This weekend’s UK or European air shows (Sept 28-29)

As we head deeper into autumn and winter, the number of air shows or air displays in the northern latitudes like the UK is steadily dropping off. Nevertheless, here is a quick look at what’s scheduled for this weekend both in the UK or over in warmer areas of the continent:

Friday to Sunday

Festa Al Cel in Barcelona, Spain. What can be better than an air show in the clear skies over the Mediterranean as this video clearly illustrates?

The program starts at 5 PM on Friday and continues through to Sunday afternoon.

Tatoi Air Show at Athens, Greece. Part of Athens Flying Week, the military airport of Tatoi will open its gates to the public for three days to offer a unique air show and a series of individual events. Click here to see the program. Tickets are €5 for adults and children over 12 years old, €3 for children 3 – 12 years old and free entrance for children up to 3 years old on Friday; while for Saturday, tickets are €8 for adults and children over 12 years old, €4 for children 3 – 12 years old and free entrance for children up to 3 years old.

The Whole Weekend

imageSywell Classic Piston & Props at Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire. Held at Northamptonshire’s Sywell Aerodrome, the Sywell Classic Piston & Props will combine “high octane live action, amazing aerial displays breathtaking classic vehicle displays, great family entertainment vintage and classic traders.” Click here for ticket information.

Malta International AirshowMalta International Airshow in Malta. Should you find yourself in sunny Malta this weekend, participants at this year’s Malta International Air Show will include aircraft from the armed forces of Germany, Italy, Malta, NATO, Poland, Qatar and the UK. Tickets prices at the airshow gate are €12 for adults with children under 14 being free while pre-paid ticket prices are €10.

Journée Portes Ouvertes BA709 de Cognac at Cognac, France. Closer to home and held on the 709 Air Base Cognac-Châteaubernard, this air show is organized to benefit the Fondation des Œuvres Sociales de l’Air (Foundation Social Works of Air) and will provide an opportunity to see static and aerial air displays plus learn about the work carried out by the French Air Force. Click here to learn more about the aircraft you will see.

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