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Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow 2005

The Eastbourne International Airshow is to be held at Eastbourne Seafront from Thurs 11th - Sun 14th August 2005.

Free Admission
700,000 spectators
Eastbourne Seafront from Western Lawns to the Pier
10am to 6pm

The South Coast's biggest free four day airshow. Over 80 flying displays featuring the Red Arrows, RAF displays, international military jets, historic aircraft, helicopter displays and freefall parachutists. Also includes RAF ground display, arena displays, vintage vehicles, helicopter rides, children's entertainment, simulators, exhibitors and food village. Bandstand concerts each evening and firework finale. Spitfire Club, an exclusive hospitality area also available.

Public enquiries to the Eastbourne Information Centre on 0906 7112212 (calls cost 50p per minute - calls should cost no more than £1).
Email: events@eastbourne.gov.uk
Website: www.eastbourneairshow.com

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Provisional Participants:

Eurofighter Typhoon
BBMF (Thurs/Fri)
RAF Falcons Parachute Team
Harrier GR7
Hawk T1
Hercules C-130J
Jaguar GR3
Tornado F3
Tutor
Tucano T1
B-1 Bomber (USAF from Dyess, Texas)
Belgian F-16
Belgian Fouga Magister
Dutch F-16
USAF KC135 Stratotanker
RAF Chinook
RAF Merlin
Blue Eagles
Boeing 757 (DHL)
Extra 300
Spitfire
Utterly Butterlys
Su-26 (Honda Dream Team)


Walney Air Show 2005

The Walney Air Show 2005 is to be held on an ex-WWII airfield near Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria on July 16th 2005.
The airfield is now owned by BAESYSTEMS.

Entry to the airshow will be free but expect a small charge for car parking.

D=Display, S=Static

Confirmed so far:

The Grace Spitfire D&S Private
Catalina D&S Private
P-51 Mustang (Big Beautifull Doll) D&S Private
B17G 'Sally B' D Private
BBMF
Spitfire, Hurricane, Dakota D RAF
2x Boeing Stearmans D&S Utterly Butterly
King Air 300 S BAE SYSTEMS

Unconfirmed so far:

RAF:
Jaguar D RAF
Tutor D RAF
Tornado GR4 D RAF
Sea King D RAF
The Falcons D RAF
Harrier GR7 D RAF
Tucano D RAF
Grob Tutor RAF
RAF Falcons Parachute Team RAF
Hawk T1 RAF
Chinook D RAF

USAF:
F16 Fighting Falcon D USAF
F15 Eagle D USAF
F18 Hornet D USAF
KC-135 D USAF

DC3 D&S Air Atlantique - (S)
Avro Anson D&S Air Atlantique - (S)
Spitfire D&S Private
P-51 Mustang D&S Private
Stampe TBA Private
Hawker Hunter D Private
Bell Hughie S Private
Bulcow D&S NW Air Ambulance

Spitfire T.IX - PT462
N/A Harvard G-JUDI ?
DHC-1 Chipmunk
Spitfire MKXI PL965 (F)
Yakovlevs 4 ship (F)
Barry Tempest with Skybolt G-KEST (F)
Hawker Hunter XE601 (display debut)
P-51D Mustang 'Janie'

Show is chasing Typhoon, as it's sponsor is BAe they stand a good chance (unconfirmed report).

The RAF will be present both on the ground and in the air. On display will be a mock-up of the Eurofighter Typhoon and Hawk. RAF Spadeadam will be here demonstrating their Electronic Warfare hardware.

The Large Model Association will be present at this years show to give us a flying display with some of their wonderful models. There will be scale replicas of some of the actual full size aircraft flying later in the day. The most distinctive will be Richard Roule and his 1/2 scale replica of 'The Grace Spitfire' .....more on the official site.

The official website can be found at www.walneyairshow.co.uk

Multimap showing location of Walney Airfield.


Newark Air Museum Events 2005

The Newark Air Museum at Newark in Nottinghamshire is open to the public every day except December 24th, 25th, 26th and January 1st. Half the aircraft and cockpit sections are displayed under cover, along with the artefact and engine displays, so indifferent weather need not spoil your visit. The museum's collection currently stands at 69 aircraft and cockpit sections from across the history of aviation. These include transport, training and reconnaissance aircraft and helicopters and a diverse selection of jet fighters and bombers. More details at www.newarkairmuseum.co.uk

2005 Events at Newark Air Museum include:

30th April & 1st May - Military Vehicle Crank-Up
Featuring displays of visiting military vehicles to mark the start of the 2005 special events programme at the museum.

7th May - Big Band Supper Dance
The event will be themed as a 1940s wartime concert and will be the museum's special event to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of VE Day. The Dance will take place in the new Aircraft Display Hall with the music being performed by the "New Fanfare Big Band" featuring the popular vocalist Dennis Price. Please note: Ticket numbers for this event will be limited and anyone wishing to attend should book early.

21st & 22nd May - Tribute to the Canberra
This two-day event is being staged to honour the legendary jet bomber as it nears the end of operational service and has been planned to be close to the anniversary date of its maiden flight.

18th & 19th June - Cockpit-Fest & Aeroboot
This two-day event to which a variety of visiting aircraft cockpit sections are anticipated to attend and it will follow the established format of previous years. On both days there is the added bonus of an AEROBOOT Aviation and Avionics sale......more details below:

3rd & 4th September - Fire & Rescue Gala Day
As well as Fire and Rescue related groups and societies participating at the event, the search and rescue role of the various museum airframes will be highlighted via special displays. Family fun activities are also scheduled for both days.

