RAF Scampton

More than 50,000 people have attended the inaugural Scampton Airshow, with organisers describing the event as a huge success.

Over 100 aircraft took part in the show at RAF Scampton over the weekend of September 9 and 10, with 41 in the flying display and 63 in the static line-up.

This was the first major airshow in Bomber County in three years, following the cancellation of the event at RAF Waddington.

Take a look at our selection of our best pictures from the event.

Scampton Airshow chief executive Andy Armstrong said the event’s success had exceeded his expectations.

He said: “Launching a new airshow involves a huge amount of planning and I must pay tribute to the many agencies that have come together to deliver a very safe and successful event.

“We had our fair share of sunshine amongst a few short showers but this failed to dampen the spirits of our very enthusiastic and supportive visitors.

“It was great to see so many people enjoying themselves over the weekend.”

With just one day to go before Scampton Airshow 2017, all hands have been on deck to make final preparations for the event.

The two-day show, which will take place on September 9 and 10, will see a number of static and flying displays from a number of aircraft including the Red Arrows.

Taking place at RAF Scampton, over 25,000 people are expected to attend on both days.

Scampton Airshow 2017 will feature a mix of modern military jets, historic warbirds, civilian display acts and the RAF Falcons.

Throughout the event there will be a five-hour flying display, with the likes of the Breitling Wingwalkers, the BAC Strikemasters and an OV-10B Bronco taking centre stage.

To buy tickets, click here.

With just five days to go until the first Scampton Airshow, organisers are making final preparations for the big day.

Over 25,000 people are expected to attend on both days this weekend. All hands are on deck to ensure everything runs smoothly for the first ever show.

We spoke to airshow CEO Andrew Armstrong and Assistant Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police Shaun West ahead of the show:

To ensure you get the most out of the day, Lincolnshire Reporter has created the ultimate guide to the show:

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When is the show?

Photo: Red Arrows

Lincolnshire’s new airshow at RAF Scampton, north of Lincoln, will take place on September 9 and September 10, 2017.

It will take place at the home of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team – The Red Arrows.

How to get there

Access to the airshow can be made via the A15.

RAF Scampton is based on the A15. Photo: Google Maps

Travelling by car

All Standard Admission ticket holders will have to use the free shuttle bus from the nearby Lincolnshire Showground.

Drivers arriving to the Lincolnshire Showground can follow the postcode LN2 2NA, which will get them to the general area. Local road restrictions will be in place around the immediate vicinity.

From Lincoln

The event will be clearly signed for all traffic from Lincoln along two routes, North along the A15 and North West along the B1398 Middle Street.

From Gainsborough

Take the A156 Southbound until Marton, then taking a left turn onto the A1500. Pass through Sturton by Stow and, from this point, all routes will be clearly signed and attendees should follow the yellow signs at all times to their designated parking area.

From Horncastle

Take the A158 towards Lincoln. Follow the Lincoln ring road from Wragby roundabout until the Riseholme Roundabout, turning right to follow the A15 North to the Lincolnshire Showground.

The Breitling Wingwalkers will perform at Scampton Airshow

Bus service from Lincoln

Organisers will be running a bus service from opposite Lincoln Central Station at a subsidised price of £3.

Click here for more information.


Parking will be available at Lincolnshire Showground for the show.

Car parking is free for admission ticket holders at the Lincolnshire Showground.

The car parks will be open from 7am.

There will be a shuttle bus transferring people from the Showground to the RAF base.

The CF-18 Hornet fighter jet will come to the Scampton Airshow in September

Admission and tickets

For those who have not yet bought tickets, admission tickets must be bought online in advance.

One day ticket prices:

      • Saturday, September 9: £39.00
      • Sunday, September 10: £39.00

Under 16s are free with every ticket holder.

To book online click here or call 01522 396 600 (8.30am – 5.30pm, Mon – Fri).

The Vietnam-era OV-10B Bronco will appear at the Scampton Airshow

What to see

Scampton Airshow 2017 will feature a mix of modern military jets, historic warbirds, civilian display acts and the RAF Falcons.

