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GA Events

Our complete listing of GA events in the UK and overseas

Welcome to the FLYER GA Events page, the most active light aviation events page in the UK. Fly-ins, exhibitions, talks and more.

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August 2015

01-14 FAI World Women's Gliding Ch'ships, Arnborg, Denmark. website

01-14 FAI World 13.5m Gliding Ch'ships, Pociunai, Kaunas. website

06-09 Bristol Balloon Fiesta, Ashton Court. website

06-09 KZ Club National Fly-in, Stauning, Denmark. website

08-09 RRRA Race Weekend, Popham. Practice starts at 1145 on the Saturday, with the race being at 1530. On Sunday we'll be racing at 1200. The public and GA enthusiasts are always welcome and entrance is free - so come and say hello! website

08-09 Military & Flying Machine Show, Damyns Hall, Upminster. website

08-09 Wings & Wheels Show, Ursel, Belgium. website

08-09 Flying Festival, Dala-Jarna, Sweden. website

08-09 Vale of York LAA Strut Fly-in, Full Sutton. All welcome, overnight camping, refreshments all day, live music. PPR required via website Contact page website

09 DH Fly-in, Popham Airfield, Hampshire. website

13-16 Airbourne Sea Front Display, Eastbourne. 01323 411400

14-15 Club Fly-Out to Glenforsa & Western Isles, Sherburn. website

14-16 Northampton Balloon Festival, Billing, Northants. website

14-16 Old Timer Fly-in, Schaffen-Diest, Belgium. Diest Aero Club vzw will organise the 32nd edition of the International Oldtimer fly & drive in at the airfield of Schaffen-Diest in Belgium. website

15 Shuttleworth Flying Proms Concert, Old Warden. website

15 US Classics meet, Chichester/Goodwood. 16 August – bad weather back-up day 01243 755061 website

15 US Classics meet, Old Buckenham. 01953 860806 website

15-16 IMPS Combined Ops Military Show & Vintage Fly-in (PPR), Headcorn. 07889 338620 website

15-16 Denmark Airshow, Roskilde, Denmark. website

15-16 Red Bull Air Race, Ascot, UK. website

15-16 Vintage (Warbirds) Fly-in, Northrepps, Norfolk. website

16 Motorcycle Mega Meet & Classic Aircraft Fly-in, Popham Airfield, Hampshire. website

18 The Battle of Britain Commemoration, Biggin Hill Airport. In the 75th year since the Battle of Britain was fought in the skies above southern England, a special commemoration of the role of ‘Churchill’s Few’ will be staged at the historic former RAF airfield. Eighteen Spitfires and six Hurricanes will gather at Biggin Hill to honour the courageous pilots, engineers, armourers, operations staff and ground crews who faced constant attack from the Nazi Luftwaffe on that day and during that period. The aircraft will fly a commemoration sortie with three formations, starting with a stream take-off at 1300. A limited number of tickets at £40 pp will be available for VIP access to the Battle of Britain enclosure on the airfield, including the flight line. Children aged 15 and under will be admitted free of charge when accompanied by an adult, maximum of two per adult. Refreshment facilities will be in place. Ticket sales open on Monday 15th June from the website. Net proceeds will be donated to the RAF Benevolent Fund. website

18-19 Cromer Carnival Air Displays, Northrepps, Norfolk. website

20-23 Sea Front Airshow, Bournemouth. website

21 Cirrus Friday, Goodwood Aerodrome. Come and talk to the UK team about Cirrus Aircraft website

22 Sea Front Airshow, Dawlish. website

22 Feet Off the Ground (FOG), Bodmin Airfield. Youngsters from the Cornwall Accessible Activities Programme (CAAP) are the guests for this special day. website

22-23 RAFA Airshow, Shoreham. The Royal Air Forces Association Airshow at Shoreham is one of the premier family airshows in the UK. The airshow regularly attracts the best UK and European display acts to its unique “garden party” atmosphere event each summer. website

22-23 VAC West Country Tour, TBC. West Country Tour in association with Aeronca Club website

22-23 Air Show, Dittingen, Switzerland. website

22-23 Aerobatics: Gunpowder and Newbold Trophies, Leicester EGBG. Aerobatics competition David Shutter 0116 2592360 website

23 Vintage Bus Rally & Fly-in, Old Buckenham Airfield, United Kingdom. 01953 860806 website

23 Nuthampstead Fly-in, Nuthampstead.

25-30 MAKS Air & Space Salon, Moscow-Zhukovsky, Russia. website

28 Cirrus Friday, Fairoaks Airport. Come and talk to the UK team about Cirrus Aircraft website

28-30 Saltby Open , Saltby. Aerobatics Competition website

29 Classic Aircraft Fly-in & Vintage Cars, Henstridge. 01963 364231/ 07887 744163 website

29-30 RRRA Race Weekend, Shobdon. The airfield has the usual hook-ups, and pitches for tents although all the caravans are booked, and these are all becoming increasingly popular with racers. We suggest you get your bids for static caravans in sooner rather than later. website

