2022 Events Calendar

Please note, only some events are open to the public.

Please check carefully to avoid disappointment. 

9th April
Vintage Piper Aircraft Club Pre-Season Meet 

The first spring meet for the Vintage Piper Aircraft Club.

Organised by VPAC. 

Contact R Keech for more details:

www.vintagepiper.co.uk/events/

Rearranged: 23-24th July
Golding Barrett & Gunpowder Aerobatic Trophies

The 2022 sport and intermediate trophies held at Sleap Airfield.

Organised by British Aerobatics

www.aerobatics.org.uk

21st May
STOL Landing Competition

Land it short!!

The Sleap STOL comp is back on Saturday the 21st and BBQ evening thereafter. The airfield open until late. Beer and BBQ until 7:30pm.

Competitors will be judged on combined takeoff and landing distance.

​Pilots wishing to enter must contact us to pre-book. The pilots must have adequate experience in short field landing techniques and have a suitable aircraft. Entry in unsuitable aircraft is prohibited. (as are helicopters!) The pilot brief starts at 11:00 in the office. There will be no change to normal flying operations. 

At 5pm onwards the airfield and new Spitfire Grill & BBQ remains open for a member and fly-in BBQ event. There will be music and SAC members and visiting pilots are all welcome. Alcohol and food is available, but you can bring your own.

 

 

The Saturday also plays host to the Military Vehicle Trust meeting so the field near the entrance will have a whole host of interesting vehicles and trucks. The MVT are an extremely friendly bunch so feel free to have a wonder around the display. 

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21st May @ 5pm
Spring - Member BBQ Evening 

Open to SAC members and visiting pilots.

 

 Join us for post STOL beer, BBQ, and chilled music. ​

11th June 
VW Fly-In

A fly-in for all Volkswagen-powered aircraft!

Who doesn't love a car engine unashamedly thrown in the front of a aircraft? Calling all Jodels, Monoplanes, Turbulents and all VW aircraft!

Free spark plugs to all VW flying vistors!

 

9th-10th July
The International Sleap Fly In -
Pistons and Props 22

It's back! SleapKosh '22

Following the huge sucess of last year The Sleap Fly-In makes it 2nd debut. 

  • Over 300+ visiting aircraft and helicopters.

  • Live music all afternoon featuring 3 bands until late

  • Trade Stalls & Flyer Magazine

  • Team Raven

  • Homemade Pizza Van, Pancake & Icecream Stall

  • Coffee and Cake all day

  • Beer Tent (with loads of beer this time)

  • Super relaxed and friendly atmosphere

  • Free overnight camping

With over 300+ visiting aircraft including:

Hurricanes, Spitfires, Dragon Rapides, T28, Anson, Yak 3, Yak 11, Yak 52, Team Raven, DC-3, Avalanche Aerobatics and so so so much more. 

Join us for #SleapFlyIn22

Please note: this event is open to SAC members and fly in vistors.

20th August
Spot Landing Competition

Open to all members and visitors!

Aircraft will be judged on the precise touchdown of the main wheels on the designated line. 

Winning prize to be announced soon!

To book in and PPR, contact us.

Not open to helicopters, obviously. 

20th August @ 5pm
Summer - Member BBQ Evening 

Open to SAC members and visiting pilots.

 

 Join us for post comp beer, BBQ, and music. ​

17th September
Flyer Magazine Fly-In

All Flyer Club members are welcome to the friendliest GA airfield for the second year. 

A chance to catch up with the (famous) Flyer Team and members alike. 

Organised by Flyer:

www.flyer.co.uk/

6th-9th October
Nationals & Unlimited Aerobatics Trophy

The 2022 advanced & unlimited trophies held at Sleap Airfield.

Organised by British Aerobatics

www.aerobatics.org.uk

5th November
Bonfire Night Fly-In

We're open all night for the UK's first bonfire night fly-in. 

Music, winter food and treats, and fireworks.

13th November
Remembrance Day 

Featuring flypasts of vintage warbirds and aircraft.

Wreaths will be laid at the War Memorial in line with remembrance Sunday. 

Open to all visitors by road or air.

No aircraft to operate between 10:55 & 11:10.

More member events for 22!

Questions?