Despite having the cosy atmosphere of a country show, the large venue established this as a serious opener for the year’s air show season. Dalton Barracks (formerly RAF Abingdon) has a runway almost two kilometres long, allowing it to host heavyweights such as the Hercules and Catalina.

My photos

Radio frequencies

The following frequencies were in use at the Abingdon airshow:

Abingdon Radio121.175


Runway 36 was in use and the crowd faced west, into the sun for the whole show.