We are keen to hear from any groups, organisations or individuals who are interested in participating at any of the events. Regular information updates and participation details will be posted on the official museum website www.newarkairmuseum.co.uk

All of the above events are at:

Newark Air Museum
Winthorpe Showground
NEWARK
Notts
NG24 2NY
Telephone: 01636 707170
Website: www.newarkairmuseum.co.uk
Email: newarkair@onetel.com

TRIBUTE TO THE CANBERRA

“The Final Year of Service
Newark Air Museum is hosting the third of its Canberra Reunions at its Winthorpe Airfield site in eastern Nottinghamshire on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May 2005, some four years after the last Canberra event.

The first Canberra flight took place on May 13th 1949. Some fifty six years later the museum, which displays one of the world’s largest collection of Canberra types, namely complete PR.7, B(I)8 and T.19 variants, a T.17 cockpit and a PR.9 cockpit, felt it appropriate to host the event for perhaps a final time.

Event organiser Bill O’Sullivan is trying to establish contact with Canberra cockpit owners, with the aim of inviting them to participate. At the 2001 event six visiting cockpits participated and Bill’s aim is to beat that number. Where possible he hopes many of the owners will leave their cockpits at the museum to participate in Cockpit-Fest 2005, which takes place on June 18th & 19th 2005.

Much of the museum’s hitherto un-displayed Canberra Archive material will be on display. Other Canberra related displays such as videos; models aircraft and photograph collections are also being gathered together for display. With every Canberra aircraft on-site expected to be open for public inspection, along with other selected museum aircraft, this event is a must for all ex-Canberra personnel.

All personnel who have had any connection with the Canberra, either as aircrew, ground crew or indeed in any associated activities, will find the event one not to miss. Participants are encouraged to bring along their Canberra photo albums, meet up with former colleagues or old friends and for two days think and talk CANBERRA.

Regular updates will appear on the museum website as more details of participants are confirmed www.newarkairmuseum.co.uk

NEWARK'S COCKPIT-FEST 2005

This year's Cockpit-Fest is the seventh time that Newark Air Museum has hosted this unique two day extravaganza, which is being held on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June 2005 at the museum's South Field Site, Winthorpe Airfield, Newark, Notts.

At the time of writing [May 7th] nine visiting aircraft cockpit sections have so far booked to attend Cockpit-Fest 2005: Canberra T.4, Hunter FGA.9, Canberra B.6, Hunter F.1, Lightning F.1, Vampire T.11, Canberra B.2, Hornet F.1 and Jaguar GR.1. Further cockpits should be confirmed closer to the event.

Also available for inspection will be museum resident cockpits: EE Canberra PR.9, EE Canberra T.17 and the Beverley flight deck. Various museum aircraft and helicopters will be open during the weekend, with access available for a small additional charge. Additional visiting displays include: WWII Merlin Engine performing engine runs and The Raptor Foundation

The Aeroboot – Aviation & Avionics Sale is being run over both days and includes under cover stalls. Space is still available and details can be obtained by sending a large SAE to the museum. Booking have already been received from more than 25 stallholders, come along to browse and pick-up those aviation related bargains. [N.B. there is no separate admission just for the Aeroboot event, which is now fully integrated into the Cockpit-Fest experience].

The two-day event is open to the general public and normal museum admission rates apply, Adults £5.50, Over 60s £5.00, Children £3.25 and Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £15.50. Appointments are preferred for Group visits, although not essential and party rate data is available on application.

Full information on the museum and its facilities is available via its website: www.newarkairmuseum.co.uk




Photo Credits: Howard Heeley - Down To Earth Promotions

COCKPIT-FEST UPDATE - June 18th & 19th 2005

The first of sixteen [16] visiting cockpits, Canberra B[I]6 WT319 is already in position at Newark Air Museum's Winthorpe Airfield Site in preparation for Cockpit-Fest 2005. This two- day aviation spectacular, which is combined with an AEROBOOT aviation and avionics sale, takes place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June 2005. External Aeroboot pitches can still be pre-booked and some will be available on each day of the event.

The following list of anticipated participating cockpits is correct at the time of going to press, June 7th 2005:

Jaguar GR.1; Hunter FGA.9; Canberra B.6; Hunter F.1; Lightning F.1; Vampire T.11; Canberra B.2; Hornet F.1; Jaguar GR.1; Hunter F.6A; Hunter FGA.9; Hunter F.2; Hunter T.7; Hunter FGA.9; Phantom [simulator body]; Tornado [cockpit rig]; Canberra PR.9 [Museum resident]; Canberra T.17 [Museum resident]. On the Interiors side displays promised include: Panels from Wessex HU.5; components and displays from a Fairey Battle and Lightning XS457. Special guest for the weekend is The Raptor Foundation, with their display of birds of prey. In addition a number of active exhibits will be featured during the weekend. A World War Two Merlin Engine will perform engine runs throughout the weekend; Avro Vulcan XM594 is also expected do perform system demonstrations throughout the weekend; Volunteers from NAM will endeavour to open a number of our aircraft for public visits throughout the weekend; BBMF Spitfire flypast on Saturday.

Special Notice
It should be noted by visitors that as some of these Cockpits travel many miles to be here for the weekend, it must be expected that some will start to leave the site from 2pm. We therefore recommend early viewing to avoid disappointment.

Normal museum admission rates apply. Adults £5.50, Over 60s £5.00, Children £3.25 and Family ticket [2 adults & 2 children] £15.50. Appointments are preferred for Group [15 plus people] visits. Gates open for the public at 1000 hours both days.



Photo Credits: Howard Heeley - Down To Earth Promotions


Ulster Airshow - VE Day 60th anniversary

The Ulster Airshow 2005 is to be held at Newtownards Airfield, Belfast, Northern Ireland on May 14th 2005.

Newtownards Air Field, part of Ards Borough Council’s VE Day 60th anniversary celebrations, the air show is set to bring vintage Second World War aircraft to the skies above Newtownards as well as stunning displays by modern jets – and the world renowned Red Arrows.
Contact Ursula Mezza, Ards Borough Council, Tel: 028 9182 4021.

