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Breighton Air Show and Fly-Ins 2001

There was to be a a full airshow featuring all of the home based aircraft plus a number of guest performers, historic cars and bikes, stalls and side shows on Saturday/Sunday 21st-22nd July 2001 but this has now been replaced by a 2 day Fly-in and Hangar bash.

There will also be several Breighton 'At Home' Days which will feature a small and informal flying demonstration by all available home based aircraft, subject to weather on the following dates:

Sunday April 1st:
Breighton 'At Home' Day

Sun/Mon May 6th-7th:
Breighton 'At Home' Day and Spring Bank Holiday Fly-in and Piper Cub Rally

Sunday June 3rd:
Breighton 'At Home' Day and Radial Engined Aircraft Fly-in

Sat/Sun July 21-22
2 day Fly-in and Hangar bash (Full airshow cancelled)

Sunday August 5th:
Breighton 'At Home' Day and Jolly Jodellers Fly-in

Sunday September 2nd:
Breighton 'At Home' Day

Sunday October 7th:
Breighton 'At Home' Day and Pre-Hibernation Fly-in

Click here for the official site of the Real Aeroplane Company.

Click here to view a map showing the location of Breighton Airfield.

50th Anniversary of the canberra at Newark

Newark Air Museum is to stage an event to mark the 50th anniversary of the English Electric canberra. The event is to be held on the 19-20th May 2001 and should include a flypast from 39 Sqn & Battle of Britain Flight as well as a gathering of Canberra cockpits, Canberra Model Aircraft Exhibition, Canberra Photographic Exhibition etc

The museum at Newark houses the UK's largest collection of preserved Canberras including three whole airframes and two cockpit sections.

Click here for the Newark Air museum website

Click here to view a map showing the location of Newark Air museum.

Click here for the Canberra Tribute Web Site

RAF Valley International Airshow

RAF Valley is to hold a major Air Show this year on 18th August 2001.

The show will be going ahead despite recent foot and mouth problems on Anglesey. The event is a full air show and will be open to the public. We anticipate having a 3 to 4 hour flying display with up to forty static aircraft from Nato forces.


Red Arrows, Harrier GR.7, Tornado GR.1, Hawk T1A, Nimrod MR2, RAF Falcons/C-130, Tucano, Sea King Role Demo, 4 x Hawk airfield attack, Hawk Formation Fly Past [Figure 25], Jaguar, Hunter Duo, Gnat & Hunter pair, Vintage Pair, Vampire, Venom, Sea Vixen, Vintage Trio fly past, Eurofighter/Typhoon fly pasts, GAF Tornado, Spitfire Mk.VIII, P-51D Mustang, Harvard & Beech 18, Spitfire Mk. IX, CAP 232, Utterly Butterly Stearman, Kia Cars Piper Cub, Yak Formation/Racing Team, Microlease Extras, L-39 Albatross and Z3 BMW/James Bond Demo, Dragon Rapide, Lysander, VC-10 and Tristar flypasts, Grumman Avenger, Bristol Blenheim, Jet Provost, Marchetti, AAC Apache, Blue Eagles.


Croatian Mil-8, AAC Apache, Dutch SAR B.412, Swedish Puma, German UH-1, 5/56[R] Sqn Tornado F3, GAF C-160, Irish Air Corps CASA 235, Dauphin, Marchetti, Chipmunk, Hawk 100, Griffin, Squirrel, F-15, Bolkow, DERA Alpha Jet, Jindivik,2 x Gyrocopters, Strike Master, 28 Sqn Merlin, 27 Sqn Chinook, 72 Sqn Puma, 72 Sqn Wessex Irish Coastguard S.61 and RAF/R.Navy jets from various Squadrons.

Aircraft are being added to the lists daily, they are all subject to operational commitments as at every airshow.

In addition to the above there will be a large number of static aircraft, classic cars, and the usual, and the not so usual, fringe activities and attractions.

