One of north-east Hampshire’s ‘not to be missed’ occasions this summer will be found at Blackbushe Airport where thousands will gather to celebrate the airfield’s 75th Anniversary, it’s survival and incredible history. Once considered to be no less than London’s second airport, the Blackbushe of today holds much in store for her future.

Visitors to the Festival of Flight will enjoy far more than just flying displays,  the Exhibition area will include trade stands offering a wide range of goods, a sumptuous choice of food outlets,  and the chance to “fly” with the Red Arrows simulator ride!  The Army offer their dive tank, and an assault course amid their numerous exhibits, including tanks!  British Airways will be providing a large display.  The “Children’s Zone” promises to be a major attraction to the younger guests!! Event Organiser and Airport Manager Mick Lambert says, “The 75th is without doubt, north-east Hampshire’s most significant event this summer“…

If  music, or history are your thing, you’ll be taken good care of…”The Military Wives Choir”, and the “Rock Choir” will be on stage as will “Champagne at the Blitz” who will provide songs and harmonies of the 1940’s. The History Hub, meanwhile, will be the venue for learning with photos, movies, and with people ‘who were there’,  to tell the amazing history of Blackbushe Airport. A dragster will reflect upon another chapter!

And to aeroplanes, no less than three aircraft static parks with aircraft from WW2 to present day on show, while in the air a three hour flying display takes place each day, with aircraft from the diminutive Turbulent to the mighty Lancaster bomber from the RAF’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

All profits from the weekend’s action will be shared between our three nominated charities.

  • Aerobility (
  • Help for Heroes (
  • Dougie Dalzell Memorial Trust (

Full details on the website, where tickets may be purchased in advance – and at a worthwhile saving to the gate price!