Air Show Season

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Photo by Eric Ward

Summer is here with a bang!  It’s a great time to be a photographer.  We’ve had a fabulous poppy season, some epic sunsets and plenty of wildlife out and about.  Not to mention all the sporting contests around the country.  And we are still in the world cup, for now!  The summer is full of Air Shows planned up and down the country, and this year the shows will be special as we are celebrating 100 years of the RAF.  A great picture of the Red Arrows is on most photographers’ bucket list, so we thought we would give you a round up of where you can find Air Shows around the UK.

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Photo by Jon Robinson

Our local Air Show the Bournemouth Air Festival is on from 30th August until 2nd September.  It’s a great family friendly event with plenty of entertainment on the ground as well as in the air.  This year our lucky winners of our Sony VIP competition, will be having lunch in the hospitality marquee on the beach. So we can look forward to some of their pictures near the end of the summer.  In the meantime why don’t you get yourself and your camera down to one of these Air Shows and see what pictures you can come home with.

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Photo by Francesca Ciarlo

Date Event Location Link
6 to 8 July Southport Air Show Merseyside Visit website here
13 to 15 July Royal International Air Tattoo Gloucestershire Visit website here
14 to 15 July Flying Legends Air Show Duxford Visit website here
21 to 22 July Farnborough Air Show Farnborough Visit website here
27 to 29 July Sunderland Airshow County Durham Visit website here
11 to 12 August Blackpool Air Show Lancashire Visit website here
16 to 19 August Eastbourne Airshow East Sussex Visit website here
18 to 19 August Biggin Hill Festival of Flight London Visit website here
25 to 26 August Rhyl Air Show Denbighshire Visit website here
30 August to 2 September Bournemouth Air Festival Dorset Visit website here
1 to 2 September Scottish International Airshow South Ayrshire Visit website here
13 September Jersey International Air Display Jersey Visit website here
22 to 23 September Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show Cambridgeshire Visit website here

*Thank you to https://www.rafa.org.uk for this round up of the Air Shows.  Please note this list is not exhaustive and that these dates and venues were as known at the time of publishing this information. Readers are advised to check in advance that changes have not been made to venue or dates prior to considering attendance. The RAF Association cannot be held responsible for any changes made nor any subsequent loss due to any changes made by organisers of these events. Please also note that some events may have limited access and may not all be open to the general public without invitation. Please ensure you check with the organisers before travel.

We have a blog on Air Show photography tips and tricks in the pipeline so watch this space!

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