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UK Airshow Calendar 2020

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UK Airshow Calendar 2020

Many UK Airshows and aviation events have been cancelled this year (2020) due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Below is a list of 2020 events - The highlighted shows have cancelled/postponed because of the virus. There were a couple of cancelled events unrelated to the virus and these included the 'Scottish International Airshow' because the Council withdrawed funding and also the 'Portrush Air Show' which was cancelled as its funding was cut by the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.

With all the major airshows cancelled this year, there were just a few smaller events that took place. These included several Shuttleworth Drive-in airshows at Old Warden, three 'Showcase Days' at Duxford, Wings & Wheels at Stow Maries Aerodrome, Classic Piston & Props at Sywell, Battle of Britain Airshow at Headcorn Aerodrome, and the Guernsey Air Display which featured a Red Arrows display. Many airshow organisers also put up virtual live-streamed airshows which were free-to-view over the internet.

Despite the lack of airshows this year, there were a few interesting events which featured flypasts which are listed below:

30th April - Capt Tom Moore's birthday (BBMF Spitfire & Hurricane).
8th May - VE Day Flypasts (Red Arrows, BBMF Spitfires, Daily Mail Spitfire, Typhoons).
18th June - Red Arrows & Patrouille de France Flypast.
27th June - Armed Forces Day Flypast - Red Arrows.
2020 - Various Red Arrows Practice flights.
* Summer 2020 - NHS Spitfire (Several NHS Hospital Flypasts) - Aircraft Restoration Company's Spitfire PR.XI (PL983).
15th August - VJ Day 75 Flypasts (Red Arrows & BBMF).
18th September - Mildenhall Air Force Birthday Bash (Red Arrows & BBMF flypasts).

* The Aircraft Restoration Company decided to fly their Spitfire 'PL983' over several NHS Hospitals as a 'thank you' to the National Health Service on its 72nd birthday (5th July). This was so popular that they decided to fly the Spitfire, which has the words 'Thank U NHS' under its wings, over many more NHS hospitals around the country to raise money for the NHS. They did this by hand writing thousands of names onto the Spitfire from people who had donated money through the https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nhsspitfire page.

Themes for 2020 included the '75th anniversary of VE Day', '75th anniversary of VJ Day' and the '80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain'.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) achieved its Public Display Authority on the 17th July 2020 and some of their flypasts can be found here. The Red Arrows achieved their Public Display Authority on the 8th July 2020 and their first display was in Finland at the 'Kauhava Air Show' on 29th-30th August 2020. Their second display was at the Guernsey Air Display on the 10th September 2020. A list of their flypasts/displays can be found here. It was also announced that the Red Arrows would be moving to RAF Waddington before RAF Scampton closes in 2022.

Duxford announced on 25th August 2020 that 'The Flying Legends' show would not take place at Duxford in the future. 'The Flying Legends' facebook page said that their last show at Duxford was in 2019 and they would now look for an alternative venue. The reason given by IWM Duxford was that due to 'financial pressures which have resulted from the coronavirus pandemic over the past few months, IWM Duxford has been required to examine all future events and consult with key partners to ensure that, as a charity, the organisation is able to maximise income and remain financially stable. It was therefore mutually agreed that 'The Fighter Collection' would seek an alternative location to host Flying Legends, which will be confirmed at a later date. It was later announced that 'The Flying Legends' show would take place at Sywell Aerodrome on the 10-11 July 2021.

RAF Lossiemouth had major infrastructure and runway resurfacing work done in preparation for the arrival of nine new P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft. More information about this can be found here.

In September/October 2020, HMS Queen Elizabeth embarked a total of fourteen UK & USMC F-35Bs and eight Royal Navy Merlin helicopters as she prepared to take her place at the heart of a UK-led NATO Carrier Strike Group during operation 'Joint Warrior' around Scotland. She was joined by two RN destroyers, two RN frigates, two RFA support ships, and other supporting units, as well as warships from the Netherlands and the USA. More information about this can be found here.

