Looking for a great weekend? Take a trip to Kemble Air Day

Kemble Air Day is going for jets in a big way this year to celebrate the ‘Centenary of Frank Whittle’ and ‘70 years of British Jet Aviation’ — what’s more, you can fly in to the show this Sunday (Father’s Day) if you want to.The annual Kemble event is regarded as one of the top air shows in the country with great displays from vintage jets, World War II aircraft, modern military jets and helicopters, all topped off, of course, by the Red Arrows.On the ground there will be static aircraft, military and vintage vehicles, exhibitions, trade stands, crafts and a fun fair. We’ll be there too to ensure it’s a great day for pilots who fly in for the event.This year’s jets theme is fitting because Gloucestershire is often referred to as the birthplace of the jet engine and the Air Day will tell the story of the British jet engine from the Gloster Meteor through to today’s potent jet fighters.Among the aircraft displaying will be the Red Arrows; the Tornado; Typhoon; VC10; Hawk; Canberra; Hunter T7; Meteor NF11; Vampire; Venom; Gnat; Jet Provost; Sea Hawk; C130 Hercules; Chinook; Spitfire and many others.Kemble is currently fighting a battle with the local council to stop some activities at the airfield, so if you have any log book entries that prove you have flown in to Kemble pre-1999 please bring a photocopy to help the airfield’s case. Copies of a petition will also be available for pilots to sign on arrival.If you want to book a fly-in slot, go to bookin For up to date news on the show click hereYou can sign the Kemble petition here