Gate Opens: 8:00am
Show Commences 10:00am
Flying Displays From 12:30pm


ADULT £7.50
CHILD £3.50

ADULT £10.00
CHILD £ 5.00


Note - the current Foot and Mouth situation will allow the Airshow to go ahead, but this may change as the event draws nearer, we will keep you informed

RAF Valley Arrivals Day (Friday 17th August)

Valley Aviation Society/RAF Valley will be running an arrivals enclosure on the airfield on Friday 17th August. This will be strictly ticket in advance, tickets will not be sold on the day.

Valley Aviation Society are running an arrivals enclosure on Friday 17th August 09.00hrs to 17.00hrs, the car park will be at the rear of 22 Sqn and the enclosure will be set up on the South side of point of touchdown on either Runway 14 or 32 whichever is active.

There will be no barriers and you will have access to the flying aircraft and practice displays which will take up most of the day. As the airshow will be on the North side all operational Hawks will be parked up on the south side and 22 Sqn will be active from their own ramp, so plenty to see and photograph all with the sun at your back.

There will be toilets and limited disabled access. No refreshments on site and no return onto the airfield once aircraft arrivals commence. Coaches will be available to transport you the 1 ½ miles between the two approaches.

Numbers will be strictly limited to 500 and the cost will be £10 per person irrespective of age. Proceeds will go to charity. Tickets will not be sent out until 1st August. However,unsuccesfull applicants will be notified by return of post.

Make cheques payable to 'Valley Aviation Society' send with a suitable S.A.E to:-

Dick Thomas, Valley Aviation Society, Monafon, Griffiths Crossing, CAERNARFON, Gwynedd, LL55 1TS.

The show is reverting back to the station[North]side and therefore for a good part of Saturday's flying you will be facing the sun[hopefully] So Friday will be the day for photographers, once the Press have had their opportunity we then hope to allow access to the static aircraft before the station closes down for the evening.

Checkout the RAF Valley Website

Plymouth Air 2001

Plymouth Hoe in Devon will be holding an airshow over 3 days from 8-10 June.
Last year saw Plymouth stage one of three major airshows that celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The show is run by volunteers who are dedicated to providing a free annual air display over their famous city and naval port.

This year should see the following aircraft participating:

USAF Air Combat Command B-1B Lancer from Ellsworth AFB
Possibly a Sukhoi Su-32 (2 seat, side by side) tactical bomber prototype
Red Arrows
Harrier GR7
RN Lynx HMA8 Duo
Merlin HM1 anti-sub helicopter

Click here for a detailed provisional list of participating aircraft.

and Click here to visit the official Homepage of the Plymouth Air 2001 airshow.

Allied Air Fayre

The Allied Air Fayre, is back at Plymouth Hoe on July 25th 2001. The Red Arrows are confirmed plus aircraft that are attending the RIAT air show.
Also a US warship will hopefully be present at the Air Fayre. More details when i get them.

Hawker Hunter Anniversary & Air day

Kemble in Gloucestershire will hold a Hawker Hunter Anniversary & Air day on 21-22 July. Saturday 21st will be a rehearsals day while Sunday 22nd will be a full airshow.

To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Hunter's first flight, the following Hunters will display:

