Arriving by air is simple. This year you can reserve a slot in advance and pay nothing until April, when you'll save 50% on the standard airport landing fee.
Reserve your preferred arrival time. We’ll show details of the landing fee, but there’s nothing to pay until you confirm your booking in April.
When pre-booking closes on 19th April we’ll email you a link to confirm your slot and pay the airport’s landing fee. You’ll have two weeks to do this.
With your slot confirmed you’re all set to fly in. On arrival you and your passengers can jump the queues with complimentary direct access to the event.
We have answered some of the most frequently asked question about flying in below.
Reserving your landing slot in advance online is the only way to arrive by air. Capacity is limited so we operate on a first-come-first-served basis, allowing pilots to reserve a slot online. Bookings are limited to one per customer. Online booking closes at 9am on 19th May 2023.
During booking we will collect the airport’s landing fee. This is normally £19 (including processing costs), but we will be subsiding 50% of this so as a show visitor you only pay £9.50. By flying in to the event you also get free show access for you and your passengers.
This year we have improved how booking works so that you can reserve a slot in advance, with nothing to pay until a month before the show. When pre-booking closes on 19th April you’ll have two weeks to confirm and pay for your landing slot. On 3rd May any bookings that haven’t been confirmed will be cancelled and their landing slots returned to the pool.
During booking you’ll be prompted to set a password. You can use this to log in at any time to view or cancel your current reservation and book a different slot.
Once pre-booking closes any new reservations will be paid for at the time of booking and automatically confirmed.
We are working with the airport to increase capacity for this year’s event, with slots available at 5 minute intervals from 8:30 until 13:00.
When one of these slots is reserved it will no longer be available to book. But any cancelled slots with be returned to the available pool. We expect some additional slots to become available when the window for confirming pre-booked slots ends on 3rd May.
Yes, you can cancel an existing booking at any time by logging in to our Pilots Area and clicking the Cancel option against your slot. If you want to you can then book a new time slot from those available.
Until you confirm your slot no money will be taken. After a slot has been confirmed we are unable to refund you, unless you are cancelling one slot to book another. In these cases you should book your new slot and then submit a cancellation request for your original slot. We will then refund you the original landing fee, so you’ll still only pay once.
If you are unable to arrive by air for any reason you can still benefit from complimentary access to the show. Gate staff will have your details but we recommend bringing a copy of your booking confirmation email if you can. You can also use the landing fee paid as credit against a future landing at Wycombe Airpark (valid for 6 months).
We understand that it won’t always be possible to arrive at the precise time you have booked. But don’t worry, as long as you arrive within 15 minutes of your reserved time the airport will still be able to land you.
If you are unable to fly in to the event due to weather conditions you will still be entitled to complimentary event access if you are able to arrive by another means. Gate staff will have your details but we recommend bringing a copy of your booking confirmation email if you can. You can also use the landing fee paid as credit against a future landing at Wycombe Airpark (valid for 6 months).
Information on the event-specific procedures for arriving and departing are now available in the airfield’s Pilot Briefing Pack. Please ensure that you read this document carefully as procedures will have changed from previous years.
The Pilot In Command (PIC) must also confirm acceptance of the procedures by digitally signing Wycombe’s online form, which can be accessed using the link below.
Pilots are reminded that the airfield operates an air ground communication service. As such pilots are responsible for ensuring that they are adequately briefed before flight and that they operate in line with the rules of the air and general airmanship.
Once you have arrived at the airfield please report to the reception located underneath the tower. Here you and your passengers will receive your wrist bands for entry to the event. You will also have the chance to book your departure slot, which will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.