnweide Germany
2-4 Sep 2011   Bulgarian International Air Fest Krumovo Bulgaria
3-4 Sep 2011   Czech International Air Fest 2011 Hradec Králové Czech Republic
4 Sep 2011   Fundacion Infante de Orleans Flying Day Cuatro Vientos Spain
4 Sep 2011   Malaga International Festival of Flight Malaga Spain
4-5 Sep 2011   Bulgarian International Air Festival 2011 Plovdiv-Krumovo Bulgaria
16 Sep 2011   2nd Sanicole Sunset Airshow Hechtel Belgium
16-17 Sep 2011   Luchtmachtdagen 2011 Leeuwarden Netherlands
16-18 Sep 2011   Sion Air Show 2011 Sion Switzerland
18 Sep 2011   International Sanicole Airshow Hechtel Belgium
24-25 Sep 2011   Hamburg Airport 100th Anniv. Airfest Hamburg Germany
24-25 Sep 2011   Malta International Airshow 2011 Luqa IAP/St Paul’s Bay Malta
24-25 Sep 2011   NATO Days Ostrava-Mosnov Czech Republic
October
1-2 Oct 2011   Festa al Cel Barcelona Spain
2 Oct 2011   Fundacion Infante de Orleans Flying Day Cuatro Vientos Spain
12-13 Oct 2011   AXALP Axalp-Ebenfluh, Brienz Switzerland
November
       
December
       

Links:

Breitling Jet Team

Cartouche Dore

Frecce Tricolori

Krila Oluje

Patrouille de France

Patrouille Suisse

Patrulla Aguila

Red Arrows

Swiss Air Force PC-7 Team

Turkish Stars

Airshow Dates 2011 – Rest of the World

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: Aircraft, Aeroplane, Aviation News, FlyPast, Scramble, Flight International)


Quick jump:     Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Date Event Location Country
January
15 Jan 2011   Temora Aviation Museum Aircraft Showcase Temora, NSW Australia
21-23 Jan 2011   Wings Over Wairarapa Hood Aerodrome, Masterton New Zealand
23 Jan 2011   JGSDF Open House – Naha Festival JGSDF Naha Japan
February
2-5 Feb 2011   Al Ain Aerobatic Show Al Ain Airport, Abu Dhabi UAE
5 Feb 2011   Temora Aviation Museum Aircraft Showcase Temora, NSW Australia
9-13 Feb 2011   Aero India 2011 AFS Yelahanka, Bengaluru India
19 Feb 2011   Temora Aviation Museum Aircraft Showcase Temora, NSW Australia
27 Feb 2011   Wings Over Illawarra 2011 Illawarra Airport, Wollongong Australia
March
1-6 Mar 2011   Avalon 2011 – Australian International Airshow Geelong, Vic. Australia
8-10 Mar 2011   Asian Aerospace 2011 AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong China
19 Mar 2011   Temora Aviation Museum Aircraft Showcase Temora, NSW Australia
April
1-3 Apr 2011   Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia National Fly-in Echuca, VIC Australia
2 Apr 2011   Temora Aviation Museum Aircraft Showcase Temora, NSW Australia
6-9 Apr 2011   AeroExpo 2011 Toluca Mexico
12-15 Apr 2011   LAAD – Latin America Aero & Defense 2011 RioCentro, Rio de Janeiro Brazil
16 Apr 2011   Temora Aviation Museum Aircraft Showcase Temora, NSW Australia
22-24 Apr 2011   Omaka Classic Fighters Airshow 2011 Blenheim New Zealand
May
1 May 2011   Barossa Airshow Rowland Flat, SA Australia
1 May 2011   David Hack Classic Meet Toowoomba, QL Australia
7 May 2011   Temora Aviation Museum Aircraft Showcase Temora, NSW Australia
7 May 2011   Warbirds at Tempe Tempe, Bloemfontein South Africa
21 May 2011   Temora Aviation Museum Aircraft Showcase Temora, NSW Australia
22 May 2011   Rand Airshow Rand, Johannesburg South Africa
28 May 2011   Kimberley Airshow Kimberley, Northern Cape Province South Africa
Jun
4 Jun 2011   Temora Aviation Museum Aircraft Showcase Temora, NSW Australia
18 Jun 2011   Temora Aviation Museum Aircraft Showcase Temora, NSW Australia
26 June 2011   Kittyhawk Mini-Airshow Kittyhawk South Africa
Jul
6-10 Ju1 2011   F-AIR Colombia 2011 Rionegro Colombia
9 Jul 2011   Durban Airshow Durban South Africa
14-17 Ju1 2011   Expo Aero Brasil São José dos Campos Brazil
August
19-21 Aug 2011   Wide Bay Australia International Airshow Bundaberg, QLD Australia
September
1-4 Sep 2011   Barberton Airshow & Bush Pilots Fly-in Lowveld South Africa
3-4 Sep 2011   Ingham Wings & Wheels Airshow 2011 Ingham, QLD Australia
10 Sep 2011   Wings Over Warwick Fly-in Warwick, QLD Australia
October
3-5 Oct 2011   LAVEX 2011 Mitiga Airport, Tripoli Libya
18-23 Oct 2011   Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition 2011 Seoul South Korea
30 Oct 2011   Parafield Airshow 2011 Adelaide, SA Australia
November
13-17 Nov 2011   Dubai Airshow 2011 Airport Expo, Dubai UAE
19 Nov 2011   Temora Aviation Museum Major Airshow Temora, NSW Australia
December
6-10 Dec 2011   LIMA ’11 Langkawi Malaysia
 

