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Abingdon Air & Country Show 2019

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County: Oxfordshire
Satnav Postcode: OX13 6JQ (Gate A)
Satnav Postcode: OX13 6BX (Gate B)
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UK Airshows (England):
Shuttleworth Airshows
Duxford Airshows
Royal International Air Tattoo
Farnborough Airshow
RAF Cosford Airshow
Biggin Hill Festival of Flight
Royal Navy International Air Day
Abingdon Air & Country Show
Dunsfold Wings & Wheels
Midlands Air Festival
Airbourne (Eastbourne) Airshow
Southport Airshow
Clacton Airshow
Bournemouth Air Festival
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Blackpool Airshow
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UK Airshows (Wales):
Wales National Air Show
Rhyl Air Show
UK Airshows (Scotland):
Scotland's National Airshow (East Fortune)
UK Airshows (Northern Ireland):
Newcastle Festival of Flight
Airwaves: Northern Ireland Int. Airshow (Portrush)
UK Airshows (Channel Islands):
Jersey International Air Display
Guernsey Air Display
Flypasts/Events 2019:
Queen's Birthday Flypast 2019
Tornado Farewell Flypasts 2019
DAKS over Normandy


Abingdon Air & Country Show.

Abingdon Airfield History
The airfield was opened in 1932, initially as a training station for RAF Bomber Command. After the war it became part of RAF Transport Command, and also became the home of No 1 Parachute Training School.

About 1948-49 No. 47 Group Headquarters of RAF Transport Command was at RAF Abingdon. The station, its personnel and aircraft (Yorks and Hastings) were involved in the Berlin Airlift. In 1952 a ferry unit was based at RAF Abingdon. It moved Mosquito, Hornet, Meteor, Vampire and Spitfire aircraft. In 1953 all flying units dispersed to other units to make way for Nos. 24 and 47 Squadrons operating Handley Page Hastings. In 1955 the Handley Page Hastings were replaced by the Blackburn Beverley.

Besides London University Air Squadron, the Oxford University Air Squadron was based at RAF Abingdon. Abingdon was also the home of No. 6 AEF (Air Experience Flight) operating between 6-8 DHC Chipmunks for ATC/CCF Air Cadet flight experience training. In the late 1960s the Blackburn Beverleys' hangars had dormer extensions put in the roof to take the extra height of the tailplane of the Short Belfasts of No. 47 Squadron. From 1975 through to the 1990s, Abingdon became a maintenance field, with the AMS (Aircraft Maintenance Squadron) servicing BAE Hawk, SEPECAT Jaguar and Blackburn Buccaneer aircraft. From 1986 to 1988 RAF Abingdon became home to the Thames Valley Police Air Support Unit, flying a helicopter in support of police operations.

Today it is now known as Dalton Barracks and is used by the Royal Logistic Corps. A small RAF presence still continues at the airfield with 612 Volunteer Gliding Squadron flying in Grob Vigilant motor gliders, it is also regularly used for training by RAF Pumas and Merlins from nearby RAF Benson, and various rotary types have been known to pop in from time to time.

The Abingdon Air and Country Show has generated over £80,000 for charities since the first event in 2000.

Abingdon Air and Country Show 2019 was the last show to feature a flying display, due to increased costs. The show will continue in 2020 with various ground entertainment and will feature a large fly-in as well as Hot Air Balloons, Flypasts and a possible small helicopter show. The popular Photo Nightshoot will also continue to take place the evening before show day.

Abingdon Air & Country Show Press Release
Abingdon Air & Country Show 2019 sees last flying display but show will continue in new format...



Abingdon Air & Country Show.


Abingdon Air & Country Show 2019
Rich Goodwin - Abingdon Air & Country Show 2019.

Abingdon Fayre first started in 2000 as a small fete. In the years since then the show has grown in stature. Attendances have increased, and at the 2009 show there were over 10,000 people. For many years the show was known simply as the Abingdon Fayre, but in 2007 the show's title changed to Abingdon Air & Country Show to more accurately reflect the show's content.

Although held on a military establishment, the show is a civilian event. It is organised entirely by volunteers, with proceeds being donated to a local charity.

Abingdon Air and Country Show 2019 was the last show to feature a flying display, due to increased costs. The show will continue in 2020 with various ground entertainment and will feature a large fly-in as well as Hot Air Balloons, Flypasts and a possible small helicopter show. The popular Photo Nightshoot will also continue to take place the evening before show day.

