Ah, Waddington airshow. A thing now of Lincolnshire’s past. I grew up visiting the airshow almost every year with my parents. Waddington stopped hosting the airshow when they shut the airfield to completely re-do their runway and Scampton then took over as host however, doubled the prices of admission making it almost impossible for locals to afford to get in. Waddington hosted the event with a £22 admission fee, where as Scampton decided to whack the prices up to £44.
Due to living in Lincolnshire and being relatively close to Scampton (The home of the Red Arrows) It’s quite a regular occurrence that we get to see the Red’s fly over our home a lot, however it’s just not the same as visiting an airfield, whacking out your camera and watching some beautiful spectacular displays from aircrafts from around the world.
I feel as though this could be the last time that I was fortunate to visit the airshow as there are no more folders on my hardrives that say otherwise.
The Red Arrow’s are one of the main reasons I tend to usually go to the airshow however it’s always a pleasure to see all the other planes as well. There’s always rumours that Waddington airshow will soon become a thing again however, if this is not the case I can only hope that Scampton bring down their prices to a more affordable amount as a lot of people missed out last year because of the pricing. If Waddington was able to do it at £22 per person, I am pretty sure Scampton will be able to do the same.
Are you a fan of the airshow? Do you know of any good airshow’s around the UK that are worth a visit?