16th-22nd July 2018, Farnborough Aerodrome, Hampshire

Last updated: June 18, 2018 at 11:14 am

Farnborough International Airshow is the most famous airshow in the UK. Held every two years, the show the UK’s shop-window for the Aerospace Industry featuring exhibitors fron the civilian, defence and space sectors. The first five days are the main trade days though the Friday hosts “Futures Day” and an “Enthusiasts Day.” The world famous daily flying display is a fundamental part of Farnborough, showcasing the most advanced commercial and military aircraft.

The Public Weekend sees a bigger five hour flying display. From the roar of the military jets to the iconic red, white and blue vapor trails from the Red Arrows, it’s an exhilarating afternoon of flying. There’s a whole host of interactive activities, exhibits and entertainment features too. Visit the Space Zone and Innovation Zone for a look into the future of aerospace, with live demonstrations and guest talks from astronauts. Take the opportunity to meet the heroes of the flying display in the ‘Meet the Pilot’ area or simply just soak up the atmosphere and wonder through the various exhibits throughout the show ground.

Images from 2016 Event

Essential Show Information


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Ticket Information

Event News/Press Releases

Latest Aircraft Participation

Royal Air Force

  • Red Arrows – BAE Systems Hawk T1 x 9 (FP) (Public Weekend – Flypasts)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Avro Lancaster B1 (FP) (TBC) (Public Weekend – SAT/SUN only)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Supermarine Spitfire (FP) (TBC) (Public Weekend – SAT/SUN only)
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight – Hawker Hurricane IIc (FP) (TBC) (Public Weekend – SAT/SUN only)

Royal Navy

  • Royal Navy Historic Flight – Hawker Sea Fury T20 (F) (TBC) (Public Weekend)

British Army

  • The Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team (F) (TBC) (Public Weekend) – Princess of Wales Royal Regiment

Airbus Helicopters

  • Airbus Helicopters H125 (S) (TBC)

Air Tractor

  • Air Tractor AT802u (S) (TBC)

Antonov Design Bureau

  • Antonov An-132 (S) (TBC)
  • Antonov An-178 (S) (TBC)


  • ATR 72-600 (S) (TBC)

BAE Systems

  • BAE Systems Hawk (S) (TBC)
  • Eurofighter Typhoon (S) (TBC)
  • Panavia Tornado GR4 (S) (TBC)


  • Beechcraft T-6C Texan II (S)
  • Beechcraft King Air 350i (S)


  • Bombardier Dash-8 Q400 (S) (TBC)
  • Bombardier Global Express 6000 (S) (TBC)
  • Bombardier CRJ900 (S) (TBC)


  • Cessna Citation CJ4 (S)
  • Cessna Grand Caravan EX (S)

Cranfield University

  • BAe Jetstream 31 (S)
  • Scottish Aviation Bulldog (S)


  • Dassault Falcon 8X (S)
  • Dassault Falcon 900LX (S)


  • Dornier 328 (S) (TBC)


  • Embraer KC-390 (F)
  • Embraer E190 E2 (F)
  • Embraer Legacy 500 (F)
  • Embraer ERJ135 (S)


  • Westland Sea King HU5 (S)

Lockheed Martin

  • Lockheed Martin LM-100J Super Hercules (S) (TBC)
  • Sikorsky MH-60R (S) (TBC)


  • KAI T-50 Golden Eagle (S) (TBC)

Mitsubshi Aircraft Corporation

  • Mitsubshi MRJ90 (F/S)


  • Pilatus PC-24 (S) (TBC)
  • Pilatus PC-21 (S) (TBC)
  • Pilatus PC-12NG (S) (TBC)

Spanish Navy

  • McDonnell Douglas AV-8B+ Harrier II+ (F) (Public Weekend)


  • Sukhoi Superjet 100 (S) (TBC)

T2 Aviation

  • Boeing 727-2S2F (F)
  • Boeing 727-2S2F (S)


  • TAI T129 ATAK (S) (TBC)
  • TAI Hurkus (S) (TBC)
  • TAI Anka (S) (TBC)
  • TAI/Sikorsky S70i (S) (TBC)

United States DoD

  • Boeing CH-47D/F Chinook (S)
  • Boeing F-15 C/E Eagle (S) (TBC)
  • Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules (S)
  • Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk (S) (TBC)
  • Lockheed/Alenia HC-27J Spartan (S) (TBC)
  • Boeing AH-64D Apache (S) 
  • Lockheed Martin F-16C Fighting Falcon (F/S) 
  • Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet (S) (TBC)

