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UK Airshow Calendar 2016

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UK Airshow Calendar 2016

This was always going to be a difficult year for UK Airshows, following the Shoreham Airshow crash in 2015, and the subsequent new CAA regulations being placed on the organisers and display pilots. The increase in insurance costs and the need to close local roads or to adjust the display area has affected many events this year and display distances have been extended depending on the type of aircraft being displayed.

The airshows that have cancelled this year due to CAA restrictions and increased costs include:- 'Llandudno Air Show 2016' (28th May), 'Throckmorton Air Show' (11th June), and 'The Great Yorkshire AirFest' (2nd July).

Other cancellations include:- 'Wirral Air Show' (6th-7th August) which had concerns over issues such as traffic management, car parking and event safety plans. The 'Sywell Airshow' (21st August) was cancelled and it was stated that it may return at some point in the future. The 'Atomic Vintage Festival' at Sywell was moved from 30th May-1st June 2016 to 20th-21st August to replace the 'Sywell Airshow'.

The Shuttleworth Airshows at Old Warden initially had their display distances extended, but following a comprehensive review of the lateral separation distances for flying displays at Old Warden, it was announced that the CAA had accepted the proposal to reduce the lateral separation limits for their types of aircraft and displays. This significantly reduced the display line to crowd separation for the majority of non-aerobatic displays, so that now there is little perceptible difference from displays in previous years. The Duxford Airshows have made changes by moving the crowd-line forward in the central area of the museum site but closing the viewing area next to the Land Warfare end of the site.

The Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 included the international display debut of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II. Six F-35 Lightning II were flown over to RAF Fairford in June 2016 to take part at RIAT 2016 and the Farnborough Airshow. The six aircraft included three USAF F-35A Lightning II (conventional take off and landing variant), two USMC F-35B Lightning II (short-take off and vertical-landing (STOVL) variant), and an RAF F-35B Lightning II. There were also plenty of other fighter aircraft at RIAT including a Polish F-16C, Hellenic F-16C, Belgian F-16A, and Turkish F-16C (Soloturk), Spanish Typhoon, Italian Typhoon, RAF Typhoon, BAE Systems Typhoon, Polish MiG-29A, Swedish JAS 39 Gripen, French Rafale C, two French Mirage 2000Ns (Ramex Delta), Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet, and a USAF F-22A Raptor. Display Teams included the Italian Freece Tricolori, Polish Orlik Aerobatic Team, Croatian Krila Oluje, Swiss Patrouille Suisse, Royal Jordanian Falcon, and the Red Arrows. Other display aircraft included the Bell Boeing CV-22B Osprey, A400M, Black Cats, RAF Chinook, Dutch Apache, and Breitling Wingwalkers.

The Farnborough Airshow 2016 display included just the F-35B Lightning II variant. Also displaying were the Airbus A380, Super Hornet, BAE Systems Typhoon, P-8A Poseidon, several warbirds, Great War Display Team etc. However, due to new CAA regulations there were significant changes to the flying display area which resulted in the cancellation of the RAF Typhoon and having the Red Arrows perform flypasts rather than performing their display routine.

RAF Cosford Airshow was the only Royal Air Force air show this year but there will hopefully be another show at RAF Scampton in September 2017 which is to replace the RAF Waddington International Air Show. The Great Yarmouth Air Show is also planned for June next year and is to become the biggest and most exciting event in East Anglia.

April 2016:

      30 - Bronco Fan Day UK - Kemble Airport, Glos.

May 2016:

      01 - Abingdon Air & Country Show 2016 - Abingdon Airfield, Oxon.
      08 - Shuttleworth Season Premiere Airshow - Old Warden, Beds.
14-15 - Vintage Flying Event - Stow Maries Aerodrome, Essex.
      19 - RAF Marham Enthusiasts' Day - RAF Marham, Norfolk.
      21 - At home with Shuttleworth - Old Warden, Beds.
      28 - SKYLIVE Airshow 2016 - Durham Tees Valley Airport, Darlington.
28-29 - Duxford American Air Show - Duxford, Cambs.
28-30 - Lanc, Tank and Military Machines - East Kirkby, Lincs.
28-01 - Brixfest - Brixham, Torbay, Devon.
      29 - Cold War Jets Open Day - Bruntingthorpe, Leics.

June 2016:

      05 - Fly Navy - Old Warden, Beds.
      10 - Evening Fly-in - Stow Maries Aerodrome, Essex.
10-12 - Power and Speed - Cholmondeley, Cheshire.
10-12 - Torbay Airshow - Paignton, Torbay, Devon.
      11 - Queen's Birthday Flypast - The Mall, London.
      11 - Biggin Hill Festival of Flight - Biggin Hill, Kent.
11-12 - Folkestone and Ashford Military Show - Folkestone, Kent.
17-19 - Guernsey Air Rally 2016 - Guernsey, Channel Islands.
      18 - At home with Shuttleworth - Old Warden, Beds.
18-19 - Weston Air Festival - Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.
18-19 - Air Britain Fly-in - North Weald, Essex.
18-19 - Cockpit-Fest & Aeroboot - Newark Air Museum, Notts.
18-19 - The Great North Fly In 2016 - Eshott Airfield, Northumb.
      19 - Wings & Wheels 2016 - Wellesbourne, Warks.
      19 - Welshpool Air Show - Welshpool Airport, Powys.
      19 - RAF Cosford Air Show 2016 - RAF Cosford, Shrps.
23-26 - Goodwood Festival of Speed - Goodwood, W. Sussex.
      25 - Armed Forces Day - Stow Maries Aerodrome, Essex.
      25 - Armed Forces Day 2016 - Lowestoft, Suffolk.
      25 - Armed Forces Day 2016 - Scarborough, North Yorkshire.
      25 - Armed Forces Day 2016 - Cleethorpes seafront, Lincs.
      25 - Defford Air Day - Croft Farm, Defford, Worcestershire.
25-26 - Armed Forces Day & Air Displays - Plymouth Hoe, Devon.
27-03 - Chalke Valley History Festival - Ebbesbourne Wake, Wilts.