Some details on this website.


North Weald Aerofair 2005 Cancelled

The organisers of Aerofair have decided that Aerofair will not be staged again until May or June 2006.

Anthony Hutton states: “Although 90% of our 2004 exhibitors have provisionally booked their stands again for 2005, we have never made any secret of the fact that the show cannot be staged without considerable sponsorship. Therefore the main reason for not holding Aerofair in 2005 is that we have lost, for different reasons, two major sponsors and we cannot see our being able to replace them in the short term. This is also coupled with a substantial rise in costs.

More details on the Aerofair website.

North Weald Aerofair website.


2005 Hucknall Airfield Events

The Hucknall Air Day takes place at Hucknall Airfield, Notts. on 25th June 2005.
Contact: Merlin Flying Club 01159 630113 or email merlinflyingclub@aol.com

The Hucknall PFA Robin Hood Fly-In takes place at Hucknall Airfield, Notts. on 20th August 2005.
Last year this event was the largest unsponsored fly in in the UK with stalls and flying displays.
Contact: Stewart Jackson 01159 470554 Hucknall ATC 01159 630113 or email robinhoodflyin@hotmail.com


RAF Valley Photocall 2005

Valley Aviation Society will be holding a Photocall on 11th August 2005 at RAF Valley in Anglesey.

PHOTOCALL 2005 - PRESS RELEASE.

The Valley Aviation Society have been invited by the Station Commander at Royal Air Force Valley to hold the sixth charity Photocall at the station between 8am and 4pm on Thursday 11th August 2005. This year the station celebrates 45 years of No, 4 Flying Training School and 90 years of 19 Sqn. Representative aircraft of both anniversary themes together with a host of RAF and NATO aircraft have also been invited to attend this charity day.

Last years Photocall was a sell out weeks before the event and saw 35 aircraft taking part. Several aircraft carried out fly pasts and touch and go’s as part of normal operations. Other RAF aircraft together with USAFE F-15’s, Belgian Alpha Jet and F-16, Danish F-16’s and Irish Air Corps PC-9’s managed to coincide operational navigational exercises and exchanges with the charity event.

The weather held until early afternoon and the 700 assembled guests were treated to being close to the action as the aircraft came in and out of the station and also witnessed first hand normal operations at one of the busiest military airfields in the UK.

The Society assist with the planning, organisation and running of the event so as to minimise disruption to the station. With the assistance and co-operation of the Royal Air Force personnel and the civilian contractors Babcock’s at Valley, last year’s event raised over £10,000 for local charities.

This year has already seen the RAF and some of the invited NATO forces accept an invitation to attend in August. The Society has a few surprises up their sleeves for this year’s event. Previous years have seen F-104’s from Italy, Aviano based F-16’s and the new PC-9’s from Ireland . Whilst not attempting to compete with events such as Fairford and Waddington the photocall has become very popular as it allows the serious photographer and enthusiasts to get ‘up close and personal’ with operational aircraft without the airshow crowds.

Remaining tickets for this event will go on sale to non-members of the society from 1st March and can only be obtained in advance by sending a cheque/PO made out to ‘VAS’ for £15 pp with name[s] address and car details together with a medium sized SAE to Photocall 2005 c/o Monafon, Griffiths Crossing, CAERNARFON, Gwynedd, LL55 1TS. Tickets and briefing pack will be returned during the first week of July, unless you have been unsuccessful in which case your application will be returned within one working week

Dick Thomas
Magazine Editor,
Valley Aviation Society

Enquiries to www.valleyaviationsociety@supanet.com


Wings & Wheels - Dunsfold

A Wings & Wheels event is to take place at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey on June 4th 2005.

Dunsfold Park is the home of the BBC's Top Gear programme.

The "Wings & Wheels" event is being hosted in partnership with Brooklands Museum. Although details of the event are now being finalised, they have provisionally been allocated the Red Arrows Display team, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the Harrier GR7 display.

Brooklands Wings & Wheels at Dunsfold is timed to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the 70th anniversary of the first flight of the Hawker Hurricane fighter. It is being organised by Brooklands Museum Trust and Dunsfold Park Ltd, with all profits going to the Brooklands Museum Trust, CHASE and Cranleigh Village Hospital Trust.

Dunsfold Aerodrome was a base for Canadian and Dutch B-25 Mitchell bombers during WWII, and for aircraft involved in the Berlin Airlift in 1949. It was subsequently used by Hawker Aircraft and BAE Systems to build combat aircraft including the Hunter, the Harrier and the Hawk until the factory was closed in 2000. The action for the day will start with a fly-in of around 60 vintage and modern aircraft, followed by a series of demonstrations by Brooklands-style racing cars and motorcycles (including several giant aero-engined racers) and spectacular modern vehicles, and a three-hour air display featuring historic and modern aircraft. The air display is planned to include:

RAF Red Arrows display team
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Avro Lancaster, Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane)
The Royal Navy Historic Flight - Hawker Sea Fury and Hawker Sea Hawk
RAF Harrier GR7 display
RAF Hawk solo display
Hawker Hurricane I (Peter Vacher - recently restored)
Hawker Hurricane XIIa (HAC)
Dakota
Gypsy Moth
Tiger Moth
Vintage Aircraft Fly-in
QinetiQ Hawk T1 - static ( XX154 - 1st production example)
Some museum exhibits on static display - Bleriot XI & Sopwith Camel
and other display participants to be announced

Included in aircraft flying in for the day are expected to be other examples of the Hawker Hurricane fighter (many of which were built at Brooklands and which were the most successful fighters of the Battle of Britain) and other rare and exotic machines.

Adults - £20, Family Ticket(2 adults, 3 children aged 5-16) - £40, Children(5-16) - £5, Under-5s - free / Advanced tickets also available.

