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Farnborough Airshow

This international aerospace exhibition is held every other year.

The Georgian House Hotel is a great place to stay if you are planning a trip to attend the Farnborough Airshow. Just a bus ride away, it is easy to reach from the hotel and the Academy makes a wonderful lively day out. Call us on Tel: +44 (0)207 834 1438.
Farnborough Airshow

Visiting the Farnborough Airshow

The Farnborough Airshow will be held at the Farnborough Aerodrome in July 2014.

The first show in 1948 was held for the very first time at the Farnborough Aerodrome. It has since become an international event that is attended by thousands of trade visitors and public visitors each year. It is a seven day trade fair organized by Farnborough International Limited, a subsidiary of British aerospace industry's body the Society of British Aerospace Companies.

What to see at The Farnborough Airshow

The Farnborough Airshow is held over 7 days but only the last two days of the show are open to the general public. The first 5 days are open to trade aerospace professionals only. The event is used to demonstrate both civilian and military aircraft to potential customers and investors. It is also often the time when new developments are announced.

A highlight of the Farnborough Airshow is the demonstrations flights and flying displays held each day of the show. The airfield has a tiered seated area positioned in an ideal location for viewing the flying display called The Grandstand.

The public days of the Farnborough Airshow this year will be on 19th - 20th July 2014. The show has five indoor exhibition halls with plenty to see and an outdoor aircraft static display. On the last two days some non-commercial items are added to the static and flying displays.

For real aircraft enthusiasts the Farnborough Airshow has designated one day of the show as Enthusiasts’ Day. The idea of Enthusiasts’ Day is to offer genuine aircraft enthusiasts the opportunity to visit the show on a trade day when the show would not usually be open to the public. This is usually on the Friday of the show and this year will be on Friday 18 July 2014. Separate tickets have to be purchased for the day but the package includes:

  • Entry into the Farnborough International Airshow
  • An extended flying display
  • Grandstand seating to watch the display
  • Parking
  • A souvenir programme

History of the Farnborough Airshow

The Farnborough Airshow was first established in 1948 as a way for the British public to see and learn about the best of British aviation engineering. It originally had 187 exhibitors at the first show in 1948. Now the event has become a time to showcase the best in the aviation industry and over 1200 companies from all over the world exhibit at the event.

Over the decades dozens of new aircraft have made their debut at the FarnboroughAirshow. In 1949 the world’s first jet airliner The De Havilland Comet 1 made its debut and in 1970 Concorde made its debut during the flying display. The 2006 air show saw the UK debut of Airbus A380.

Transport links are excellent to get to the show, and from London one of the best ways is by train. South West Trains run a service from London Waterloo to Farnborough main station. Other stations nearby are Farnborough North, Aldershot and Northcamp. The Farnborough Airshow also runs complimentary buses from Farnborough main, Aldershot and Northcamp stations.

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Georgian House Hotel is ideally situated in a very central location, so visiting sights all over London is quick and easy. Why not book Georgian House Hotel when you plan your trip to the Farnborough Airshow? You can book online or email to make a reservation on, or telephone on 0044(0)207 834 1438