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UK Airshow Calendar 2017

This is a list of UK Airshow Calendars from previous years, and may be useful to find out when a particular airshow was held.

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UK Airshow Calendar 2017

Cancellations this year include 'The LAA & Homebuilt Fly In 2017' on 21st May because of rain and Old Buckenham Airfield being waterlogged. Cholmondeley Power and Speed on 09th-11th June was cancelled while plans are made for the long term shape of the event. The Great Yarmouth Air Show on 15th-18th June was postponed due to the significantly higher than anticipated additional costs associated with counter-terrorism measures and medical cover for the air show. Culdrose Air Day on 27th July cancelled because this is a busy year for them with a high operational tempo. The 'Victory Show' at Foxlands Farm, Leicestershire on 8th-10th September was cancelled due to additional restrictions by the CAA. The Centenary Airshow at Old Sarum Airfield on 16th-17th September was cancelled due to the new regulations and their extremely high and complex risk assessment needs.

Navy Wings Sea Vixen (G-CVIX XP924) suffered hydraulic issues and made a wheels-up landing at RNAS Yeovilton on Saturday 27th May 2017. The pilot, Cdr Simon Hargreaves performed a highly controlled wheels-up landing and was safe and well. Work by Assessors estimate that it could take between 3-4 years and cost £2-3M to get her flying again.

The Royal Navy Lynx helicopter retired in March 2017 and on 17th March 2017 there was a final flypast of four Royal Navy Lynx Mk.8 helicopters from 815 Naval Air Squadron.

Six USAF F-35A Lightning II aircraft deployed to RAF Lakenheath on Saturday 15th April 2017 for the first time.

On Tuesday the 27th of June a formation of four Tucano T1 aircraft from 72(R) Squadron conducted a 'Grand Flypast' to commemorate the Squadrons Centenary.

The Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier set sail from Rosyth dockyard on Monday 26th June 2017 for the first time. She left dock to start sea trials and in August she sailed into her home port at Portsmouth.

P-51B Mustang 'Berlin Express' made a transatlantic flight from Houston, Texas to the IWM Duxford in the UK to display at Duxford's Flying Legends, and the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) at RAF Fairford. She arrived in the UK on Tuesday 4th July and took part in the Flying Legends airshow but unfortunately suffered a shattered canopy on his first pass, which also damaged the tail fin and cut short the display. The aircraft landed safely and on Sunday it was replaced by Robert Tyrrell's P-51D Mustang 'Miss Helen'. It was to have displayed as part of the Heritage Flight at RIAT along with the F-22A Raptor but was replaced by P-51D Mustang 'Frenesi'.

The Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 theme was the 70th anniversary of the US Air Force and the airshow featured 'The Thunderbirds', F-22A Raptor as well as flypasts by a KC-135R Stratotanker, C-130J-30 Hercules, F-15C Eagles & F-15E Strike Eagles and F-16C Fighting Falcons. On Sunday there was a flypast of the B-2 Stealth Bomber and on the ground were a CV-22B Osprey, B-52H Stratofortress, C-17A Globemaster III, KC-135R Stratotanker, Lockheed U-2, B-1B Lancer, HH-60G Pave Hawk as well as many USAF fighters. Other highlights at RIAT were a Ukrainian Air Force Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker, Italian Air Force A-200A Tornado, Turkish Air Force Soloturk F-16C Fighting Falcon and French Air Force Couteau Delta (Mirage 2000Ns) as well as many other fighter jets. Display teams included the Finnish Air Force 'Midnight Hawks'.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) celebrated their 60th anniversary this year and the BBMF Lancaster had recently completed a major service and has been painted in a new scheme by the 'Aircraft Restoration Company' based at Duxford. The Merlin-engined aircraft of the BBMF were grounded in August 2017 after a routine inspection had highlighted a fault with one of the Merlin engines in a Hurricane aircraft. The problem was resolved and the Lancaster and Hurricane were both cleared to display just in time for the Scampton Airshow in September.

The Red Arrows performed their displays on a different display axis at both the Cosford Airshow and Duxford Flying Legends Airshow which resulted in a more distant display for many in the crowd. This was done by the Red Arrows so as to avoid flying over nearby villages.

The Scampton Airshow (09-10 September) took place for the first time this year.

F-22A Raptor aircraft deployed to RAF Lakenheath in October 2017.

April 2017:

      08 - Gazelle Commemorative 50th Fly-in - Middle Wallop Airfield, Hampshire.
      23 - Wessex Strut Fly-in - Henstridge Airfield, Somerset.
29-30 - The Radial And Trainer Fly-in - Halfpenny Green Airport, Wolverhampton.
      30 - Devon Strut Fly-in - Dunkeswell Airfield, Honiton, Devon.
      30 - Wing & Wheels 2017 - Old Buckenham, Norfolk.