Display frequency - 119.1

Latest Dunsfold Press Release.

Wings & Wheels website.

Dunsfold website.


6th Abingdon Fayre Air & Country Show

The 6th Abingdon Fayre Air & Country Show in Oxfordshire will be held on Sunday May 1st 2005.

The following Air & Ground Attractions are booked for our sixth event as follows:

AIR DISPLAYS
The following aircraft are due to take part in the two hour Flying Program which the Military assets will be confirmed shortly from the Ministry of Defence. The Flying Program commences early afternoon (approx 13.45hrs until 16.30hrs) preceded by 20 min Display by some big Radio Controlled models (13.00hrs-13.20hrs). As always, all are subject to weather, serviceability etc..

Jet Aircraft:
RAF Jaguar
RAF Hawk
Jet Provost T5A

Helicopters:
Royal Navy Lynx
RAF Puma (possibly static)
RAF Chinook
RAF Merlin HC Mk3

Fixed Wing:
Piston Provost
T67 Firefly (Hong Kong colours) - Neil Whatling
Extra 300 (Denny Dobson)
Spitfire XI (TBC) - Peter Teichman
RAF WW2 Lancaster Bomber (Memorial Flight)

Many of the above are performing their first displays of the season and we are especially proud to present the Jaguar display in its final display season, with this and the return of the Hawk also being former RAF Abingdon types.

GROUND ATTRACTIONS
STATIC AIRCRAFT:
A selection of aircraft will be on view during the day, the bulk of which will arrive on the day from after 10am. All RAF & Royal Navy Military aircraft to be confirmed shortly - To include:

Polish Navy M28 Bryza 1R (30 Naval Air Sqn), Chipmunks, Pitts Special, Bulldog, RV4, Tiger Moths, Jet Provost T3, PA28s, Jabiru, Pietenpol Air Camper, Piper J3 Cubs, Robinson R22 / 44, Hunter T7 ('Blue Diamonds' – Delta Jets), Yak 18T, Yak 50 & 52, Grob 109 Vigilants (resident RAF 612VGS), Austers, Skyarrow, Westland Wasp (Tbc), Piper PA22, C172, RAF Merlin (Tbc), Pembroke C1, RAF Hawk (display aircraft), RN Lynx (display aircraft), RAF Chinook (display aircraft), RAF Puma (display aircraft), RAF Tutor (display aircraft), Extra 300 (display aircraft), Piston Provost (display aircraft), Jet Provost T5A (display aircraft), North American Harvard IIB & More!!

ALSO
US 19th Century Settlement Village
Kennington Brass Band
Assortment of Vintage Tractors
Wallingford Dog Agility Team
Kids Amusements: to include Quad Bikes, Electric Go-Karts, Carousel, Bouncy Castles etc
Wallingford Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary
Assortment of Vintage & Classical Vehicles
Miniature Steam Engines
Abingdon Sea Cadets Marching Band
Selection of Vintage Motorbikes
Crafts Marquee
Various Trade & Club / Societies Stalls

Scanner Frequencies
The scanner frequency for the Abingdon Fayre 2005 event will be 130.675mhz.
122.1 mhz is the fixed frequency for Abingdon.

Abingdon Fayre website.


Blenheim Palace Festival of Flight

The Blenheim Palace Festival of Flight is to take place at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire on August 14th 2005.

Blenheim Palace celebrates the 60th Anniversary of VJ Day.

Step back to the Roaring Forties Shoot the breeze as Blenheim opens its gates on Sunday 14 August for the world's largest 1940s revival of flight, fashion, food, mock battles, living history, theatre, music and dance in memory of the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II.

A nostalic festival programme will move veterans and families back to a time of high emotion where friendship, romance, valour and sadness all came together to unite one and all.

Slip on your Oxford bags, drop your hemline, pack your picnic rations and explore a 1940s era of mess tents, swing dance workshops, jeep rides, Home Front movies, barrage balloon flights, Dads Army enlosure, Spitfire simulators, static aircraft, vintage cars, forties fashion show, traditional funfair, collectors’ fair and classic military and civilian vehicles.

Our boys will reach for the sky as the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight open a three-hour historic air show featuring more than 40 aircraft including Spitfires, Lancaster, Hurricanes, Flying Fortress, Swordfish, Hercules, Hunters, Mustang and Corsair. The world's greatest nine ship display team, the Red Arrows will close the show with a full rolling display at 100 metres above Blenheim’s Column of Victory. Latest technology surround-sound systems will provide a digital sound-track of war movie classics with commentary to accompany the displays.

Blenheim Palace Festival of Flight on 14th August.

Reach for the sky air display - 14.00 to 18.00

Patrouille de France - 9 ship
Falcons Parachute Team
Firebirds Aerobatics
Blue Eagles - Army Air Corp
Wing Walking – 2 ship
B-17 "Sally B" Bomber
Mustang
WW I Display Dog Fight
Hunter Fighter Jet
Swordfish – Stringbag
Matadors SU 26 - 2 ship
Hughes 300C Helicopter
Sabre F86A Fighter Jet
Spitfire/Lancaster
Hercules Rapide
Sea Vixen
Royal Jordanian Falcons
Kitty Hawk RAF
Red Arrows - 9 ship
Corsair I
Virgin Atlantic surprise

Blenheim Palace Festival of Flight website.


Royal Air Force Association Air Show at Shoreham

Shoreham's RAFA Air Show in West Sussex takes place on September 3rd and 4th 2005.

Shoreham Airshow is considered to be one of the "Top Ten" events of the airshow season with it unique mix of military and civilian displays backed by exciting and interesting ground events.

Shoreham Airshow is a fun packed day for ALL the family with lots to see in the air and plenty to do on the ground.

