Two of the earliest British designed jet aircraft have been confirmed for the flying display at Scampton Airshow thanks to the Norwegian Historic Squadron's two Vampire jets. The Vampire FB.52 and T.55 will be wowing the crowds at Scampton Airshow with close formation flying of these two beautifully restored Cold War fighter jets.
Visitors to the Scampton Airshow will be treated to a display by the two aircraft which represent British aerospace engineering from the early days of the jet era. Both aircraft are now in the Royal Norwegian Air Force markings to represent Vampires that served with Number 336 Squadron in the early 50s, Norway's first pure jet fighter squadron.
The RAF operated a large number of Vampires, which were a regular sight in Lincolnshire's skies during the 1940s and 1950s, with aircraft being based at RAF Swinderby and RAF Manby near Louth.
Paul Sall, Airshow Director is looking forward to seeing this spectacular pair perform 'keeping the history and heritage of aviation alive is an integral part of Scampton Airshow, to have the Norwegian Historical Squadron's two Vampire jets performing together is just fantastic.' The Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron is a non-profit organisation, dedicated to keeping unique aircraft where they belong - in the air.
With organisers working hard to secure even more international participation, the UK's New International Aviation Spectacular is going to be an unmissable event. From aviation enthusiasts to families, there is something for everyone at the inaugural Scampton Airshow.
More About The Show
Scampton Airshow - The UK's New International Aviation Spectacular Come and be thrilled by a unique mix of modern military jets, historic warbirds, civilian display acts, the RAF Falcons – the UK's premier military parachute team, all joining the world famous Red Arrows performing at their home base! The inaugural Scampton Airshow takes place on the weekend of 9-10 September 2017.
RAF Scampton aims to play host to more than 100 aircraft over the airshow weekend, both in the air and on the ground. Visitors will be immersed in a feast of aviation, meeting crews from around the world, getting up close to aircraft in the static park, as well as experiencing the amazing 5 hour flying display including the exhilarating take-off and landing!
The Scampton Airshow gives you the rare opportunity to visit this historic RAF Station and experience its' 100 years of aviation. From WW1 and WW2 and the famous 617 'Dambusters' Squadron, through to the Cold War when Scampton was a key station for the Vulcan. You can get close to this rich aviation history by visiting the exhibits and displays in the Heritage Hangar, with a limited number of pre-booked tours for the Heritage Museum.
The heritage theme continues as the backdrop of historic RAF Scampton is perfect for the Vintage Village where you will be transported back to the 1940's with music, entertainment, re-enactors, old military vehicles, fire engines and memorabilia; all from a bygone age.
Something for everyone
Up to the present day and the RAF Village where you can meet the serving men and women of your Royal Air Force, experience the diverse roles within the current RAF and get hands on with the equipment they use to keep aircraft flying. Over the airshow you will also be able to meet the Red Arrows pilots, engineers and some of the other 150 people who keep the Red Arrows in the air, and feel proud at their dedication and professionalism.
Fast forward to the future and the Techno Zone where a vast range of free fun STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) activities will inspire young minds and the spark to create the next generation of aviators and astronauts could be ignited!
With all of this on offer there is a huge amount to look forward to when the kids go back to school in September! Scampton Airshow is perfect for families as admission is free to under 16s and there's a colourful array of activities around the airfield including the largest private collection of fire engines in Europe, classic car display, fairground rides, adrenalin fuelled flight simulators, hovercraft rides and even helicopter pleasure flights.
From aviation enthusiasts to families, there is something for everyone at the inaugural Scampton Airshow! Scampton Airshow promises to be a great value family day out, with FREE attendance for under-16s, when accompanied by an adult ticket holder.
Advance tickets ONLY - available at www.ScamptonAirshow.com
Royal Air Force Charitable Trust
Scampton Airshow will raise funds for The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust. The Trust's mission is to PROMOTE the Royal Air Force, to SUPPORT its people now and into the future and to ENCOURAGE air-mindedness and the aviation-related education of youth.
The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust has already gone a long way to help aviation-related education of youth in Lincolnshire. In 2016 alone they have granted thousands of pounds to fund Families Days at RAF Digby, Cranwell and Conningsby as well as a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) event at RAF Scampton.