May 2017:

      07 - Shuttleworth Season Premiere Airshow - Old Warden, Beds.
      14 - Abingdon Air & Country Show 2017 - Abingdon Airfield, Oxon.
      20 - Shuttleworth Classic Evening Airshow - Old Warden, Beds.
20-21 - Hastings & Shackleton 40th Anniversary Weekend - Newark Air Museum, Notts.
      21 - Wings & Wheels - Stow Maries Aerodrome, Essex.
      27 - SKYLIVE Airshow 2017 - Durham Tees Valley Airport, Darlington.
27-28 - Duxford Air Festival - Duxford, Cambridgeshire.
27-29 - Lanc, Tank and Military Machines - East Kirkby, Lincolnshire.
27-31 - Brixfest - Brixham, Torbay, Devon.
      28 - Cold War Jets Open Day - Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire.

June 2017:

01-03 - Aero Expo UK 2017 - Wycombe Air Park, Buckinghamshire.
03-04 - Torbay Airshow - Paignton, Torbay, Devon.
      04 - Fly Navy - Old Warden, Beds.
      09 - LAA and BRA Record Fly In attempt - Old Warden, Beds.
09-11 - Guernsey Air Rally 2017 - Guernsey, Channel Islands.
09-11 - Folkestone and Ashford Military Show - Folkestone, Kent.
09-11 - Retro Festival - Newark Showground, Newark, Nottinghamshire.
10-11 - Charity Flying Weekend (DH Moth Club) - Old Warden, Beds.
      11 - RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 - RAF Cosford, Shrps.
      11 - The American Fly In 2017 - Old Buckenham, Norfolk.
      11 - Welshpool Air Show - Welshpool Airport, Powys.
      17 - Queen's Birthday Flypast - The Mall, London.
      17 - Shuttleworth Classic Evening Airshow - Old Warden, Beds.
17-18 - Weston Air Festival - Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.
17-18 - Air Britain Fly-In 2017 - North Weald, Essex.
17-18 - Cockpit-Fest & Aeroboot - Newark Air Museum, Nottinghamshire.
17-19 - Rushden Armed Forces Weekend - Rushden, Northamptonshire.
      18 - North Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day 2017 - North Lincolnshire.
      24 - Armed Forces Day - Stow Maries Aerodrome, Essex.
      24 - Armed Forces Day 2017 - Liverpool, Merseyside.
      24 - Armed Forces Day 2017 - Lowestoft, Suffolk.
      24 - Littlehampton Armed Forces Day 2017 - Littlehampton, West Sussex.
24-25 - Plymouth Armed Forces Weekend - Plymouth Hoe, Devon.
24-25 - West Sussex Armed Forces Weekend - Worthing, West Sussex.
24-25 - Flywheel Festival - Bicester Airfield, Oxon.
26-02 - Chalke Valley History Festival - Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire.
29-02 - Goodwood Festival of Speed - Goodwood, West Sussex.
30-02 - North East Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day 2017 - Cleethorpes seafront, Lincolnshire.
There were many more Armed Forces Days at the end of June which featured Flypasts.

July 2017:

01-02 - Wales National Airshow 2017 - Swansea Bay, South Wales.
01-02 - Blackbushe 75th Anniversary Event - Blackbushe Airport, Camberley, Surrey.
      02 - Shuttleworth Military Pageant - Old Warden, Beds.
      08 - Pirton Summer Fair - Pirton, Hertfordshire.
      08 - Pembrey Airport Aerobatic Airshow & Aircraft Fly-in - Pembrey Airport, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
      08 - Yeovilton International Air Day 2017 - RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset.
08-09 - Country Fair - Heveningham Hall, Suffolk.
08-09 - Duxford Flying Legends Air Show 2017 - Duxford, Cambridgeshire.
08-09 - Battle of Britain Air Show - Headcorn Aerodrome, Kent.
14-16 - Royal International Air Tattoo 2017 - RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire.
      15 - Shuttleworth WWI Evening Airshow - Old Warden, Beds.
15-16 - Wings and Wheels - North Coates Airfield, Lincolnshire.
      16 - Wings & Wheels - Damyns Hall Aero, Essex.
21-23 - Sunderland International Air Show - Sunderland, Tyne & Wear.
      22 - National Museum of Flight Show - East Fortune, Scotland.
      22 - Norfest 2017 - RAF Northolt, South Ruislip, Middlesex.
      22 - Bexhill Roaring 20s - Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex.
22-23 - Stow Maries at War - Stow Maries Aerodrome, Essex.
22-23 - Bray Air Display - Bray Seafront, Republic of Ireland.
25-29 - The War & Peace Revival - Folkestone, Kent.
      29 - Summer Fayre & Fly-in - Netherthorpe Airfield, Worksop, South Yorkshire.
29-30 - Old Buckenham Airshow - Old Buckenham, Norfolk.
      30 - Gathering of Moths (DH Moth Club) - Old Warden, Beds.