Hunter T7B (WV318/G-FFOX) of Delta Jets
Hunter T7 (WV372/G-BXFI) Fox One Syndicate
Hunter T7 (XL600/G-VETA) Gordan Hannam
Hunter F6A (XF516/G-BVVC) Peter Hellier (Single seat)
Hunter T8M (XL602/G-BWFT) Classic Jets (ex-899 Naval Air Sqn)
Hunter F58A (J-4104/G-PSST) Jonathon Whaley (Miss Demeanour)
GA.11 WV256 as P.1067 WB188" (G-BZPB) Classic Jets
HUNTER T.7 XL573 (G-BVGH) David Hayes
HUNTER F.58 J-4015 (HB-RVS) Hunterverein Obersimmental
HUNTER T.68 J-4205 (HB-RVP) Altenrhein Fliegermuseum
HUNTER F.6A XF515 (G-KAXF) Kennet Aviation
HUNTER T.8B WV322 (G-BZSE) privately owned
HUNTER T.68 J-4201 (HB-RVR) Amici Dell Hunter
HUNTER F.58 J-4086 (HB-RVU) Crossair Hunter Club
HUNTER F.58 J-4095 (F-AZHS) The Millennium Hunter
HUNTER T.7 XL612 Empire Test Pilot School
HUNTER T.7 XJ615 (G-BWGL) Old Flying Machine Company
HUNTER T.68 J-4208 (G-HVIP) Bournemouth-based
HUNTER F-58 J-4089 (SE-DXA) Scandinivian Historic Flt's

Also displaying will be:

Red Arrows (Sunday only)
Gnat T1 (XR538/G-RORI) Delta Jets
Ground engine runs by former DERA Buccaneer S2B (XW986)
Harrier GR7
Hawk T1
BBMF Hurricane IIc
RNHF Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 [VR930]

Click here for more details on the Official Website.

Southend Airshow 2001

The annual Southend Airshow styles itself as Europe's largest free air display.
The airshow is on the Southend Sea Front, Essex on Sunday May 27 and Monday May 28 this year.

Confirmed for this free event is The French Aerobatic Team of Les Apaches, the BBMF, Red Arrows, Tornado F3 AND GR1, Nimrod, Jaguar, Harrier GR7.
unconfirmed are Blue Eagles, Freece Tricolori Display team(who have appeared at Southend 3 times in the past), and Patrouille de France Display team.

The two days of flying on Sunday 27th and Bank Holiday Monday 28th May will be broadcast on the BBC Essex 'Radio Airshow' on 1530mw, with commentary by Ric Morgan from the start of the flying.

BBC Essex Online will be streaming real video and real audio of the Southend Airshow 2001 on 27th and 28th May. You can find these features and lots of information on the Airshow at or check out the Live Aviation page on this site.

Last year Southend had a F-117A Stealth fighter and Saab Draken in the display. Click here for a list of participating aircraft that attended last years show.

Click here for a TIMETABLE of Aircraft displaying and Events for Southend 2001.

Wales 2001 Airshow

The Wales 2001 Airshow is on 28-29 July 2001

'The weekend will comprise of large scale model aircraft, up to half scale with wing spans of up to 25feet. Amongst these models will be a B17 Bomber and a half scale Rapide. The models\' display will be supported by visiting full size historic aircraft and aerobatic displays. These will include a Spitfire, Harvard, Beech 18 and Extra 300.

Throughout the weekend there will be a festival atmosphere with additional activities and displays including vintage cars, traditional country fare and childrens activities.

You can also visit our interactive Aviation museum, our restaurant which overlooks the airfield and is based in the former control tower. We also have a flight training club here - billypickles flying.

There is a childrens adventure playground on site and there will be additional activities for children over this weekend.'

There will also be several Fly-ins during the season. More details can be found on their website below.

Shepway Airshow 2001

This year it will be held at Folkestone over the English Channel on Sunday 2nd September, 2001. It is probably the most unique setting in the British Isles for an Airshow as the visitors watch from the area called The Leas which is 200 ft up from the beach. The planes fly over the sea but because of the elevated viewing area visitors have an amazing view.

There will be 4 hrs of flying - 11.00 to 12 noon. and then 14.00 - approx. 17.00.
The flying programme will include a mixture of vintage aircraft and fast jets

The Red Arrows are ending the show coming in at 4.40pm. for their display.


