Aviation Fair 2016 this Sunday!

Its that time of year again, Bristol Airport Aviation Fair 2016 is this coming Sunday 18th September 2016, all final preparations have been made for the event which is going to be the biggest aviation fair at Bristol Airport to date.

With over 35 tables to browse ranging from books, DVDs, models, photographs to exhibitions from the airport police, Bristol Aero collection from Filton, Fly2Help flying charity, aviation software companies and flight simulation exhibitors there really is so much more to see and do this year. We really do look forward to welcoming you to this years fair on Sunday.

For any last minute questions you may have we have put together the following commonly asked questions:

When is the event taking place?

The event is being held on Sunday 18th September 2016 between 10.30am and 4.00pm.

Where is the event taking place?

The event is being held in the Bristol Room and foyer within the administration building at the airport, this is the first building on the left when you enter the airport site.

Will car parking be available?

Yes free car parking will be available in front of the admin building but spaces this year are limited so we would like to encourage visitors to either car share or use the excellent public transport to the airport, the barrier will be removed for the day so there will be no restrictions on cars and duration at the event. Car parking is clearly signposted, we will give you a free parking voucher which you will need to exit the car park.

How do I find the admin building?

All visitors to the event should enter the Bristol Airport site from the main roundabout on the A38, then take the first left at the next mini roundabout and then head into the car park which will be in front of you, at this point the admin building is on your right hand side, you will see the entrance clearly marked. Us the map below to help you, follow the black arrows below to enter the car park marked in red, the admin building is marked in green.


How much is the event?

The event is free for children and £1.50 for adults, all money raised is being donated to the airport charity of the year which this year is Children’s Hospice South West.

What can I see and do?

The Bristol Room has great views across the apron and will provide views of aircraft taking off, landing and taxiing past the window. We will have exhibitors from:

  • Bristol Airport Police
  • Bristol Aero Collection
  • Bristol Airport Spotting
  • GS Models – Model aircraft for sale
  • IPMS Avon Model Club
  • Fly2Help
  • Bristol and Wessex Aeroplane Club
  • Miniature Bristol Airport
  • South West Aviation Photographers
  • SpottingLog
  • Bristol Airport Air Cadets
  • Bristol Flight Simulation Club
  • Wingtip Aviation Postcards – Aviation based postcards
  • Sapi Art Publications – Aviation art
  • Airliner World Magazine
  • Trijet50 – Aviation books and magazines
  • Brian Down Photography
  • Made in Bristol TV
  • Weston Helicopter Museum
  • Bristol Balloons

Refreshments will be available to purchase from the new cafe, choose from tea and coffee, sandwiches, crisps and bacon rolls. No food is to be taken into the Bristol Room. Event programmes and information on aircraft activity will be available as well as colouring for the younger visitors.

How do I show my support for this event?

If you are coming along to the event please Join the Facebook event below so we have a rough idea of numbers – https://www.facebook.com/events/1570757296550824/ or if you aren’t on Facebook just turn up on the day, bring a friend, family or colleagues.

We would love to hear your feedback after the event on how things went and any suggestions or comments you feel appropriate to improve next years fair which is already pencilled in for Sunday 17th September 2017.