Three more UK F-35B Lightning aircraft (ZM153, ZM154, ZM155) crossed the Atlantic and landed at RAF Marham on the evening of Monday 30th November 2020. More information about the UK F-35B Lightning aircraft can be found here.

April 2020:

      04 Apr - Indoor Aeroboot / Aerojumble aviation & avionic sale - Newark Air Museum, Notts. CANCELLED
      18 Apr - Historic Helicopters Open Day - Chard Equestrian, Chard, Somerset. CANCELLED
      19 Apr - The American Fly In 2020 - Old Buckenham, Norfolk. CANCELLED
      25 Apr - General Aviation EXPO 2020 - Duxford, Cambs. POSTPONED



May 2020:

      03 May - Shuttleworth Season Premiere - Old Warden, Bedfordshire. CANCELLED
      08 May - Plymouth VE Day 75 - Plymouth Hoe, Devon. PL1 2NY. CANCELLED
      08 May - Victory in Europe (VE) Day - Highclere Castle, Newbury, Hampshire. POSTPONED
09-10 May - The VE 75 Weekend - Old Buckenham, Norfolk. CANCELLED
      10 May - Aero-Auto Jumble, Car Rally & Vintage Fly-in - Popham Airfield, Coxford Down, Nr. Winchester. POSTPONED
      16 May - Shuttleworth Evening Airshow - Old Warden, Bedfordshire. CANCELLED
16-17 May - Cold War Call Up 20 - Newark Air Museum, Notts. CANCELLED
      17 May - Abingdon Air & Country Show 2020 - Abingdon Airfield, Oxon. CANCELLED
23-24 May - Duxford Air Festival 2020 - Duxford, Cambs. CANCELLED
23&25 May - Lanc, Tank and Military Machines - East Kirkby, Lincs. POSTPONED until 29/31 Aug 2020 / CANCELLED
      24 May - Tees Valley Airshow - Teesside International Airport, Darlington. POSTPONED
      24 May - Cold War Jets Open Day (TBC) - Bruntingthorpe, Leics. CANCELLED
      25 May - Wartime Wallop 2020 - Middle Wallop Airfield, Stockbridge, Hampshire. CANCELLED
29-31 May - Midlands Air Festival - Ragley Hall, Alcester, Warwickshire. CANCELLED
30-31 May - Great Vintage Fly-in Weekend - Cotswold Airport, Kemble, Gloucestershire. POSTPONED
      31 May - Wings & Wheels - Stow Maries Aerodrome, Essex. POSTPONED until 06 Sep 2020



June 2020:

05-07 Jun - Guernsey Air Rally 2020 - Guernsey, Channel Islands. POSTPONED until 18-20 Sep 2020 then CANCELLED
06-07 Jun - English Riviera Airshow - Paignton, Torbay, Devon. CANCELLED
06-07 Jun - >Folkestone and Ashford Military Show - Folkestone, Kent. CANCELLED
      07 Jun - Shuttleworth Flying Festival - Old Warden, Bedfordshire. CANCELLED
11-13 Jun - AeroExpo 2020 - Wycombe Air Park, Buckinghamshire. CANCELLED
12-14 Jun - Retro Festival - Newark Showground, Newark, Nottinghamshire. CANCELLED
      13 Jun - Trooping the Colour - Queen's Birthday Flypast 2020 - The Mall, London. CANCELLED
      14 Jun - RAF Cosford Air Show 2020 - RAF Cosford, Shrps. POSTPONED then CANCELLED
      14 Jun - Wings and Wheels with Air Display - Old Buckenham, Norfolk. CANCELLED
      20 Jun - Newcastle Festival of Flight - Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland. CANCELLED
      20 Jun - Shuttleworth Evening Airshow - Old Warden, Bedfordshire. CANCELLED
20-21 Jun - Cockpit-Fest & Aeroboot - Newark Air Museum, Notts. CANCELLED
20-21 Jun - Air Britain Fly-In 2020 - Turweston Aerodrome, Nr Brackey, Buckinghamshire. CANCELLED
      21 Jun - Wellesbourne Wings and Wheels - Wellesbourne, Warks. CANCELLED
22-28 Jun - Chalke Valley History Festival - Ebbesbourne Wake, Wilts. CANCELLED
26-28 Jun - North East Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day - Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire. DN35. POSTPONED
26-28 Jun - Battle of Britain Airshow - Headcorn Aerodrome, Kent. POSTPONED until 25 to 27 Sep 2020
      27 Jun - Scarborough Armed Forces Day - Scarborough, North Yorkshire. YO11. POSTPONED
      27 Jun - Maldon Armed Forces Day - Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, Essex. CM16 6HR. CANCELLED
      27 Jun - Littlehampton Armed Forces Day - Littlehampton, West Sussex. CANCELLED
27-28 Jun - Heveningham Hall Country Fair - Heveningham Hall, Suffolk. CANCELLED
27-28 Jun - Weston Air Festival - Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. CANCELLED