R.A.F. -
Red Arrows
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Tornado F3 (Solo)
Tornado F3 (4-ship Flypast)

Sea Fury

Delta Jet Hunters x 3
J. Whaley Hunter
Pitts Special Aerobatics
Tiger Moth Team
Yakoulevs x 4
Sukhoi Pair
Apache Duo
Stearman Wingwalkers

Folkestone several years ago adopted the 25 (fighter) Squadron Tornados and for the past few years have had a four ship Tornado display, which is the only one that happens anywhere.

The Day opens to the public at 10.00 hrs as there is a large ground exhibition. The day finishes at 18.00.

5th Great Vintage Flying Weekend

The Great Vintage Flying Weekend has re-located from Old Sarum to the Science Museum's airfield at Wroughton, Wiltshire. This event is in its fifth year and has grown into one of the most prestigious gatherings on the Fly-in calendar. Originally this event was aimed at presenting as many British pre-1960 aircraft as possible but has now broadened to include classic and vintage US and European types. About 450 aircraft are expected to take part in this event.

Apart from an enormous variety of marques from the Auster, Beagle, de Havilland (and DH[C]), Miles and Percival stables, other British manufacturers are also well represented, including the Taylor Titch, Rollason Condor, Chrislea Super Ace (both flying examples), Dart Kitten, BA Swallow, Luton Minor, Chilton DW.1 and Comper Swift. US designs are also in evidence, such as the Aeronca C-3, Staggerwing, Cosmic Wind, Waco YKS-7, Cornell, Bird Dog, T-28 Fennec, Aircoupe, Aircamper and Voyager. Other participants include the Sokol M.1C G-AIXN, Aer Lingus's DH Dragon "Iolar" and the DH Heron "Duchess of Brittany".

A rare Miles Mercury (OY-ALW) from Denmark is expected to take part as well as a unique visitor - Le Vier Cosmic Wind (G-BAER), a vintage racer with aerobatic inclinations and the only example flying in Europe.

The gates open at 09.00hrs on Saturday/Sunday 12-13 May 2001 at Wroughton Airfield, Wiltshire.

Adults £6.00, All-in-car £15.00

5th Great Vintage Flying Weekend website

22nd DH Moth Club Rally

The '22nd International D.H. Moth Club Rally' on the 18-19th August will be held at Shuttleworth (Old Warden) this year instead of its usual venue of Woburn Abbey. The venue change is due to concerns about the Foot & Mouth epidemic.

International Balloon Fiesta

The International Balloon Fiesta at Bristol will be held on on the 9-12th August. Organisers plan to stage the Fiesta at its usual home on Ashton Court on the outskirts of Bristol, if the foot and mouth restrictions are lifted in time. However, alternative arrangements have been made to run it on the massive Durdham Downs in Bristol if Ashton Court is not available. A final decision is expected in early June but people wanting to visit the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta can check for up-to-date information on or call the information hotline on 09068 252 262 (calls charged at 60 pence per minute) for updates.

Balloon Fiesta 2001 timetable

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, Europe’s largest annual hot air balloon festival will take place at its traditional home of Ashton Court this year from 9th-12th August.* This free festival attracts half a million visitors and ranks as one of the top six outdoor events in the UK. For more info Click Here.

The Lowestoft Seafront Air Festival

The Lowestoft seafront Air Festival, Suffolk is on 26/27 July 2001 and this sea front display is free.

The Airshow programme is as follows:

THURSDAY 26 July (DAY 1)
Flying 11.30am-12.20pm & 1.45pm-4.40pm.

