New aircraft announced 100 days before start of Scampton Airshow 2017

New aircraft has been announced for the Scampton Airshow 2017, with visitors having to wait just 100 more days for the displays to begin.

Two Gazelle helicopters have confirmed they will be part of the airshow on the weekend of September 9 and 10.

A retired RAF example will be flying alongside and performing a demonstration with a retired Royal Navy Gazelle at the show, which takes place at RAF Scampton, home of the Red Arrows.

Both aircraft are now flown in civilian hands and make up the fleet of over nine aircraft operated by the Gazelle Squadron.

Visitors can see a number of flying displays from:

  • Belgian Air Force F-16 Solo Display Team
  • A-1D Skyraider
  • 2x BAC Strikemaster
  • Breitling Wingwalkers
  • Gyro Air Displays
  • Catalina
  • P-40 Kittyhawk
  • P-51 Mustang
  • Pitts Special
  • French Air Force Alpha Jet
  • Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster
  • 4x Spitfires
  • RAF Falcons
  • RAF Typhoon Display Team
  • RAF Red Arrows

The static line will include:

  • Canadian CF-18 Hornet
  • Hawk T.1
  • Hawk T.2
  • King Air
  • 2x Tornado GR.4
  • 2x Tucano T.1
  • Grob Tutor
  • Typhoon FGR.4

The Scampton Airshow will give visitors the rare opportunity to visit this historic RAF station and experience its’ 100 years of aviation.

From World War One and World War Two and the famous 617 ‘Dambusters’ Squadron, through to the Cold War when Scampton was a key station for the Vulcan.

People can get close 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.

A Vintage Village will also transport guests back to the 1940s with music, entertainment, re-enactors, old military vehicles and memorabilia; all from a bygone age.

Tickets are available on the website here.