Vintage & Classic Aircraft Fly-In, North Weald, Essex

Air-Britain's Fly-In is the longest established UK Fly-In organised independently by and for aviation enthusiasts by Air-Britain (Events) Ltd, in association with The Squadron at the North Weald Airfield in Essex. It aims to :

  • Bring aviation enthusiasts, historians, pilots and anyone interested in aviation together in a relaxed aviation atmosphere to enable the sharing of experiences.
  • Offer the public, the opportunity to see what Air-Britain offers and to learn more about aviation and its rich history.
  • Provide aviation enthusiasts with the opportunity to appreciate, photograph and talk to the operators of the aircraft attending.
  • Enable Air Britain members to meet its Trustees and executive officers and to socialise with fellow members and like-minded historians and enthusiasts.

All aircraft types, especially those from the vintage and classic eras are invited to join us for our Fly-In. Please note there is no flying display.

Our 38th annual event was held on 17-18 June 2017. Every year we recognise some aviation anniversaries and this year we marked the 80th anniversary of the formation of Piper Aircraft, one of the world's leading aircraft manufacturers. In 2017 three Piper aircraft were also reaching anniversaries their first flights too. It was 80 years since the first flight of the J-3 Cub, which was known as the L-4 Grasshopper when used extensively in WW2 by the USAAF. It was 70 years since the first flight of Piper's first post war designs the PA-16 Vagabond and it was 50 years since the first flight of the PA-28R Cherokee Arrow, which saw the introduction of retractable undercarriage on the Cherokee range. Some images from 2017 are shown below.

Our 2018 Fly-In will be held over the weekend of 30 June - 1 July. Further updates will be provided as we move into 2018.

If you need any additional information the 2018 event please contact phil.kemp@air-britain.co.uk.

 
















Flyin 2017
Flyin 2017

 

Flyin 2017
Flyin 2017

 

Flyin 2017
Flyin 2017