August 2017:

      05 - East Kirkby Air Show - East Kirkby, Lincs.
      05 - Newcastle Festival of Flight - Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland.
05-06 - Croft Nostalgia Festival - Croft Circuit, Dalton-on-Tees, North Yorkshire.
      06 - Shuttleworth Edwardian Pageant - Old Warden, Beds.
10-13 - Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2017 - Ashton Court, Bristol.
12-13 - Blackpool Airshow 2017 - Blackpool Seafront, Lancashire.
12-13 - Military & Flying Machines Show - Heybridge, Malden, Essex.
12-13 - 1940s Weekend - Newark Air Museum, Nottinghamshire.
15-16 - Cromer Carnival - Cromer, Norfolk.
15-16 - Weymouth Carnival - Weymouth, Dorset.
17-20 - 'Airbourne' International Air Show - Eastbourne, East Sussex.
18-20 - Northampton Balloon Festival 2017 - Billing Aquadrome, Northants.
18-20 - Northumberland Wings & Wheels Festival - Eshott Airfield, Felton, Northumberland.
18-20 - Festival of Flight Spectacular - Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire.
      19 - South East Airshow, Herne Bay - Herne Bay, Kent.
      19 - Shuttleworth Flying Proms - Old Warden, Beds.
19-20 - Combined OPS - Headcorn Aerodrome, Kent.
19-20 - Biggin Hill Festival of Flight - Biggin Hill, Kent.
19-20 - Atomic Vintage Festival - Sywell, Northants.
19-21 - Whitby Regatta 2017 - Whitby, North Yorkshire.
      20 - Seething Charity Air Day 2017 - Seething Airfield, Norfolk.
24-25 - Clacton Air Show 2017 - Clacton-on-sea, Essex.
24-26 - Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta - Dartmouth, Devon.
      25 - Sidmouth Regatta - Sidmouth, Devon.
      26 - Henstridge Vintage Fly-in - Henstridge Airfield, Templecombe, Somerset.
26-27 - Rhyl Air Show 2017 - Rhyl, North Wales.
26-27 - Dunsfold Wings & Wheels 2017 - Dunsfold Aerodrome, Surrey.
26-28 - Military Odyssey - Kent Show Ground, Kent.
      27 - Little Gransden Air & Car Show - Little Gransden, Cambs.
      27 - Cold War Jets Open Day - Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire.
      28 - Props and Pistons - East Kirkby, Lincolnshire.
31-03 - Bournemouth Air Festival 2017 - Bournemouth, Dorset.

September 2017:

01-03 - LAA Rally - Sywell, Northants.
02-03 - Scottish International Airshow - Prestwick Airport, South Ayrshire.
02-03 - Air Waves - N.I. International Air Show - West Bay, Portrush, Northern Ireland.
      03 - Shuttleworth Heritage Day - Old Warden, Beds.
08-10 - Goodwood Revival - Goodwood, West Sussex.
09-10 - Scampton Air Show - RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire.
      14 - Jersey International Air Display - Jersey, Channel Islands.
      14 - Guernsey Air Display - Guernsey, Channel Islands.
15-17 - Southport Air Show 2017 - Southport, Merseyside.
23-24 - Classic Piston & Props - Sywell, Northants.
23-24 - Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show - Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

October 2017:

      01 - Shuttleworth Race Day - Old Warden, Beds.
      01 - The French Fly In 2017 - Old Buckenham, Norfolk.
      14 - Indoor Aeroboot / Aerojumble aviation & avionic sale - Newark Air Museum, Nottinghamshire.

Cancellations in 2017:

The LAA & Homebuilt Fly In 2017, Old Buckenham, Norfolk - 21st May.
Power and Speed, Cholmondeley, Cheshire - 09th-11th June.
Great Yarmouth Air Show 2017 - 15th-18th June.
Culdrose Air Day 2017, Cornwall - 27th July.
The Victory Show 2017, Foxlands Farm, Leicestershire - 08-10 September.
Centenary Airshow, Old Sarum Airfield, Wiltshire - 16th-17th September.







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