Farnborough Airshow 2018

by Mark Kenny


Posted on June 16, 2018

Located in the south east of England, Farnborough has a long-established history in the world of aviation. Farnborough is often regarded as one of the largest and best airshows in the world as well as having the Royal Aircraft Establishment and England’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch located there.

Located in the south east of England, Farnborough has a long-established history in the world of aviation. Farnborough is often regarded as one of the largest and best airshows in the world as well as having the Royal Aircraft Establishment and England’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch located there.

This year the Farnborough Airshow will take place from the 16th to the 22nd of July and will have over 80’000 visitors alone on the 21st and 22nd. The Airshow has been a success in recent years due to the support and cooperation from the aviation industry as a whole, and now Farnborough has become a place for companies to come and advertise their new aircraft and new ideas. Over 600 exhibitors and retailers will travel to Farnborough to showcase their latest equipment as well as trade with other companies and spectators.

This year some of the main attractions at Farnborough include F-16 fighter jets, DC-6 aircraft, Boeing 727 along with many more war vintage aircraft. Not only does the Farnborough airshow exhibit flying aircraft, it also has many museums for spectators to learn about the birthplace of self-powered flight by the Wright brothers and the history of military flying.

Airbus are sponsoring the event ‘Airshow Live’, which is a mix of interviews, competitions and videos that will be presented over the public weekend. Other events include comedy events based on aviation and Flight simulators will be brought by various simulator operators to allow the public jump into the hot seat! Simulators confirmed at the moment include a Red Arrow and Eurofighter Typhoon. Non- aviation entertainment includes tank driving on a purpose-built track and free-falling experiences.

In recent years the airshow has expanded out to include space exploration featuring a fun and interactive exhibit with an emphasis on space and pioneering technology. ‘The Space Zone’ is now one of the show's most popular attractions. In 2016 UK astronaut Tim Peake spoke at Farnborough and shared his experiences of space travel.

This year’s airshow is planned on being one of the biggest ever, and IASA are hoping to take part over the public weekend. If you want to get involved, it is not too late to get involved as a volunteer for the airshow. Just visit the Farnborough airshow website to find out more!

We hope to see you there!

https://www.farnboroughairshow.com/public/participate/volunteer/