Make the most of your day trip to the Farnborough Airshow

May 22, 2018

The Farnborough airshow takes place between 16 and 22 July, 2018. The event begins with a five day trade show, rounded off with the spectacular public weekend airshow event. Thousands of exhibitors from the aerospace world will attend and demonstrate their innovations and products, while executives from the world’s top aircraft companies will be networking and exploring the ideas on display. After this, the public are welcomed to two days of family fun, with over five hours of flying displays and hundreds of great stalls and activities.


Flying displays

The highlight of the Farnborough airshow is the fabulous flying displays put on by stunt pilots and service professionals from across the UK. From modern military aircraft to historic replicas, all manner of stunning aircraft will be flying above the Farnborough airstrip during the airshow weekend.

On Friday, trade visitors will be treated to an exclusive display between 14:00 and 16:45. On Saturday and Sunday, flight displays will occur periodically between the hours of 12:30 and 17:30. The event itself is open between 9am and 6pm, so there is plenty of time to fit everything in. Aim to arrive early, so you can check out the stalls, activities and exhibits in the morning. That way, you won’t miss a minute of the flying shows!

Family-friendly fun


The trade event is for professionals in the aerospace sector. It includes suppliers and manufacturers, designers, engineers and directors who have some connection to the commercial aerospace industry. However, the public event at the weekend is open to everybody: locals and visitors, adults and children. It is the ideal place for a fun family day out, and there are lots of facilities and activities which will keep visitors of all ages entertained.

Excite your inner daredevil with tank driving and zip wire experiences, or experience freefall with the stunt bag drop. Falling stunts will also be performed throughout the day. Get a taste of the open skies with the Flight School experience, back by popular demand, and of course, watch the incredible flying displays together.

Travelling to the airshow

The best way to reach the airfield, located along the A325, is to use the M3 or A31 access roads. Signs will be posted in the vicinity of the show to guide you off the motorway and onto the car parks. You could also travel by bus or train, arriving at Aldershot or Farnborough Stations. Shuttle buses will run to and from the site throughout the event. If travelling from London, make sure to allow at least two hours for the journey. Heavy traffic is expected around the event itself, which could cause delays.

Arrive in style with a personal chauffeur service

Save yourself the stress and worry of driving, and arrive at the trade show or public event in executive style. Book a chauffeur to Farnborough International airshow who will drive you to the venue in a comfortable, stylish and attractive high-end vehicle. We have selected the Mercedes S Class as our top pick for chauffeur runs, as it blends performance with luxury and allows our guests to travel in true VIP style.

A typical chauffeur vehicle package is equipped with a Wifi hotspot so you can work or play on the go, and drinking water is provided for your comfort. The vehicle will be air conditioned and fitted with soft leather seats. The chauffeur package to Farnborough airshow (£450) could take the stress out of driving and allow you to concentrate on enjoying your trip.

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