Links:

Esquadrilha da Fumaca

Halcones

Roulettes

Royal Jordanian Falcons

Saudi Hawks

Silver Falcons

Airshow Dates 2011 – North America

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: Aircraft, Aeroplane, Aviation News, FlyPast, Scramble, Flight International)


Quick jump:     Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Date Event Location Country
January
8-9 Jan 2011   Cable Air Show Cable Airport, Upland, CA USA
20-23 Jan 2011   U.S. Sport Aviation Expo Sebring, FL USA
February
12 Feb 2011   Vero Beach Aviation Day Vero Beach, FL USA
13 Feb 2011   Stars & Stripes Air Show Spectacular Laredo, TX USA
19 Feb 2011   Valkaria Airfest 2011 Valkaria, FL USA
March
5-8 Mar 2011   HAI Heli-Expo 2011 Orlando, FL USA
11-13 Mar 2011   Tico Warbird Airshow Titusville, FL USA
12-13 Mar 2011   CAF Rio Grande Valley Wing Air Fiesta 2011 Brownsville, TX USA
19-20 Mar 2011   Thunder in the Valley Air Show Columbus, GA USA
25-27 Mar 2011   Helicopter Assn. of Canada Annual Convention & Trade Show Vancouver, BC Canada
26-27 Mar 2011   Florida International AirShow Charlotte County Airport, Punta Gorda, FL USA
29 Mar-3 Apr 2011   EAA Sun ‘n Fun 2011 Lakeland, FL USA
April
9 Apr 2011   Bluebonnet Airshow Burnet, TX USA
9 Apr 2011   Charleston Air Expo Charleston, SC USA
9-10 Apr 2011   Corpus Christi Airshow Corpus Christi, TX USA
16 Apr 2011   Thunder over Louisville Airshow Ohio River, Louisville, KY USA
16-17 Apr 2011   Fort Worth Air Power Expo Fort Worth, TX USA
16-17 Apr 2011   Coastal Carolina Airshow Wilmington, NC USA
16-17 Apr 2011   Wings over Wayne Goldsboro, NC USA
30 Apr 2011   Dyess Big Country AirFest Abilene, TX USA
30 Apr-1 May 2011   Beaufort Air Show Beaufort, SC USA
30 Apr-1 May 2011   Canadian Aviation Expo Hamilton, Ontario Canada
30 Apr-1 May 2011   Virginia Regional Festival of Flight Suffolk, VA USA
30 Apr-1 May 2011   Vidalia Onion Festival Air Show Vidalia, GA USA
May
6-8 May 2011   Central Texas Airshow Temple, TX USA
7-8 May 2011   N’awlins Air Show New Orleans, LA USA
7-8 May 2011   Great Tennessee Air Show Smyrna, TN USA
7-8 May 2011   Winnipeg Air Show Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
13-15 May 2011   New River Airshow Jacksonville, NC USA
13-15 May 2011   AirPower Over Hampton Roads Hampton, VA USA
13-15 May 2011   Indianapolis Air Show Mount Comfort Airport, Indianapolis, IN USA
14-15 May 2011   Planes of Fame Airshow 2011 China, CA USA
14-15 May 2011   Deke Slayton AirFest La Crosse, WI USA
20-22 May 2011   Warbirds Over the Beach Virginia Beach, VA USA
21-22 May 2011   Joint Service Open House Andrews AFB, MD USA
27-29 May 2011   Greenwood Lake Airshow and World War Two Showcase West Milford, NJ USA
