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Polish Air Force aerobatic teams release 2019 schedules

The two aerobatic teams of the Polish Air Force have released their display dates for 2019. The announcement comes as uncertainty continues as to the status of some of Poland’s much-acclaimed solo displays.

Photo: James Connolly

Team Orlik, who fly a varying number of PZL-130 Orlik turboprop trainers, will be the only team to leave Poland this year. They will also perform heritage displays at two shows with a mixed formation of Orliks and T-6 Harvards. Flypasts and static appearances are not included in this schedule

Date Show Notes
Apr 30 Radom, Poland Team
May 18-19 AEROS Airshow, Maribor, Slovenia Solos
Jun 15-16 Turku Airshow, Turku, Finland Team
Jun 22-23 Krakow, Poland Heritage
Jun 30 Festival Aéreo de Motril, Granada, Spain Team
Jul 13 Estonian Air Force 100th anniversary, Arari, Estonia Team
Jul 20-21 Wings Over Baltics, Jurmala, Latvia Team
Aug 16-18 AeroBaltic, Gdynia, Poland Heritage
Aug 24-25 Meeting International de la Somme, Albert – Picardie, France Team
Aug 31 Miroslawiec, Poland Solos
Aug 6-7 AirPower, Zeltweg, Austria Team
Sep 14 Leszno, Poland Team
Sep 14 Sandomierz, Poland Team
Aug 22-21 Athens Flying Week, Tanagra, Greece Team

Team Iskry, the country’s sole jet aerobatic team, fly six TS-11 Iskra jets. They will not be leaving Poland this year. We have not included flypasts in this schedule

Date Show
Apr 30 Radom, Poland
May 17 Powidz, Poland
May 18 Piknik Smoglowcowy, Inowroclaw, Poland
Jun 2 Podkarpackie Pokazy Lotnicze, Turbia, Poland
Jun 8 Swidnik Air Festival, Swidnik, Poland
Jun 14 Deblin, Poland
Jun 29 Swindwin, Poland
Jul 1 Lublin, Poland
Jul 5 Deblin, Poland
Jul 11 Gdynia, Poland
Aug 7 Deblin, Poland
Aug 31 Centenary of Polskiego Aeroclub, Rzeszow Jasionka, Poland
Sep 7 Poznan, Poland
Sep 20 Deblin, Poland
Oct 6 Deblin, Poland

RAF Typhoon solo display schedule released

The RAF will stage Typhoon FGR.4 solo displays at a number of venues this year, including at two international events.

Date Show
May 25-26 Duxford Air Festival, IWM Duxford, ENG, UK
Jun 1-2 Torbay Airshow, Torquay, ENG, UK
Jun 9 RAF Cosford Airshow, Cosford, ENG, UK
Jun 14-15 Turku Airshow, Turki, Finland
Jun 29 Scarborough Armed Forces Day, Scarborough, ENG, UK
Jun 30 North East Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day, Cleethorpes, ENG, UK
Jul 6 Teignmouth Airshow, Teignmouth, ENG, UK
Jul 6-7 Wales National Airshow, Swansea, WAL, UK
Jul 13 Royal Navy International Air Day, RNAS Yeovilton, ENG, UK
Jul 19-21 Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford, ENG, UK
Jul 26-28 Sunderland International Airshow, Tyne & Wear, ENG, UK
Jul 27 Scotland’s National Airshow, East Fortune, SCT, UK
Aug 10-11 Blackpool Airshow, Blackpool, ENG, UK
Aug 10-11 Whitby Regatta, Whitby, ENG, UK
Aug 16 Cowes Week, Isle of Wight, ENG, UK
Aug 16-18 Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow, Eastbourne, ENG, UK
Aug 17-18 Biggin Hill Festival of Flight, London, ENG, UK
Aug 23 Clacton Airshow, Clacton-on-Sea, ENG, UK
Aug 24-25 Rhyl Airshow, Rhyl, WAL, UK
Aug 30-Sep 1 Bournemouth Air Festival, Bournemouth, ENG, UK
Sep 6-8 Southport Airshow, Southport, ENG, UK
Sep 21-22 NATO Days & Czech Air Force Days, Ostrava, Czech Republic

Finnish Air Force release 2019 air display calendar

The Finnish Air Force has released its 2019 display schedule, including twto international displays each for the Midnight Hawks team, F/A-18C Hornet and BAE Hawk solo displays. Other aircraft, including the L-70 Vinka, CASA C-295 and Pilatus PC-12, will also fly at domestic events.