Shoreham Airshow is one of the biggest events in Sussex with all proceeds going to the Royal Air Forces Association Charity.

Participating aircraft include:

RAF Falcons with C-130 (Sunday 4th only)
BBMF - Dakota, Hurricane, Spitfire
Harrier GR7
Hawk T1
Tucano T1
Red Devils parachute team (Saturday 3rd only)
possible static C-130 Hercules at the small airfield
Hurricane I (Peter Vacher's newly restored)
3 X Spitfires (ARC)
Spitfire PRXI (Peter Teichman)
P-51D Mustang ' Jumpin' Jacques' (Peter Teichman)
Catalina (Plane Sailing)
B-17G 'Sally B'
B-25D 'Grumpy'
DC-6 (Air Atlantique)
Hunter F.58
F-86A paired with T-33 (Golden Apple)
Soko Kragu (Andrew Dixon)
P.66 Pembroke C.1
Utterly Butterly wing walking team
Su-26 (Will Curtiss / Honda Dream Team)
Extra EA300 (Denny Dobson)
Microlite & Geese (Christian Moullec)
Yakovlevs (Nick Banard)

Shoreham website.


Clacton Airshow

The 13th Clacton Airshow takes place on the seafront on 25th-26th August 2005.

Participating aircraft include:

Thursday 25th(high tide 1628)
1300-1308 Falcons Southend
1400-1412 Wingwalkers Great Oakley
1414-1422 Hawk Southend
1425-1433 Lynx Southend
1437-1447 Su26 Biggin Hill
1450-1505 BBMF Southend
1506-1514 Jaguar Southend
1514-1539 no displays
1539-1553 Yakolevs Southend
1555-1604 Harrier Southend
1606-1614 Sea Fury Southend
1616-1624 Chinook Odiham
1626-1634 Tornado GR4 Southend
1640-1702 Red Arrows ?


Friday 26th(high tide 1711)
1300-1322 Red Arrows ?
1335-1343 Falcons Southend
1400-1408 Lynx Southend
1412-1422 Su26 Biggin Hill
1426-1434 Jaguar Southend
1436-1444 Hawk Southend
1444-1505 no displays
1505-1520 BBMF Southend
1521-1529 Sea Fury Southend
1531-1545 Yakolevs Southend
1547-1555 T28 Duxford
1557-1609 Wingwalkers Great Oakley
1611-1619 Tornado GR4 Southend
1621-1630 Harrier Southend
Arrivals
Wednesday 24th 2 Hawk,2 Jaguars,2 GR4s, 1 Lynx
Thursday 25th 4 Yak 50s, 1 C130,2 Harriers,1 Sea Fury,BBMF

18 aircraft due in to Southend!


VE & VJ Days - Air Display - Blackpool

The VE & VJ Days - Air Display takes place at Blackpool (opposite Hilton Hotel, North Promenade) on 10th July 2005.

Participating aircraft include:

Blue Eagles
RAF Falcons
Red Arrows
BBMF Lancaster-Spitfire-Hurricane
Harrier
Tucano
Hawk


Margate Airshow

The EUjet.com Flight Thanet Air Show takes place at Margate in Kent on 18th-19th June 2005.

Combining a spectacular air display with a host of ground activities, the EUjet.com Flight Thanet Air Show will provide a dynamic and fun filled experience for the whole family.

The air display will take place over Palm Bay in Margate, providing stunning cliff top views of the very latest fast jets, vintage and World War II aircraft, helicopters, parachute displays and much more.

There is also plenty to keep you entertained on the ground including a wide range of exhibits, military vehicles, simulators, trade stands, live entertainment and an array of activities for children.

Participating aircraft (Similar display on both days):

Air Ambulance
Jaguar
Stearman
Lynx
Gnat
Matadors
Catalina
Aeorstars
BBMF
Hawk
Sea Vixen
Harrier
Su 26
Falcons
Chinook
Wingwalkers
Tornado F3
Mustang
Red Arrows


RAF TOWN SHOW - Llandudno, N.Wales

Air and static displays on the promenade, North Shore, Llandudno throughout the three days 28th - 30th May. Air display by the Red Arrows on Saturday 28th only. Admission free.

Participating aircraft include:

Red Arrows
BBMF Lancaster-Spitfire-Hurricane-Dakota
Hawk
Jaguar
Sea King


CULDROSE AIR DAY 2005

The Culdrose Air Day will take place on the 20th July 2005 at RNAS Culdrose, Cornwall.

Between 20,000 and 25,000 visitors are expected to attend the one day event and they will have the opportunity to see close-up the helicopters and meet the aircrew who fly them, the engineers who maintain them and the wide range of personnel who provide all the back-up facilities to enable RNAS Culdrose to deliver the operationally capable squadrons and flights to meet the requirements of the fleet.

Tickets:

Adult: £10.00 (in advance)
Child: £4.00 (in advance) - (5-15 years must be accompanied by an adult)
Under five - Free

Adult: £15.00 (on the day)
Child: £5.00 (on the day) - (5-15 years must be accompanied by an adult)

Family Ticket £35.00 (on the day) - (two adults and two children 5 - 15 years)

More details are available on the official website here.

