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Abingdon Air & Country Show 2019

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Satnav Postcode: OX13 6JQ (Gate A)
Satnav Postcode: OX13 6BX (Gate B)
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UK Airshows (England):
Shuttleworth Airshows
Duxford Airshows
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Farnborough Airshow
RAF Cosford Airshow
Biggin Hill Festival of Flight
Royal Navy International Air Day
Abingdon Air & Country Show
Dunsfold Wings & Wheels
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Airbourne (Eastbourne) Airshow
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Bournemouth Air Festival
Sunderland 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 & Country Show.

Abingdon Air & Country Show 2019
Abingdon Air & Country Show 2018.

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.

In addition to the flying activities the event usually features a wide range of ground attractions, such as stalls and arena display along with vintage and classic vehicles.

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):
RAF BBMF Spitfire flypasts
RAF Tucano solo display
Fairchild Argus
Beech 18
Muscle Pitts (with a repeat car race as in 2018)
P47 Thunderbolt
Silence Twister
Yakolev Yak 3
Gazelle helicopter pair
Wing Walkers x2 / or x3
NA Yale (Harvard predecessor)
SF260 Marchetti
Fournier RF-4 Motorglider
The Fireflies display team x2 RV-4
Extra 300 'little & large' duo
P51 Mustang 'Miss Helen'
HAAF team - Beaver, Auster, Sioux and the Scout
Jump4Heroes Parachute Team with AN2
Westland Wasp (Static)
Sud Allouette II helicopters (Static)
RAF C130 Hercules (Static)
* 50+ aircraft fly-in
Remote controlled classic jets

* The 'Fly In' aircraft section will include the Westland Wasp and Sud Allouette II helicopters and are to be joined by a Boeing Stearman, Spitfire Mk26b, 2x Yak 52s, Chipmunk x2, Bulldog, Hawker Hurricane Mk1, Gazelle, Vans RV-4, Renegade Sprit 912 Biplane, Beagle Terrier x2, CJ6 Nangchang, Auster x2 to name some of the 60 types expected.

Ground Entertainment:
Classic vehicles
Ex military vehicles
Hawkwalk - Falconry Oxfordshire
Helicopter pleasure flights
Hovercraft Rides
Radio Days Big Band
The Rockets Childrens Motorcycle Display Team
The Mangledwurzels
Cornucopia Clog Dancing
Wallingford Dog Agility Team
Flight Simulator Rides
Trade stalls

Abingdon Air & Country Show Accommodation:

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

Yakolev Yak52
Grob 109 (Aerosparx team, full LEDs and smoke)
Beech 18

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