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Military Airshows in the UK

Monthly Aviation Photograph Competition
Photo Competition - Gazelle Helicopters taken this year at the airshow in Ayr, Scotland - Allan Donaldson

The Photograph Competition has been won by Allan Donaldson with his photograph of Gazelle Helicopters at the International Ayr Show, Scotland which can be seen on the Homepage and the Photo-Competition page along with all the other entries.

Thanks to everyone that took part in the competition.

The Photograph Competition page includes the winning photograph and all the other entries along with details on sending in your photograph.

Photograph Competition

UK Airshow Calendar 2024 & Venues
UK Airshows 2024

Here you can find the 2024 UK Airshow Calendar which contains all the dates and events to help you plan your visit to an air show. There is also help for people who are new to airshows.

There is an RAF Families Day calendar which is usually updated from March/April each year but note that RAF Families Days are NOT open to the general public. There is also an RC Model Aircraft Shows Calendar listing some of the larger outdoor model aircraft shows in the UK.

UK Airshow Calendar 2024
UK Airshow Venues
UK Airshow Calendar 2024
New to UK airshows?
Previous Airshow Calendars (2000 to 2023)
RAF Families Days 2023
RC Model Aircraft Shows Calendar 2023

Previous Airshow Calendars lists all the aviation events that took place in previous years along with any interesting aviation news for each year.

UK Airshows 2024:
UK Airshows (England):
Shuttleworth Airshows
Duxford Airshows
Royal International Air Tattoo
Farnborough Airshow
RAF Cosford Airshow
Flying legends Airshow - TBC
Abingdon Air & Country Show
Midlands Air Festival
Little Gransden Airshow
Airbourne (Eastbourne) Airshow
Southport Airshow
Clacton Airshow
Bournemouth Air Festival - TBC
Blackpool Airshow
English Riviera Airshow
Teignmouth Airshow
Headcorn Battle of Britain - TBC
Old Buckenham Airshow
East Kirkby Airshow - TBC
UK Airshows (Wales):
Wales National Air Show
Rhyl Air Show - TBC
UK Airshows (Scotland):
International Ayr Show
UK Airshows (Channel Islands):
Jersey International Air Display
Guernsey Air Display
Flypasts/Events 2024:
King's Birthday Flypast

UK Military Aviation Display Team Schedules 2023
AAC & RAF Display Teams 2023

The following Display Team pages include a display schedule (venues & dates). The Red Arrows Display Team and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) schedules will also contain Timings and a Red Arrows Google Map of the route.

Red Arrows Display Schedule 2023
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Schedule 2023
RAF Typhoon Display Schedule 2023
RAF Chinook Display Schedule 2023
RAF Tutor Display Schedule 2023
RAF Falcons Display Schedule 2023
RN Wildcat Demo Schedule 2023

UK Military bases
UK Military Bases 2023

Here you will find information on many UK Military bases which operate aircraft including the Royal Air Force, United States Air Force, Royal Navy, and Army Air Corps. There are details on current UK Military aircraft & squadrons, history of the base, maps, scanner frequencies, Military aircraft trackers, and photos of the aircraft for each base.

UK Military bases
UK Military base photographs

RAF Bases
RAF Benson
RAF Brize Norton
RAF Coningsby
RAF Cranwell
RAF Leeming
RAF Linton-on-Ouse
RAF Lossiemouth
RAF Marham
RAF Northolt
RAF Odiham
RAF Scampton
RAF Shawbury
RAF Valley
RAF Waddington
RAF Wittering
RAF Bases operated by USAF
RAF Fairford
RAF Lakenheath
RAF Mildenhall
Fleet Air Arm Bases
RNAS Culdrose
RNAS Yeovilton
Army Air Corps
Middle Wallop
Boscombe Down

Photograph / Airshow Competitions
Aviation Competitions

There are various competitions on this website including the monthly Aviation Photograph Competition where you can send in your aviation photo, an Aviation Quiz where you have to identify several aircraft, and sometimes Airshow Ticket Competitions etc.

Aviation Photograph Competition
Aviation Quiz
Airshow Ticket Competitions

UK Airshow News / Press Releases / Updates

RAF Benson - Puma Flypasts with Santa on Wednesday 6th December 2023 (Unfortunately cancelled).

Newark Air Museum - Winter Pre-Owned Aviation Book Sale on 16th December 2023.

The Photograph Competition has been won by Allan Donaldson. Thanks to everyone that took part.

Shackleton WR977 Work Finishes at Newark Air Museum.

International Ayr Show - Save the date! Council confirms 2024 air show.

RAF's Protector flies in the UK for the first time.

The RAF Cosford Air Show will return on Sunday 9th June 2024.

RAF Odiham & Benson Remembrance Flypasts on Sunday 12th November 2023.

