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Display dates and venues

2016 season: Show dates and venues

Here is a list of where you can see the Red Arrows in 2016 - the team's 52nd season.

Unless otherwise stated, these dates and venues are displays.

Displays are subject to any pending site surveys, weather and other operational changes, which can occur right up to a scheduled performance. Some displays may be added or changed as the season progresses.

The decision on where the Red Arrows perform is controlled by the Royal Air Force Events Team and follows a carefully-managed application process. Click here to find out how to apply for a Red Arrows display.

For more information on individual shows, contact the event organiser or follow the links provided.


8 May Shuttleworth Season Premiere, Biggleswade, Central Bedfordshire

21 May Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, Lancs (DISPLAY TIME - 1830L)

28 May Durham Skylive Airshow, Durham Tees-Valley Airport, Darlington - (DISPLAY TIME - 1510L)

29 May The American Air Show, IWM Duxford, Cambridge - (DISPLAY TIME - 1650L)

29 May FIA European Drag Race Championships, Santa Pod Raceway, Bedfordshire - (DISPLAY TIME - 1300L)


4 June Arbroath's Festival of Heroes, Arbroath, Scotland - (DISPLAY TIME - 1500L)

7 June Isle of Man TT Races (Douglas), Isle of Man - (DISPLAY TIME - 1930L)

10 June Luchtmachtdagen, Leeuwarden AB, Netherlands - (DISPLAY TIME - 1430L)

11 June Biggin Hill Festival of Flight, Biggin Hill Airport, Kent - (DISPLAY TIME - 1545L)

12 June Torbay Air Show, Paignton Green, Torbay - (DISPLAY TIME - 1530L)

12 June Festival of Transport Barry Island, Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales - (DISPLAY TIME - 1200L)

17 June Battle of Britain Memorial Show, Folkestone - (DISPLAY TIME - 1400L)

18 June Weston Air Festival, Weston-Super-Mare - (DISPLAY TIME - 1410L)

19 June RAF Cosford Air Show, Shropshire - (DISPLAY TIME - 1445L) (The pilots Reds 1-10 will be at the Red Arrows PR tent from 1645-1745hrs to meet the public)

23-24 June Goodwood Festival of Speed - (DISPLAY TIME - 23 June - 1230L, 24 June - 1215L)

25 June Armed Forces' Day National Event Cleethorpes, Sea Front, Cleethorpes - (DISPLAY TIME - 1200L)

26 June Belgian Air Force Days, Florennes Air Base, Belgium


2 July Yeovilton Air Day, Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, Somerset - (DISPLAY TIME - 1300L)

2-3 July Wales National Airshow, Swansea -(DISPLAY TIME - 2 July - 1630L, 3 July - 1520L)

8, 9 & 10 July Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire - (DISPLAY TIME - 8 July - 1415L, 9 July - 1530L, 10 July - 1530L)

10 July 2016 Formula 1 British Grand Prix, Silverstone - (DISPLAY TIME - 1220L)

11, 15, 16 & 17 July Farnborough International Airshow, Hampshire - Flypasts and ground activities are planned by the team, including engaging with adults and young people, but no aerobatic displays by the Red Arrows will take place at the event.

21 July Lyme Regis Charities' Week, West Dorset

22 July America's Cup, Southsea - (DISPLAY TIME - 1200L)

22-23 July Sunderland International Airshow, Sunderland - (DISPLAY TIME - 22 July - 1930L, 23 July - 1605L)

23 July Scotland’s National Airshow, National Museum of Flight, East Fortune - (DISPLAY TIME - 1245L)

24 July Bray Air Display, County Wicklow, Ireland - (DISPLAY TIME - 1400L)


6 August Newcastle Festival of Flight, Northern Ireland

7 August Blackpool Air Show, Promenade, Blackpool

10 August Falmouth Week, Cornwall - (DISPLAY TIME - 1815L)

11 August Cowes Week, Isle of Wight - (DISPLAY TIME - 1900L)

12-13 August Eastbourne International Airshow, Eastbourne

14 August Herne Bay Airshow, Herne Bay, Kent

17 August Cromer Carnival, Norfolk

17 August Weymouth Carnival, Dorset

19 August Dawlish Carnival, Dawlish

18, 19, 20 & 21 August Bournemouth Air Festival, Bournemouth

25-26 August Clacton Airshow, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex - (DISPLAY TIME - 1300L)

26 August Sidmouth Regatta, Sidmouth, Devon - (DISPLAY TIME - 1830L)

27 August Carfest South, Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire - (DISPLAY TIME - 1930L)

27-28 August Dunsfold Wings & Wheels, Surrey - (DISPLAY TIME - 27 August - 1530L, 28 August - 1200L)

28 August Rhyl Air Show, Denbighshire, Wales

29 August Isles of Scilly Maritime Gathering, Isles of Scilly


2 September Chatsworth Country Fair, Bakewell, Derbyshire

3 September Scottish Airshow, Prestwick

3-4 September Northern Ireland International Airshow, Portrush

4 September Chatsworth Country Fair, Bakewell, Derbyshire

8 September RAFA Guernsey Air Display, Guernsey

8 September Jersey International Air Display, Jersey

10 September Southport Air Show, Southport, Merseyside

11 September Great North Run, Newcastle

11 September The Duxford Air Show: Meet The Fighters, Duxford, Cambridgeshire

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