There are several air shows or aviation related events planned for the coming August bank holiday weekend:
Thursday to Friday
Clacton Airshow 2013 at West Greensward, Clacton Seafront, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. Expect impressive aerobatic displays with a varied mix of military, historic and barnstorming flying plus an exhibition, trade stands, food court and on-site entertainment. The official site opening times are 11 am to 5 pm with flights (with short breaks) starting from around 12.30/1pm to 4.00pm
Dawlish Airshow in Devon. This small seaside airshow offers some varied views of flying display along the iconic Dawlish coastline with Friday being set for ground attractions only and the flying display scheduled to begin at around 11.30 am on Saturday.
Little Gransden Charity Air & Car Show at Little Gransden, Cambridgeshire. An annual fundraiser for BBC’s Children in Need, the air show will include over four hours of vintage and aerobatic flying displays along with a vintage, veteran and classic vehicle rally plus numerous other attractions. Click here for the ticket prices.
The Whole Weekend
Dunsfold Wings and Wheels 2013 at Dunsfold Park, Surrey – A celebration of motorsport and aviation with flying displays themed around the history of Dunsfold, Brooklands and Hawker Aircraft. The action starts at 9 am and won’t finish until 6 pm. Click here for ticket prices.
The Whole Weekend + Monday
Military Odyssey 2013 at the Kent County Showground, Detling, Kent. Take a journey through 2,000 years of military history with military re-enactments and flying displays from the Yakobats, Spitfire and a Boeing Stearman. There will also be indoor and outdoor collector markets with 100’s of stalls selling collectables, memorabilia and much, much more. Click here for ticket prices.
Props and Pistons at East Kirkby, Lincolnshire. The third “Props and Pistons” event will have many exotic cars ranging from Lamborghinis to Bentleys to Aston Martins and of course flying with Lancaster taxy runs at 11 am, 1:30 pm and 4 pm. There will also be other flypasts and flying displays. Ticket prices are the following: Adults – £10.00; Seniors – £9.00; and Children 0-15 yrs – Free.