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Scampton Airshow

Scampton Airshow - The UK's New International Aviation Spectacular

At the Scampton Airshow 2017 crowds of 50,000 over the weekend were thrilled by a unique mix of modern military jets, historic warbirds, civilian display acts, the RAF Falcons - the UK's premier military parachute team, all joining the world famous Red Arrows performing at their home base! The inaugural Scampton Airshow took place on the weekend of 9-10 September 2017.

RAF Scampton hosted 104 aircraft over the airshow weekend, both in the air and on the ground. Visitors were immersed in a feast of aviation, meeting crews from around the world, getting up close to aircraft in the static park, as well as experiencing the amazing 5 hour flying display!

The new event raises funds to support the RAF Charitable Trust.


The Scampton Airshow gave visitors the rare opportunity to visit this historic RAF Station and experience its' 100 years of aviation. From WW1 and WW2 and the famous 617 'Dambusters' Squadron, through to the Cold War when Scampton was a key station for the Vulcan. Airshow goers got the chance to experience to this rich aviation history by visiting the exhibits and displays in the Heritage Hangar, with a limited number of pre-booked tours for the Heritage Museum.

The heritage theme continued as the backdrop of historic RAF Scampton is perfect for the Vintage Village where you were transported back to the 1940's with music, entertainment, re-enactors, old military vehicles, fire engines and memorabilia; all from a bygone age.

Something for everyone

Up to the present day and the RAF Village where you could meet the serving men and women of your Royal Air Force, experience the diverse roles within the current RAF and get hands on with the equipment they use to keep aircraft flying. Over the airshow you were also able to meet the Red Arrows pilots, engineers and some of the other 150 people who keep the Red Arrows in the air, and feel proud at their dedication and professionalism.

Fast forward to the future and the Techno Zone where a vast range of free fun STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) activities inspired young minds and sparked the next generation of aviators and astronauts!

Scampton Airshow is perfect for families as admission is free to under 16s and there was a colourful array of activities around the airfield including the largest private collection of fire engines in Europe, classic car display, fairground rides, adrenalin fuelled flight simulators, and even helicopter pleasure flights.

From aviation enthusiasts to families, there is something for everyone at Scampton Airshow!

In this section....

  • Aircraft
    See the aircraft that attended the first ever Scampton Airshow
  • Family Fun
    Find out more about what's at the airshow, for all the family.
  • Your Visit
    Get the most from your Scampton Airshow experience!
  • Safety and Security Statement
    Safety is our number one priority, both in the air and on the ground

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