Farnborough Airshow, the biggest trade airshow in the UK, is held once every two years. It lasts for a whole week. The first five days, Monday – Friday, are trade days when £billions of international business is transacted. Friday is also ‘Futures Day’ when youngsters are encouraged to attend and learn about aviation and associated sciences. At the weekend it becomes a public airshow.
The show will host the second appearance in the UK of the F-35 Lightning II jet, following their début at RIAT. The US Marines Corps will have two F-35B jets, the US Airforce will have two F-35As and there will be at least one British F-35. One of the US Air Force jets will be on static but the other will perform ‘heritage flights’ with vintage warbirds. The RAF’s King Air Display Team will also display at Farnborough following their return to the display circuit for 2016; the Typhoon will display on 11th, 13th, 15, 16 and 17th and the Red Arrows, the BBMF, including the Lancaster, the Dutch B-25, Catalina and the Breitling Wingwalkers are all confirmed for the weekend.
For the first time in 2016, the UK Drone Show will be held during the public weekend of the Farnborough Airshow. The latest drones and drone technology will be on show to airshow visitors. There will be a focus on the safe use of drones, careers in the drone industry and CAA drone regulations. As always at Farnborough, products will be displayed and there will be presentations, exhibitions and speakers to further knowledge and awareness of this rising technology, hobby and business.
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