The gates will open at 9.30 am and the afternoon flying display will begin at 1.30 pm and finish at 5.00 pm

MILITARY & CIVILIAN PROVISIONAL PARTICIPANTS

MILITARY

RAFAT (Red Arrows) *
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Dakota/ Spitfire x 2) *
Hercules C130 *
Tornado F3 *
Tornado GR4 *
Typhoon *
Tucano *
Jaguar GR3A
Chinook *
Puma HC1
E3D Sentry *
C17 Globemaster
Sea Harrier *
Black Hawks *
Jetstream*
Blackcats (Lynx) *
Seaking Mk4/Mk5/Mk6/Mk7
Merlin Mk1 *
Lynx MK3 or MK8
Royal Navy Historic Flight (Seahawk & Seafury) *
Grob Tutor
Griffin
Squirrel
Red Devils (Army Parachute Team) *
Royal Jordanian Falcons (Extra 300L x 4) *
SF 260 Marchetti (Belgium)
F-16 (Dutch)
Lynx SH 41D (Dutch)
MC-130P Hercules (USA)
Alouette lll (Irish)
Tornado F3 (German)
Atlantic (German)

CIVILIAN

Boeing Strearman (Utterley Butterly) *
Turbulent Team *
Cessna 172 x 2
Piper Arrow 28
Glider *
Pawnee *
DC-3

* = Displaying

Please be aware that this list is likely to change as we get nearer to the show. More aircraft will also be added and this list will be updated over the next few months.


Southend Airshow 2005

The Southend Airshow takes place on the Seafront on Sunday 29th - Monday 30th May 2005. Admission is free to this event which is the largest seafront display in the UK.

Preparations are well underway for this year’s Airshow, and with 2005 being a special anniversary for the Southend Airshow, we can assure an action packed 2 days, bigger and better than ever with special flying items to celebrate the 20th year. Also look out for an entertaining Sunday evening programme with the Essex FM music event and firework spectacular!

One of the highlights of Southend’s Special Events calendar and one of Europe’s largest free Airshows, more than half a million people are expected to line the town’s seven-mile shore over the 2 days. Past years have seen visitors from around the UK, from Europe, South Africa and even Australia.

The annual event anticipates the return of the spectator’s favourites including the fast jets, Utterly Butterly WingWalkers and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight as well as many others. The crowd's all time favourite, the Red Arrows, will again be performing their amazing dare-devil close formation display and painting the skies in patriotic red white and blue as they soar over Southend's coastline.

Back on terra firma, superb ground entertainment has been arranged to compliment the action in the sky. Expected are the Army, Royal Marine, and RAF town shows, flight simulators, giant inflatables for the kids, a market area and a wide variety of delicious food stalls to keep your energy levels up throughout the day! This year even boasts a 'meet the pilots area' where both young and old can get the chance to quiz pilots about what it's like to fly an aircraft!

The Westcliff Casino are once again proud to support this year’s Airshow. Please take the opportunity to visit them online at www.westcliffcasino.co.uk .

The Westcliff Casino Southend Airshow 2005 will truly be a memorable weekend for all the family. With sand, sea and spectacular displays, why not treat yourself to a day, or even a weekend, at the seaside?

Expect a spectacular show to mark the 20th year of the event – you certainly won’t be disappointed.

Participating aircraft include:

Sunday 29th May 2005

 

12:15  RNLI Hovercraft

Police Skyshout

13:00  Falcons

Tornado F3

13:30  Red Arrows

           Merlin

14:00  BBMF

Dornier 328

14:30  Tucano

           Sea Vixen

15:00  Jaguar

Aerostars

Su 26

15:30  Harrier

           Stearman Four

16:00  Matadors

Lynx Pair

16:30  Boeing 757

Breitling Team

17:00  Royal Marines

Typhoon

 

 Monday 30th May 2005

 

  12:15  RNLI Hovercraft

Police Skyshout

  13:00  Falcons

             Merlin

             Tornado F3

  13:30  Breitling Team

  14:00  Stearman Four

             SAR Sea King

  14:30  Dornier 328

             Sea Vixen

             Su 26

  15:00  Hawk

             Jaguar

             Aerostars

  15:30  BBMF

  16:00  Red Arrows

             Lynx Pair

  16:30  Matadors

             Harrier

  17:00  Boeing 757

             Royal Marines

             Typhoon


A lot of these aircraft will be operating out of Southend Airport.

Site plan of Seafront attractions.

Travel Information.

Southend Airshow 2005 website.

Flying Display - 1.30pm - 5pm


London City Airport Fun Day

In the past decade this airshow in the heart of London has thrilled tens of thousands of Eastenders & others for miles around: the Fireforce Jet Dragster, Tom Moloney's Strikemaster displays, the Utterly Butterleys and Caroline Grace in her Spitfire have provided just some of the thrills and spills in the air, with superb 'ground support' by way of live music, jugglers, fire-eaters and motorbike stunt-teams alongside a funfair and so much more!

Admission is FREE, but although this annual summer highlight is normally on the 1st Saturday in July this year's date is in the middle: Saturday 16 July 2005, but as usual between 1-7pm [approx]. Local bus services 69/473 from Stratford, and 473 from North Wooolwich (free Ferry) will supplemented by free shuttle-buses connecting with local DLR stations. More details from websites lcacc.org, and lcy.co.uk.


Lowestoft Seafront Air Festival

The Lowestoft Seafront Air Festival takes place at Lowestoft seafront in Suffolk on Thursday 28th July and Friday 29th July 2005.

This popular event will again be centred around Lowestoft's award winning sandy beaches and over a mile of promenade. A terrific flying display is promised on each day bringing great fun for all the family.

The flying programme for 2005 is still being compiled but bids have been made for all the favourites from the Royal Air Force including their precision display team, the Red Arrows.