28-29 May 2011   New York Air Show Jone Beach, NY USA
28-29 May 2011   Hawaii Airshow Kona, HI USA
28-29 May 2011   Millville Airshow Millville, NJ USA
28-29 May 2011   St Augustine Airshow St Augustine, FL USA
Jun
3-5 Jun 2011   Mid-Atlantic World War II Weekend Airshow Reading, PA USA
4 Jun 2011   Good Neighbor Day Air Show Atlanta, GA USA
4-5 Jun 2011   Dakota Thunder Airshow Ellsworth AFB, SD USA
4-5 Jun 2011   Thunder over the Lakeshore Manitowoc, WI USA
4-5 Jun 2011   Rockford AirFest Rockford, IL USA
10-12 Jun 2011   Golden West EAA Regional Fly-In Yuba-Marysville, CA USA
11-12 Jun 2011   Bagotville International Air Show Bagotville, Quebec Canada
4-5 Jun 2011   Evansville Freedom Festival Air Show Evansville, IN USA
11-12 Jun 2011   OC Airshow Ocean City, MD USA
11-12 Jun 2011   June Airshow Weekend Old Rhinebeck, NY USA
11-12 Jun 2011   Festival of Flight Toughkenamon, PA USA
18 Jun 2011   Vertical Challenge Helicopter Airshow San Carlos, CA USA
18-19 Jun 2011   Quad City Air Show Davenport, IA USA
18-19 Jun 2011   Wings Over Gaylord Gaylord, MI USA
18-19 Jun 2011   13th Annual Olympic Air Show Featuring the Gathering of Warbirds Olympia Regional Airport, Tumwater, WA USA
24 Jun 2011   Wright-Patterson AFB Freedom’s Call Military Tattoo Dayton, OH USA
24-26 Jun 2011   Baraboo Dells Airshow Baraboo, WI USA
25 Jun 2011   High Country Warbirds Fly-in Valle, AZ USA
25 Jun 2011   Historic Wendover Air Show Wendover, UT USA
25-26 Jun 2011   Open House and Air Show North Kingston, RI USA
25-26 Jun 2011   The Great Lakes International Airshow St Thomas, Ontario Canada
29 Jun 2011   Sarnia Air Show Sarnia, Ontario Canada
Jul
1-4 Jul 2011   Battle Creek’s Field of Flight Air Show & Balloon Festival W.K. Kellogg Airport, Battle Creek, MI USA
2 Jul 2011   Thunder Over Cedar Creek Lake Airshow Cedar Creek Lake, TX USA
2-3 Jul 2011   National Cherry Festival Airshow Traverse City, MI USA
3 Jul 2011   Wings Over Tyler Airshow Tyler, TX USA
4 Jul 2011   Freedom Fair Air Show Tacoma, WA USA
6-7 Jul 2011   CBAA Annual Convention Calgary, AB Canada
6-10 Jul 2011   Northwest EAA Fly-in Arlington, WI USA
8-10 Jul 2011   Geneseo Airshow Geneseo, NY USA
8-10 Jul 2011   USAM Air Show Gathering of Eagles Willoughby, OH USA
9 Jul 2011   Pensacola Beach Airshow Pensacola Beach, FL USA
15-17 Jul 2011   Gary’s South Shore Air Show Marquette Park, Gary, IN USA
16 Jul 2011   Princeton Air Show Princeton, British Columbia Canada
16-17 Jul 2011   Airdrie Regional Air Show Airdrie, Alberta Canada
16-17 Jul 2011   AirExpo 2011 Eden Prairie, MN USA
16-17 Jul 2011   Rochester International Air Show Rochester, NY USA
