Abingdon Air & Country Show Press Release
Due to the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic we continue to all suffer Abingdon Air & Country Show cannot guarantee a safe event in June for our supporters wishing to attend.
Considering all potential future options such as reduced numbers in line with government guidelines etc we have simply decided to postpone the show to a later date. Additionally, the airfield will be in use for a project during the summer period as agreed with DIO and the Military / Film Company and those involved.
However, we are very delighted to announce the new date being - Saturday, 11th September 2021.
An afternoon Flying Display program will delight our enthusiasts I know, as well as a mix of ground attractions and static aircraft displays featuring a slight World War Two Battle of Britain 'theme'. The 15th September 1940 marks a significant day of overturning the German Luftwaffe attacks on Great Britain and therefore is celebrated as Battle of Britain Day which we aim to touch upon.
The 2021 show will be an "all-ticket" event and will comply with the latest government guidelines, continually consulting with Public Health England and local Authorities as planning is ongoing. We aim to provide a COVID secure event and adapt the show accordingly to help us stage this annual show.
• P51 Mustang.
• The Blades Aerobatic Team (flown by ex Red Arrows Pilots).
• Muscle Pitts with the car race.
• The Historic Army Aircraft Flight (Beaver, Auster, Sioux, Scout).
• Wasp helicopter.
• Wessex helicopter.
All the above aircraft will be on static display too. Any military aircraft allocated will be made known in around March 2021 onwards.
• Catalina Flying boat.
• Hawker Hurricane.
• Boeing Stearman.
• Allouette II.
• Wasp helicopter (a second Wasp!).
• Sea King.
• General Aviation types: Up to 70 various aircraft
World War Two Re-enactors, Classic vehicles & motorcycles, Solent Stars Motorcycle Display Team, Hawkwalk Falconry Display, Radio Controlled Classic Jets (will fly too!), Radio Days Big Band, Buccaneer jet cockpit (TBAG), Wallingford Dog Training Club, Chipmunk trainer cockpit, Motorcycle Club with an array of various Motorcycles, Adventure 001 Helicopter Pleasure Flights.
Some accompanying images are within this post (with thanks to Andrew Hare,The Blades Aerobatic Team, Kev Wills, Peter R March, Chris Ballard).
Tickets will be on sale online from our website from 1st March 2021. Please remember you cannot gain access to the show without a prior purchased ticket.
Admission pricing is as follows:
• 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).
• Disabled Persons - a disabled person will need to purchase a ticket but the immediate carer will go free.
Military personnel from Dalton Barracks only - the serving person from the Barracks will go free on showing suitable military ID, the rest of the family will need to purchase a ticket.
Dogs are welcome on a lead however, any stray dogs off a lead will result in the owner (& dog) being escorted offsite by Security as could infringe aircraft safety.
In the event being cancelled (as what happened for the 2020 event due to COVID), Ticketline will be responsible for refunds (minus the transaction fee).
Traders / Exhibitors / Crafts and Classic Vehicle and Fly-In visitor forms are now online.
All enquiries are welcome from our Traders, Exhibitors, Craft, Charity, Arena displays, Statics, any other of interest wishing to attend. We will work with you as we closely monitor the pandemic situation and the government guidelines as we go through the year towards September. The restrictions may limit the amount of stalls we can hold for example. Those already booked we will keep you informed and those interested in joining us or have an enquiry for the show please do get in touch - planning is full steam ahead!
Please go to www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk to find out the latest attractions that have been booked so far.
We hope to see you soon!