Classic Jets and Cold War Era Types

  • Dornier-Dassault/Breguet Alpha Jet A (F) The Flying Bulls (Public Weekend)
  • Douglas DC-6B (F) The Flying Bulls (Public Weekend)
  • Bristol 171 Sycamore (F) The Flying Bulls (Public Weekend)
  • Piper O-1/L-19 Bird Dog (S) Phillip Winterbottom (Public Weekend)
  • North American OV-10B Bronco (S) Bronco Demo Team (Public Weekend)
  • Taylorcraft Auster AOP9 (S) Peter Gill (Public Weekend)
  • de Havilland Devon C1 (S) Aero Legends (Public Weekend)
  • Percival Prentice T1 (S) Aero Legends (Public Weekend)
  • de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T10 x 2 (S) Private (Public Weekend)
  • Folland Gnat T1 (S) Gnat Display Team (Public Weekend)
  • BAC Jet Provost T3A (S) Jet Provost Display Team (Public Weekend)
  • BAC Jet Provost T5 (S) Jet Provost Display Team (Public Weekend)


  • Supermarine Spitfire IXT (F) ARCo (Public Weekend)
  • Bristol Blenheim 1F (F) ARCo (Public Weekend)
  • Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina (S) Plane Sailing (Public Weekend)
  • Douglas C-47A Skytrain (S) Aces High (Public Weekend)
  • Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair (F) The Flying Bulls (Public Weekend)
  • North American B-25J Mitchell (F) The Flying Bulls (Public Weekend)
  • Lockeed P-38L Lightning (S) The Flying Bulls (Public Weekend)
  • Great War Display Team – RAF SE5a x 3 (F) (Public Weekend)
  • Great War Display Team – Avro 504k (F) (Public Weekend)
  • Great War Display Team – Fokker Dr1 x 2 (F) (Public Weekend)
  • Great War Display Team – Junkers CL1 x 2 (F) (Public Weekend)
  • Great War Display Team – Sopwith Triplane (F) (Public Weekend)
  • Great War Display Team – RAF BE2c (F) (Public Weekend)


  • Gyro Air Displays – Auto-Gyro Calidus (F) (Public Weekend)
  • AeroSuperBatics Wingwalkers – Boeing Stearman x 2 (F) (Public Weekend)
  • The Blades Aerobatic Team – Extra 300/330LP x 4 (F) Public Weekend
  • MBB Bo-105C (F) The Flying Bulls (Public Weekend)
  • Airbus Helicopters H135 (S) Nova Systems
  • Boeing 747-8F (S) Cargo Village/Qatar (TBC)
  • Boeing 747-8F (S) Cargo Village/Volga-Dnepr (TBC)
  • Antonov An-124 Ruslan (S) Cargo Village/Volga-Dnepr (TBC)
  • Boeing 737-800 (S) Cargo Village (TBC)
  • Stolp Starduster Too (F/S) Trescal (TBC)
  • de Havilland Canada Twin Otter (S) Viking Air (TBC)
  • Beechcraft King Air B350 (S) DO Systems (TBC)
  • Diamond DA42MPP (S) DO Systems (TBC)
  • Diamond Dart 450 (S) Diamond (TBC)
  • Diamond Dart 550 (S) Diamond (TBC)
  • Diamond DA42MPP Geostar (S) Diamond (TBC)
  • Diamond DA62 (S) Diamond (TBC)
  • Airbus A350-500 (S) Qatar Airways (TBC)
  • Boeing 737-900MAX (S) Qatar Airways (TBC)
  • Beechcraft King Air 250 x 2 (S) Sentinel
  • Beechcraft King Air 250 (S) Sundt
  • Gulfstream G280 (S) Gulfstream


AIRCRAFT” – New Addition, (F) – Flying Display, (S) – Static Display, (F/S) – Flying and Static Display, (FP) – Flypast Only, (V) – Visiting Aircraft, (SP) – Support Aircraft, “AIRCRAFT” & (TBC)Participation To Be Confirmed by Organiser

CREDITS: Great War Display Team, Plane Sailing, Farnborough International Airshow; The Flying Bulls ; The Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team ; The Blades Aerobatic Team ; Navywings