20 Jul 2011   Cranbrook Fighter Meet Air Show Cranbrook, British Columbia Canada
23-24 Jul 2011   Vectren Dayton Air Show Dayton, OH USA
23-24 Jul 2011   Alberta International Airshow 2011 Lethbridge, Alberta Canada
23-24 Jul 2011   World War One Weekend Old Rhinebeck, NY USA
23-24 Jul 2011   Prairie Air Show Peoria, IL USA
23-24 Jul 2011   Thunder over Michigan Airshow Ypsilanti, Mi USA
25-31 Jul 2011   EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2011 Wittman Field, Oshkosh, WI USA
27 Jul 2011   Frontier Days Air National Guard Show Cheyenne, WY USA
27 Jul 2011   Wings Over White Rock White Rock, British Columbia Canada
29-31 Jul 2011   Over The River Airshow Columbia River, WA USA
30-31 Jul 2011   Glacier Park International Air Show Kalispell, MT USA
30-31 Jul 2011   Travis Air Expo Travis, CA USA
August
5-7 Aug 2011   KeyBank Airshow at Seafair Lake Washington, Seattle, WA USA
6 Aug 2011   15 Wing Armed Forces Day Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Canada
6-7 Aug 2011   Milwaukee Air and Water Show Milwaukee, WI USA
6-7 Aug 2011   Boeing Air Show Seattle, WA USA
12-14 Aug 2011   Abbotsford International Airshow Abbotsford, British Columbia Canada
13 Aug 2011   Tazewell County Airshow Cedar Bluff, VA USA
13-14 Aug 2011   Fargo AirSho 2011 Fargo, ND USA
13-14 Aug 2011   Mountain Thunder Air Show Pagosa Springs, CO USA
13-14 Aug 2011   Boston Portsmouth Air Show Portsmouth, NH USA
17 Aug 2011   Atlantic City Air Show – Thunder Over The Boardwalk Atlantic City, NJ USA
19-21 Aug 2011   Oregon International Air Show Hillsboro, OR USA
20-21 Aug 2011   Chicago Air and Water Show North Avenue Beach, Chicago, IL USA
20-21 Aug 2011   Waterloo Aviation Expo and Airshow Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario Canada
20-21 Aug 2011   Selfridge ANGB Air Show Mt Clemens, MI USA
20-21 Aug 2011   Wings Over Wine Country Air Show Santa Rosa, CA USA
20-21 Aug 2011   Wichita Flight Festival Wichita, KS USA
26-28 Aug 2011   Rocky Mountain Air Show Broomfield, CO USA
26-28 Aug 2011   Great State of Maine Air Show NAS Brunswick, ME USA
27 Aug 2011   Thunder Over The Coconino Williams, AZ USA
27-28 Aug 2011   Defenders of Freedom Air Show Bellevue, NB USA
27-28 Aug 2011   Atlantic Air Show Summerside, Prince Edward Island Canada
27-28 Aug 2011   Thunder over the Valley Air Show Museum of Flight, Santa Maria, CA USA
27-28 Aug 2011   Thunder In The Valley Air Show Waterloo, IA USA
September
2-4 Sept 2011   Watsonville Fly-In & Air Show Watsonville, CA USA
3-4 Sep 2011   NAS Patuxent River Air Expo ’11 NAS Patuxent River, MD USA
3-4 Sep 2011   Wild West Air Fest Steamboat Springs, CO USA
3-5 Sep 2011   Cleveland National Airshow Cleveland, OH USA
