What’s on: April/May

Events from around the UK and abroad

UNITED KINGDOM & IRELAND

APRIL

5-6 British Aerobatic Association Dan Smith Trophy Competition London Gliding Club, Dunstable, Bedfordshire. aerobatics.org.uk/events-info.htm5-6 Royal Aero Club Records, Racing and Rally Association Racing Weekend Sherburn-in-Elmet, Yorkshire. britishairracing.com6 Vintage Sunday Fly-In Old Sarum, Wiltshire. PPR essential. Free landings for pre-1965 aircraft. oldsarumairfield.co.uk6 Shropshire Scale Model Show RAF Cosford, Shropshire. Tel: 01902 376200. rafmuseum.org.uk/cosford6 Thunder Day Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, North Yorkshire. yorkshireairmuseum.org6 GASCo Safety Evening Thistle Aberdeen Airport Hotel, Argyllshire Road, Aberdeen, Scotland. Email: dyce.flying@googlemail.com7 GASCo Safety Evening Best Western Strathaven Hotel, Hamilton Road, Strathaven, Scotland. Tel: 0797 997 1301. Email: strathaven.flyer@gmail.com8 GASCo Safety Evening The Admiral Rodney Hotel, King Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire. Tel: 01623 883802. Email: andy@lightflight.co.uk8 GASCo Safety Evening Ross High Rugby Club, Balwearie Road, Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland. Tel: 0131 339 2351. Email: inrgibson001@btinternet.com9 The Flying Supervision of Air Displays London Society of Air-Britain lecture by Roger Beazley. Victory Services Club, 63-79 Seymour Street, London W2. Doors open 7pm. Email: james.dale@tesco.net air-britain.com10 GASCo Safety Evening The Control Tower, Wickenby Airfield, Langworth, Lincolnshire. Tel: 01673 885111. Email: info@fly365.co.uk10 GASCo Safety Evening Waterfoot Hotel, Caw Roundabout, Warerside-Derry, Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Tel: 02871 812555. Email: jason@cuttingedgehelicopters.com10-12 British Aerobatic Association Icicle and Newbold Trophies Competitions Sandtoft, Yorkshire. aerobatics.org.uk/events-info.htm11 GASCo Safety Evening Greenhills Hotel, Caherdavin, Ennis Road, Limerick, Ireland. Tel: 086 3879137. Email: humrv7@gmail.com12 Vintage Aircraft Club Daffodil Fly-In, Spotters’ Day & Public Open Day Fenland, Lincolnshire. Tel: 01406 540330. vintageaircraftclub.org.uk fenlandairfield.co.uk12 GASCo Safety Evening Cork International Airport Hotel, Cork Airport Business Park, Ireland. Tel: 086 3879137. Email: humrv7@gmail.com13 Jodel Fly-In Popham, Hampshire. popham-airfield.co.uk13 ‘Early Bird’ Fly-In Breighton, North Yorkshire. realaero.com19 Light Aircraft Association Wessex Strut Fly-In Henstridge, Somerset. wessexstrut.org.uk19 Sywell Aviation Museum Grand Re-opening Sywell, Northamptonshire. sywellaerodrome.co.uk/events.php20 The Shuttleworth Collection Classic Car Rally and Aero/Autojumble Old Warden, Bedfordshire. shuttleworth.org20-21 Wings, Wheels and Rotors Wolverhampton-Halfpenny Green. Tel: 07961 766398. wingswheelsandrotors.oneuk.com26-27 British Aerobatic Association John McClean and Cavendish Trophies Competitions Breighton, North Yorkshire. aerobatics.org.uk/events-info.htm26-27 Royal Aero Club Records, Racing and Rally Association Racing Weekend Leicester britishairracing.com27 LGW 2014 25th Gatwick International Aircraft Enthusiasts’ Fair K2 Crawley, Pease Pottage Hill, West Sussex. gatwickaviationsociety.org.uk/lgw2014.asp27 Wings & Wheels Old Buckenham, Norfolk. oldbuck.com27 British Precision Flying Association Competition Beccles, Suffolk. precisionflying.co.ukMAY