Date Show Aircraft
May 9 Utin Journey Regiment Open Day, Utti, Finland Midnight Hawks, F18
May 14 Military Aviation Professional Event, Pirkkala, Finland Midnight Hawks, F18, Hawk, T70
May 28 Military Aviation Professional Event, Tikkakoski, Finland Midnight Hawks, F18, Hawk, PC12
Jun 4 Puolustusvoimain lippujuhlapäivän paraati Rovaniemellä, Finland F-18, flypasts
Jun 7 Sun Pampas City Festival, Ylivieska, Finland Midnight Hawks
Jun 8 Latvian Air Force 100th Anniversary, Lielvarde, Latvia Hawk
Jun 12 Defense Force Summer Tour, Joensuu, Finland Midnight Hawks
Jun 13 Defense Force Summer Tour, Kupio, Finland Midnight Hawks, F18
Jun 15 Jukola Relay, Kangasala, Finland F18, C295, PC12
Jun 15-16 Turku Airshow, Turku, Finland Midnight Hawks, F18, Hawk, T17
Jun 15 Puolustusvoimien kesäkiertue Suomenlinnassa, Helsinki, Finland Midnight Hawks
Jul 8 Helsinki-CUP Opening Ceremony, Helsinki, Finland Midnight Hawks
Jul 19-21 Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford, UK F18
Jul 27 Falcon Wings Airshow, Liettua Falcon Wings Airshow, Lithuania Hawk
Aug 1 Neste Rally, Jyväskylä Harbour, Finland Midnight Hawks
Aug 16-18 Roskilde Airshow, Copenhagen Airport, Denmark Midnight Hawks
Aug 22 Military Aviation Professional Event, Rovaniemi, Finland Midnight Hawks, F18, Hawk, T70, PC12
Aug 25 Försvarsmaktens flygdag, Ronneby, Sweden F18
Sep 4 Intti tutuksi -tapahtuma, Kouvola, Finland F-18
Sep 21-22 NATO Days & Czech Air Force Days, Ostrava, Czech Republic Midnight Hawks

Patrouille de France confirm 2019 airshow schedule

The French national aerobatic team, the Patrouille de France (PAF) will attend five foreign shows this year, according to their website, as well as a busy program of domestic shows.

Date Show
May 11 AeroExpo, Muret – Lherm, France
May 19 Meeting Plage Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
May 25-26 Meeting de l’Air d’Orange, BA115 Orange – Caritat, France
Jun 1-2 Meeting Aérien Poitiers – Le Vigeant, France
Jun 2 Meeting Aérien Sables d’Olonne, France
Jun 8 D-Day 75ème Anniversaire, Arromanches, France
Jun 9 Le Temps des Hélices, La Ferté-Alais, France
Jun 17-23 Salon international de l’aéronautique et de l’espace de Paris-Le Bourget, Paris, France
Jun 29-30 Meeting de l’Air de Cazaux, BA120 Cazaux, France
Jul 7 Meeting de France, Dijon, France
Jul 15 Meeting Aérien Palavas-les-Flots, France
Jul 18 Meeting Aérien Agde, France
Jul 20 Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford, UK
Jul 21 Meeting Aérien Deauville, France
Jul 25 Meeting Aérien Saint-Cyprien, France
Jul 28 Meeting International de la Somme, Albert – Picardie, France
Aug 3 Meeting Aérien Lacanau, France
Aug 4 Meeting Aérien Grandville – Jullouville, France
Aug 14 Les Ailes de Saint-Tropez, France
Aug 15 Spectacle Aérien Toulon, France
Aug 18 Meeting Plage Pornichet, France
Aug 28 Les Ailes Bleues, Pornic, France
Aug 31 FAI World Aerobatic Championships, Châteauroux, France
Sep 1 Meeting Anniversaire 100 ans Aéroclub, Le Havre, France
Sep 7-8 Paris Villaroche Air Legend, Melun – Villaroche, France
Sep 8 Fête de l’Air Lens, Lens – Benifontaine, France
Sep 14 Jesolo European Airshow, Jesolo, Italy
Sep 15 Meeting Aérien Montbéliard, France
Sep 17 Casablanca, Morocco
Sep 21 NATO Days & Czech Air Force Days,  Ostrava, Czech Republic
Sep 22 Athens Flying Week, Tanagra, Greece
Sep 28 Meeting Aérien Anglet, France
Sep 29 Carrefour de l’Air, Le Bourget, Paris, France
Oct 12 Free Flight World Masters, Sainte-Maxime, France

