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Abingdon Air & Country Show 2021

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Rich Goodwin - Abingdon Air & Country Show 2019.

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Flypasts/Events 2021:
Queen's Birthday Flypast 2021

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 full 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.

For the 2020 Abingdon Air and Country Show an updated decision was made in that, Flying Displays will continue at Abingdon! However - it will be primarily limited to Helicopters of all types (to fit in the with Helicopter meet) whereby its possibly one of the UK's only 'Helimeet' shows with statics and flying displays with all three armed services being requested to take part aswell as a host of civilian helicopter operators and a few overseas air arms being invited.

The Abingdon Air and Country Show was cancelled in 2020 due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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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 & Country Show 2021:

11 September - Abingdon Air & Country Show 2021

Abingdon Air & Country Show - 11 Sept 2021:

Participating aircraft schedule:

Flying Displays:
Red Arrows (single flypast only) - 3.47pm
BBMF Spitfire (flying display) - 2.00pm
RAF Typhoon (flypasts)
RAF Chinook (flypast)
C17 Globemaster III (flypast only)
B17G Sally B Flying Fortress
P51 Mustang (Miss Helen)
Yakolev Yak-50
The Blades Aerobatic Team (Extra 300 aircraft)
Westland Sea King (Search & Rescue yellow colours)
Westland Wasp
Muscle Pitts with the car race
The Historic Army Aircraft Flight (Beaver, Auster, Sioux, Scout)
Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 (James Brown)
Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 (Warbird flights, Sywell)
Spitfire 'Karina' (Peter Teichman)

All the above aircraft will also be on static display except for BBMF Spitfire and flypasts.

It is planned for the P51 Mustang to join up with the B17 Flying Fortress 'Sally B' for initial formation passes before splitting into their separate display routines.

Red Arrows:
More information a route map of the Red Arrows will be added later...

Static Aircraft:
Hawker Hurricane Mk1
Boeing Stearman
Westland Wessex
Allouette II helicopter
Wasp helicopter (a second Wasp!)
Nord Norvigie (French military marks)
Gazelle x2 (The Gazelle Squadron)
SF260 Marchetti (Italian Air Force marks)
Fokker S11 trainer (Royal Netherlands marks)
Spitfire Mk26B replica
MS733 Alcyon (French military marks)
Chipmunk x3
Gazelle (French military marks)
Yakolev Yak-3
+ around 42 general aviation aircraft types so far

Ground Displays:
Spitfire Model
British Army Careers
Oxford Bus Comapany
World War Two Re-enactors
Classic vehicles & motorcycles
Solent Stars Motorcycle Display Team
Hawkwalk Falconry
Radio Days Big Band
Wallingford Dog Training Club
Trade Stalls & Crafts
Ex Military Vehicles
Jensen classic car parade along the crowd-line
The Bus Bar
Ex Military Vehicles
Aircraft Flight Simulator
Abingdon Rock Choir
Red Arrows Trade Stand
Punch & Judy show
C-47 cockpit 'The Night Fright Project'
Saint Sleds Husky Dog Demonstration
The British Phantom Aviation Group F4 cockpit (TBC)
Chipmunk trainer cockpit
Buccaneer jet cockpit (TBAG)
Mini Steam Train

Admission pricing is as follows (Online Tickets):
Adult £19 (plus the ticketline fee of £1.50 per transaction).
Senior Citizens over 65 years of age £9 (plus the ticketline fee of £1.50 per transaction).
Children 5-15 years old £5 (plus the ticketline fee of £1.50 per transaction).
Children under 5 years old - free.
Disabled Persons - a disabled person will need to purchase a ticket but the immediate carer will go free.

Tickets can be bought at

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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

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