29-30 Slovak Int Air Fest, Sliac, Slovakia. website

29-30 Air Show, Breitscheid, Germany. website



September 2015

04 Cirrus Friday, Guernsey Airport. Come and talk to the UK team about Cirrus Aircraft website

04-06 LAA National Rally & Exhibition , Sywell. Homebuilts, kitplanes, classics, microlights, light sport aircraft... it's all here 01280 846786 website

04-06 Foxlands Farm Victory Show, Cosby, Leics. The Victory Show, now in its ninth year is a formidable tribute to World War 2. Held over a 100 acre site, the show provides Historical Societies and reenactments through various forces from several eras and theatres during the period of 1939-45. From Airmen to Infantry, the Victory Show opens a window in time to the fabulous 1940s. website

05 Classics Fly-in, Sleap. website

05-06 Red Bull Air Race, Spielberg, Austria. website

05-06 Autumn Flying Meeting, North Coates, Lincs. website

06 Shuttleworth Pageant Airshow, Old Warden. website

06 Vintage Sunday Fly-in, Old Sarum. 01722 322525 website

06 End of Summer Fly-in, Sturgate. website

10 Battle of Britain Sea Front Air Show, Jersey, St Aubyn's Bay. website

11 Cirrus Friday, Leeds Bradford Airport. Come and talk to the UK team about Cirrus Aircraft website

11-13 Goodwood revival, Goodwood. Motor racing event around the perimeter track at Goodwood Aerodrome. Period dress encouraged! Fantastic classic car racing plus a collection of rare and important aircraft from 1922 onwards. website

11-15 Club Fly-Out to La Rochelle, France, Sherburn. website

12-13 The Battle of Britain Anniversary Air Show, Duxford. The Battle of Britain Anniversary Air Show commemorates the 75th anniversary of the aerial battle that proved a strategic turning point in the Second World War. We remember RAF Duxford’s role in the Battle of Britain, as the home of the first squadron to fly Spitfires and also for some of the RAF’s best-known fighter pilots, including Douglas Bader. We honour the men and women who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that those iconic aircraft took to the skies to continue the fight for aerial supremacy. website

12-13 75th Anniv Air Show, Kenley. 017237 822200 website

12-13 Sea Front Airshow, Southend. website

12-13 VE Day Fly-in & Hangar Dance, Bodmin Airfield. This fly-in is open to all aircraft (those in military marks will have free landings). Military vehicles of all sorts will also be on parade to help celebrate 70 years since the cessation of hostilities in WWII. On the Saturday evening we will be holding one of our famous Hangar Dances which is open to all comers and 1940s dress is always welcome to help enhance our event as we listen and dance to period music by a local band. B&B or camping is essential for this great night. website

12-13 Devon LAA Strut Fly-in. Pete White - 01752 406660 / 07805 805679

12-13 Falke Fly-in, Buckminster Gliding Club, Saltby. Falke owners visit Saltby website

12-13 BAA Tiger Trophy Aerobatic Competition, Sherburn. website

13 Auster Club Fly-in, Popham Airfield, Hampshire. website

15 Business & General Aviation Day, Biggin Hill. Business Aviation industry day website

16 Not the Red Baron-Robin Bowes, Bodmin Airfield. A fascinating and moving story of a well known local display pilot. website

18-20 Shuttleworth Steam & Country Fair, Old Warden. website

18-20 Sanicole Air Show, Leopoldsburg, Belgium. 0032 1134 2739 website

19 US Classics, Sackville Farm. US Classics hosted by the Vintage Piper Aircraft Club. with the Vintage Aircraft Club. 20th bad wx alternate website

19 Devon LAA Strut Fly-in, Belle Vue. 01805 623113 / 07971 278984 website

19-20 Southport Airshow, Southport. Are you looking for a fun and exhilarating day out with the kids? Do you have a limited budget to entertain the family for the entire day? Or do you simply have a love of aviation and air shows? Look no further than the Southport Air Show, the number one family day out in the North West. Young or old, you are guaranteed to fall in love with the aviation world. website

19-20 Battle of Loos Centenary Airshow, Lens-Benifontaine, France. website

19-20 The Battle of Britain Anniversary Airshow, IWM Duxford. The Battle of Britain Anniversary Air Show commemorates the 75th anniversary of the aerial battle that proved a strategic turning point in the Second World War. We remember RAF Duxford’s role in the Battle of Britain, as the home of the first squadron to fly Spitfires and also for some of the RAF’s best-known fighter pilots, including Douglas Bader. We honour the men and women who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that those iconic aircraft took to the skies to continue the fight for aerial supremacy. Air show tickets and premium passes are now on sale at iwm.org.uk/duxford Ticket prices for the VE Day Anniversary Air Show For overseas postal delivery we strongly recommend booking tickets no later than Friday 8 May. Advance booking for this air show closes on Tuesday 12 May. Enjoy 10% off ‘on the day’ ticket prices when you book in advance. Get a half price child ticket when you book in advance. website

