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80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow Flying Programme

25th - 27th September 2020
Headcorn Aerodrome


We’re looking forward to commemorating the 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow at Headcorn Aerodrome

The show will be going ahead on 25th to 27th September with special measures in place to ensure the safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff while remaining confident that we will be able to deliver yet another fantastic family focussed airshow.

Over the coming weeks we’ll be releasing the exciting and action filled display schedule for the now three day event. We are pleased to announce the first display act confirmed for the 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow:

Display Item 1: The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF).

The BBMF have been approved to work-up a special display to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain called the ‘Dowding Display’.

The’ Dowding Display’, consists 5 aircraft which includes the Avro Lancaster bomber, Spitfires and Hurricanes.

Display Item 2: The Bi-Plane Display!

The display will open with an exciting 8-ship balbo before a series of formation and solo routines from Michael and the Stampe Display team.

The display aircraft will be:
  • The Aero Legends Thruxton Jackaroo
  • Both Aero Legends de Havilland Tiger Moths
  • The Stampe Display Team providing four of their Stampe SV4 aircraft
  • Michael Pickin and his Bucker Jungmann
Display Item 3: The Fighters

Earlier this month we were delighted to confirm The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) who will be performing The’ Dowding Display’, consisting of the Avro Lancaster bomber, three Spitfires and a Hurricane.

Not enough? We didn’t think so either.

So confirmed as display act 3 will be the fighters, consisting of:
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk I N3200
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX TD314
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk TIX NH341
  • Hawker Hurricane R4118
  • Hawker Hurricane P3717
  • Hispano Buchon BF109
Display Item 4:

Both Aero Legends C47 Dakotas confirmed for the 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow line up.

To date we have confirmed 7 Bi-planes, 6 Spitfires, 3 Hurricanes, a BF109 and the mighty Lancaster bomber for all 3 days of the Battle of Britain Airshow at Headcorn Aerodrome on the 25th - 27th September.

BUT! We wanted more..

So confirmed as display act 4 will be both Aero Legends C47 Dakotas - ‘Drag ‘em Oot’ and KP220 ‘Pegasus’. The aircraft will be flying together for the first time since the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.

Display Item 5: Soon to be announced

Display Item 6: Soon to be announced

Tickets for the three-day 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow are on sale now:
https://www.bobairshow.co.uk/book-tickets/

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I hope you don't mind, but I've updated your post above to reflect the latest announcements.
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I've been meaning to attend this show for a couple of years now but it's always clashed with something else. Looking forward to attending this year all being well. Hopefully the BBMF fighters operate from Headcorn like in the past.

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LN Strike Eagle wrote:
Thu 27 Aug 2020, 1:11 pm
I hope you don't mind, but I've updated your post above to reflect the latest announcements.
Not at all mate, apologies meant to do it the other day but just keep forgetting.

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Tickets are available on Groupon for this show.
Adult tickets are £12

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grant_w wrote:
Fri 04 Sep 2020, 2:28 pm
Tickets are available on Groupon for this show.
Adult tickets are £12
Bargain, been waiting for that deal...

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Another update

We’ve added another two warbirds, two bi-planes and another display act! To date we have confirmed 7 Bi-planes, 6 Spitfires, 3 Hurricanes, 2 C47 Dakotas, a BF109 and the mighty Lancaster bomber for all 3 days of the Battle of Britain Airshow at Headcorn Aerodrome on the 25th - 27th September.
However, like you, we still wanted more!
So confirmed as display act 5 will be both Aero Legends T6 Harvards with Spitfires TD314 ‘St George’ and NH341 ‘Elizabeth’ all expertly flown by Aero Legends pilots Antony ‘Parky’ Parkinson, Charlie Brown, Sam Whatmough and Mike Pickin!
We’re also pleased to add another two Bi-Planes to our big Bi-Plane display act! We’ll be including a Bucker Jungmann and a fifth Stampe Sv4 Bi-plane to our first display act!
A limited amount of tickets remain available for all 3 days of the Battle of Britain Airshow:
https://www.bobairshow.co.uk/
Read what we're doing to keep our visitors, volunteers and staff Covid safe:
https://www.bobairshow.co.uk/news/80th- ... -guidance/
See the full flying programme here:
https://www.bobairshow.co.uk/news/80th- ... programme/

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Just bought two tickets for Sunday. Never been to Headcorn before so I have no idea of what to expect but I'm looking forward to it.
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The Baron wrote:
Tue 08 Sep 2020, 9:22 pm
Just bought two tickets for Sunday. Never been to Headcorn before so I have no idea of what to expect but I'm looking forward to it.
https://www.airshows.co.uk/reports/uk/2 ... n-airshow/

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grant_w wrote:
Fri 04 Sep 2020, 2:28 pm
Tickets are available on Groupon for this show.
Adult tickets are £12
Only Friday left now on Groupon

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According to the Aero Legends Facebook page, they think the show can go ahead but they will decide on Friday 11 September.

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Gt5500 wrote:
Wed 09 Sep 2020, 8:41 am
grant_w wrote:
Fri 04 Sep 2020, 2:28 pm
Tickets are available on Groupon for this show.
Adult tickets are £12
Only Friday left now on Groupon
Went to book them the other day, got distracted and forgot to book through Groupon.

Epic Fail ! :D

Although i honestly think after the news of Duxford this will be the same.

Quite surprised they didn't go for the drive-in option, i certainly think it would work there.

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Any news on if it’s going ahead ?

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AARDVARK wrote:
Sat 12 Sep 2020, 1:26 pm
Any news on if it’s going ahead ?
None yet. They did post on Facebook that they would decide yesterday, but there have been no further announcements.


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Great news !!!!!! :grinning: :grinning: :grinning: :grinning: :grinning:

Gutted I can't go, cause I can't get in the UK............ :unamused: :unamused: :unamused: :unamused:



HAVE A GREAT DAY AT THE SHOW YOU ALL !!!!!!!!!!!
2020
Frisian Flag cancelled
La Ferté-Alias postponed
Laage cancelled
Meaux cancelled
Legends cancelled
RIAT cancelled
KB cancelled
Duxford quarantine

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Fantastic news, lets hope there's no further complications regarding COVID19.

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Great news, now I only get to be miserable about missing the Groupon tickets :joy:

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Gt5500 wrote:
Wed 16 Sep 2020, 8:51 am
Great news, now I only get to be miserable about missing the Groupon tickets :joy:
I missed out on mine but even through their website it's only £20, can't complain for that really... :D

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lynothehammer wrote:
Wed 16 Sep 2020, 1:53 pm
Gt5500 wrote:
Wed 16 Sep 2020, 8:51 am
Great news, now I only get to be miserable about missing the Groupon tickets :joy:
I missed out on mine but even through their website it's only £20, can't complain for that really... :D
No, it's a fair price, I just love a bargain and they don't often come around in this game so I was a bit peeved to miss it but I've bought one at full price anyway.

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I assume it is still going ahead then? I've already got a ticket.

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Groupon tickets are still available for the Friday show only. Saturday, Sunday and three day general admission tickets are now sold out on the B.o.B. site, though there are enclosure tickets available.

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Hmm have my doubts this will go ahead

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UKTopgun wrote:
Fri 18 Sep 2020, 8:15 pm
Hmm have my doubts this will go ahead
Why? I doubt AL would make a public statement that its going ahead for then to be then shot down from great height if its cancelled. Im popping along Friday for a nice relaxed show without the weekend riffraff.

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