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For­ward-plan your spring and sum­mer fly­ing with our events cal­en­dar

Re­mem­ber to check with the or­gan­iser be­fore set­ting out – events may be changed at short no­tice

7 Van’s RV Fly-in Popham, Hants. popham-air­field.co.uk 7 Heathrow Air­craft En­thu­si­asts’ Fair Kemp­ton Park Race­course, Staines Road East, Sunbury-on-thames, Middx. air­craften­thu­si­ast­fair.co.uk 7 The Shut­tle­worth Col­lec­tion Sea­son Premiere Air Show Old War­den, Beds. PPR es­sen­tial on tel: 01767 627927. shut­tle­worth.org 7 Aero­jum­ble and Fly-in Breighton, North Yorks. re­alaero.com/events.htm 8 Hangar 11 Lon­don So­ci­ety of Air-bri­tain

talk by Steve Atkin on North Weald’s Hangar 11 hous­ing a Hur­ri­cane, Spitfire, Mus­tang and Kit­ty­hawk. Func­tion Room, The Bar­ley Mow, 104 Horse­ferry Road, Lon­don. Starts 1930. Email: james.dale@tesco.net 12-14 DH Moth Club 2017 Moth Fly­ing Fo­rum RAF Henlow dhmoth­club.co.uk 13 Aer­o­bilia ’17 Aero­jum­ble and Avi­a­tion Col­lec­tors Fair Boscombe Down Avi­a­tion Mu­seum, Old Sarum, Wilts. Tel: 01980 863062. Email: hugh.sil­lett48@bt­in­ter­net.com boscombedow­navi­a­tion­col­lec­tion.co.uk 13 Clas­sic Years Avi­a­tion Pho­tog­ra­phy Day Im­pe­rial War Mu­seum, Dux­ford, Cambs. iwm.org.uk/events 13 Vin­tage Piper Air­craft Club North­ern Meet­ing Breighton, N Yorks. vin­tagepiper.com 13 Pho­tog­ra­phy Event Lin­colnshire Avi­a­tion Her­itage Cen­tre, East Kirkby, Lincs. linc­savi­a­tion.co.uk 13-14 Sum­mer Fly-in Manch­ester-bar­ton Air­port. PPR at cityair­por­tand­he­li­port.com or tel: 0161 789 1362. 13-14 Wing Walk­ing Dis­plays Breighton, North Yorks. re­alaero.com/events.htm 14 Poo­ley’s Air Day Comp­ton Ab­bas, Wilts. Tel: 01747 811767. comp­ton­ab­ba­sair­field.co.uk 14 Abing­don Air & Coun­try Show Abing­don Air­field (Dal­ton Bar­racks), Oxon. abing­don­fayre. com

Tels: 01752 406660/07805 805679. Email: pete@aeronca.co.uk bod­mi­nair­field.co.uk 22 Vin­tage Piper Air­craft Club Pre-sea­son Meet­ing Sleap, Shrop­shire. vin­tagepiper.com 22-23 Royal Aero Club Air Rac­ing Week­end Le­ices­ter Air­port. Roy­alae­ro­clu­br­rra.co.uk 23 Light Air­craft As­so­ci­a­tion Wes­sex Strut 40th An­niver­sary Fly-in and ‘Meet the LAA’ Day Hen­stridge, Som­er­set. wes­sexstrut.org.uk 23 LGW 2017 28th Gatwick In­ter­na­tional Air­craft En­thu­si­asts’ Fair K2 Craw­ley, Pease Pot­tage Hill, West Sus­sex. gatwick­avi­a­tionso­ci­ety.org.uk 23 Sun­day Scram­ble and Drive-it Day Bices­ter, Oxon. bices­ter­her­itage.co.uk/events/

