RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire hosts the major RAF Airshow, which is very popular, and usually held in late June or early July. The display includes many RAF aircraft, foreign aircraft, and display teams.
RAF Waddington is the main operating base for airborne intelligence systems including the Sentinel R1 and the E-3D Sentry. It is currently home to 5(Army Cooperation) Squadron (Sentinel R1 ASTOR), 8 Squadron (E-3D Sentry AWACS), 54(R) Squadron, and 2503 (County of Lincoln) Squadron RAuxAF Regiment. By December 2013, 51 Squadron will operate the RC-135V/W Rivet Joint aircraft which will be called Airseeker by the RAF and replace the Nimrod R1. 39 Squadron are currently operating the Reaper unmanned aircraft at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, USA, as well as at RAF Waddington.
Click here to visit the official Waddington Airshow website.
Held annually over the first weekend of July at Royal Air Force Waddington, Lincoln, the RAF Waddington International Air Show is the largest of all RAF air shows, regularly attended by over 125,000 visitors. The show offers a truly unforgettable family day out as well as providing some outstanding corporate and private hospitality packages. The main purpose of the event is to increase public awareness and understanding of the RAF and its role today. All proceeds from the Air Show are donated to RAF and local charities each year. The spectacular 7-hour flying display features the fabulous Red Arrows, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and many more military and civilian aircraft from the UK and abroad. Ground displays include 2 exhibition hangars, funfair, classic cars display, pleasure flying and much more.
The 2014 Air Show will focus on the following themes: Commemoration of the onset of the First World War, 65th Anniversary of NATO, 70th Anniversary of D Day and the 50th Display Season of the Red Arrows. The spectacular 7-hour flying display will feature the Red Arrows, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the RAF Falcons freefall parachute team and many more military and civilian aircraft from the UK and around the world.
Provisional Participating aircraft at RAF Waddington 2014:
Participating aircraft at RAF Waddington Air Show on 05 July - 06 July 2014:
T6C Texan II (S)
AT6C Texan II (S)
Royal Air Force
RAF Typhoon (F)
RAF Red Arrows (F)
RAF Tucano T1 (F)
RAF Tutor T1 (F)
BBMF Lancaster, Hurricane, Spitfire, Dakota (F) Royal Jordanian Air Force
Royal Jordanian Falcons x 4 Extra 300 (F)
Spanish Air Force
Patrulla ASPA, (x5 EC120 Colibri) (F)
Swiss Air Force
Swiss F18 Hornet (F)
Local hotels for the RAF Waddington Airshow.
Air Show Tickets for 2014
Click here for ticket information and booking via the official website.
If you are unable to book online you can contact the Air Show Office on +44(0)1522 726102, Monday – Friday, 3pm to 5pm.
All ground attractions open
Helicopter Pleasure Flying Begins
Ecumenical Church Service in No 5 Hangar
Flying Display Begins
Flying Display Finishes
All ground attractions continue to be open
Helicopter Pleasure Flying continues
Air Show Radio
Tune into our very own Air Show Radio on TBC FM. Air Show FM broadcasts 24 hours a day within a radius of 15 miles from the base, starting on Monday 23 June 2014.
Listen to the shows presented by RAF personnel, classic oldies and today's best music, news and interviews. Our show presenters have 10 free family passes for the Air Show, one to giveaway for each day!
On the days of the Air Show get up-to-the-minute travel information on your car radio, and even listen to the flying display commentary live on your portable.