July 2020:

03-05 Jul - Teignmouth Airshow 2020 - Teignmouth, South Devon. POSTPONED until July 2021
04-05 Jul - Wales National Airshow 2020 - Swansea Bay, South Wales. CANCELLED
      05 Jul - Shuttleworth Military Airshow - Old Warden, Bedfordshire. CANCELLED
09-12 Jul - Goodwood Festival of Speed - Goodwood, W. Sussex. POSTPONED
      11 Jul - Chelsfield Village Fair 2020 - Chelsfield Cricket Green, Orpington, Bromley, Kent. CANCELLED
      11 Jul - Wallop Wheels and Wings - Middle Wallop Airfield, Stockbridge, Hampshire. CANCELLED
      11 Jul - Royal Navy International Air Day 2020 - RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset. CANCELLED
11-12 Jul - Duxford Flying Legends Air Show 2020 - Duxford, Cambs. CANCELLED
17-19 Jul - Royal International Air Tattoo 2020 - RAF Fairford, Glos. CANCELLED
      18 Jul - Shuttleworth Evening Airshow Drive-In - Old Warden, Bedfordshire.
18-19 Jul - Stow Maries At War - Stow Maries Aerodrome, Essex. CANCELLED
20-24 Jul - Farnborough International Air Show - Farnborough, Hants. CANCELLED
24-26 Jul - Sunderland International Air Show - Sunderland, Tyne & Wear. CANCELLED
      25 Jul - Scotland's National Airshow 2020 - National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield, Scotland. CANCELLED
25-26 Jul - Wings and Wheels - North Coates Airfield, Lincs. CANCELLED
28-01 Jul/Aug - The War & Peace Revival - Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent. CANCELLED



August 2020:

