Tickets have gone on sale for the Abingdon Air & Country Show, the first major display of the 2009 UK airshow season.

The show will be held on May 3rd at Abingdon Airfield (Dalton Barracks), adjacent to the A34.

Air displays already confirmed include the Dukes of Cassutt air racing team, a newly restored Hawker Hurricane and a T-28 Fennec.  Other air displays will be announced over the coming weeks.  There will also be static aircraft, an aircraft fly-in and pleasure flights.

The 2009 event marks the 10th anniversary of this popular event, whose reputation has grown in recent years. Many airshow enthusiasts now begin their season with a visit to Abingdon.

However, the show is also a great family day out with numerous attractions on the ground. New features this year include a farmers’ market and live musical performances by Fiona Harrison, who will be performing a medley of 1940s numbers.

Other highlights include an RBS Williams Formula 1 Grand Prix Show Car, classic cars, a mobile farm, vintage military vehicles, Doctor Who Daleks, tank rides, trade stalls and a craft fair.

Tickets prices are as follows:

 

In advance

    

On the day

Adults (16 and over)

£8.00

    

£10.00

Family (2 adults + 2 kids)

£22.00

    

N/A

OAPs

£4.00

    

£5.00

 

 

 

 

Children (aged 5 to 15)

£4.00

    

£5.00

 

 

 

 

Children (under 5s)

Free

    

Free

Car parking

Free

Organiser Neil Porter commented: “With people watching their money due to the credit crunch, we are working hard to present a show that will provide a great family day out but at an affordable cost.”

For the third successive year, the show is being held in support of the Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust.

Advance tickets can be purchased online from the official show website at www.abingdonfayre.com. They are also available at the Abingdon Information Centre (within the Old Abbey House building), The Warehouse (near Coxeters), Clothes 4 Work in Didcot (opposite the Broadways Pub) and Didcot First Office (by the Next Shop). 

For more information please visit www.abingdonfayre.com.