3 Rockwell OV-10 Bronco Fan Day Cotswold (Kemble) Airport. broncodemoteam.com3-4 Bonjour Bodmin Cornwall Flying Club, Bodmin, Cornwall. A weekend of French aircraft, cars, motorcycles, food, dress, anything French welcome. cornwallflyingclub.co.uk3-4 Microlight Trade Show and Fly-In Popham, Hampshire. popham-airfield.co.uk3-4 The Shuttleworth Collection Model Air MayFly Old Warden, Bedfordshire. shuttleworth.org3-4 Atomic Vintage Festival Sywell, Northamptonshire. atomicfestival.co.uk sywellaerodrome.co.uk/events.php4 Vintage Sunday Fly-In Old Sarum, Wiltshire. PPR essential. Free landings for pre-1965 aircraft. oldsarumairfield.co.uk4 Abingdon Air & Country Show Abingdon Airfield (Dalton Barracks), Oxfordshire. abingdonairandcountry.co.uk4 Spring Car Show Featuring contemporary and classic cars including TVR, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Rolls-Royce and Classic Corvette owners’ clubs. Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. iwm.org.uk4 ‘May-hem’ Fly-In Breighton, North Yorkshire. realaero.com5 Aero/Autojumble, Classic Vehicle Rally & Fly-In Popham, Hampshire. popham-airfield.co.uk7 British Aerobatic Association Instructors’ Seminar Wellesbourne Mountford, Warwickshire. aerobatics.org.uk/events-info.htm10 Open Cockpits Evening RAF Cosford, Shropshire. Tel: 01902 376200. rafmuseum.org.uk/cosford10 The 1940s Hangar Dance Old Buckenham, Norfolk. oldbuck.com10-11 Great War Centenary Vintage Aircraft Fly-In Stow Maries Aerodrome, Essex. fosma.co.uk10-11 Spring Flying Meeting North Coates, Grimsby, Lincolnshire. Tel: 01472 388850. northcoatesflyingclub.co.uk10-11 Battlegroup North Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, North Yorkshire. yorkshireairmuseum.org11 SOPARA 14 in aid of the Parachute Regiment Charity Old Sarum, Wiltshire. Tel: 01635 268346.

11 Vintage Piper Aircraft Fly-In Popham, Hampshire. popham-airfield.co.uk11 The Shuttleworth Collection Season Premiere Airshow Old Warden, Bedfordshire. Celebrating fifty years of the Shuttleworth Veteran Aeroplane Society. shuttleworth.org14 Handley Page Hampden – More Than a Restoration, London Society of Air-Britain lecture by Darren Priday on the history and restoration of Hampden P1344 Victory Services Club, 63-79 Seymour Street, London W2. Doors open 7pm. Email: james.dale@tesco.net air-britain.com17 Aeronca Fly-In and Air-Cooled Classics Rally Popham, Hampshire. popham-airfield.co.uk

17 Events Day Fenland, Lincolnshire. Tel: 01406 540330. fenlandairfield.co.uk17-18 Tribute to the V-Force 2014 Dedicated to the Valiant, Victor and Vulcan V-Bombers (V-Force personnel reunion on 17th). Newark Air Museum, Nottinghamshire. 01636 707170. newarkairmuseum.org17-18 Flights of Fantasy RAF Cosford, Shropshire. Tel: 01902 376200. rafmuseum.org.uk/cosford17-18 British Aerobatic Association Golding-Barrett Trophy Competition Sleap, Shropshire. aerobatics.org.uk/events-info.htm18 Italian Day Compton Abbas, Dorset. In conjunction with Moto Corsa Motorcycles. Free landings for Italian-manufactured aircraft. comptonabbasairfield.co.uk18 Heathrow Aircraft Enthusiasts’ Fair Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex. Tel: 01423 862256. aircraftenthusiastfair.co.uk24 The Shuttleworth Collection Classic Evening Airshow Old Warden, Bedfordshire. shuttleworth.org24 Lincolnshire Lancaster Association Day East Kirkby, Lincolnshire. lincsaviation.co.uk24 Llandudno Airshow Llandudno Seafront, Conwy, Wales llandudno-air-show.org.uk24-25 Light Aviation Association Roadshow Goodwood, West Sussex. lightaircraftassociation.co.uk/2014/News/roadshows.html24-25 D-Day Anniversary Air Show IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire. iwm.org.uk/events24-25 ‘40s Weekend and Hangar Dance Wolverhampton-Halfpenny Green Airport, Staffordshire. wolverhamptonairport.co.uk24-26 Falco Fly-In Old Buckenham, Norfolk. Open to Falcos, SIAI-Marchetti SF.260s or any Stelio Frati design. PPR. Contact David Moth Tel: 01953 499972. Email: moth.david@yahoo.com25 Cold War Jets Open Day Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire. bruntingthorpeaviation.com25 The Vintage Festival Old Buckenham, Norfolk. Aircaft, cars and vehicles. oldbuck.com26 American Air Day East Kirkby, Lincolnshire. lincsaviation.co.uk26-30 Women in Aviation RAF Cosford, Shropshire. Tel: 01902 376200. rafmuseum.org.uk/cosford29-1 June British Aerobatic Association Glider National Championships Saltby, Lincolnshire. aerobatics.org.uk/events-info.htm30-1 June AeroExpo UK 2014 Sywell, Northamptonshire. aeroexpo.co.uk31 British Aerobatic Association ‘Open’ Beginners’ Event Little Gransden, Cambs. aerobatics.org.uk/events-info.htmOVERSEAS