July 2016:

01-03 - AeroExpo and HeliExpo 2016 - Sywell, Northants.
      02 - Essex Military Festival - Orsett Showground, Thurrock, Essex.
      02 - Yeovilton International Air Day 2016 - RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset.
      02 - Wing and Wheels - Fishburn Airfield, County Durham.
02-03 - Flywheel Festival - Bicester Airfield, Oxon.
02-03 - Wales National Airshow 2016 - Swansea Bay, South Wales.
02-03 - Country Fair with Wings & Wheels - Heveningham Hall, Suffolk.
      03 - Military Pageant - Old Warden, Beds.
08-10 - Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 - RAF Fairford, Glos.
09-10 - Wings and Wheels - North Coates Airfield, Lincs.
09-10 - Duxford Flying Legends Air Show 2016 - Duxford, Cambs.
11-17 - Farnborough International Air Show - Farnborough, Hants.
      15 - Evening Fly-in - Stow Maries Aerodrome, Essex.
      16 - At home with Shuttleworth - Old Warden, Beds.
19-23 - The War & Peace Revival - Folkestone, Kent.
22-24 - Sunderland International Air Show - Sunderland, Tyne & Wear.
      23 - National Museum of Flight Show - East Fortune, Scotland.
      28 - Culdrose Air Day 2016 - RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall.
30-31 - Fly-in - Stow Maries Aerodrome, Essex.
30-31 - Old Buckenham Airshow - Old Buckenham, Norfolk.

August 2016:

      06 - East Kirkby Air Show - East Kirkby, Lincs.
      06 - Festival of Flight - Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland.
06-07 - Military & Flying Machines Show - Damyns Hall Aero, Essex.
      07 - Shuttleworth Edwardian Pageant - Old Warden, Beds.
07-08 - Blackpool Airshow 2016 - Blackpool Seafront, Lancs.
11-14 - Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2016 - Ashton Court, Bristol.
11-14 - 'Airbourne' International Air Show - Eastbourne, East Sussex.
13-14 - Red Bull Air Race - Ascot Racecourse, Berks.
13-14 - Combined OPS - Headcorn Aerodrome, Kent.
      14 - Amy Johnson Memorial Air Show - Herne Bay, Kent.
18-21 - Bournemouth Air Festival 2016 - Bournemouth, Dorset.
19-21 - Northampton Balloon Festival 2016 - Billing Aquadrome, Northants.
19-22 - Whitby Regatta 2016 - Whitby, N.Yorks.
      20 - Flying Proms - Old Warden, Beds.
20-21 - Atomic Vintage Festival - Sywell, Northants.
25-26 - Clacton Air Show 2016 - Clacton-on-sea, Essex.
25-27 - Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta - Dartmouth, Devon.
      27 - Henstridge Vintage Wings and Wheels Day - Henstridge Airfield, Templecombe, Somerset.
27-28 - Dunsfold Wings & Wheels 2016 - Dunsfold Aerodrome, Surrey.
27-28 - Rhyl Air Show 2016 - Rhyl, North Wales.
27-29 - Military Odyssey - Kent Show Ground, Kent.
      28 - Cold War Jets Open Day - Bruntingthorpe, Leics.
      28 - WW1 Aviation Heritage Fly-in - Stow Maries Aerodrome, Essex.
      28 - Little Gransden Air & Car Show - Little Gransden, Cambs.
      29 - Props and Pistons - East Kirkby, Lincs.

September 2016:

02-03 - Scottish International Airshow - Prestwick Airport, South Ayrshire.
02-04 - The Victory Show 2016 - Foxlands Farm, Leics.
02-04 - LAA Rally - Sywell, Northants.
03-04 - Fleet & Foreign Aircraft Days - Newark Air Museum, Notts.
03-04 - Air Waves - N.I. International Air Show - West Bay, Portrush, NI.
      04 - Wings & Wheels - Old Warden, Beds.
      04 - Seething Charity Air Day 2016 - Seething Airfield, Norfolk.
      08 - Jersey International Air Display - Jersey, Channel Islands.
      08 - Guernsey Air Display - Guernsey, Channel Islands.
09-11 - Goodwood Revival - Goodwood, W. Sussex.
09-11 - Southport Air Show 2016 - Southport, Merseyside.
10-11 - Duxford Air Show - Duxford, Cambs.
      17 - Festival of Flight - Cranfield, Bedfordshire.
17-18 - 100th Anniversary Fly-in - Stow Maries Aerodrome, Essex.
24-25 - Classic Piston & Props - Sywell, Northants.

October 2016:

01-02 - Festival of Flight Spectacular - Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire.
      02 - Season Finale: Race Day & Roaring Twenties - Old Warden, Beds.
      15 - Indoor Aeroboot Aviation & Avionics Sale - Newark Air Museum, Notts.

Cancellations in 2016:

Llandudno Air Show 2016 - 28th May.
Throckmorton Air Show - 11th June.
The Great Yorkshire AirFest - 2nd July.
Wirral Air Show - 6th-7th August.
Sywell Airshow - 21st August.







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