25 GASCO Safety Evening Rave­nair Busi­ness Avi­a­tion Cen­tre, Vis­count Drive, Liver­poolJohn Len­non Air­port. Tel: 0151 728 4734. Email: neil­bishop@rave­nair.co.uk Regis­tra­tion re­quired at goo.gl/ewxapd 29 Vin­tage Air­craft Club Spring Fly-in Tur­we­ston, Northants. vin­tageair­craft­club.org.uk 29-30 Mi­cro­light Trade Fair Popham, Hants. popham-air­field.co.uk 29-30 Wings and Wheels Fea­tur­ing the Ra­dial and Trainer Fly-in Wolver­hamp­tonHalf­penny Green. Free land­ings for vin­tage air­craft. wolver­hamp­ton­air­port.co.uk 29-1 May Large Model Air­craft Air­show Lin­colnshire Avi­a­tion Her­itage Cen­tre, East Kirkby, Lincs. linc­savi­a­tion.co.uk 30 Light Air­craft As­so­ci­a­tion Devon Strut Fly-in Dunkeswell, Devon. de­von­strut.co.uk/events 30 Wings & Wheels 2017 Old Buck­en­ham, Nor­folk. old­buck.com May 1 Aero/au­to­jum­ble & Clas­sic Ve­hi­cle Rally and Fly-in Popham, Hants. popham-air­field.co.uk 3 fly­2help Gala Din­ner 2017 RAF Club, Pic­cadilly, Lon­don. Tel: 01285 770821. 6 Royal In­sti­tute of Nav­i­ga­tion Top­nav Com­pe­ti­tion Bod­min, Good­wood, White Waltham, and Peter­borough-con­ing­ton. Re­serve date 13 May rin.org.uk/events/4784/top­nav-2017 6-7 Bri­tish Aer­o­batic As­so­ci­a­tion John Mcclean, New­bold and Ici­cle Tro­phies Com­pe­ti­tions Breighton, Yorks. aer­o­bat­ics.org.uk

UK April & IRE­LAND 1 Fen­land Vin­tage Air­field, Air­craft Lincs. Club vin­tageair­craft­club.org.ukDaf­fodil Fly-in 1 GASCO Safety Evening Wolds Glid­ing Club, The Air­field, Pock­ling­ton, East Yorks. Tel: 01759 303579. Email: tonyk152@hot­mail.com 1-4 Bri­tish Aer­o­batic As­so­ci­a­tion Judg­ing Sem­i­nar White Waltham, Berks. aer­o­bat­ics.org.uk 2 Vin­tage Sun­day Old Sarum, Wilts. old­saru­mair­field.co.uk 2 Shrop­shire Scale Model Show RAF Mu­seum Cos­ford, Shrop­shire. Tel: 01902 376200. raf­mu­seum.org 4 GASCO Safety Evening Strat­ford-on-avon Glid­ing Club, Snit­ter­field Air­field, War­wicks. Tel: 01789 731095. Email: chair­man@ strat­fordg­lid­ing.co.uk 4 The Hon­ourable Com­pany of Air Pi­lots

Se­nior Fly­ing In­struc­tors Fo­rum Cen­tral Fly­ing School, Royal Air Force Col­lege Cran­well, Lincs. Strictly pre-book­ing via email: phil@cotswoldae­ro­club.com 6 GASCO Safety Evening Sh­effield Aero Club, Netherthorpe Air­field, Work­sop. Tel: 07850 119453. Email: info@sheffiel­d­ae­ro­club.net 8 Ladies Fly-in Old Sarum, Wilts. old­saru­mair­field.co.uk 8 Dux­ford Air­field Avi­a­tion Safety Day Dux­ford, Cambs. Pre-book­ing es­sen­tial on Tel: 01223 833376, Email: Air­traf­fic@iwm.org.uk 8 Bea­gle Pup 50th Birth­day Cel­e­bra­tion Tur­we­ston, Northants. bea­glepu­pand­bull­dog­club.co.uk 8 Ladies Day Fly-in. Free land­ings for fe­male PICS. Tel: 01568 708369. shob­don­air­field.co.uk 9 Jodel Club Fly-in Popham, Hants. popham-air­field.co.uk 9 GA Com­mu­nity Fly-in and Tiger Heli­copters Open Day Shob­don, Here­ford­shire. Tel: 01568 708369. shob­don­air­field.co.uk 10 The Per­ci­val Proc­tor Lon­don So­ci­ety of Air-bri­tain talk by Mike Biddulph on his life as a son of a Proc­tor owner and his restora­tion of these rare air­craft. Func­tion Room, The Bar­ley Mow, 104 Horse­ferry Road, Lon­don. Starts 1930. Email: james.dale@tesco.net 12 GASCO Safety Evening Hawar­den, Cheshire. De­tails TBA. Tel: 07974 316123. Email: so­cial@prba.org.uk

15 GASCO Safety Pre­sen­ta­tion Old Stone Trough Pub­lic House, Colne Road, Kel­brook, Barnoldswick, Lancs. Starts 1400 hrs. Tel: 01759 303579. Email: tonyk152@hot­mail.com 21-23 Bri­tish Aer­o­batic As­so­ci­a­tion Dan Smith Me­mo­rial Tro­phy Com­pe­ti­tion Dun­sta­ble, Beds. aer­o­bat­ics.org.uk 22 Feet Off Ground Fly­ing Day for Young­sters from Lit­tle Har­bour Chil­dren’s Hospice Bod­min, Corn­wall. Vis­i­tors wel­come.