      01 Aug - East Kirkby Air Show - East Kirkby, Lincs. CANCELLED
01-02 Aug - Old Buckenham Airshow - Old Buckenham, Norfolk. CANCELLED
      02 Aug - Shuttleworth Drive-in Airshow (At the Movies) - Old Warden, Bedfordshire.
      04 Aug - Duxford Showcase Day - Duxford, Cambs.
      08 Aug - Bristol International Balloon Fiesta - Bristol. CANCELLED
08-09 Aug - Cockpit-Fest & Aeroboot - Newark Air Museum, Notts. CANCELLED
08-09 Aug - Blackpool Airshow 2020 - Blackpool Seafront, Lancs. CANCELLED
08-09 Aug - Combined OPS - Headcorn Aerodrome, Kent. CANCELLED
13-16 Aug - 'Airbourne' International Air Show - Eastbourne, East Sussex. CANCELLED
      15 Aug - Shuttleworth Musical Flying Display (Drive-in) - Old Warden, Bedfordshire.
15-16 Aug - Halfpenny Green Airport Wings & Wheels - Crab Lane, Bobbington, Nr Stourbridge, West Midlands. CANCELLED
15-17 Aug - Whitby Regatta 2020 - Whitby, N.Yorks. POSTPONED until 21st to 23rd August 2021
      16 Aug - Fenland Wings & Wheels - Fenland Airfield, Holbeach St Johns, Spalding, Lincolnshire. CANCELLED
      18 Aug - Biggin Hill 'The Hardest Day' - Biggin Hill, Kent. CANCELLED
18-19 Aug - Cromer Carnival - Cromer, Norfolk. CANCELLED
      19 Aug - Duxford Showcase Day - Duxford, Cambs.
      19 Aug - Stow Maries Showcase Day - Stow Maries Aerodrome, Essex.
20-23 Aug - Bournemouth Air Festival 2020 - Bournemouth, Dorset. CANCELLED
27-28 Aug - Clacton Air Show 2020 - Clacton-on-sea, Essex. CANCELLED
27-29 Aug - Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta - Dartmouth, Devon. CANCELLED
      28 Aug - Sidmouth Air Display - Sidmouth Sea Front, Devon. CANCELLED
      29 Aug - Henstridge Wings & Wheels - Henstridge Airfield, Templecombe, Somerset. CANCELLED
29-30 Aug - Rhyl Air Show 2020 - Rhyl, North Wales. CANCELLED
29-31 Aug - Military Odyssey - Kent Show Ground, Kent. CANCELLED
29&31 Aug - Lanc, Tank and Military Machines - East Kirkby, Lincs. CANCELLED
      30 Aug - Little Gransden Air & Car Show - Little Gransden, Cambs. CANCELLED
      31 Aug - Abingdon Air & Country Show 2020 - Abingdon Airfield, Oxon. CANCELLED



September 2020:

04-06 Sep - Scottish International Airshow 2020 - Ayr Seafront, South Ayrshire. CANCELLED - Lack of funding
03-05 Sep - LAA Sywell 2020 International Rally - Sywell, Northants. CANCELLED
      05 Sep - Brooklands Museum Aviation Day - Weybridge, Surrey. POSTPONED
05-06 Sep - Air Waves - N.I. International Air Show - West Bay, Portrush, NI. CANCELLED - Lack of funding
      06 Sep - Shuttleworth Vintage Drive-in Airshow - Old Warden, Bedfordshire.
      06 Sep - Wings & Wheels - Stow Maries Aerodrome, Essex.
      10 Sep - Jersey International Air Display - Jersey, Channel Islands. CANCELLED
      10 Sep - Guernsey Air Display - Guernsey, Channel Islands.
11-13 Sep - Southport Air Show 2020 - Southport, Merseyside. CANCELLED
11-13 Sep - Goodwood Revival - Goodwood, W. Sussex. CANCELLED
11-13 Sep - The Victory Show 2020 - Foxlands Farm, Leics. CANCELLED
      18 Sep - Duxford Battle of Britain Proms - Duxford, Cambs. CANCELLED
18-20 Sep - Guernsey Air Rally 2020 - Guernsey, Channel Islands. CANCELLED
19-20 Sep - Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show 2020 - Duxford, Cambs. CANCELLED
19-20 Sep - Classic Piston & Props - Sywell, Northants.
25-27 Sep - Battle of Britain Airshow - Headcorn Aerodrome, Kent.
      26 Sep - Outdoor Aeroboot Aviation & Avionics Sale - Newark Air Museum, Notts. CANCELLED
      27 Sep - Shuttleworth Drive-in Airshow (de Havilland) - Old Warden, Bedfordshire.



October 2020:

      03 Oct - The Battle of Britain Air Display - Old Buckenham, Norfolk. CANCELLED
03-04 Oct - Autumn 1940s Weekend - Newark Air Museum, Notts. CANCELLED
03-04 Oct - Stow Maries at War - Stow Maries Aerodrome, Essex. CANCELLED
      04 Oct - Shuttleworth Drive-in Race Day Airshow - Old Warden, Bedfordshire. CANCELLED due to weather
      10 Oct - Duxford Showcase Day - Duxford, Cambs.
      18 Oct - Shuttleworth Drive-in Airshow - Old Warden, Bedfordshire. CANCELLED






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