 

French Air Force Rafale C Solo Display dates 2019

Just two international shows are planned for the highly-acclaimed Rafale C solo display of the French Air Force this year.

Date Show
May 11 AeroExpo, Muret – Lherm, France
May 18 Tiger Meet Spottersday, BA118 Mont-de-Marsan, France
May 25-26 Meeting de l’Air d’Orange, BA115 Orange – Caritat, France
Jun 1-2 Sport et Collection, Le Vigeant, France
Jun 8-9 Meeting Aérien Le Tempes des Hélices, La Ferté-Alais, France
Jun 17-23 Salon International de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace du Bourget, Paris, France
Jun 29-30 Meeting de l’Air de Cazaux, BA120 Cazaux, France
Jul 7 Meeting de France, Dijon, France
Jul 12 Meeting Aérien Grimaud, France
Jul  15 Meeting Aérien Port Barcarès, France
Jul 18 Meeting Aérien Agde, France
Jul 21 Festival Aéreo de Gijón, Playa San Lorenzo, Spain
Jul 27 Meeting de Noirmoutiers, Frarnce
Jul 28 Les Ailes Bleues, Pornic, France
Aug 4 Coupe d’Europe de Montgolfières, Mainfonds, France
Aug 17 Zigermeet, Mollis, Switzerland
Aug 25 Meeting International de la Somme, Albert – Picardie, France
Aug 31 FAI World Aerobatic Championships, Chateauroux, France
Sep 7-8 Paris Villaroche Air Legend, Melun – Villaroche, France
Oct 10-14 Free Flight World Masters, Sainte-Maxime, France

Royal Navy Black Cats release 2019 schedule

YEOVILTON | The Royal Navy’s display team, the Black Cats, are back this year with a number of UK shows scheduled, and one appearence in Belgium.

Photo: James Connolly

The team historically flew two Lynx helicopters, before transitioning to the Widlcat in 2013 and standing down after the 2016 season. This year, they are back with a single Widlcat, ahead of expanding to a two-ship in the future.

See the schedule below; events not open to the general public are not included.

Date Show
Jun 1-2 Torbay Airshow, Torquay, ENG, UK
Jul 13 Royal Navy International Air Day, RNAS Yeovilton, ENG, UK
Jul 26-28 Sunderland Airshow, Tyne & Wear, ENG, UK
Jul 27 Scotland’s National Airshow, East Fortune, SCT, UK
Aug 29-Sep 1 Bournemouth Air Festival, Bournemouth, ENG, UK
Sep 6-8 Southport Airshow, Southport, ENG, UK
Sep 13 Sanicole Sunset Airshow, Hechtel, Belgium
Sep 15 International Sanicole Airshow, Hechtel, Belgium

RAF Tutor solo display dates released

The Tutor Solo Display team have published a list of shows they will be performing at in 2019. Events not open to the public have not been included.

