This weekend’s UK air shows or aviation events

It might be September already, there there is still a full line up of UK air shows or aviation events for the coming weekend (September 7 to 8th):

Friday to Sunday - The Victory ShowVictory Show 2013 at Foxlands Farm, Cosby, Leicestershire. Now in its 8th year, this tribute to World War II will be held over a 100 acre site where there will be re-enactments through various forces from several eras and theatres during the 1939-45 period. There will be something for everyone, including static WWII aircraft, tank rides, 1940’s working and static farming machinery, a huge Army encampment, 50+ re-enactment groups, 200+ vehicles (including heavy armour, tanks and much more), the Hinckley Model Boat Club and Paul Harper playing throughout the day in the Marquee. In addition, the 1940’s themed Dinner Dance for 700 + guests will be on Saturday night.

Tickets for the weekend are £15 for adults or £5 for children while World War II vets are free (but a pass is required). Note: There is no official air show or re-enactment battle scheduled for Friday when school day ticket prices are £10 for adults or £3 for children.


imageRAF Leuchars Airshow at RAF Leuchars, Fife. The RAF’s last major air show of the year is the only remaining Battle of Britain Air Show and second largest non-sporting outdoor event in Scotland. Expect a strong show from the RAF as well as European military, warbird and civilian teams. For ticket and parking information, click here.


imageSeething Charity Air Day at Seething Airfield, Norfolk. SACAD 2013 sees the airfield celebrating the 70th anniversary of its opening as a base for Liberator bombers of the USAF 448th Bomb Group during World War II. Expect the usual varied mix of displays and aerobatics. Ticket prices are the following: Adults are £10.00; children under 15 years are £5.00; family entry (2 adults + 2 children) is £25.00; and infants (age 0 – 2 years) are free.

The Whole Weekend

The Duxford Air Show at IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire. The Boeing 747-8F, the largest freighter aircraft on the British register, will perform two flypasts on Saturday while there will also be aerobatic performances by the Patrouille de France on both days. Sunday’s flying programme will conclude with the Red Arrows. The flying display (click here for the list of participants) will start at 2 pm and finish at approximately 5:30 pm.

imageRAF Kenley Empire Day 1930’s Revival at RAF Kenley, Surrey. Unfortunately, if you were planning to attend the Kenley Empire Day this weekend, the following message has been posted on the event website: “Due to circumstances beyond our control, Kenley Air Show Ltd greatly regret that we have had to postpone this years event. However, we are fully committed to providing an even better show in 2014.”

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