75 FESTIVAL OF FLIGHT
SATURDAY 1 and SUNDAY 2 JULY, 2017
In support of Aerobility, Help for Heroes
and the Dougie Dalzell Memorial Trust
Weekend Festival of Flight and Family Fun – a fabulous new two-day event celebrating the 75th anniversary of the airfield.
Seventy five years have passed since the needs of war gave rise to south-east England's Blackbushe Airport. Since opening in 1942 as an RAF bomber and fighter base this perfectly located airfield took on civil aviation activity with the advent of peace to become a major London airport in the 1950's and also the US Navy's only UK land base.
Closed by the government in 1960, the airfield continued under private ownership and today it is the thriving home to flying schools, disabled aviation charity Aerobility and varied business jet operations.
The 75th Anniversary celebrations will include both flying and ground events providing visitors the chance to experience a true celebration of flight. All profits from the "75th" will be donated to Aerobility, Help for Heroes and the Dougie Dalzell Memorial Trust who do so much for our injured service personnel and the disabled.
Blackbushe Airport opens its doors to the public for Blackbushe 75 – celebrating the incredible history of the airfield with a fantastic two-day Festival of Flight with visiting historic aircraft and entertainment on the ground.
Events on the day
Flypast from the historic Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Avro Lancaster, the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team and much much more.
Aircraft on show include historic fighter aircraft from the Second World War, the Army Historic Flight plus various vintage aeroplanes for you to inspect close up
A rare chance to see an aircraft from the British Antarctic Survey
Pleasure flights available for all in a vintage DH Rapide Biplane and modern helicopters
Tasty Food & Drink
Amusements for all the family
Competitions and Prizes for all visitors, public and pilots
Flying schools open and providing information on learning to fly
Watch the action from the Vintage Air Rally "Cloverleaf" competition taking place from the airfield over the weekend
Earlybird ticket – Adult £20, Under 5's Free, 6 - 16's Free if accompanied by an adult – up to a max of 2 tickets per adult, thereafter £5.00 per ticket. Limited Earlybird Availability
Parking and shuttle bus is free.Buy Tickets
Blackbushe Airday 2016
01 April 2016
Rarely seen British Antarctic Survey aircraft scheduled to attend
03 April 2016
Meet the Army Historic’s
04 April 2016
Pleasure flights available
06 April 2016
Great Food and Drink from The Flying Ducks Catering Company
Our contact details
Blackbushe Airport Limited
Surrey GU17 9LQ
Phone & Fax
T: 01252 471 300
F: 01252 471 310