Date Show
May 25-26 Duxford Air Festival, IWM Duxford, ENG, UK
Jun 9 RAF Cosford Airshow, Cosford, ENG, UK
Jun 15-16 Dunsfold Wings & Wheels, Dunsfold Park, ENG, UK
Jun 22-23 Weston Air Festival, Weston-super-Mare, ENG, UK
Jun 29 National Armed Forces Day, Salisbury, ENG, UK
Jul 6-7 Wales National Airshow, Swansea, WAL, UK
Jul 19-21 Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford, ENG, UK
Jul 27 Scotland’s National Airshow, East Fortune, SCT, UK
Jul 27-28 Sunderland Airshow, Tyle & Wear, ENG, UK
Aug 15-16 Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow, Eastbourne, ENG, UK
Sep 1 AirWaves, Portrush, NIR, UK
Sep 6-8 Southport Airshow, Southport, ENG, UK

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight release 2019 schedule

Display dates for the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight have been published, with the Flight’s Lancaster, Dakota, Spitfires and Hurricanes in for a busy season.

Biggin Hill and Eastbourne are the only events this year to see more than three aircraft participating. One international event is planned at Gilze Rijen in the Netherlands.

Flypasts and events not open to the general public have not been included.

Date Show Aircraft
May 6 de Havilland Day, East Kirkby, ENG, UK H
May 25 & 27 Lanc, Tank & Military Machines, East Kirkby, ENG, UK D
Jun 1 Langham Dome, Cockthorpe, ENG, UK H
Jun 1-2 Torbay Airshow, Torquay, ENG, UK DHS
Jun 2 Shuttleworth Flying Festival, Old Warden, ENG, UK S
Jun 2-5 Daks Over Normandy, IWM Duxford, ENG, UK D
Jun 5 D-Day 75, Portsmouth, ENG, UK S
Jun 9 RAF Cosford Airshow, Cosford, ENG, UK LHS
Jun 15-16 Dunsfold Wings & Wheels, Dunsfold Park, ENG, UK S
Jun 22 Newcastle Festival of Flight, Newcastle, NIR, UK D
Jun 22-23 Weston Air Festival, Weston-super-Mare, ENG, UK LHS
Jun 23 Lymm Festival, Lymm, ENG, UK D
Jun 29 National Armed Forces Day, Salisbury, ENG, UK LHS
Jun 29 Plymouth Armed Forces Day, Plymouth Hoe, ENG, UK S
Jun 29 Scarborough Armed Forces Day, Scarborough, ENG, UK S
Jun 30 North East Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day, Cleethorpes, ENG, UK H
Jul 6 Teignmouth Airshow, Teignmouth, ENG, UK S
Jul 6-7 Wales National Airshow, Swansea, WAL, UK LHS
Jul 6-7 AeroLegends Battle of Britain Airshow, Headcorn, ENG, UK HS
Jul 7 Battle of Britain Memorial Day, Capel-le-Ferne, ENG, UK HS
Jul 7 Shuttleworth Military Airshow, Old Warden, ENG, UK H
Jul 13 Royal Navy International Air Day, RNAS Yeovilton, ENG, UK LHS
Jul 13-14 Flying Legends, IWM Duxford, ENG, UK DS
Jul 19-21 Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford, ENG, UK LHS
Jul 20 Holkham Countnry Fair, Wells-next-the-Sea, ENG, UK D
Jul 26-28 Sunderland Airshow, Tyne & Wear, ENG, UK LHS
Jul 27 Scotland’s National Airshow, East Fortune, SCT, UK LHS
Jul 27 Old Buckenham Airshow, Old Buckenham, ENG, UK D
Aug 10 Whitby Regatta, Whitby, ENG, UK D
Aug 10-11 The Yanks are Back in Saddleworth, Manchester, ENG, UK L
Aug 10-11 Blackpool Airshow, Blackpool, ENG, UK LHS
Aug 11 Whitby Regatta, Whitby, ENG, UK S
Aug 15-18 Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow, Eastbourne, ENG, UK LDHS
Aug 17-18 Biggin Hill Festival of Flight, London, ENG, UK LDHS
Aug 22-23 Clacton Airshow, Clacton, ENG, UK LHS
Aug 23 Sidmouth Air Display, Sidmouth, ENG, UK S
Aug 24-25 Rhyl Airshow, Rhyl, WAL, UK DHS
Aug 25 Little Gransden Air & Car Show, Sandy, ENG, UK D
Aug 25-26 White Horse Show, Uffington, ENG, UK HS
Aug 26 Pistons & Props, Sywell, ENG, UK S
Aug 29-Sep 1 Bournemouth Air Festival, Bournemouth, ENG, UK DHS
Aug 30-Sep 1 Chatsworth Country Fair, Chatsworth House, ENG, UK S
Aug 30-31 Dartmouth Regatta, Dartmouth, ENG, UK S
Aug 31 Classic Wings & Wheels, Gilze Rijen, the Netherlands S
Aug 31-Sep 1 AirWaves, Portrush, NIR, UK D
Sep 6-8 Southport Airshow, Southport, ENG, UK DHS
Sep 12 Guesnsey Air Display, St. Peter Port, Guernsey DSH
Sep 12 Jersey International Air Display, St. Aubin’s Bay, Jersey DHS
Sep 13-15 Goodwood Revival, Goodwood, ENG, UK S
Sep 21-22 Duxford Battle of Britain Airshow, IWM Duxford, ENG, UK DHS

