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Frequently Asked Questions

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Tickets

How many under 16s can I bring in with me on a standard admission ticket?

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We do not restrict the number of children per ticket holding adult. However, when ordering via our website, you need to request free-of-charge children's passes. This is so we can keep a track of the number of young people we have attending.

Why haven't I received my e-tickets / I have deleted the email with the link to my e-tickets?

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When you placed your order you should have received an email with a PDF attachement of your e-tickets for you to print out or show on your smartphone.

If you did not receive this email or have deleted it in error you may download your eTickets by accessing your order on the website.

  • Login HERE with the email address and password you used to place the order.
  • Click on Completed Orders
  • Click on the relevant order reference.
  • Click on Download your e-ticket

I can no longer make it to the show. Can I return my tickets for a refund?

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All admission tickets/enclosures are sold on a non-refundable basis. However, should there be extenuating circumstances for requesting a refund (such as a bereavement or medical emergency) we ask that you return your tickets by post along with an explanation and we shall consider your request following the event.

Please post to: Customer Services, Scampton Airshow, PO Box 1940, Fairford, Glos GL7 4NA

Please be aware all tickets are barcoded and prior to any credits being made each ticket will be checked to ensure it has not been used for entry to the airshow.

When will I receive my enclosure pack?

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When you order online you can print your e-ticket or show it on your mobile device at the entry point. If you have purchased enclosure tickets, you need to print off/show your admission ticket in the same way and the wristband, swing tag or lanyard pass, which gives you entry to the actual enclosure, will be posted to you with an information pack.

How do I order/I have forgotten to order child tickets?

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Simply visit our website, login to your account and add the correct number of children's passes to your basket, or call our ticket hotline on 01522 396 600 between 8.30-5.30, Monday to Friday, and we will be happy to help.

Alternately any children under 16 arriving without a ticket will have a barcode scanned at the entry point and allowed access to the showground.

I have won or been given tickets, but need child tickets?

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Any children (under 16s) arriving without a ticket will have a barcode scanned at the entry point and allowed access to the showground.

Do you have a family ticket?

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We do not need to have a 'family' ticket as children (under 16s) are free of charge and we do not restrict the number of children per adult. When placing your order on our website please do not forget to order the relevant number of free child tickets.

Why do tickets have to be purchased in advance and not available on the gate?

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The decision to only sell advance tickets was made so that we have more control over the amount of traffic travelling to the airshow each day.

As we have an e-ticketing system, providing we haven't sold out you will be able to order your tickets via our website up until the day of the show.

Will I be able to see the aircraft on standard admission?

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Yes, the standard admission ticket allows you access onto the airfield where you can browse all the static displays, trade stands, exhibitions and many other activities. 

My child is 15 will I be asked for ID?

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You may be asked for ID so bring some with you just in case.

Does it matter what name is printed on the tickets?

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The name on the ticket is for administration purposes only. Each e-ticket has a unique barcode which will be scanned at the ticketing points. This scanning process then invalidates multiple uses of the same barcode.

Can I change my tickets for another day?

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No, all Scampton Airshow tickets are sold as non-transferable and non-refundable.

What will you do if someone turns up over the weekend without a ticket?

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People turning up at the entry gates without a ticket will be turned away.

Why have I been charged an admin fee when I have printed off my tickets?

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The admin fee charged per booking is comparable with other ticket sellers. It pays for credit/debit card processing services, merchant fees, installation and maintenance of computer and scanning hardware and software, telephone lines, labour and all other costs associated with a ticket transaction.

What facilities are provided for registered disabled visitors?

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Please see HERE.

Do you offer Military Discount?

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Our Defence Discount Service code has proven very popular and has now filled all the allocated bookings.


Do children need a ticket for the Flightline Grandstand/Lincolnshire Life Enclosure/Dambusters Enclosure?

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Children 4 years old and under do not require a ticket as long as they do not occupy a seat. Children aged 5 years and upwards require a ticket, but please note children under the age of 5 are not permitted in the Dambusters Enclosure.

Can I book to attend the Scampton Airshow as part of a coach trip?

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If you bring at least 20 adults and travel in one vehicle you will receive a coach operators discount . 

Coach travel organisers please see HERE or email wendyt@rafcte.com

Is there a concession for Personal Assistants/Carers?

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Yes - All disabled visitors attending the Scampton Airshow on a paid for adult admission ticket on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September are entitled to bring one PA/Carer free of charge. The PA/Carer concessionary ticket must be requested when placing your order.

Children (under 16s) with a disability must be accompanied by an adult paying the full retail rate, as with all child tickets for the venue.

To book please call our Customer Services Department on 01522 396 600 (Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm)

How can I apply for charity tickets?

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We have a very limited number of charity tickets available to local groups, organisations and charities. To read the terms and conditions and apply for tickets please click HERE.
Travel and Accommodation

Where can I find accommodation nearby?

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Local accommodation tends to be booked well in advance of the event and it is therefore best to book early. To find nearby accommodation please try the Visit Lincoln website.

Where can I find camping in the nearby area?