19-20 The Blackbushe Airport September Fly-in, Blackbushe Airport. Dedicated to raising funds for our chosen charity, Aerobility, Blackbushe Airport offers free landings to fly-in participants, overnight camping, and a great mix of fun, food, and flying...with excellent prizes via the "Fly-in Raffle". Each day will include a short afternoon air display website

20 Helicopter Fly-in, Breighton Aerodrome. website

20 Battle of Britain Fly-In, Blackbushe. In support of Aerobility, our chosen charity, the 'Battle of Britain' Fly-in offers free landings to fly-in participants. We're planning a great day with fun, food and flying, and superb prizes to be won. A short air display will take place in the afternoon. This will undoubtedly be a day for pilots that should not be missed! website

20 Pooleys Day, Compton Abbas. Compton and Pooleys go back a good 25 years and the airfield is one of the original partners with the popular aviation equipment supplier. It’s a great day for members of the public to come up and spectate with over 120 aircraft booked to fly in. Pilots: Pilots who purchase goodies with Pooley’s throughout the year will be invited to the day. So if you qualify you’ll be treated to reduced price landings and a goodie bag. You will have to PPR with Pooleys if you would like to come. website

20 Solent Aviation Society Fly-in. website

24 Wings Night & Social, Sherburn. website

26-27 Old Buckenham Balloon Festival 2015, Old Buckenham Airfield, United Kingdom. The third annual Balloon Festival sees a weekend of balloon launches each morning and evening. Over 200 people attended 2014’s Saturday evening launch and entry is free again in 2015. Entry is free. Before coming check our Twitter feed, @egsv for details of when the launches are happening or if the weather means we have to postpone. website

26-27 RRRA Race Weekend, Alderney. Practice starts at 1145 on the Saturday, with the race being at 1530. On Sunday we'll be racing at 1200. The public and GA enthusiasts are always welcome and entrance is free - so come and say hello! website

26-27 Classic Pistons & Props Show, Sywell. Spitfires, Tiger Moths, Mustangs, Hurricanes and Kittyhawks are just a few of the iconic planes that will take to the skies at The Footman James Sywell Classic: Pistons & Props website

26-27 Shuttleworth Aeromodel Event, Old Warden. website

26-27 Red Bull Air Race, Fort Worth, TX. website



October 2015

04 Shuttleworth End of Season Air Show, Old Warden. website

04 Vintage Sunday Fly-in, Old Sarum. 01722 322525 website

10 VAC AGM and Fly-in, TBC. VAC event website

11 End of Season Fly-in, Popham Airfield, Hampshire. website

17-18 Red Bull Air Race, Las Vegas, NV. website



November 2015

01 Vintage Sunday Fly-in, Old Sarum. 01722 322525 website

08 Remembrance Sunday, Old Buckenham Airfield, United Kingdom. The traditional Service of Remembrance will be held around the War Memorial, starting just prior to 11am. Entry to all is free. Drivers and Pilots please note that engines must be off and remain off from 1055 until 1130. A NOTAM will be in place closing the airspace during these times. Our events are always at the mercy of the weather. Please check our Twitter feed @egsv if the forecast looks dodgy. Well tweet and update oldbuck.com if we have to cancel at short notice. 01953 860 806 website

14 Shuttleworth Lecture - R101 Airship, Old Warden. website

28-29 FLYER Live, The International Centre, Telford. FLYER Live is the new name for the The Flying Show. If you have a love of flying or would like to try it for the first time, whether it’s microlights, gliders, gyrocopters, light aircraft, models, paramotors, free flight, training or technology, there is something for everyone at FLYER Live. website



December 2015

06 Vintage Sunday Fly-in, Old Sarum. 01722 322525 website

19 Christmas Fly-in. Sometimes you need an excuse to go flying in December – and this is it! We’ll have festive goodies on sale at the airfield and a festive menu to tickle your taste buds too. Why not take the opportunity to see our beautiful area from the air and book an experience flight for you and family or friends? They make great gifts too. Pilots: A free mince pie (or Christmassy alternative!) and coffee for each pilot. It’s the last weekend that we are open before closing for Christmas so come and celebrate with us. website

20 The Christmas Fly-in, Old Buckenham Airfield, United Kingdom. Provided they don’t get in the way of the sleigh, or whatever else he decides to use, aircraft of all types are welcome to come to our last fly in of 2015. Jimmy’s will be serving a suitably seasonal menu and we’ll be making some surprise arrangements to get everyone in the festive mood. Entry is £2 per person or £5 per car load of people. Landing fees are half price, PPR essential online at oldbuck.com Our events are always at the mercy of the weather. Please check our Twitter feed @egsv if the forecast looks dodgy. We'll tweet and update oldbuck.com if we have to cancel at short notice. 01953 860 806 website

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