A highlight of the airshow calendar, the biennial Farnborough International Airshow public weekend has a packed programme which will excite enthusiasts and families alike; 80,000 of which are expected to attend. Thanks to the organisers, AeroResource is giving away a pair of tickets valid for either Saturday or Sunday!

The stars of the show in the 5-hour flying display include the F35 Joint Strike Fighter making one of its first flights in Europe. Also hoping to make one of its first public outings is the Airlander, developed by Hybrid Air Vehicles, which is the world’s largest aircraft and currently in the earliest stages of a flight test programme. There is also a welcome return for everyone’s favourites, the RAF Red Arrows. Audiences will be enthralled by the daring aerobatics from Rich Goodwin in his Pitts Special, the Twisters and the gravity defying Breitling Wingwalkers. Vintage aircraft will include The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the Catalina and P51 Mustang.

The Farnborough Flyers is a brand new volunteering initiative being launched at this year’s show. This mega team of volunteers will be assisting the public and helping everyone to have a fantastic day out and will be instantly distinguishable by their orange t-shirts.

Also new for 2016, the Farnborough International Airshow will be hosting the UK Drone Show which highlights the phenomenal growth in the hobbyist market for UAVs and a truly exciting time for the industry. The UK Drone Show along with Platinum Sponsor DJI will feature the exhilarating UK Drone Racing Masters Championship.

The Farnborough International Airshow showground will be full of attractions including the chance to get up close and personal with historical and modern aircraft. Boeing is celebrating its centenary and will have a special pavilion to explore whilst vintage aviation fans will also be able to enjoy exhibits from Brooklands Museum of British motorsport & aviation and the Farnborough Air Sciences Trust (FAST) Museum will be showcasing some of Farnborough’s unique pioneering aviation heritage.

Away from aircraft, there is a wide range of entertainment and interactive attractions too, including a motorbike and quad stunt show, tank driving, free fall stunt bag and a range of flight simulators. For younger visitors there are fun have-a-go activities including climbing walls, arts and crafts and entertainers in the family area. Also positioned around the show ground are selfie boards designed by students from the University of the Creative Arts where you can photograph yourself in a range of aviation costumes and poses.

For a look back at the 2014 show for a taster of what to expect, check out our own review of the event – Farnborough International Airshow 2014

For your chance to win a pair of tickets valid for either public day (Saturday or Sunday) just answer this question:

What are the orange t-shirt clad volunteers at this years Farnborough International Airshow known as?

A. Farnborough Friends
B. Farnborough Flyers
C. Farnborough Fairies

To enter, email your name and answer to competitions@aeroresource.co.uk with the subject ‘Farnborough Comp 2016’ or use our simple submission form below.


    Your Name (required)

    Your Email (required)

    A. Farnborough FriendsB. Farnborough FlyersC. Farnborough Fairies

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    The competition closes at midnight (BST) Thursday 30th June 2016

    Tickets can be purchased in advance and also on the gate. For full pricing options visit the following link – Farnborough International Airshow 2016 Ticket Sales

    Details of Enclosure and Hospitality packages to suit all needs and budgets are also available through the website.


    • Only one entry per person, by email or submission form as above
    • No cash alternative 
    • No travel or accommodation is included in the prize
    • There is one prize of one pair of tickets to the Farnborough International Airshow 2016 valid on either Saturday 16th July 2016 or Sunday 17th July 2016
    • Tickets will be supplied Farnborough International Airshow and dispatched the AeroResource Team prior to the show
    • In the event of the Air Show being cancelled, no compensation will be given
    • No staff members of CivilianAviation, FighterControl or AeroResource will be allowed to enter 
    • Email addresses and information submitted will not be used for any other purpose
    • The competition will end at midnight (BST) Thursday 30th June 2016. All entries submitted after this date will be discounted
    • The winner will be contacted by email between 48-72 hours after competition close
    • AeroResource will try as hard as possible to contact the winner using various communication channels however reserve the right to draw an alternate winner if no response is recieved