2014

31 days of Airshows in 9 countries!

Airshows:

4th May Abingdon Airshow

An interesting line up and static, plus blue Skies and light winds tempted me to this show for the first time:

RAF C130 Hercules flypast, RAF Tucano, BBMF Spitfire, Fieslar Storch, Jet Provost T3 & T5, Spitfire XI,

Spitfire PRXI, Canberra PR9 (Hunter T7 cancelled), Boeing Stearmans (Breitling wingwalkers), Bulldog, Dragon Rapide, Pitts Specials (Trig Aerobatic team), Harvard, Renegades Parachute Team jumping from Shorts SC7 Skyvan.


18th May Lens Airshow

A short hop across the channel via the tunnel and 64,000 visitors were treated to a great line-up under blue skies. Unfortunately the sun position was not too great for photography when the show got underway in the afternoon!

Rafale (French Air Force and Navy), Begium F-16 demo team, Cartouche Doree, Breitling Jet Team

Extra 330, ZLIN "Little Prince", T-28 "Fennec" Aero Fox, CAP10, CAP 232, Auto-gyros, Ryan PT22, Twister Team, Piper L4, Stampe SV4 & chipmunk, EC-120, EC145, Yak 3, Bronco Demo Team, Starduster


24th & 25th May ILA 2014, Berlin

First time to ILA (followed by Departures from Viewing Tower )

UAV MIKADO (German Army), Mil Mi-171 Hippo (Czech AF), PZL106 AR Kruk, Airbus E-Fan, Mü 30 Schlacro, German Federal Police Paratroopers from Aerospatiale Super Puma, We Fly Team (Fly Synthesis Texan 3x Top Class), Douglas DC-6B (Flying Bulls), Grasshoppers (Ikarus C42B), Lockheed Martin F-16 "Solo Türk", Extra 300L, EC 145, Breitling Jet Team, EC665 Tiger (German-French Tiger Patrol), Aermacchi MB 326, Chance Vought F4U Corsair-F and North American B-25J Mitchell (Flying Bulls), MBB Bo 105 CB and Bell AH-1 Cobra (Flying Bulls), EC 145 T2, North American T-28C Trojan, Boeing Stearman, Saab JA-39 Gripen (Czech AF), Grob G120 TP, Bücker Bu 131 and Focke-Wulf FW44, Exercise Wild Fire 2014 (German military roll demo), Messerschmitt Me 262, Hispanic Aviacion HA-200, 2x Extra 300, Mil Mi-24 Hind (Czech AF), Mudry CAP 10B, Patrouille Suisse, Augusta Bell 47, Mikoyan MiG-29 (Polish AF), 2x Zlin 526 AFS, L-159 ALCA (Czech AF)

31st May Sywell Expo.

A small airshow is made each day of this 3 day event, but AeroExpo UK is primarily for showcasing the best in General Aviation. This annual event attracts over 200 international exhibitors showcasing all the latest related products and services, displayed in 3 hangars of dedicated exhibition display areas along with an extensive outdoor static display including a vast Fly-in.

Trig Aerobatic Team, Air Total UL91 autogyro, Aerobility Glider, e-Go aeroplanes – SSDR

20th June Gilze Rijen

The start of a mini-Super Tour!

Austria SA.316B; Belgium F-16AM, Sea King MK.48; Czech L-159T1/A; Team Breitling, Germany BO-105P1;

Greece F-16C Zeus demo team; Netherlands F-16AM/BM, AH-64D, AS.532U-2, CH-47D/F, C-130H-30, PC-7,

KDC-10, NH90-NFH, SA.316B, Do-228-212; SKLHV AT-16ND, L-21B, TB-25N; Poland MiG-29A/UB;

SW-4; Slovakia MiG-29AS/UBS; Patrula Aspa; Switzerland F/A-18C; UK Red Arrows, BBMF Lancaster B.1, Spitfire LX IXC, Hurricane IIc


21st & 22nd June Danish Airshow, Karup

A wonderful couple of days spent with the Danish Air Force, including a Spotters Day on the Saturday.

Danish: T-17, Fennec, Lynx and EH101, C-130J solo display, F-16 (x9) + solo display

Estonia: L-39; NATO: Flyby E3A AWACS; Germany: Eurofighter solo display, BO-105 Army;

Sweden: JAS 39C Gripen solo display; Czech: L159A; Finland: F-18; USA: F-18 Superhornet

Teams: Red Arrows, Team Iskry; Baby Blue, RVator Formation Team Roskilde RV4/6/8, Team Raven

Historic: KZ VII, Piper Cub L4, AN2, Chipmunk (x4), MH-1521, MH-1521, Jaegercore, L-29 Vodochy, Fouga Magister

Other: EC135, EC-120


23rd June

Tiger Meet

Not exactly an Airshow but more a Show of Airpower.