Already confirmed for the five hour flying display are:

      • Red Arrows
      • RAF Typhoon
      • Belgian F-16
      • French Alpha Jet
      • Breitling Wingwalkers
      • Catalina
      • Global Stars
      • Gyro Air Displays
      • P-51 Mustang
      • Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron Vampires
      • Gazelle Squadron
      • BAC Strikemasters
      • Rich Goodwin Pitts Special
      • RAF Falcons
      • OV-10B Bronco
      • Avro Anson

Due to an engine fault, it is not yet clear whether aircraft from the BBMF will be able to perform.

Confirmed static aircraft include:

      • Canadian CF-18 Hornet
      • Buccaneer S2B
      • F-4F Phantom
      • Hunter Mk.58
      • Su-22M-4 ‘Fitter’
      • Gazelle helicopter
      • Dutch F-16 Fighting Falcons x2
      • RAF Hawk T.1
      • RAF Hawk T.2
      • RAF King Air
      • RAF Tornado x2
      • RAF Tucano x2
      • RAF Grob Tutor
      • RAF Typhoon

Road closures

A number of road closures will be in place from Tuesday, September 5 to Sunday, September 10. Restrictions will be implemented as and when required in each location during this period.

Road Closure Orders in place on:

      • A15 (Closed Southbound only from A631 to Horncastle Lane), Caenby Corner/Grange De Lings
      • A15 (Horncastle Lane to A46), Riseholme/Grange De Lings
      • Horncastle Lane (Closed Westbound only from A46 to A15), Grange De Lings
      • Riseholme Park (Closed at junction with A15), Riseholme
      • Riseholme Lane (Closed at junction with A15), Riseholme
      • Hall Lane (Closed at junction with A15), Grange De Lings
      • A1500 Tillbridge Lane (B1398 to A15), Welton Cliff
      • Main Street (Village Hall Access Road to A15), Hackthorn
      • Old Ermine Street (A15 to Cliff Road), Hackthorn Cliff
      • Heath Lane (A15 to Brink Hall Farm Access Road), Welton Cliff/Welton
      • Middle Street (Ingham Lane to School Lane), Cammeringham/Brattleby
      • Ingham Lane/AKA Cow Hill (B1398 to A15), Cammeringham
      • Cammeringham Hill (Closed Eastbound only from B1398 to Middle Street), Cammeringham
      • School Lane (Closed Eastbound only from B1398 to Middle Street), Brattleby
      • Gibson Drive, Scampton
      • Middle Street (No through road off High Street), Scampton

30mph Speed Limit Order in place on:

      • A1500 Till Bridge Lane (From B1398 to A15), Scampton

No Right Turn Order in place on:

      • Scampton Way onto A15 (except for buses)
      • A15 onto Ermine Crescent
      • Ermine Crescent onto A15

40mph Speed Limit Order in place on:

      • A15 (Between Heath Lane & a point 1000 metres North), Scampton

No Waiting/No Loading At Any Time Order in place on:

      • A15 (Showground Main Entrance Gate 1 to Saxby Cliff Road), Grange De Lings/Saxby
      • B1398 (High Street to New Street) Fillingham/South Carlton
      • Saxby Cliff Road (From A15 to a point 1100 metres East), Saxby
      • Ingham Lane (A15 to B1398), Cammeringham
      • Middle Street, Cammeringham
      • School Lane, Brattleby
      • Heath Lane (Cliff Road to A15), Welton Cliff/Welton
      • Horncastle Lane, Grange De Lings
      • A1500 Tillbridge Lane (A15 to B1241), Welton Cliff/Sturton By Stow
      • Thorpe Lane (B1398 to a point 200 metres West), Brattleby
      • Moor Lane, Aisthorpe
      • Church Lane (Middle Street to Moor Lane), Aisthorpe
      • Main Street (B1398 to Church Lane), North Carlton

Public Right Of Way (PROW) Closure Orders in place on:

      • PROW 38 (From B1398, Aisthorpe to RAF Scampton Boundary)
      • Scampton Viewpoint Car Park (Located Northwest of B1398/A1500 junction)

Local diversion routes and access arrangements will be signposted.

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