Red Arrows release 2019 schedule

The Red Arrows have released a list of shows where they can be seen this year before they take off on their North American tour in August.

See the European schedule below. To see the team’s North American tour schedule, click here. To see the combined Royal Air Force 2019 airshow schedule, click here.

Date Show
Jun 1-2 Torbay Airshow, Torquay, ENG, UK
Jun 2 Shuttleworth Flying Festival, Old Warden, ENG, UK
Jun 4 Isle of Man TT, Douglas, Isle of Man
Jun 5 D-Day75 National Event, Portsmouth, ENG, UK
Jun 6 Guernsey Air Display, St. Peter Port, Guernsey
Jun 9 RAF Cosford Airshow, Cosford, ENG, UK
Jun 14 Luchtmachtdagen, Volkel, the Netherlands
Jun 15-16 Dunsfold Wings & Wheels, Dunsfold Park, ENG, UK
Jun 22 Newcastle Festival of Flight, Newcastle, NIR, UK
Jun 23 Weston Air Festival, Weston-super-Mare, ENG, UK
Jun 29 Plymouth Armed Forces Day, Plymouth Hoe, ENG, UK
Jun 30 Folkestone Armed Forces Day, Folkestone, ENG, UK
Jul 5 & 7 Festival of Speed, Goodwood, ENG, UK
Jul 6 OPEN SLOT
Jul 6-7 Wales National Airshow, Swansea, WAL, UK
Jul 13 Royal Navy International Air Day, RNAS Yeovilton, ENG, UK
Jul 13 Flying Legends, IWM Duxford, ENG, UK
Jul 14 British F1 Grand Prix, Silverstone, ENG, UK
Jul 19-21 Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford, ENG, UK

RAF Tucano 2019 solo display schedule

The newly-reformed Tucano solo display from the Royal Air Force will have a busy year displaying at airshows across the British Isles.

The display is returning this year ahead of the type’s retirement in October.

Date Show
May 5 Abingdon Air & Country Show, Abingdon, ENG, UK
Jun 1-2 Torbay Airshow, Torquay, ENG, UK
Jun 9 RAF Cosford Airshow, Cosford, ENG, UK
Jun 15-16 Dunsfold Wings & Wheels, Dunsfold Park, ENG, UK
Jun 22 Newcastle Festival of Flight, Newcastle, NIR, UK
Jun 29 Scarborough Armed Forces Day, Scarborough, ENG, UK
Jun 30 North East Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day, Cleethorpes, ENG, UK
Jul 6-7 Wales National Airshow, Swansea, WAL, UK
Jul 13 Royal Navy International Air Day, RNAS Yeovilton, ENG, UK
Jul 19-21 Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford, ENG, UK
Jul 27-28 Bray Air Display, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Aug 15-16 Airbourne: Eastbourne International Airshow, Eastbourne, ENG, UK
Aug 17-18 Biggin Hill Festival of Flight, London, ENG, UK
Aug 22-23 Clacton Airshow, Clacton-on-Sea, ENG, UK
Aug 24-25 Rhyl Airshow, Rhyl, WAL, UK
Aug 29-30 Bournemouth Air Festival, Bournemouth, ENG, UK
Sep 1 AirWaves, Portrush, NIR, UK
Sep 6-8 Southport Airshow, Southport, ENG, UK