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UK Summer Airshows 2023

Summer has started which means UK Summer Airshows have begun. We’ve had some great ones happen in June so far, from the AeroExpo, Midlands Air festival to the English Riviera Airshow. They don’t stop there though, there’s plenty more to come in the next couple of months. Summer wouldn’t be the same without the various shows that are on offer up and down the country. If you’re looking to travel more around the UK or enjoy more staycations, below are just some of the reasons why you should.


July

Battle of Britain Airshow - https://www.bobairshow.co.uk/


July will begin with the Battle of Britain Airshow where visitors can visit where the battle took place over 80 years ago. This airshow will showcase flying displays, aircraft of the era and attractions throughout the day for the family to enjoy. It will be their 8th event this year, so visitors are bound to enjoy.



Taking place at Swansea Bay from the 1st – 2nd July, the Wales Airshow will treat people to Aerobatic displays, military aircrafts and vintage planes, air and ground displays and entertainment throughout the weekend. Whilst you’re visiting why not have a bite to eat at the many food trucks or sit down for a well deserved drink, there’s plenty to do, no wonder over 200,000 attend every year. Want another reason to go? The event is free, yes free!


Royal International Air Tattoo - https://www.airtattoo.com/


Showcasing in the Cotswolds between the 14th – 16th July, this is one of the world’s biggest airshows. Featuring hundreds of aircrafts all shapes and sizes, from all eras and many countries around the world there is plenty to see. Don’t miss out on a full day of entertainment, with delicious food to enjoy and shops selling memorabilia to help let you remember this wonderful weekend. It was a sell out last year for the airshow with nearly 200,000 people in attendance, and we have no doubt that this year will be just as similar.



Looking for a fun family day out? Then look no further, the Somerset Aerofest will be taking place at the end of July (29th – 30th) and there is plenty going on for the whole family to enjoy. The event will be open from 10:00am – 17:00pm and during this time you can enjoy historic aircrafts and displays, classic cars and bikes, cockpit displays and scale models as well as entertainment for the little ones. If you get peckish throughout the day, then there will be plenty of food and drink stalls for when you need that little break.



August


Considered Lincolnshire’s biggest independent airshow, and with many confirmed acts including Jubilee Pitts, Supermarine Spitfire – Rolls Royce Heritage Flight, North American B25 Mitchell (static only) and many more, this will be a great day for all. As well as a variety of fantastic acts, visitors can also look forward to re-enactors, taxy runs, trade stalls, vintage cars, military vehicles and much more for a fun family day out. This event will be taking place on the 5th August.



The 12th – 13th August will bring Blackpool Airshow. Including aerobatics, fly-bys over the seafront, family entertainment, food stalls and sideshows, you won’t want to miss this fantastic day out.


Eastbourne International Airshow - https://www.visiteastbourne.com/airshow


Eastbourne International Airshow will be taking place from the 17th – 20th August and will be celebrating their 29 years of the event. Various acts have already been announced including the RAF Red Arrows, Typhoon, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Tutor T1 plus many more to be announced. The weekend will also include food and bars, children’s entertainment, military exhibition zone and a fantastic two mile flying display along the coast. The confirmed acts will be displayed across the weekend so make sure to check before you arrive.


London Fighter Meet - https://fightermeet.co.uk/


Returning to North Weald Airfield, the London Fighter Meet will be held on the 27th – 28th August. Over the two days people will have the opportunity to see flying displays, static vintage aircraft exhibits, passenger flights, entertainment and refreshments. The perfect couple of days for aircraft enthusiasts.



September


Known as the Festival of Flight, this spectacular event will be taking place over three days from the 8th – 10th September along the South Ayrshire coastline. Visitors can look forward to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Red Arrows, The Royal Air Forces Typhoon, Starlings Aerobatic Display team and many more. Entry is free to the airshow.



Located on Southport Beach, this annual airshow will return on the weekend of the 9th – 10th September. This fun packed weekend will display static aircrafts, aerobatics and tributes to past and present aircrafts. There will be plenty of entertainment on offer to keep the whole family busy over the two days.


These are just a few of the exciting airshows on offer this Summer but of course there are many more happening around the country. If you are attending any of these shows or any other shows this year then get in touch with us over on our social media channels, we’d love to hear all about it.


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