What’s on: May

What’s on this month

UK & IRELAND

MAY

From May Dambusters 70th Anniversary Exhibition RAF Museum, Hendon, London NW9 5LL. Free entry. rafmuseum.org.uk

1-30 September The Royal Air Force in Oman Exhibition RAF Museum, Hendon, London NW9 5LL. Free entry. rafmuseum.org.uk

1-31 ‘Aviation and Steam’ Art Exhibition by Alan Castle Brighton-Shoreham Airport, West Sussex. shorehamairport.co.uk

3-5 British Aerobatic Association Golding-Barrett Trophy Competition Sleap, Shropshire. aerobatics.org.uk/events-info.htm shropshireaeroclub.co.uk

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4 The Helicopter Museum Story 24th Anniversary Lecture and Tour The Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. Tel: 01934 635227. helicoptermuseum.co.uk

4 Flying Club Fly-In Compton Abbas, Wiltshire. comptonabbasairfield.com

4 The Shuttleworth Collection Flying Evening Old Warden, Bedfordshire. PPR essential on 01767 627927. shuttleworth.org

4-5 Microlight Trade Show and Fly-In Popham, Hampshire. popham-airfield.co.uk

4-5 Royal Aero Club Paul Walker and Ginger Lacy Trophies Air Race Weekend Sherburn-in-Elmet, Yorkshire. airrace.co.uk

4-6 Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre Large Model Airshow East Kirkby, Lincolnshire. lincsaviation.co.uk

5 Goodwood Breakfast Club Soft Top Sunday Goodwood Aerodrome, West Sussex. Celebration of ‘top down’ motoring. 0800-1200. goodwood.com/breakfastclub

5 Abingdon Air & Country Show Abingdon Airfield (Dalton Barracks), Oxfordshire. abingdonfayre.com

5 Seething Tower Museum Open Day and Fly-In Seething, Norfolk. Tel: 01508 550453 seething-airfield.com

5 May-hem Fly-In Breighton, Selby, Yorkshire. realaero.com

6 Aero/Autojumble & Classic Vehicle & Fly-In Popham, Hampshire. popham-airfield.co.uk

8 56th Annual Charles Cain Memorial Test Pilot’s Evening London Society of Air-Britain, Victory Services Club, 63-79 Seymour Street, London W2. Doors open 7pm. Email: james.dale@tesco.net air-britain.com

9-10 de Havilland Moth Club Moth Flying Forum RAF Henlow, Bedfordshire. Registration essential on tel: 01442 862077 or at dhmothclub.co.uk

11 Cornwall Flying Club and Aeronca Club Fly-In Bodmin, Cornwall. Theme ‘The Dambusters’, fancy dress welcomed. Tels: 07805 805679, 01208 821419. devonstrut.co.uk aeronca.co.uk

11-12 The Shuttleworth Collection Model Flying Weekend Old Warden, Bedfordshire. 01767 627927. shuttleworth.org

11 Beagle Pup and Bulldog Bonus Day Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. Limited slots, pre-booking essential on 01223 833376.

11-12 Spring Fly-In North Coates, Lincolnshire. northcoatesflyingclub.co.uk

12 Helicopter Museum Open Cockpit Day The Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. Tel: 01934 635227. helicoptermuseum.co.uk

12 Piper Aircraft Fly-In Popham, Hampshire. popham-airfield.co.uk

17 RAF Museum at Night and Dambusters Raid 70th Anniversary Commemoration RAF Museum, Hendon, London. rafmuseum.org

17-19 International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians Annual Weekend Coventry, Warwickshire. Advance booking essential. iffr.org.uk

17-19 British Aerobatic Association Fenland and McAully Aerobatic Trophies Competitions. Fenland, Lincolnshire. aerobatics.org.uk/events-info.htm fenlandairfield.co.uk

18 Cambridge Flying Group 60th Anniversary Fly-In Cambridge Airport. cambridgeflyinggroup.co.uk

18-19 World War Two Weekend including Living History Encampment and Flight Simulator Convention The Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. Tel: 01934 635227. helicoptermuseum.co.uk

