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Farnborough History
Farnborough is the oldest active airfield in the UK. In 1905 the British Army's Balloon School was formed here. In World War 1 a number of RFC and RNAS aircraft, airship, and balloon squadrons were based here. The site has been associated with aircraft and airships since 1908 when the Balloon Equipment Store was moved from Greenwich and renamed the HM Balloon Factory. In 1908 the first powered flight in Great Britain was made at Farnborough, by a man called Cowboy Cody. Cowboy Cody is recorded as having flown just over 304 metre (1000 feet) at 20 miles per hour (32km per hour).

The Royal Aircraft Factory was also based here which engaged in design and construction of aircraft for the War Office. They also did research and development (R&D) work which after the war assumed a growing importance. Most of the aeroplanes built during the First World War were built at Farnborough. During World War II there was development work in all areas such as bomb sights, camera equipment, and rocket projectiles. Captured enemy aircraft were also evaluated here.

After the war Farnborough had established itself as the world's foremost aerospace R&D institution and also gained prestige through its hosting of the biennial 10 day air show which concludes with a public air display on the final weekend. The sound barrier was also broken at Farnborough in 1948 by John Derry.

Today, the airport is home to a number of the UK's largest business jet companies, including Gama Aviation Executive Jet Charter and Bookajet. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch also has its head office in Farnborough House, located in a compound within Farnborough Airport.

Farnborough Airfield has been home to the Farnborough Airshow since 1948, when it opened its gates to the public for the first time.

In 2020, the Airshow will run from Monday 20 July until Friday 24 July as normal but the public weekend will no longer take place.

Farnborough 2020 Airshow
Farnborough Airshow 2020 - John Bilcliffe

The Farnborough Airshow is a major trade exhibition for the aerospace and defence industries. The trade days are in the week days (Monday to Friday) while the public can also attend on Friday. This is a biennial airshow which takes place on even-numbered years and alternates with the Paris Airshow which takes place on odd-numbered years.

Farnborough is the oldest active airfield in the UK and has been associated with aircraft and airships since 1908.

In 2020, the Airshow will run from Monday 20 July until Friday 24 July as normal but the public weekend will no longer take place.

Farnborough 2020 Airshow:

20-24 July - Farnborough Airshow 2020

Farnborough Airshow 2020:

From the Farnborough Facebook Page:

We're making a big change at the Farnborough International Airshow and taking the show back to its roots as an industry trade event. This means that in 2020, the Airshow will run from Monday 20 July until Friday 24 July as normal but the public weekend will no longer be running.

This decision has not been taken lightly and we understand that the public weekend has been a part of many people's lives for a long time and we've been lucky to have enjoyed so much support. However the world has changed and our show needs to evolve to ensure we continue to represent the global aerospace industry in the appropriate way.

Although this marks an end to this aspect of the Airshow, it is an opportunity for us to create a more engaging event for young people and the public on Friday of the trade show.

The Airshow has an important role to play in inspiring the next generation and providing future pilots, engineers and innovators with an insight into the industries we represent. We look forward to welcoming the public and young people with a showcase of technology on display in the exhibition halls which were previously closed over the public weekend. And there will of course be a flying display.

We sincerely hope you will stay interested in the Farnborough International Airshow; nowhere else captures the excitement of aerospace or celebrates the brilliance of engineering and ingenuity in the same way.

Thank you for your support, we hope to see you on Friday 24 July.

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