Provisional Flying Display participants:

Thursday 28th July
Bolkow Bo.105 E.A. Air Ambulance
Jaguar GR.3A 41(F) Sqn
DH Sea Vixen D.3 Red Bull/DH Aviation (G-CVIX/XP924)
Merlin HC.3 28 Sqnm
Spitfire IX Caroline Grace
Extra 300 x 4 Royal Jordanian Falcons
MH-53M Pave Low IV 21st SOS/352nd SOG
Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 Royal Navy Historic Flt
Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6 Royal Navy Historic Flt
F-15C/E Eagle/Strike Eagle 48th FW (Flight of 4 = 2 x F-15C, 2 x F-15E) (FLY PAST)
Su.26 Team Honda
Tornado F.3 56® Sqn
Lynx HMA.8 815 Sqn RN
B. Stearman x 2 Utterly Butterly
Hawk T.1 4 FTS
Chinook HC.2 RAF
F-16AM RNeth AF Solo Display Team
Blue Eagles
BBMF L, S, H
Typhoon T.1 29® Sqn
B-17F 'Sally B' B-17 Preservation Ltd (FLY PAST ONLY)
Red Arrows


Friday 29th July
Red Arrows
Bolkow Bo.105 E.A. Air Ambulance
Typhoon T.1 29® Sqn
Spitfire IX Caroline Grace
Jaguar GR.3A 41(F) Sqn
Sukhoi Su.26 Team Honda
Lynx HMA.8 815 Sqn RN
B. Stearman x 2 Utterly Butterly
Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 Royal Navy Historic Flt
Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6 Royal Navy Historic Flt
F-16AM RNeth AF Solo Display Team
Blue Eagles
B-17F 'Sally B' B-17 Preservation Ltd
DH Sea Vixen D.3 Red Bull/DH Aviation (G-CVIX/XP924)
BBMF
MH-53M Pave Low IV 21st SOS/352nd SOG
Extra 300 x 4 Royal Jordanian Falcons
Hawk T.1 4 FTS
Merlin HM.1 Royal Navy
F-15C/E Eagle/Strike Eagle 48th FW (Flight of 4 = 2 x F-15C, 2 x F-15E) (FLY PAST)
Extra 300 Danny Dobson
Tornado F.3 56® Sqn


website - www.lowestoftairfestival.co.uk


Llanidloes Air Day

Llanidloes Air Day takes place in Powys on 22nd July 2005.

Participating aircraft include:

Red Arrows
RAF Falcons
BBMF Lanc-Spit-Hurri-DC3
Tornado F.3
Hawk


Wheels & Wings 2005

Wheels & Wings 2005 will take place at Wellesbourne Airfield in Warwickshire on 19th June.

Highlights will be the taxi-runs of Vulcan XM655.

Low power Vulcan Taxi - 11am
Full power Vulcan Taxi - 2pm

Pleasure flights will be available from The Air Atlantique Group who will also be bringing a few of their vintage aircraft for static display.
Army Air Corps Blue Eagles helicopter display team will fly in during the day.

Forty years of classic vehicles.

This event is the main fundraiser for the continuing restoration of the aircraft and funds are always needed to maintain this 90-ton ex-RAF jet in serviceable condition.

Adults - £5
under 14s - free
Free parking

Further information at www.xm655.com or Tel: 0121 777 3518



Salthill Air Show 2005

The Salthill Air Show 2005 takes place at Salthill, Galway, Rep. of Ireland on 26th June.

Participating aircraft details below:

Royal Navy Westland Sea King MK.4
United States Army UH-60 Blackhawk
Eddie Goggins Extra 200

The total confirmed displays for the 2005 Air Show are as follows:

2005 Flying Display:
Royal Air Force Aerobatic Display Team - The Red Arrows
RAF Sepecat Jaguar GR.3
RAF Panavia Tornado F.3
RAF BAe Hawk T.1
RAF Shorts Tucano T.1
RAF Grob Tutor T.1
Royal Navy Westland Sea King MK.4
United States Army UH-60 Blackhawk
St. Ivel Utterly Butterly Wing Walkers
Royal Netherlands Air Force Solo Display PC-7
Royal Netherlands Air Force AB412
Irish Air Corps Pilatus PC-9M
Irish Air Corps CASA CN235-100MP Persuader
Irish Air Corps Aerospatiale SA316B Alouette III
Garda Air Support Unit Eurocopter EC135
Irish Army Parachute Team, The Black Knights
Eddie Goggins Extra 200
Coast Guard Sikorsky S-61N
Aer Arann ATR-72
EuroManx Avro RJ70
British Airways Saab 340

2005 Ground Displays:
Irish Army Weapons Display
Royal Navy Westland Sea King MK.4
United States Army UH-60 Blackhawk
Royal Netherlands Air Force AB412

2005 Ships and Boats:
Irish Naval Service

More information about the air show and on all confirmed displays can be found at www.salthillairshow.com


Arbroath Sea Front Spectacular 2005

Arbroath Sea Front Spectacular takes place in Victoria Park, Arbroath on 23rd July 2005.

Here is the list for the Arbroath Sea Front Spectacular Press Day - 22nd July:
Tornado F3 will come and do the first half of his display only
The 'TIGER' Puma will arrive around 1500 hrs local
The Gazelle from 665 Squadron 5 Regt will arrive around the same time

Saturday 23rd July 2005:
The following aircraft are attending this event
Tornado F3 - 56(R) Squadron RAF Leuchars
The first public display of the Caledonian Chipmunks
Jet Ranger from Lothian Helicopters
Glider from 662 VGS RM Condor
Glider from Angus Gliding Club
Plastic Harrier
Sea King - Gannet SAR Flight
RAF Chinook Display
Sea King - 'D' Flight 202 Squadron RAF Lossiemouth
RAF Squirrel
Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team - The Red Arrows

Arbroath Sea Front Spectacular website at www.seafront.org.uk


Seething Airshow 2005

The Seething Airshow takes place in Norfolk on 14th August 2005.

Participating aircraft include:

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire Display but not landing
Spitfire display & land
Denny Dobson
The Turbulent Team
De Haviland Venom
Jet Provost
Mustang "Janie"
Harvard
Chipmunk X3
Beech 17 Staggerwing
Yakolevs
Berkut (is that the funny little prop thing)


Cromer Carnival Air Display 2005

The Cromer Carnival takes place in Norfolk on 16th and 17th August 2005.