19-20 Open Cock­pits Evenings RAF Mu­seum Cos­ford, Shrop­shire. Tel: 01902 376200. raf­mu­seum.org 20 The Shut­tle­worth Col­lec­tion Clas­sic Evening Air­show Old War­den, Beds. PPR es­sen­tial on tel: 01767 627927. shut­tle­worth.org 20-21 Hast­ings & Shack­le­ton 40th An­niver­sary Week­end Ne­wark Air Mu­seum, Notts. Tel: 01636 707170. Email: en­quire@ newarkair­mu­seum.org newarkair­mu­seum.org 20-21 Spring Fly­ing Meet­ing North Coates, Grimsby, Lincs. Tel: 01472 388850. north­coates­fly­ing­club.co.uk 21 Light Air­craft As­so­ci­a­tion & Home­built Fly-in Old Buck­en­ham, Nor­folk. old­buck.com 22 Light Air­craft As­so­ci­a­tion An­dover Strut Fly-in Popham, Hants. popham-air­field.co.uk 27 Ladies Day Fly-in & 1940s Hangar Dance Bod­min, Corn­wall. Tel: 01752 406660/07805 805679. Email: pete@aeronca.co.uk bod­mi­nair­field.com 27 Bri­tish Aer­o­batic As­so­ci­a­tion Open Club Event Lit­tle Grans­den, Cambs. aer­o­bat­ics.org.uk 27 Skylive Air­show Durham-tees Val­ley Air­port, Co Durham. skyliveevents.co.uk 27-28 Dux­ford Air Fes­ti­val Im­pe­rial War Mu­seum, Dux­ford, Cambs. iwm.org.uk/events 27-29 Lanc, Tank and Mil­i­tary Ma­chines Lin­colnshire Avi­a­tion Her­itage Cen­tre, East Kirkby, Lincs. linc­savi­a­tion.co.uk 27-2 June Vin­tage Glider Club UK Na­tional Rally Cotswold Glid­ing Club, As­ton Down. Tel: 07901 765855. Email: robinb@ruffn­ready.co.uk cotswoldg­lid­ing.co.uk

1-3 June Aero Expo and Heli-expo UK Wy­combe Air Park (Booker), Bucks. 2-4 Feet Off Ground Devon Scout Ae­ro­camp Bod­min, Corn­wall. Tel: 01752 406660/07805 805679. Email: pete@aeronca.co.uk bod­mi­nair­field.co.uk 2-4 Bri­tish Aer­o­batic As­so­ci­a­tion Glider Aer­o­bat­ics Na­tional Cham­pi­onships Saltby, Lincs. aer­o­bat­ics.org.uk 3 Vin­tage Air­craft Club Bonus Day Dux­ford, Cambs. Pre-book­ing es­sen­tial on Tel: 01223 833376, Email: Air­traf­fic@iwm.org.uk vin­tageair­craft­club.org.uk 3 Vin­tage Piper Air­craft Club East­ern Meet Stow Maries Great War Aero­drome, Es­sex. vin­tagepiper.com 3-4 Tor­bay Air Show Paign­ton Seafront, Devon. tor­bayair­show.com 3-4 Royal Aero Club Air Rac­ing Week­end Llanbedr, Wales. Roy­alae­ro­clu­br­rra.co.uk 3-4 Wing Walk­ing Dis­plays Breighton, N Yorks. re­alaero.com/events.htm

4 Show The Old Shut­tle­worthWar­den, Beds. Col­lec­tionPPR es­sen­tialFly Navyon tel: Air 01767 627927. shut­tle­worth.org 9-11 Bri­tish Aer­o­batic As­so­ci­a­tion Fen­land, Mcaully, Cavendish and Nathaniel Alony Tro­phies Com­pe­ti­tions. Fen­land, Lincs. aer­o­bat­ics.org.uk 9-11 45th Guernsey In­ter­na­tional Air Rally Guernsey Aero Club, CI. Early book­ing es­sen­tial. Tel: 01481 265267. Email: man­ager@guernseyae­ro­club.com web: guernseyae­ro­club.com 10 Mu­seum Day and Fly-in Breighton, North Yorks. re­alaero.com/events.htm 11 Bea­gle Air­craft Fly-in Popham, Hants. popham-air­field.co.uk 10-11 DH Moth Club Char­ity Fly­ing Event Old War­den, Beds. dhmoth­club.co.uk