Germany: Tornado (x4), Eurofighter (x6), EC 665 Tiger

Swizerland: F-18 (x5)

Netherland: F-16 (x5)

Czech Republic: JAS39 C/D (x4), Mi-24V (x2), Mi-171

France: Rafale (x6), Mirage 2000-5 (x2)

Poland: F-16 (x5)

Turkey: F-16 (x5)

UK: Merlin HM2

Austria: Saab J105 OE (x3)

Hungary: JAS 39 Gripen (x5)

5th & 6th July Waddington Airshow

Saturday outside - Sunday inside

RAF Station Flypast: Sentinel, RC-135 River Joint, Sentry; RAF: RAF Falcons, Tucano, Chinook, Tutor, Typhoon, Red Arrows, BBMF Dakota, Lancaster, Spitfire & Hurricane; Sea King

RN Black Cats, RN Merlin, AAC Apache, AAC Lynx

SWAFHF: Draken, Viggen; The Patrulla Aspa, Swiss F-18, Turkish F-16, Royal Jordanian Falcons

Canberra & Hunter, Hawker Hunter T7A, The Gnat Display Team, Vulcan XH558, B-17 Flying Fortress

OV-10 Bronco, Dutch Hunter, The Blades, Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance MD902


11th & 12th July RIAT 2014

Friday Pit Day + Saturday inside

RAF: Chinook HC2, Tucano T1, Typhoon FGR4, BBMF: Lancaster I, Hurricane IIc & Spitfire, Dakota III,

Red Arrows; RN: Merlin HM2, AAC Westland Lynx, Apache AH1

Italy: Typhoon, Alenia C-27J Spartan, Frecce Tricolori, AMX International, Tornado

Teams: Royal Jordanian Falcons, Patrouille Suisse, Orlik, Breitling Jet Team, Patrouille de France

Sukhoi Su-22M4 (x2) (Polish AF); Soloturk; F-16A MLU demo (Belgian AF); F-16AM (RNethAF solo demo)

Airbus A400M; F/A-18F Super Hornet (Boeing/US Navy); Hawker Hunter F58 (Swiss Hunter Team)

Saab JAS-39C Gripen (Swedish AF); Saab J105OE (Austrian AF); AS332M1 Super Puma (Swiss AF)

F/A-18C Hornet (Swiss AF)


13th July Flying Legends, Duxford

Poor weather and u/s aircraft hampered the 2nd day

SCFA Super Constellation, B17 Preservation Limited B17 Flying Fortress

BBMF: Lancaster, Hurricane and Spitfire

DLBS Lufthansa JU52 and ME108

AJBS JU52

The Flying Bulls: P38, B25 and F4 Corsair

The Fighter Collection: Bearcat, Hellcat, Wildcat, Hawk 75, P40F, Corsair, Hawker Nimrod

Max Alpha Aviation: Spitfire MkVIII, Corsair and TF51 Mustang


19th & 20th July Farnborough


16th August Airbourne 2013, Eastbourne

RAF: Red Arrows, Typhoon FGR4, Tucano T1, RAF Chinook, BBMF Lancaster, Hurricane + Spitfire

AAC Lynx helicopter

The Blades, Breitling Wingwalkers, SWIP Team, RV8tors, The Matadors,

Jet Provost, Hunter (Miss Demeanour), Dassault MD315 Flamant, Spitfire P9374, P-40 Kittyhawk, F-86 Sabre


17th August Moth Rally, Woburn


23rd & 24th August Dunsfold


30th & 31st August Shoreham Airshow

Saturday outside, Sunday inside

RAF: BBMF, RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team, Grob Tutor T1, Typhoon FGR4

Paramotor, Extra 300S combo with model Extra 300, Blades Aerobatic Team, Extra 300L, BAC Strikemaster Mk82a, Hawker Hunter T7A, Vulcan, DH89a Dragon Rapide, DH90 Dragonfly, Gloster Gladiator, Supermarine Spitfire Ia, Hawker Hurricane I, Grumman F6F Hellcat, Goodyear FG-1D Corsair, Bearcat, P-51D Mustangs 'Ferocious Frankie' & 'Miss Velma', Spitfire IXT, Hispano HA-112M1L Buchons (x2), C-47A Skytrains (x2), RNAHF TB-25N Mitchell, B-17G Flying Fortress Sally-B, Great War Display Team, Tiger Club Turbulent Team (Druine D31 Turbulent x4), TRIG Aerobatic Team (Pitts S-1D Special x2), Breitling Wingwalkers(Stearman x2), Tiger 9 (DH82a Tiger Moth x8); GliderFX (MDM-1 Fox + Piper PA25 Pawnee), PBY-5A Catalina


5th to 7th September Payerne


12th to 14th September Kleine Brogel


25th to 27th September Athens Flying Week


11th October Bulgarian Air Force, Sofia


Museums:

Jet Age Museum

Gliding Heritage Museum

Militärhistorischen Museums der Bundeswehr (ex-Luftwaffe Museum) Gatow - Berlin

Musée Royal de l’Armée Brussel

Hellenic Air Force Museum, Dekeleia-Tatoi

Bulgarian Museum of Aviation

National Museum of Military History


FLY-INS and OTHER AIRFIELD VISITS

29 airfields

Biggin Hill Airport, Blackbushe Airport, Compton Abbas, Denham, Elstree Airport, Fairoaks Airport, Goodwood Airport, Gatwick Airport,

Gloucester Airport, Headcorn Aerodrome, Kenley Airfield, Lasham, Lee-on-Solent, Luton Airport, RAF Lakenheath, Redhill Aerodrome,

Rochester Airport, Ringmer, Shoreham Airport, Stapleford, Thruxton, White Waltham, Wycombe Air Park


Popham Airfield

02/02/2014

13/04/2014 - Jodel Fly-in

05/05/2014 - Microlight / Classic Fly-in

17/05/2014 - Aeronca + Air-cooled classic

08/06/2014

27/07/2014 - VAC 50th birthday


Old Sarum

02/02/2014 - Vintage Fly-in

13/04/2014

08/06/2014


19/04/2014 Henstridge - Fly-in

08/06/2014 Panshangar - Fly-in

14/06/2014 Deanland - Charity Fly-in

15/06/2014 North Weald - Air Britain Fly-in