11.30 Parachute Team (PWRR Tigers)
11.41 Extra 300 XS (Denny Dobson Aerobatic)
11.52 Boeing B17 (B17 Preservation)
12.01 Dornier EKW C3605 (Plus 6 G)
12.10 Aero L39 Albertros
Display Break from 12.20-13.45
13.45 Bae Hawk (RAF)
13.56 Extra 300l x 2 (Firebird Aerobatic)
14.07 DH Sea Vixen ( De Havilland Aviation)
14.16 Reims Cessna C 406 (Directflight)
14.22 Battle of Britain Mem Flt (RAF)
14.38 Panavia Tornado F3 (RAF)
14.48 Boeing Stearman x 2 (AeroSuperBatics)
15.01 Westland Sea King SAR (RAF)
15.14 Bae Harrier (RAF)
15.23 Pilatus PC7 x 2 (Apache Aviation)
15.36 Sepecat Jaguar (RAF)
15.45 Hawker Sea Fury ( RN Historic Flight)
15.56 Lynx & Gazelle x 4 (Army Air Corps Blue Eagles)
16.15 RAFAT-Red Arrows (RAF)

Friday 27 July (Day 2)
Flying 12.45pm-4.40pm

12.45 RAFAT Red Arrows (RAF)
13.12 Hawker Hunter F58 (Heritage Aviation)
13.21 CAP 232 (Aerobatics Company)
13.30 Sepecat Jaguar (RAF)
13.39 Supermarine Spitfire T9 (Grace Spitfire)
13.48 Pilatus PC7 x 2 (Apache Aviation)
14.10 Reims Cessna C 406 (Directflight)
14.16 Boeing Stearman x 2 (AeroSuperBatics)
14.29 Lockheed F117 x 2 (USAF)
14.36 Extra 300 XS (Denny Dobson Aerobatic)
14.47 Panavia Tornado F3 (RAF)
14.57 Battle of Britain Mem Flt (RAF)
15.13 Boeing B17 (B17 Preservation)
15.22 YAK 52 x 4 (Yakovlev Team)
15.36 World War 1 Fighters x 6 (Great War Team)
15.49 Gloster Meteor/DH Vampire (Challengers Aviation)
16.03 Bae Hawk (RAF)
16.14 Lynx & Gazelle x 4 (Army Air Corps Blue Eagles)
16.27 Parachute Team (PWRR Tigers)

There will be a spectacular fireworks display at 10.00 pm at the south pier on both nights. The Commentators for both days will be Tim Callaway from Delta Web International & Tom Kay from The local radio station The Beach.

Sunderland International Air Show

Sunderland International Air Show will be held on on the 28th-29th July 2001 at Whitburn Bay, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. This popular and free sea front air show is organised by Air Displays International at Biggin Hill. The following aircraft are confirmed for the flying display:

Red Arrows (Sunday only)
The Falcons (paras)
Blue Eagles
Red Devils (Paras)
Tornado GR1
Jaguar GR3
Harrier GR7
Hawk T1
Tucano T1
BBMF (Dakota, Spitfire, Hurricane)
Belgian F-16A
Fouga Magister
Gold Air Pitts Special
F-117A 'Nighthawk' Stealth Fighter

Rougham Air Show

Rougham Air Show will be held on on the Sunday 19th August 2001 at Rougham Airfield, Suffolk. It is being held to raise funds for the Rougham Tower Collection.
Gates open: 09.00hrs
Flying Display: 13.00hrs
Admission: £7-Adults, £3.50-Children & Concessions

Spitfire Vb & Hurricane XII (HAC)
C-47 Dakota
MH-53M Pave Low IV (352nd SOG) - static although possible display

Raydon Air Show & Auto show

Raydon Air Show will be held on on the Saturday 1st September 2001 at Raydon Airfield, nr Hadleigh, Suffolk.
Gates open: 08.30hrs
Flying Display: 13.00hrs
Admission: £9-Adults, £6-Children(7-15), £4-Senior Citizens.

P-51D -static (actually operated from Raydon during 1944)
Hawk T1
Tucano T1
Sea King HAR3A
P-51D X2
Spitfire T9 (Caroline Grace)
Hurricane XII (TFC)
Jungmann (Anna Walker)
Utterly Butterly Barnstormers
Goldair Pitts Special
Su-26 (Paul Bonhomme)
+ up to 150 classic cars

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