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There are a number of campsites in the area. Details are available from our accommodation/local area page of the website as detailed above.

Can I get a taxi? Can I get dropped off?

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Sorry drop off / pick up is not recommended due to the one way systems that are in place. We do operate a bus service from Lincoln, opposite the train station, which travels direct to the airfield. 

Opening Times

What time does the show start / finish?

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The airfield will open from 8.00am and close at 7.00pm.

Flying will take place between 11.00am and 4.00pm.

What time is Park and View open?

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Opening times:

  • Thursday 7 September: 7.30am - 5.30pm
  • Friday 8 September: 7.30am - 5.30pm
  • Monday 11 September: 7.30am - 4.30pm

 

Parking

What time do the car parks open?

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The car parks are open from 7am.

What is the postcode for Sat Nav purposes?

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All Standard Admission ticket holders must park in the Lincolnshire Showground and use the free shuttle bus service. 

Drivers arriving to use the showground park and ride system can follow the postcode LN2 2NA, which will get them to the general area. 

Drivers who are parking on the airfield to access their enclosure should follow the instructions provided in their packs.

Can I get back to my car during the day?

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You can have re-admittance to the airfield up until 5pm. Please check with the gate team before leaving the show ground.

Can I bring my bicycle in to the airfield?

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No, bicycles must be left in the car parks where they can be secured to the fencing provided.

Aircraft

What aircraft will be at Scampton Airshow?

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You can view the most current list on the aircraft participation page. This is updated regularly. Aircraft are only added when we have written confirmation of their attendance.

Can I fly into Scampton Airshow as a day visitor?

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As you are no doubt aware, the airfield will be incredibly busy over the period of the event with arrival and departure slots, and indeed dispersal space, at an absolute premium. For this reason we will need to limit aircraft visiting on a daily basis to only those operated by:

  • Display Sponsors
  • VIP's - military or civilian

 

At the Show

Can I bring my own food / picnic / foldaway chairs?

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Yes, you are welcome to bring your own food and drink although catering is also provided on the airfield. You may bring fold away chairs or picnic blankets to sit on and can leave these and picnic/coolboxes in the free of charge Drop Zone.

Can I have a BBQ on the airfield or in Lincolnshire Showground?

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No, these are not allowed.

Can I bring my dog/any animals with me?

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Unfortunately dogs or any other animals are not permitted entry to the showground or Scampton Airshow or Lincolnshire Showground car parks. This is not only for health and safety reasons, but the vast majority of aircraft are extremely noisy and very likely to cause distress to any animal. Please also note Police patrol the car parks and will take action if an animal has been left in a car.

Should we bring ear defenders?

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We definitely recommend ear defenders for babies/young children as the majority of aircraft displaying are extremely loud. 

Where will I find cash machines on the airfield?

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ATM Machines will be available at each of the Service Stations.

Where will I find food to purchase?

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A full range of catering will be located at the Service Stations and the Vintage Village.

Is there anywhere to safely leave any heavy items or shopping whilst at the show?

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We provide a free Drop Zone facility that will allow you to make the most of your day by leaving shopping, picnics and any other heavy items in a secure location. 

Park and View

Where is the Park & View enclosure?

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The Park & View Enclosure is located on site at RAF Scampton at the North end of the runway. Use postcode LN1 2ST and then follow the signs for the Park and View Enclosure.

What time does the Park & View enclosure open?

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Thursday 7 September: 7.30am - 5.30pm.

Friday 8 September: 7.30am - 5.30pm.

Monday 11 September: 7.30am - 4.30pm.

Cars cannot be left overnight in the car parks.

What can I see at Park & View?

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Aircraft arrivals and departures, plus a number of aircraft will rehearse their display routines during the days before the show. Due to operation reason beyond our control a small number of aircraft may arrive or depart prior to or after the Park & View days.

How can I find out which aircraft are arriving / departing / rehearsing?

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The dynamic nature of aircraft arrivals and departures means we are unable to produce a definitive list of aircraft you can expect to see. However you can be sure to have a great day out and see some spectacular aircraft arriving and departing the first ever Scampton Airshow.

Where can I buy a ticket for Park & View?

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Tickets can be bought in advance, either on our website or by phoning our ticket hotline on 01522 396 600 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm). Children under 16 are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Can I walk to the Park & View enclosure?

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Yes you can walk to the Park and view enclosure but you will still require a Park and View ticket.

Are there toilet facilities in Park & View?

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Yes, toilet facilities are available at the Park and View enclosure.

Are there dedicated disabled facilities at Park & View?

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Park & View has a limited disabled parking area, on a strictly first come, first served basis. Please display your blue badge at the gate, where you will be directed accordingly. 

Are there traders and catering in Park and View?

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Catering is available at the Park and View site.

Can I bring my dog to Park & View?

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Unfortunately dogs are not permitted entry to the Park & View enclosures or car parks. This is not only for health and safety reasons, but the vast majority of aircraft at the airshow are extremely noisy and very likely to cause distress to dogs, due to their acute hearing sensitivity. Please also note Police patrol the car parks and will take action if an animal has been left in a car.


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