Now in its 17th year, the Abingdon Air and Country Show raises significant sums of money for local charities with over £75,000 raised to date. Being much more to than just an air display, there is plenty to entertain the entire family including displays by the Thames Valley Police Mounted division and falconry amongst those taking place in the arena and a sizeable classic and military vehicle display that attracted much attention. Interestingly for 2016, the stalls that run along the crowd line appeared to have been moved back slightly, giving a larger viewing area of the main display axis. This gave a much less cramped and more comfortable feel during the afternoons flying.
2016 Review: Aero Resourceread full 2016 review
One of the things I like about smaller events is the less formal feel to them, and the more exuberant flying you often get to see as a result.
2002 Review: Air-scene UKread full review
Neil once again pulled off a great show – and all for the grand sum of £4 per adult and all proceeds to charity – compare with the ever-increasing prices at larger shows and all the traffic hassle and crowdline fighting they get you involved in! Small is beautiful… here’s hoping next year’s Abingdon Fayre is as much fun, and that the wind calms down a bit.
2003 Review: Air-scene UKread full review
Neil Porter and his team at Abingdon should be congratulated for producing a well organised event that was well varied as well as entertaining. Blessed by a gap in the bad weather this event has set an impressive standard for other organisers to achieve this season whilst providing the public with extremely good value for money.
2004 Review: Flightline UKread full review
Abingdon Fayre was once again a highly enjoyble start to the 2005 airshow season. Abingdon not only provides a show that caters for all tastes from the flying right through to the arena events but it is also an event of high quality.
2005 Review: Flightline UKread full review
With a crowd in excess of the nine thousand attending the 2005 show and over 80 aircraft descending on Oxfordshire, the 2006 Abingdon Air Fayre was a fantastic organisational effort by all the volunteers involved raising a substantial donation for local charities.
2006 Review: UK Airshow Reviewread full review
Abingdon Fayre 2006 was a superb start to the season and certainly seems to have be enjoyed by all. It certainly seemed to have a healthy attendance, both in terms of public entry and fly-in participants. The displays were excellent and well executed and there was also a very good commentary from Neal Hancox.
2006 Review: Flightline UKread full review
Abingdon was once again was a great varied display and a positive start to the main season airshows. Offering great value and a generally well organised event it’s little wonder this show becomes more popular each year.
2007 Review: Flightline UKread full review
Abingdon’s show is very much a well-balanced show with a large country fair as the backdrop to an impressive fly in and flying display.
2008 Review: Flightline UKread full review
The Abingdon Air & Country Show has grown over the past years into a significant airshow with some of the best acts from the military and civilian world.
2009 Review: Flightline UKread full review
This was another good show and credit is due to the organizers and ground team who last year raised £5000 for the Air Ambulance, the numbers attending looked even better than last year perhaps due to the good weather report. The team can be content that their reputation was once again enhanced by the delivery of a great show, but how will Neil Porter top the attendance of a C-17 next year?.
2009 Review: Checksixread full review
Despite challenging weather conditions for pilots, organisers and the general public alike, Abingdon can somehow chalk up another successful event.
2010 Review: Global Aviation Resourceread full review
Despite some last minute cancellations, Abingdon presented a pleasant afternoon of flying entertainment raising much needed funds for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance. The show was a great success attracting large crowds and we look forward to next year’s event!
2011 Review: Flightline UKread full review
Neil Porter deserves huge credit for once again overcoming the odds to put on such a wonderful event and this time, unlike in 2010, he got what he deserved – good weather and most importantly an excellent crowd.
2011 Review: Global Aviation Resourceread full review
Abingdon offered the perfect opportunity to dust off the cobwebs and enjoy some memorable displays in a nice setting and a friendly, country-show atmosphere. The ambience of Abingdon goes a long way and for my money, it’s one of the nicest and most enjoyable events of the season; there were many familiar faces, and some new ones, and all told, it was a pleasure just to spend the day catching up with friends with a backdrop of flying displays and ground attractions. For the family, there was plenty to engage the children with, which is what this type of event is all about, really. If you want heavy metal and afterburners, there are other opportunities for that later in the year. Abingdon is a gentle start, easing you back into the airshow fold with its low-key “beginning of term” feel. Long may it continue!.
2012 Review: Global Aviation Resourceread full review
What a day! I am sat here still feeling a little flushed after basking in the sunshine at Abingdon, actually, truth be told, my face is pretty much glowing and my neck is quite sore! That’s a small price to pay though when I got to spend the day enjoying all that Abingdon had to offer and with so many friendly faces.
2013 Review: Global Aviation Resource/read full review
The glorious weather that graced the 2014 show (for the second year in a row) brought with it visibly high visitor numbers with the crowdline being crammed all afternoon – something that can only be positive for the show going forwards
2014 Review: Aeroresource.co.ukread full review
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