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ABOUT THE 2021
BATTLE OF BRITAIN AIRSHOW

Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, our 2020 event was the only conventional airshow to take place in Europe!  Following the success of our event, we are pleased to announce the 2021 Battle of Britain Airshow at Headcorn Aerodrome will be held on 25th – 27th June 2021.

The 2021 Battle of Britain Airshow will be our 6th event, exquisitely blending choreographed Battle-of-Britain era aircraft displays with family friendly attractions and re-enactments. We’re looking forward to engines roaring and crowds cheering for 12 one-of-a-kind air displays in the very airspace where the Battle of Britain took place over 80 years ago.

The 2021 Battle of Britain Airshow is pre-sale ticket admission only. Tickets are available now!

BATTLE OF BRITAIN AIRSHOW MAP

Please see below a map of the airshow this year. This is subject to change. To get full directions to the Headcorn Aerodrome click here.

Airshow Map

How to find us

01.

Travelling By Bus

Arriva buses run frequent services to and from Headcorn Aerodrome. Please check their website for further details.

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02.

Travelling By Car

Headcorn Aerodrome is just 15 minutes South of Junction 8 of the M20. Shenley Road can be found off the A274 Biddenden Road approximately 1 mile south of Headcorn village. FREE PARKING.

03.

Travelling By Plane

If you are a pilot and wish to fly into any of our events at the Aerodrome, you must purchase an event ticket and book in in advance. Slots are very limited! You must purchase a ticket in advance and PPR with Headcorn Aerodrome

04.

Travelling By Taxi

MTC Taxis are based in Headcorn. To book please call 01622 890003.

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05.

Travelling By Train

Southeastern trains run frequent services to and from Headcorn station which is only a 1.5 miles away. Please check their website for further details

Frequently Asked Questions

Please find below a short selection of answers to the most popular customer questions.

How do I find the show?

Full details are provided on this page on how you can get to the show by car or public transport

Can I camp at the show ground over the weekend?

Camping Tickets are sold out for the 2021 event.

Yes you can! Camping tickets are available on this website. You can bring a caravan, motorhome or tent. Camping tickets also include admission for up to 4 people for each day of the show

Is there a way to get up and close with a Spitfire?

Many ways! You can book tickets to the Spitfire Enclosure, Flight Line Premier or book a flight line walk ticket. Following the delay of the final lifting of restrictions, we will not be able to offer Sit In A Spitfire Experiences this year.

Do children below a certain age get in for free?

Children below the age of 5 years old are free for all tickets types

Do you have a map of the event?

We do. You can find all of the information about this years Battle of Britain show, including an event map on our about page. Click here to view show info.

What is the opening time on both days?

Gates on all days open at 10:00 with air displays running through the afternoon from midday. The event closes at 17:00.

Do you have a complete event schedule yet?

The display items are released through the news section of this website and a full flying programme will be updated periodically. Air displays will take place from midday on each day

Do I qualify as a carer?

Carers may gain admission to the respective enclosure using a child ticket. So if you are a carer you may gain entry with a child ticket – if you can prove you are a registered carer. Carers must provide evidence of their ‘carer’ status such as; a disability benefit award letter, Carer’s Allowance award letter or Blue Badge letter as proof of your caring role. If not available, a letter from the GP or social services could be used. If such proof cannot be produced then the full ticket price will be payable.

Can I bring my dog?

You can but it must be kept on a lead throughout the event. You should also consider whether the proximity to loud vintage aircraft is suitable.

Is there wheelchair access?

The show-ground and aerodrome is essentially a large, flat grassed field – so the site is subject to weather conditions.
Car parking is opposite the main entrance to the aerodrome with disabled parking near the entrance to the car park, you will not be allowed to drive onto the show-ground in a vehicle.

When do I get my tickets?

The Battle of Britain Airshow is a pre-sale ticketed event only. QR Code Tickets are generated electronically at the point of purchase and are immediately emailed to the email address you provided. Please ensure you check spam folders/junk inboxes if you cannot find the tickets. Tickets can be presented on the day either in printed copy or on the screen of your mobile device.

Can I buy tickets on the day?

The Battle of Britain Airshow is a pre-sale ticketed event only, tickets must be purchased in advance from the Battle of Britain Airshow website bobairshow.co.uk

Can I use my tickets to the 2020 event?

Tickets which were purchased for the June 2020 event (which was postponed to September due to Covid-19) may be used at the June 2021 event only if they were not used at the September 2020 event.

The June 2020 event was postponed and the dates released for the September event on 15th May 2020. Any tickets purchased after this date were for the September event which went ahead as planned. If you purchased your ticket after 15th May 2020, your ticket is not valid to be used at the June 2021 event.