18-19 Vintage Weekend Old Buckenham, Norfolk. oldbuck.com

18-19 Tribute to the English Electric Lightning Newark Air Museum, Nottinghamshire. 01636 707170. newarkairmuseum.org

18-19 Vintage Aircraft Fly-In and Vintage Vehicle Weekend Sleap, Shropshire. 01785 850172. shropshireaeroclub.co.uk

19 The Shuttleworth Collection Flying Day and Light Aircraft Association Party in the Park Old Warden, Bedfordshire. PPR essential on 01767 627927. shuttleworth.org

24 Civil Service Flying Club National Flying Competition 2013 RAF Halton, Buckinghamshire. Open to non-civil servants, visitors welcome. civilserviceflyingclub.co.uk

24-26 Falco and Stelio Frati Designs Fly-In Old Buckenham, Norfolk. PPR. 01953 499972. moth.david@yahoo.com

25 CTC Aviation Open Day Crew Training Centre, Nursling, Southampton, Hampshire. Registration essential at ctcwings.com

25 US Classics Fly-In hosted by the Vintage Piper Club Sywell, Northamptonshire. rkeech@talktalk.net

25-27 Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre 1940s Dance (25th) and Celebration of the RAF at East Kirkby in WW2 East Kirkby, Lincolnshire. lincsaviation.co.uk

26 Light Aircraft Association Andover Strut Fly-In Popham, Hampshire. popham-airfield.co.uk

26 Cold War Jets Open Day Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire. bruntingthorpeaviation.com

26 Spring Air Show ‘Remembering the Mighty Eighth’ Commemorating arrival the of the USAAF 8th Air Force at RAF Duxford in April 1943. IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire. iwm.org.uk/events

27 Bidford Classic Wings & Wheels Bidford Airfield, Bidford-on-Avon. bidfordglidingand flying club@hotmail.co.uk

30 Humphrey’s Falklands War Society of Friends of the Fleet Air Arm Museum Lecture by Rear Admiral Chris Parry CBE, RN Retd on the Museum’s famous Wessex helicopter FAAM Auditorium, RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset. Starts 7.30 p.m. Tel: 01935 822143.

30-2 June British Aerobatic Association Glider National Championships Saltby, Lincolnshire. aerobatics.org.uk/events-info.htm

31-2 June AeroExpo UK Sywell, Northamptonshire. expo.aero

31-3 June Irish Light Aviation Society Anglo-Irish Fly-In Sleap, Shropshire. 07961 809807

OVERSEAS

MAY

3-5 Planes of Fame Airshow 2013 Chino Airport, Chino, California, USA. planesoffame.org

5 Fundación Infante de Orleans Flying Day Cuatro Vientos, Madrid, Spain. fio.es

7 First Nigerian Business Aviation Conference Wheatbaker Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria. nbac.com.ng

9 Wings and Wheels Hoogeveen, The Netherlands. vliegveldhoogeveen.nl

9-11 European Helicopter Show Hradec Králové, Czech Republic. eurohelishow.com

10-12 Meeting di Primavera Aeropuerto Eleuteri, Castiglione del Lago, Italy. meetingdprimavera.it

11-12 Stampe and Ercoupe Fly-In Antwerp, Belgium. stampe.be

16-18 HeliRussia 2013 Crocus Expo Centre, Moscow, Russia. helirussia.ru

17-19 TBM Owners and Pilots Association Rally Mallorca, Spain. tbmowners.org

17-19 Warbirds over the Beach Air Show Military Aviation Museum, Virginia Beach Airport, Virginia, USA. militaryaviationmuseum.org

19 Fundació Parc Aeronàutic de Catalunya Flyby Day Barcelona-Sabadell Airport, Spain. fpac.org

21-23 EBACE 2013 13th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition Palexpo Centre, Geneva, Switzerland. ebace.aero

21-23 American Helicopter Society 69th International Forum & Technology Display Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. vtol.org/forum