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1-3: Flying For Fun 2005, Kemble. What used to be the PFA Rally. Still aims to be the biggest and the best
25-31: EAA Air venture, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA. Note that it starts ‘a day earlier’ than normal – now runs Mon-Sun, not Tues-Mon.
9: Devon Strut Fly-in, Eggesford. 01363 83746/07703 397210
9: Fly-in, Beverley (Linley Hill). Annual fly-in. BBQ and discount fuel. Non-radio phone 01964 544994 Shirley 01964 544994
9-10: City Livery Trophy Air Race, Compton Abbas Airfield. Official Royal Aero Club air race. NOTAM information on the airfield website 01747 811767
9-10: Flying Legends Air Show, Imperial War Museum, Duxford.
10: Devon Strut Fly-in, Lundy. 01752 338344/07774 017704
14-15: Met For Aviators Course, Met Office College, Exeter. A two-day course aimed at pilots of all levels of competency, covering topics such as met theory and the interpretation of weather charts and imagery. Cost: £199 + VAT 0870 9000100 or 01392 885680
16: Compton Abbas Aerobatic Competition, Compton Abbas Airfield. Visit airfield website for NOTAM information 01747 811767
16-17: Flying Display and Concert, Thurston, Bury St Edmunds,. WW2 Flying display and concert on Sat evening. P51, Mark Jefferies and other on Sunday Peter Brinkley 07860 842012
16-17: Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford. More than 300 aircraft; themes to include Roar 05 and Surveillance 05
17: Devon Strut Fly-in, Taw Mill. 01837 849077/07770 325124
23: Duxford Flying Proms, Imperial War Museum, Duxford.
23: Effing Jim’s Birthday Fly-in, Netherthorpe Airfield, South Yorks. PPR by telephone required Sheffield Aero Club 01909 475233
23: Shropshire Aeroclub Fly-in. 01939 232882
23-24: Annual Vintage International Fly-in, Breighton. Real Aeroplane Company event 01757 289065
23-24: Stoke Golding Stakeout 2005, Stoke Golding Airfield, Leicestershire. Fly-in, food, fun, trad jazz, party Saturday, campover PPR 07771 701498
23-24: Vintage Wings and Wheels, North Coates Airfield. Classic cars and vintage aeroplanes 01472 388850
24: Cabin Class – Aviation Theatre Play, Hawth Theatre, Crawley. £10; Starts 7.45pm. A cast of four take you on a side-splitting yarn following cabin crew, pilots, passengers, baggage handlers and even bits of the A320 on a charter flight to Portugal. Written by an ex-airline pilot and now a full-time comedian 01293 552941
24: Devon Strut Fly-in, Dunkeswell. 01404 891643/01404 891587
25: Red Bull Air Race, Rock of Cashel, Ireland. Unique global aerobatic flying competition
25-31: EAA Airventure, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA. Note that it starts ‘a day earlier’ than normal – now runs Mon-Sun, not Tues-Mon.
30-31: SBAC Trophy Air Race, Carlisle. Official Royal Aero Club air race
31: Devon Strut Fly-in, Branscombe. 01297 680259/07970 251386
1-7: Cabin Class – Aviation Theatre Play, Barons Court Theatre, London. £10; Starts 7.45pm. A cast of four take you on a side-splitting yarn following cabin crew, pilots, passengers, baggage handlers and even bits of the A320 on a charter flight to Portugal. Written by an ex-airline pilot and now a full-time comedian 0208 932 4747
6-7: The New European Luscombe Rally, Oaksey Park. A gathering of Luscombes over a weekend involving events, prizes, food and wine
6-7: Vintage Aircraft Fly-in, Kemble Airfield. PPR with a vintage aircraft to qualify for a free landing and entry to the steam show 01285 771177
7: Cotswold Aero Club/Gloster PFA Strut Joint Annual Fly-in, Gloucestershire Airport. Less than half price landing fee for singles! So let’s see those AN2s, Caravans, Spitfires and Harriers! Barbecues and prizes! Details from 01452 713924
7: Military Vehicle Show, Imperial War Museum.
7: Red Bull Air Race, Longleat. Unique global aerobatic flying competition
11-14: Airbourne: Eastbourne, Eastbourne International Airshow. On Eastbourne Seafront. The South Coast’s biggest free four day airshow. Eastbourne Information Centre 0906 7112212 (calls cost 50p per minute)
13: Headcorn Flying Proms Spectacular, Headcorn. English National Orchestra with popular classics, VE and VJ day 60th anniversary theme (with a ‘Meet the Pilots’ tent) and much more. Tickets in advance only. Gates open noon; concert starts at 7pm 0845 225 6020
13-14: Microlight Fly-in, North Coates Airfield. Camping available overnight Mike Speakman 01652 618808
13-14: Microlight Fly-in, North Coates Airfield. Camping available overnight Mike Speakman 01652 618808
13-14: Wallis Days 2005, Shipdam Airfield, Norfolk. Leading autogyro event. Includes visits to legendary Ken Wallis collection plus flying, models, exhibitions, talk, much more Woody DeSaar 01493 332794
14: Air Ambulance 5th Anniversary celebration. Henstridge Airfield 01963 364231
14: Devon Strut Fly-in, Treborough. 01984 641179/07970 251386
17: Cabin Class – Aviation Theatre Play, Bracknell Arts Centre. £10; Starts 7.45pm. A cast of four take you on a side-splitting yarn following cabin crew, pilots, passengers, baggage handlers and even bits of the A320 on a charter flight to Portugal. Written by an ex-airline pilot and now a full-time comedian 01344 484123
19-20 August: British Standard & Intermediate Aerobatic National Championships – Peterborough Conington Airfield, Cambs. For airborne arrivals see website
20: PFA Robin Hood Fly-In, Hucknall Airfield, Nottinghamshire. PFA Fly-In for all aircraft types from microlights to twins, everybody welcome whether in the air or on the ground. Stalls, food and competitions. Last year we were the UK’s largest one day unsponsored fly-in. Stewart Jackson 0115 9470554 Airfield ATC 0115 9630113
20-21: Devon Strut Fly-in, Farway. 01395 597535
20-21: The King’s Cup Air Race, Shobdon. Official Royal Aero Club air race
21: McAully Flying Group BBQ and Fly-in, Little Snoring, Norfolk. BBQ at £8 per head. No landing fees. Peter Hayward. 01692-402810
26-28: Breitling International Ladies Cup 2005, Teuge Airport, the Netherlands. International Air Rally for female aviators and their male or female co-pilots Mieke Ovink +31(0)26-3646358
26-29: Vintage Aircraft Club Anglo-Irish Fly-in, Pembrey Airfield. All pilots MUST receive a briefing and get PPR before attending due the active danger area which covers the airfield.
