Dave Calderwood


With Dave Calderwood


Buckle up, it’s showtime!

 As the nights get lighter and the sun shines longer, then it can only mean one thing – it’s time to go, go, go to the shows!

Where are you planning to fly this year? There’s a whole season’s worth of fly-ins and other events coming up – and you can find most of them in our What’s On listings on the website.

But to kick off your diary planning we’ve put together our pick of the Top Ten Aviation Events, ones that could possibly form the cornerstones of your schedule, from the first of the year Vintage Aircraft Club fly-in at Turweston Airfield through to (hopefully) a repeat of the LAA Grass Roots Fly-in in September. That event has yet to be confirmed, by the way, but it was so good in 2022, we hope the LAA will repeat it.

The first event that we’ll be attending as a team is AERO at Friedrichshafen, Germany. It’s Europe’s top General Aviation show, in a brilliant location alongside Lake Constance, at a time when spring has well and truly sprung, and the aviation world is champing at the bit to get going.

We’ll be reporting on the new aircraft, new ideas, some old aircraft too, and talking to GA industry people. 

As you’ll see in our online News, there are also improved procedures for GA handling at Friedrichshafen Airport which is right next door, plus alternative airfields close by. Next month, we’ll have a preview of this year’s AERO with what we expect to see.

Our #FLY2023 Challenge is taking off as well. The dedicated forum thread is already filling up with stories of who’s done what, and what our community is thinking of doing. 

Remember, this year the target is 2,023 minutes of flying and 23 airfields logged. Let us know via the forum how you’re doing.


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