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Abingdon Air & Country Show 2024

Abingdon Air & Country Show 2024

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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 2024:

18 May - Abingdon Air & Country Show 2024




Abingdon Air & Country Show - 18 May 2024:



Participating aircraft schedule:

(F)=Flying Display, (S)=Static Display

RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team (F)
BBMF Spitfire & Hurricane (Flypasts)
Hawker Hurricane Mk1 R4118 (F)
The Titans Display Team (F)
Gazelle Squadron Display Team (F)
Muscle Pitts & Car Race - Richard Goodwin (F)
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.19 (PS853) (F)
Auster Mk6 - TW536 (F)
P-51 Mustang 'Jersey Jerk' (F)
BAC Jet Provost T5 - XW324 (F)
North American Harvard (F)
B-17 Flying Fortress 'Sally B' (F)
Taylorcraft Auster - HAAF (S)
DeHavilland Beaver - HAAF (S)
Westland Scout helicopter - HAAF (S)
Bell Sioux helicopter - HAAF (S)
DeHavilland Chipmunk - HAAF (S)
North American Harvard - G-NWHF (S)
RAF C-17 (S) - TBC
RAF Tutor T1 (S) - TBC

50+ visiting aircraft.







Ground Exhibits:
The Radio Days Big Band, Karen & Duncan Wymbs musical duo, Rescue Husky dogs (between 15 - 20+ dogs!!), Miniature Steam Engines, Radio Controlled Model Jets, World War Two Re-Enactors and associated equipment, Classic and ex Military vehicles & Motorcycles, Crafts Marquee, HawkWalk Falconry, Lissie Allsop Wartime live music, Punch & Judy plus a planned 50+ aircraft fly in of varying types for static display.










Tickets:
Tickets are available on the official website.

Abingdon Air and Country Show 2024 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

Abingdon Accommodation:






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Abingdon Information & Links


About Abingdon:
Abingdon History
Abingdon Dates
Abingdon Participating Aircraft

Location:
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County: Oxfordshire
Satnav Postcode: OX13 6JQ (Gate A)
Satnav Postcode: OX13 6BX (Gate B)
On the day ticket sales - Gate A
Advanced ticket holders - Gate B

Travel Information:
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National Rail
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Accommodation:
Travelodge
Premier Inn

Weather Forecast:
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Abingdon Photographs:
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Photos Abingdon (2009)
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General Information:
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Official Website & Links:
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UK Airshows 2024:
UK Airshows (England):
Shuttleworth Airshows
Duxford Airshows
Royal International Air Tattoo
Farnborough Airshow
RAF Cosford Airshow
Flying legends Airshow - cancelled
Abingdon Air & Country Show
Midlands Air Festival
Little Gransden Airshow
Airbourne (Eastbourne) Airshow
Southport Airshow
Clacton Airshow
Bournemouth Air Festival
Blackpool Airshow
English Riviera Airshow
Teignmouth Airshow
Headcorn Battle of Britain
Old Buckenham Airshow
East Kirkby Airshow
Sywell Airshow
UK Airshows (Wales):
Wales National Air Show
Rhyl Air Show - cancelled
UK Airshows (Scotland):
International Ayr Show
UK Airshows (Northern Ireland):
NI International Airshow
UK Airshows (Channel Islands):
Jersey International Air Display
Guernsey Air Display
Flypasts/Events 2024:
King's Birthday Flypast


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) but went ahead in 2021.