APRIL

1-6 EAA Sun ‘n Fun 2014 International Fly-In and Expo Lakeland, Florida, USA. sun-n-fun.org3 Sun ‘n Fun Splash-In Lake Agnes, Polk City, Florida. fantasyofflight.com/events/splash-in5 Riverside Airshow Riverside Airport, California, USA. riversideairshow.com9-12 AERO Friedrichshafen 2014 Messe Friedrichshafen, Germany. aero-friedrichshafen.com12-13 Red Bull Air Races Rovinj, Croatia. redbullairrace.com 12-13 Thunder and Lightning over Arizona Open House Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. www.dm.af.mil/library/d-mthunderandlightning.asp14-16 Tico Warbird Airshow Space Coast Regional Airport, Titusville, Florida, USA. nbbd.com/festivals/warbird/index.html15 Naval Air Facility El Centro Air Show El Centro, California, USA. navylifesw.com/elcentroairshow15-17 ABACE 2014 Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre, Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai, China. abace.aero/2014/18-20 Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow Wanaka, New Zealand. warbirdsoverwanaka.com23-26 Marrakech Air Show and African Business Aviation Association Expo Marrakech, Morocco. marrakechairshow.com26 AOPA Regional Fly-In San Marcos Municipal Airport, Texas, USA. aopa.org/fly-in27 Pacific Coast Dream Machines Half Moon Bay Airport, California. USA. miramarevents.com/dreammachinesMAY

2 British Precision Flying Association Competition Etampes, France. precisionflying.co.uk3-4 Planes of Fame Airshow Chino Airport, California, USA. planesoffame.org10-11 Vero Beach Air Show Vero Beach, Florida, USA. veroairshow.com17-18 Royal Aero Club Records, Racing and Rally Association Racing Weekend Abbeville, France. britishairracing.com17-18 Red Bull Air Races Putrajaya Lake, Malaysia. redbullairrace.com

17-18 Museum Opening Weekend & Spring Radio-Controlled Fun Fly Old Rhinebeck, New York, USA. oldrhinebeck.org

20-22 EBACE 2014 14th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition Palexpo Centre, Geneva, Switzerland. ebace.aero20-25 ILA Air Show Berlin ExpoCenter Airport, Germany. ila-berlin.de22-24 HeliRussia 2014 International Helicopter Industry Exhibition Crocus Expo, Moscow, Russia. helirussia.ru/en23-25 Klassikwelt Bodensee Friedrichshafen, Germany. klassikwelt-bodensee.de24-25 RotorTech 2014 Helicopter Exhibition Twin Waters, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. austhia.com29-1 June BullChipMeet 2014 (SAL Bulldogs and DHC Chipmunks) Abbeville, France. bullchipmeet.eu31 Airexpo 2014 Muret-Lherm, France. airexpo.org31 AOPA Regional Fly-In Indianapolis Regional Airport, Indiana, USA. aopa.org/fly-in