The organisers of the RAFA Battle of Britain Shoreham Airshow are delighted to confirm the dates forthe 2012 event as September 1st and 2nd. The theme will be ‘CELEBRATING THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE RAF CENTRAL FLYING SCHOOL.’The dates have been moved back due to the 2012 Olympics and the limitations of airspace over theSouthern part of the UK. Derek Harber Acting Airshow Organiser said, “These things at times cannot be avoided and we havebeen in lengthy discussions with the CAA and display pilots to select a suitable date that will fit in withthe busy Airshow schedules planned for 2012.” He added, “The theme will be a deserving tribute to the‘RAF Central Flying School’ which has been responsible for flight training for the RAF and we hope toget maximum support both in the air and on the ground from the RAF.”
Changes in general for the show will be announced during 2012. This will include more ground attractions linked to airside ground activity. The Flying Programme will be re-vamped and a specific Flying Display Committee under Display Director Peter Eager has been set up to evaluate new displaysfor the Airshow.
The 2011 show was a great success both weather and attendance wise but the overheads in running anevent this size with the increased costs of fuel has meant that the organising committee have had to look at their total spend to maximise costs to bring in a different yet more appealing show for those attending whilst keeping ticket prices low.
Tickets for this year’s show are already on sale from the Shoreham Airshow Website.