Following on from the success of the 2013 RAF Waddington International Air Show, plans for the 2014 Air Show are already under way.
The 20th RAF Waddington International Air Show will take place over the weekend of the 5 & 6 July 2014. Advance admission tickets and flight-line enclosure places have gone on sale online as of 9am on Friday 1 November.
The 2014 Air Show will focus on the following themes: Commemoration of the onset of the First World War, 65th Anniversary of NATO, 70th Anniversary of D Day and the 50th Display Season of the Red Arrows. The spectacular 7-hour flying display will feature the Red Arrows, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the RAF Falcons freefall parachute team and many more military and civilian aircraft from the UK and around the world.
The largest of all the RAF Air Shows offers a truly unforgettable day’s entertainment for the whole family. The Air Show includes an extensive range of ground displays and over 250 trade stalls, craft marquees, a traditional funfair, classic cars & vintage military vehicles and two exhibition hangars with hands-on exhibits from all three Armed Forces.
Since the inaugural show, held in 1995, the event has increased significantly in size and stature and is now one of the country’s largest and most popular air shows. The main purpose of the show is to increase public awareness and understanding of the RAF and its role today. All profits are donated to RAF and local charities. Over the past nineteen years, the annual air show has raised £3.1 million for charity.