Participating aircraft include:

Red Arrows - 17th Only


Weymouth Carnival Seafront Display 2005

The Weymouth Carnival takes place in Dorset on 17th August 2005.

Participating aircraft include:

Harrier
Red Arrows


Dawlish Airshow & Carnival 2005

The Dawlish Airshow & Carnival takes place in Devon on 18th August 2005.

Participating aircraft include:

The RAF Red Arrows
RAF Tornado
RAF Harrier
RAF Chinook HC1
RAF Sea King Search and Rescue Helicopter


Lightning Preservation Group open day

The Lightning Preservation Group based at Bruntingthorpe airfield Nr Leicester (home of Vulcan XH558) are holding an open day on 10th July 2005.

Both F6 Lightings will be fast taxied down Bruntingthorpes 2 mile runway durning the day with a pairs run in the afternoon, all the other resident aircraft will be accessible for inspection, and the prime time Jet cars will also be doing their stuff. We also may have the resident Hunter, Canberra and Buccaneer giving demos.

The day is being held to raise more funds to finish the rebuilding of the Ex Wattisham QRA hanger which when finished will be a historic building in its own right and will give the two Lightnings a much needed roof over their and our heads after 17 years of being out side.

The day is also being held in memory of Brian Carol who passed away in Dec 2004, he was one of our stalwart pilots who has thrilled the crowds at previous open days with his fast taxing demos. XS904 will be unveiled with his name under the cockpit durning the day by his family.

Look our web sit up for more info:
www.lightnings.org.uk"


VE/VJ Salute

The VE/VJ Salute takes place on the Plymouth Sea Front on July 27th 2005 and is free.

Participating aircraft include:

Tornado
Hawk
SAR
BBMF
Tucano
Sea Harrier
Lynx
Special USAF Guest
Possible F-15
Special forces


4th NI Air Spectacular

The 4th NI Air Spectacular takes place at West Bay, Portrush on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September 2005 at 12noon and 5.30pm each day.

Participation:

A-26 Invader bomber
B-25 Mitchell
Beech 18 transport aircraft
Dakota DC-3
Elite Twister
Extra 200
Gazelle helicopter (static)
Gliders
Harrier (static)
Hawker Hunter
Hercules
Jaguar
Lancaster bomber
Lynx helicopter (static)
P-51 Mustang
Merlin helicopter
Piper Arrow
Pitts Special
Puma helicopter (static)
RAF Falcons
Silver Swallows Display Team (Irish Air Corps Pilatus)
Skybolt
Spitfire
Starduster
Tornado F3
Tutor
Utterly Butterly Wing Walkers
World War 1 Display Team (5 aircraft)

Official Website at www.colerainebc.gov.uk/show.php?id=669

also you can checkout a website at www.niairshow.com


Jersey International Air Display

The Jersey International Air Display takes place on 15th September 2005.

The final seaside show of the season welcomes a full compliment of RAF display aircraft including a first - time appearance from the Typhoon. Other highlights will include the Spitfire and Hurricane of the Historic Aircraft Collection making a rare out - of - Duxford appearance on their way to the Malta Air Show and an RAF VC - 10. Many of the participants can be seen the day before the show at the Islands Airport, whilst a static display of military helicopters can be seen at Peoples Park in St Helier

Provisional Listing:

Red Arrows BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire only
Tornado GR4
Tucano
Hawk
Typhoon
Tutor
Jaguar
Sea Harrier
B17 Pink Lady
B25
Invader
Mustang
Magister
Catalina
Pc7
Chinook
Merlin
RAF Falcons
T28
VC10
Sea Hawk
Sea Fury
Su26

Static:

Blackhawk - Peoples Park
Lynx -Peoples Park
Gazzelle - Peoples Park
Allouette - Peoples Park
Bell412 - Peoples Park
Sea King - Peoples Park
Sf260 - Airport Static

Flying Display Programme
12:49 - Falcons Freefall Parachute Display Team
Lockheed C - 130J / K Hercules (Support Aircraft)
13:00 - Lockheed MC - 130P Combat Shadow
13:11 - Pilatus PC - 7
13:22 - North American T - 28S Fennec
13:31 - Douglas A - 26B Invader
13:38 - North American B - 25J Mitchell
13:47 - Boeing Vertol Chinook HC.2
13:56 - Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Avro Lancaster B.1 & Vickers Supermarine Spitfire)
14:07 - Royal Navy Historic Flight (Hawker Sea Fury FB.11 & Hawker Sea Hawk FG.A6)
14:22 - BAE Systems Sea Harrier FA.2
14:33 - Grob G.115E Tutor
14:39 - Short Tucano T.1
14:46 - BAE Systems Hawk T.1A
14:55 - Consolidated PBY - 5A Catalina (Planned water landing)
15:06 - North American P - 51D Mustang Old Crow
15:12 - Merlin's over Malta (Hawker Hurricane XIIB & Vickers Supermarine Spitfire VB)
15:23 - Sepecat Jaguar GR.3A
15:33 - Panavia Tornado GR.4A
15:42 - Westland Merlin HC.3
15:51 - Boeing B - 17G Flying Fortress Pink Lady
16:00 - Honda Dream Team (Sukhoi Su - 26M - 2)
16:11 - BAE Systems Typhoon T.1
16:20 - BAE Systems VC - 10
16:33 - Red Arrows


Southport Airshow

The Southport Airshow takes place on 10th-11th September 2005.

Participation:

Red Arrows (Sunday Only)
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Sunday Only)
Falcons
Hercules (C130)
Tornado GR4
Jaguar
Harrier
Hawk
4 x Harriers in formation will also carry out a simulated 'bombing' of the beach
Merlin helicopter
Lynx pair (Black Cats)
Wingwalkers
Yakovlev Team
Sea Vixen
Sukhoi 26
T28
Matadors
Sea Fury
Sea King
Catalina
Aeromodels