Get that Farnborough Feeling! Only 100 Days Until the Fun Begins & the Farnborough Airshow Opens to the Public

In only 100 days the Farnborough Airshow opens for the public weekend of Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July, and it is set to be as exciting on the ground as it is in the air. 

A host of attractions and exhibits will ensure visitors of all ages have fun, gain a rare insight into leading-edge technology and innovation, and enjoy one of the world’s most exciting flying displays. 

Angelica Bell, Winner of Celebrity Masterchef and The One Show presenter, and her husband Michael Underwood are returning to host Airshow Live. With cameras at the heart of the flying display, Airshow Live captures all of the action and broadcasts on big screens throughout the site along with a great mix of interviews, activities and show reports.

Show highlights include:

  • Winchester Science Centre is bringing a range of interactive exhibits, live shows and their mobile planetarium for a trip across the galaxy.
  • A dedicated Space Zone revealing even more about the solar system.
  • Brooklands Museum Pavilion will be running a range of activities as well as showcasing a selection of vintage aircraft.  
  • The Futures and Innovation Zone is an opportunity to be inspired by innovative technology, and learn about the careers and opportunities available in aerospace.  

A major focus for the Farnborough Airshow is engaging the next generation. Few other industries can match aerospace for technological development and on Friday 20 July, the Airshow opens for Futures Day, inviting groups from universities, schools and colleges to visit free, meet the experts and understand how STEM subjects are used by industry.

The coming months will see a number of announcements confirming some of the world’s most dynamic flying acts. Highlights from the 2016 flying display include the F-35, which was joined by the F/A-18; a Typhoon and an Apache. The giant Airbus A380 soared nimbly in the skies above Farnborough, and the Spitfire and B-25 brought some vintage reminiscence. And on the ground, astronaut Major Tim Peake made the show his first public appearance on returning to earth after his epic space mission. 

Andrew Pearcey, Group Marketing Director for Farnborough International says:

“This year’s show is packed full of high-quality attractions; it’s a real mix of innovation and nostalgia, with vintage exhibits alongside the very latest technology.
“I hope our visitors have a lot of fun and feel as though they’ve enjoyed a great value day out especially as children under 15 can come in for free. From history, through to space and science; there’s much more to the Farnborough Airshow than the jets and jumbos.”

2018 marks 70 years since Farnborough first began hosting the Airshow; and to celebrate the centenary of the RAF, the RAF 100 is the show’s official charity partner.

In the week before the public weekend, the Airshow hosts the global aerospace industry at a trade event which is confirmed as the most international yet. Coming just 37 weeks before Brexit, countries including China, Japan and the US will be vying for business alongside a significant European presence from Germany, France and Spain. 

Summer 2018 will see the Farnborough Airshow as a highlight in events calendars throughout the UK. A multi-billion dollar business event that culminates in a fun-packed weekend of legendary flying displayed in the sky, and the very best in science, technology and innovation on the ground.


For further information please contact:

Mary Kearney, Head of PR & Comms
[email protected] / 01252 532800

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