27: East of Scotland PFA Fly-in, Fife (Glenrothes) Airport. Annual strut fly-in Iain Gibson 0131 339 2351 (evenings)
27: Groningen Airshow, Groningen, Netherlands.
27: Vintage Fly-in. Henstridge airfield 01963 364231
28: Devon Strut Fly-in, Roserrow. 01208 863000/07970 251386
28-29: FLYER Summer Fly-in, tba. Details will follow. Fly-in for FLYER club members (all subscribers are FLYER Club members), but all are welcome
3: Devon Strut Fly-in, Belle Vue. 01805 623113/07971 278984
3-4: Gaelic Hunter Trophy, Galway. Official Royal Aero Club air race
3-4: Suffolk Coastal Strut Annual Fly-in, Boxted Airfield, Langham, Nr Colchester. In conjunction with Boxted Airfield Historical Group’s open weekend. Open to all GA; vintage and veteran types particularly welcome. Strictly PPR; £6 landing fee Carol or Karen 01206 231304
3-4: Vintage Piper Aircraft Club Fly-in, Leicester Airport. Rag-wing vintage Pipers welcome, as are other classics such as Comanches, Apaches and early Cherokees. Prizes for best Piper, furthest arrival. Overnight facilities Ian Rosewell 07768 574400
4: Humberside Airport Fly In (FREE Landings) – Starts 1030 Ends 1630 Local
In aid of www.flyingscholarships.co.uk Free landings for the 1st 100 PPR
aircraft. Others 50% discount. PPR essential for all aircraft. Free flights for
10 – 20 year olds and free prize draw for all. Prizes include flights in the
fully aerobatic Waco and Extra 300. All welcome. Bar & BBQ.
Fly-in organised by Mel Stewart
Organiser’s phone contact 07770210688 or email [email protected]
4: Vans Aircraft Fly-in and Breighton At-home day,
Breighton. Real Aeroplane Club event 01757 289065
8-11 September. British Advanced and Unlimited Aerobatic National Championships, Sywell Aerodrome, Northants. For airborne arrivals see website
9-11: Guernsey Aero Club Air Rally 2005, Guernsey. Fly direct or participate in navigation competition over France. Apply early for this popular event. Tel 01481 265267; Fax 01481 263830
10-11: Battle of Britain 65th Anniversary Air Show, Imperial War Museum, Duxford.
11: Devon Strut Fly-in, Watchford. 01823 601268/07779 143439
11: Kemble Open Day, Kemble Airfield. Free landings for visitors 01285 771177 website
16-17 September. The Tiger Trophy Aerobatic Competition, Sherburn-in-Elmet airfield, N. Yorks. For airborne arrivals see
17-18: FLYER Fly-in, Le Touquet. Details will follow. Fly-in for FLYER club members (all subscribers are FLYER Club members), but all are welcome
18: Baps ‘n’ Buns Fly-in, Compton Abbas. Fancy dress competition with free breakfast bap or sticky bun with every landing fee!
18: Vintage and Classic Day, Turweston. A fly-in or drive-in for planes and autos of days gone by, but all are welcome to come and support the Vintage Aircraft Club John Broad 01869 324008
18: Vintage and Classic Day, Turweston Airfield. Event is growing year on year with more vehicle clubs placing it on their calendar. Turweston airfield for PPR on 01280 705400
23-25: Alderney Flying Club’s 9th Annual ‘Island Air Races’, Alderney, Channel Islands. PPR. Slot times allocated on registration Ralph Burridge, ‘Wingspan’, 1 Rue Genet, La Petite Blaye, Alderney GY9 3XD, Channel Islands. 01481 822297
24-25: Aurigny Air Services Trophy/Reynards Special Awards, Alderney. Official Royal Aero Club air race. See also neighbouring entry
24-25: Autumn Fly-in, North Coates Airfield. Mike Speakman 01652 618808
16: Autumn Air Show, Imperial War Museum, Duxford.
16: GA Fly-in, Kemble Airfield. GA Fly-in. Free landings for visitors. 01285 771177
29: All Hallows Fly-in, Turweston Airfield. Contact Turweston for PPR Turweston: 01280 705400
19: FLYER Professional Flight Training Exhibition, Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel. The leading show in the commercial flight training arena. Your chance to meet the people who will train you to fly your dream, and the people who could employ you. More details to follow 01225 481440
18: Fly-in, Kemble Airfield. GA Fly-in. Free landings for visitors 01285 771177
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