OVER­SEAS April 1-2 Mel­bourne Air & Space Show Mel­bourne In­ter­na­tional Air­port, FL, USA. airandspaceshow.com 2 Fun­dación In­fante de Or­leans Fly­ing Day Cu­a­tro Vien­tos, Madrid, Spain. fio.es 4-9 EAA Sun ‘n Fun 2017 In­ter­na­tional Fly-in and Expo Lake­land, FL, USA. sun-n-fun.org 5-8 AERO Friedrichshafen 2017 Messe Friedrichshafen, Ger­many. aero-friedrichshafen.com 8 Val­ley View Air Dis­play, Val­ley View Air­field, Ger­ald­ton, West­ern Aus­tralia. kel­mac@mac­s­land.net 10-20 Ro­tor­craft Asia Show Changi Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre, Sin­ga­pore. ro­tor­craft-asia.com 11-13 ABACE Asian Busi­ness Avi­a­tion Con­fer­ence & Ex­hi­bi­tion Shang­hai, China. abace.aero/2017 15-16 Red Bull Air Race San Diego, CA, USA. red­bul­lair­race.com 14-16 Yealands Clas­sic Fight­ers Air Show Omaka, New Zealand. clas­sic­fight­ers.co.nz 29-1 May 1st World For­ma­tion Aer­o­bat­ics Cham­pi­onships Zhengzhou, China. wfac.eu

May 1 Mu­seum Open­ing Old Rhinebeck, NY, USA. ol­drhinebeck.org 4-5 Flight Safety Foun­da­tion 62nd An­nual Busi­ness Avi­a­tion Safety Sum­mit Sher­a­ton Grand Ho­tel, Chan­dler, AZ, USA. flight­safety.org 5 Fun­dación In­fante de Or­leans Fly­ing Day Cu­a­tro Vien­tos, Madrid, Spain. fio.es 6-7 Planes of Fame Air­show Chino Air­port, CA, USA. plane­sof­fame.org

13-14 Aero Club de Pi­cardie 14th An­nual Gath­er­ing of Vin­tage Air­craft Amiens, France. Email: con­tact@ae­ro­club-pi­cardie-amiens.com 13-14 Royal Aero Club Air Rac­ing Week­end Teuge, Hol­land. Roy­alae­ro­clu­br­rra.co.uk 20 2nd An­nual Spirit of St Louis Day and Fundrais­ing Gala Old Rhinebeck, NY, USA. ol­drhinebeck.org 21 13th An­nual Cole and Rita Palen Me­mo­rial Free-flight Meet Old Rhinebeck, NY, USA. ol­drhinebeck.org 22-24 EBACE 2017 17th An­nual Euro­pean Busi­ness Avi­a­tion Con­ven­tion & Ex­hi­bi­tion Pal­expo Cen­tre, Geneva, Switzer­land. ebace.aero 25-27 Helirus­sia In­ter­na­tional He­li­copter In­dus­try Ex­hi­bi­tion Cro­cus Expo, Moscow, Rus­sia. helirus­sia.ru 25-28 Bullchip­meet 2017 (Bull­dogs and Chip­munks) Abbeville, France. bullchip­meet.eu 27-28 Stampe and Er­coupe Fly-in An­twer­pDeurne Air­port, Bel­gium. stampe.be air­tat­too. com/air­show

June 3-4 Le Temps de Helicés Meet­ing Aer­ién Ami­cale Jean-bap­tiste Salis La Ferté AlaisCerny, France. ajbs.fr 3-4 Mid-hud­son R/C An­nual Spring Fun-fly Old Rhinebeck, NY, USA. ol­drhinebeck.org 3-4 Red Bull Air Race Chiba, Ja­pan. red­bul­lair­race.com 4 Fun­dación In­fante de Or­leans Fly­ing Day Cu­a­tro Vien­tos, Madrid, Spain. fio.es 8-10 11th France Air-expo and In­ter­na­tional Gen­eral Avi­a­tion Salon Lyon-bron Air­port, France. can­ne­sair­show.com 10-11 First Air Shows of the Sea­son Old Rhinebeck, NY, USA. ol­drhinebeck.org

UK Ne­wark 20 May

UK RAEC Rac­ing 22 April

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