Airshow London returns with Snowbirds, WW2 aircraft and drone show in schedule

Patrons can expect a familiar show with some new twists, organizers say The 2023 edition of Airshow London starts on Friday, with several new features the organizers say will make for a memorable show.

Airshow London, which has been heralded as the best airshow in North America, has been running since 2016, but this year marks the 95th year of air shows in London overall.

“What you’re going to see is a fast-paced, solid air display,” said Jim Graham, chair of the Airshow London board. “Every year we seem to raise the bar higher for ourselves as far as what people get to see.”

Airshow London is a not-for-profit designed to raise funds and awareness for Children’s Health Foundation, veterans’ support charities, and aviation scholarships for students. 

The drive-in event format persists into 2023 after having been adopted in 2020 to work around COVID-19 public health restrictions. 

It’s a format that’s more akin to a tailgating experience than a festival, where patrons get their own parking spots with space for folding chairs.

“That makes it a lot easier for seniors and folks with young kids to be able to do the air show experience,” Graham said.

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