Midland’s Air Festival

— 31st May - 2nd June 2024 —

From 31st May – 2nd June 2024, Midlands Air Festival will fill the skies with classic jet fighters, vintage aircraft, hot air balloons, helicopters, high energy aerobatics, and so much more when it returns to Ragley Estate. Marking the start of the summer, this year’s event has already confirmed a riveting, three-day unmissable programme, offering something for all ages and the perfect weekend festival to share with family, friends and enthusiasts alike.

Visitors will be able to enjoy some of the very finest, rarest, and most magnificent aircraft in action, with breath-taking air displays alongside an impressive collection of nearly 200 hot air balloons displaying both tethered and in flight.

Looking to the skies…

Organisers of Midlands Air Festival are thrilled to welcome the Royal Air Force Aerobatic team the Red Arrows to display on all three days of the 2024 event, providing the first opportunity of the year to see the team in their full nine ship configuration. The team will be showcasing this season’s new display, which will also feature some classic favourite manoeuvres from the past.

In addition to the Red Arrows, Midlands Air Festival will also feature the Royal Air Force Typhoon front line jet fighter on Friday 31st May. The audience will see and hear the mighty roar of this incredible aircraft in action, as it rips up the skies above Ragley Hall, performing a mind-blowing display of speed, power and agility. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster will display on each day of the show and will be joined by the Spitfire and Hurricane on Saturday and Sunday.

The RAF participation is just one part of a much bigger air display at the event featuring WW2 warbirds, helicopters, classic jets, high energy aerobatics, wing walkers and formation teams. Across the three days of the festival, visitors can also one of the largest gatherings of hot air balloons in the UK; both tethered and flying in the mass ascents. Giant character ‘special shape’ balloons will include Bluemli the beautiful Alpine cow from Switzerland, Sonic the Hedgehog, Thomas the Tank Engine, Action Man, Rupert the Bear, etc as well as over 150 round hot air balloons attending across the weekend.

Eat, Sleep, Fly, Repeat…

This year, for those that want to make a weekend of it, Midlands Air Festival’s campsite will be the place to stay with family and friends. Located under the gaze of historic Ragley Hall, the campsite will offer for all types of camping including tents, caravans, campervans, and motorhomes. Offering electric hook ups, showers, toilets, a dedicated bar, catering concessions, and a large roaring campfire, it will be the perfect spot to set up camp for the weekend, having breakfast with the balloons, while these fire breathing gentle giants take off and drift off in the early morning mists.

Day tickets are available for purchase as 1-day, 2-day and 3-day passes through the  Midlands Air Festival website. The event is free to attend for children under 13 years old when accompanied by a paying adult. Standard parking is also free.

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Make Ragley your venue

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