Happy New Year to you all. The countdown to #MidlandsAirFestival 2021 is well and truly underway. In the coming weeks we look forward to sharing more details of the programme with you as we prepare for a much brighter year ahead.
Trevor, James, the whole festival team and our pilots wish you all a safe and merry Christmas and a much happier New Year. We will be doing all we can to bring a little fun and wonderment to your new year and we look forward to seeing you all at the show.
Tickets to our spectacular air festival make the perfect gift for those last minute presents as well as friends and family who deserve a lovely day out in a beautiful country estate, watching some of the finest and most varied aerial displays in the UK.
Our special festive offer of reduced price tickets and premium parking is coming to an end, so let us solve your last minute gift problems!
As demand to open ticket sales has been growing, with many wishing to give tickets as Christmas presents, we are delighted to say ticket sales are now on sale for the 2021 Midlands Air Festival at Ragley Hall.
We have also introduced a special festive offer for tickets purchased before Christmas. Every ticket holder will benefit from reduced ticket prices, and a free premium parking ticket will be included with their purchase.
After a year of postponed events across the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we continue to move forward with our plans for the 2021 festival which will take place on 4 – 6 June 2021, with Covid-secure procedures in place, should they be required.
For 2021, we are proud to feature the largest display of special shape character hot air balloons in Europe, with over 40 of these amazing giants registered to attend. In addition, we have already secured the mighty B-17 bomber to headline the exhilarating programme of air displays. Sally B has been kept air worthy by a small dedicated team for nearly 50 years.
Over the coming months we will be finalising our spectacular air display programme and we look forward to sharing that with everyone in the very near future.
To book your tickets, visit our ticket page here and remember to follow us on Twitter @midlandsairfest, Instagram @midlands_air_festival_ and Facebook @midlandsairfestival for the latest information.
Join us on 4th, 5th & 6th June 2021 with over 150 giant multicoloured hot air balloons, 30 special shape character balloons, a five hour stunning air display with WWI and WWII warbirds, helicopters, autogyro, high energy aerobatics, formation teams, jets, parachutes, classic aircraft and some of the largest radio controlled model aircraft in the world.
Don’t miss the spectacular NIGHTFIRE show, starting with an evening air display and then when darkness falls, a pyrotechnic air display, a beautiful balloon nightglow and a magnificent fireworks festival.
This fantastic event is all set in the spacious setting of the historic Ragley Hall Estate with its unique viewing areas located near Alcester.
On what would have been the beginning of three days of spectacular aviation above Ragley Hall, Trev & I have a video message to our loyal supporters. We look forward to seeing you on the 4th - 6th June next year, but in the meantime, stay safe and don't forget to share our message with your friends.
Note: actual participants of MAF 2021 will be confirmed in due course.
We hope everyone is safe and well. We all need something to look forward to, so make sure you have next years dates in the diary...it's going to be a bumper year!
Subsequent to the recent government announcement on curtailing large gatherings and our concerns for the rapidly changing developments of the Coronavirus pandemic, the organisers of the Midlands Air Festival have reluctantly had no option but to cancel this year’s event, which was to take place at Ragley Hall on the 29th to 31st May.
The health and safety of our visitors is of course our primary and overriding concern and throughout the last months we have already been including additional measures and mitigation in our event planning to protect our audience, pilots, teams, traders and volunteers. Sadly, the UK and worldwide situation has overtaken us and we have no option but to cancel this fantastic event for this year. All tickets purchased so far will be automatically refunded subject to our ticketing providers, See Tickets, standard terms and conditions.
Both James and I are extremely sorry for any justifiable disappointment and inconvenience this may cause but on the positive side, we and our team are already enthusiastically planning next years show, carrying forward the exciting surprises we had arranged and adding ever more spectacle to this unique event.
We are therefore delighted to announce that the Midlands Air Festival will return to our home of Ragley Hall on the 4th, 5th and 6th of June 2021.
In the meantime, stay safe and we look forward to seeing all of you back at Ragley Hall for another stunning Air Festival next year.
Trev Graham & James McDonald – The Midlands Air Festival
On International Women’s Day, we are delighted to announce that our first display aircraft will be the amazing Lauren Wilson performing stunning high energy aerobatics in her bright red Pitts Bi-plane.
For some years Lauren honed her skills on the air display circuit, inspiring girls and women all over the country to believe that sometimes even their wildest dreams can come true.
Lauren left the aerobatics world to achieve another ambition to become an airline pilot, however she is taking a break from the world of commercial aviation for a season back in her beloved Pitts special, the quintessential aerobatics aircraft.
Lauren will have the honour to open our air display and then return to the show for an interview, followed by an opportunity to meet Lauren and ask any questions you may have on her amazing story.
Girl power returns to Ragley so get your tickets now from our web site midlandsairfestival.com. All tickets are advance sale only and we will be limiting numbers for each day so don’t delay!
Tickets are now available on our website by clicking here. Tickets for this event must be purchased in advance and are limited to specific numbers per day so those wishing to attend are advised to book soon to avoid disappointment.