Every summer, the country plays hosts to a number of spectacular air shows all over the country. And you don’t just have to be an aviation enthusiast – the events make for an entertaining day out for all the family. Take a look at our day trip calendar so far this year, including the brand-new event at the home of the RAF Red Arrows this year…
RAF Cosford Air Show – Sunday 11th June
Cosford airfield will be a hive of activity for its annual Air Show. Attracting up to 50,000 visitors every year, the show enjoys a thrilling main air display, military displays, a Vintage Village, trade stands, and a variety of entertainment. Themes for this year are ‘International Co-Operation’, ‘Space’, ‘Battlefield Support’, and the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Includes admission to the air show and museum where you will find over 70 historic aircraft on display in three wartime hangers.
Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford – Sunday 16th July
This world-famous air show features the UK’s largest and most diverse display of aircraft both in the air and on the showground. Watch the thrilling flying display, made up by a line-up of aircraft from all over the world (an experience sure to amaze even a seasoned air show veteran!), plus first-class entertainment, activities and exhibits. The theme this year is the 70th Anniversary of the United States Air Force and visitors can expect to see some of the most iconic US military aircraft – past and present – on display.
NEW FOR 2017! Scampton Air Show – Sunday 10th September
Located at the home of the RAF Red Arrows, providing a fantastic base for a family day out filled with aviation action. This new, unique show features a five-hour flying display, a static display of modern fast jets and historic World War II aircraft, and interactive activities designed to entertain the whole family.
For our full listings of day trips departing from local pick-up points in Leicester, please click here.