3-5 Sep 2011   Canadian International Air Show Toronto, Ontario Canada
9-11 Sep 2011   Windsor International Air Show Windsor, Ontario Canada
10-11 Sep 2011   Kirksville Regional Air Festival Kirksville, MO USA
10-11 Sep 2011   Guardians of Freedom Air Show Lincoln, NV USA
10-11 Sep 2011   Thunder of Niagara Air Show Niagara Falls, NY USA
10-11 Sep 2011   Wings Over Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA USA
10-11 Sep 2011   Winston-Salem Air Show Winston-Salem, NC USA
14-18 Sep 2011   US National Championship Air Races Stead Field, Reno, NV USA
17 Sep 2011   Wings Over Gatineau – Vintage Wings Airshow Gatineau, Quebec Canada
17-18 Sep 2011   Thunder Over The Blue Ridge Mountains – Martinsburg Air Show Martinsburg, WV USA
17-18 Sep 2011   Memphis Airshow Millington, TN USA
17-18 Sep 2011   Gunfighter Skies Mountain Home, ID USA
23-25 Sep 2011   NAS Oceana Airshow 2011 NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA USA
24-25 Sep 2011   Hill AFB Airshow Hill, UT USA
24-25 Sep 2011   California International Airshow Salinas, CA USA
24-25 Sep 2011   Rotorfest West Chester, PA USA
30 Sept-2 Oct 2011   MCAS Miramar Airshow San Diego, CA USA
October
1 Oct 2011   Leesburg Executive Airport Airshow Leesburg, VA USA
1 Oct 2011   Lincoln Air Show Lincoln, CA USA
1-2 Oct 2011   Sheppard AFB Open House and Air Show Wichita Falls, TX USA
2 Oct 2011   Page Air Show Page, AZ USA
7-9 Oct 2011   Biplanes and Triplanes Virginia Beach, VA USA
8 Oct 2011   Thunder Over The Basin Holloman, NM USA
8-9 Oct 2011   Commemorative Air Force Airsho 2011 Midland, TX USA
8-9 Oct 2011   Fleet Week Airshow San Francisco, CA USA
10-12 Oct 2011   Annual NBAA Convention Las Vegas, NV USA
15-16 Oct 2011   Laughlin’s Air Amistad Del Rio, TX USA
15-16 Oct 2011   Wings Over Houston Houston, TX USA
15-16 Oct 2011   Central Valley Lemoore Airshow NAS Lemoore, CA USA
16 Oct 2011   End of Season Airshow Old Rhinebeck, NY USA
20-22 Oct 2011   Copperstate Regional EAA Fly-In Casa Grande, AZ USA
22-23 Oct 2011   Amigo Airsho El Paso, TX USA
22-23 Oct 2011   Fort Worth Alliance Airshow Fort Worth, TX USA
23 Oct 2011   Wings, Wheels, Rotors Expo 2011 Los Alamitos, CA USA
November
5 Nov 2011   Jacqueline Cochran Air Show Thermal, CA USA
5-6 Nov 2011   Cocoa Beach Air Show Cocoa Beach, FL USA
5-6 Nov 2011   NAS Jacksonville Air Show NAS Jacksonville, FL USA
5-6 Nov 2011   MacDill Air Fest Tampa, FL USA
11-12 Nov 2011   Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show NAS Pensacola, FL USA
12-13 Nov 2011   Aviation Nation 2011 Las Vegas Air Show Las Vegas, NV USA
December
       

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