Abingdon Air & Country Show 2019:

05 May - Abingdon Air & Country Show 2019




Abingdon Air & Country Show 2019:


05 May - Abingdon Air & Country Show 2019

Participating aircraft schedule:

Flying (& on Static Display):
Alouette II
Boeing Stearman
Hurricane I
Spitfire Mk.26
Aerosparx
Aerosuperbatics Wing Walkers
Antonov An2 parachute support
Fairchild Argus KK527
BBMF Spitfire flypasts
Beech 18
HAAF team - Beaver, Auster, Sioux and Scout
Little & Large Extra Duo
Marchetti SF.260 Display
North American NA-64 Yale
P-51 Mustang 'Miss Helen'
RAF Tucano T.1
Renegades Parachute Team
P-47D Thunderbolt
Rich Goodwin Muscle Biplane
Solo Twister
Gazelle helicopter pair
Yakolev Yak 3
Jump4Heroes Parachute Team with AN2
* 50+ aircraft fly-in
Remote controlled classic jets
RAF Tanker / Transport Flypast - TBC

* 50+ General Aircraft 'Fly In' - static display including the return of an RAF C130 Hercules following its 2018 appearance, Sud Allouette II & Westland Wasp, x2 Chipmunks, Bulldog, Boeing Stearman, x2 Auster, Sprit 912 Biplane, x2 Beagle Terrier, C172, Hawker Hurricane Mk1, Kolt Twinstar, Vagabond, Spitfire Mk26b, x2 Yak 52, CJ6 Nangchang, Miles M3A Falcon, DeHavilland Hornet Moth, Focke Wolf FW149, Piper L4 Cub, Spitfire or another P51 Mustang, Civilian Coupe, and DH90 Dragonfly.. amongst other types.

Static Display:
Bulldog XX624
Chipmunk WZ882
RAF C130 Hercules
Westland Wasp

Ground Entertainment:
Abingdon Concert Band
Abingdon Traditional Morris Dancers
Classic vehicles
Cornucopia Clog Dancers
Ex military vehicles
Farms2Ewe mobile farm
Ferret Racing
Flight Simulator Rides
Hawkwalk - Falconry Oxfordshire
Helicopter pleasure flights
Hot Air Balloons (5x tethered)
Hovercraft Rides
Husky dogs
Mr Chris 'Punch & Judy'
Radio Days Big Band
WW1 & WW2 Re-enactors
ROKiT Williams F1 Car
The Mangledwurzels
The Rockets Childrens Motorcycle Display Team
Trade stalls
Wallingford Dog Agility Team


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Abingdon Airshow Tickets:

Advance tickets will be available to purchase from March 2019 at the following outlets:

Newbury Building Society, Abingdon, OX14 5BL
Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage, OX12 8BL
Witney Visitor & Information Centre, OX28 6JH

Please check with the official Abingdon Air & Country Show website for ticket prices and booking.

Adult - £20 (on the gate), (£15 advance tickets)
OAP (60+) - £15 - (on the gate), (£10 advance tickets)
Child 5-15 years - £5 across the board!

More information is provided on the official website.


Abingdon Air and Country Show Nightshoot 2019:

Threshold.aero will again be hosting the pre-event nightshoot which will be held on Saturday 4th May from 19:00.

G-BNGE [TW536] Auster AOP.6
G-YAKI [100] Yakovlev Yak52
G-ASCH Beagle A.61 Terrier 2
G-KAXT [XT787] Westland Wasp HAS.1
G-KDOG [XX624] Scottish Aviation Bulldog T.1
G-BXGP [WZ882] deHavilland ChIpmunk T.10
G-BIXL [472216] North American Mustang
G-CIBW [XT626/Q] Westland Scout AH.1
G-CICN [XT131] Agusta-Bell Sioux AH.1
G-CICP [XP820] DHC.2 Beaver AL.1
G-CICR [XR244] Auster AOP.9
G-SARO [XL812] Saunders-Roe Skeeter AOP.12
RAF Lockheed Hercules C.4
Aerosparx Grob Team

Nightshoot Timings:
1900L: Car park gates open, please don't arrive before this time and wait.
1930L: Gates closed, entry not permitted after this time.
1945L: Event safety briefing and start of event.
2200L: Event ends.
2230L: Gates closed.

Abingdon Air and Country Show Maps


Abingdon Air and Country Show Maps:


Satnav Postcode: OX13 6JQ (Gate A)
Satnav Postcode: OX13 6BX (Gate B)
On the day ticket sales - Gate A
Advanced ticket holders - Gate B