The Abingdon Air & Country Show held at Abingdon Airfield, Dalton Barracks, Oxon. returns on Saturday 20th May for its 23rd year. This annual event provides a great day out for all the family with “something for everyone”, whilst raising money for charitable causes.
This year’s three-hour Flying Display is set to include; the BBMF Lancaster, 80 years almost to the day since the Dambusters Raid, a Hawker Hurricane Mk I, not one but two P51 Mustangs, a PBY-5A Catalina and a Yak-3. From the not-too-distant past we have the return of the Rockwell OV10 Bronco from Belgium and, from the current RAF inventory, we have flypasts from a C17 Globemaster. On the ground, amongst others will be a Tutor from RAF Benson and hopefully a C130J Hercules, possibly one of the last chances to see this aircraft before it is retired by the RAF. Again, helicopters will abound, both flying and on static, including Gazelles, Wasps, a Scout, a Sioux, a couple of Sud Alouettes and one of only two airworthy ex-Army Lynx, now in private ownership. Classic Jets radio-controlled models will give one display. Ground attractions will include the Solent Stars Motorcycle Display Team, Arena Demonstrations of Falconry and the ‘Stars’, a Craft Marquee, Live Music and Dance, Steam Engines, Classic and ex-Military vehicles of all types and sizes, various Trade Stalls, Amusements and much more.
Tickets are now available online at www.abingdonairandcountry.co.uk, please note there are no retail sales outlets this year. Car Parks, open at 7.30am, entry into the showground is from 10am.
To be in with a chance to WIN one of three Family Tickets (2 Adults & 2 Children – aged 15 or under) simply email (firstname.lastname@example.org) the answer to this question along with your contact details;
Q: HOW MANY YEARS IS IT SINCE THE DAMBUSTERS RAID?
Three winners will be selected at random from all correct entries and notified after the closing date of 25.04.23.