Disappointing news regarding Eurofighter Typhoon DA4 (ZH590) - Newark Air Museum.

Royal International Air Tattoo reveals themes for 2024.

Airbourne Will Return for 30th Anniversary Year.

Farewell to the AAC Gazelle (5 Regt AAC Gazelle Flypast).

First Protector aircraft has arrived at RAF Waddington.

Guernsey Air Display brought forward to 13th June 2024 due to Red Arrows Tour.

New Red 1 prepares Diamond Nine for 60th season.

2024 Airshow Calendar.

Spitfires and Hurricanes dominate the skies at IWM Duxford as thousands flock to the Battle of Britain Air Show.

Eastbourne Airshow 2023 Photos - David Hackney.

Torbay Airshow to become even bigger as exciting future announced.

Cockpit-Fest 2023 at Newark Air Museum.

A Great Maldon Armed Forces Day at Promenade Park.

Two new F-35B Lightnings to RAF Marham (22.6.23)

The King's Birthday Flypast took place on Saturday 17th June 2023.

RAF Hercules Retirement Flypast took place on Wed 14th June 2023.

RAF Cosford Air Show 2023 Photos.

NAF El Centro, MCAS Yuma & Luke AFB visit in 2023 by Peter Busby.

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight commemorate 80th anniversary of Operation Chastise 16th May 2023.

The King's Coronation Flypast - Saturday 6th May 2023.

Red Arrows route for King's Coronation Flypast (6.5.23).

BBMF Lancaster Liberation Day Flypasts (Belgium/Netherlands) on 4th May 2023.

Details of the King's Coronation flypast & rehearsals.

Red Flag 23-1 article & photos - Peter Busby.

Boeing 747 launched rocket on Monday 9th January 2023 but failed to put satellites into orbit.

Weston Air Festival 2023 cancelled amid surge in costs.

Council confirms no plans to run Sunderland Airshow in the future as 2023 event cancelled (Sunderland Echo).

More News & Press Releases...........

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UK Military Information & Updates
UK Military Information & Updates in 2022

There are also links to information & updates about the Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carriers, UK F-35B Lightning aircraft, RAF Poseidon MRA1, RAF Protector RPAS, arrival of USAF F-35A aircraft to Lakenheath and Virgin Orbit's Boeing 747 'Cosmic Girl' at Newquay Airport.

HMS Queen Elizabeth Carriers Information
UK F-35B Lightning Information
RAF Poseidon MRA1 Information
RAF Protector RPAS Information
USAF F-35A aircraft to Lakenheath Information
Virgin Orbit Cosmic Girl at Newquay Airport

Airshow & Airport Scanner Frequencies
Air Show & Airport Scanner Frequencies 2019

A list of UK Civilian Airport Scanner Frequencies, and UK Airshow Scanner Frequencies, along with UK Military Aerodromes & Display Team frequencies can be found on this website.

Airshow & UK Military Frequencies
Airport Frequencies (updated Jan 2022)

Airworthy Spitfires
Airworthy Spitfires around the world

You can find information on the Supermarine Spitfire which includes the different variants, photographs taken at various airshows, and a detailed list of all the airworthy Spitfires that can be seen around the world.

Supermarine Spitfire
Airworthy Spitfire List

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UK Aviation Museums
UK Aviation Museums 2019

Here you will find information on over forty UK Aviation Museums. including location, maps, travel, opening hours, history, photographs and a list of the aircraft exhibits.

UK Aviation Museums
UK Museum Photographs

Aerospace Bristol
Army Flying Museum
Avro Heritage Museum
BBMF Visitor Centre
Bentwaters Cold War Museum
Boscombe Down Aviation Collection
Bournemouth Aviation Museum
Brooklands Museum
City of Norwich Aviation Museum
Cold War Jets Collection
Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre
de Havilland Aircraft Museum
East Midlands Aeropark
Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Museum
Fleet Air Arm Museum
Gatwick Aviation Museum
Imperial War Museum Duxford
Jet Age Museum
Kent Battle of Britain Museum
Lashenden Air Warfare Museum
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre
Midland Air Museum
Museum of Berkshire Aviation
Newark Air Museum
Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum
North East Aircraft Museum
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford
Royal Air Force Museum London (Hendon)
Shoreham Aircraft Museum
Shuttleworth Collection
Solent Sky Museum
Solway Aviation Museum
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum - AeroVenture
Sywell Aviation Museum
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum
The Helicopter Museum
Wattisham Station Heritage
Wellesbourne Wartime Museum
Wings Museum
Yorkshire Air Museum
Caernarfon Airworld Museum
Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum
Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre
National Museum of Flight
Northern Ireland:
Ulster Aviation Society
Ulster Folk and Transport Museum