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  • Combined Ops Military & Aircraft Show 8-9 Aug 2020

  • Combined Ops Military & Aircraft Show 8-9 Aug 2020

  • Combined Ops Military & Aircraft Show 8-9 Aug 2020

  • Combined Ops Military & Aircraft Show 8-9 Aug 2020

  • Combined Ops Military & Aircraft Show 8-9 Aug 2020

  • Combined Ops Military & Aircraft Show 8-9 Aug 2020

  • Combined Ops Military & Aircraft Show 8-9 Aug 2020

  • Combined Ops Military & Aircraft Show 8-9 Aug 2020

  • Combined Ops Military & Aircraft Show 8-9 Aug 2020

  • Combined Ops Military & Aircraft Show 8-9 Aug 2020

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Combined Ops  Military Vehicle and Aircraft Show Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August 2020

Combined Ops

Kent's Military Vehicle and Vintage Aircraft - celebrating its 12th year!

This unique event held at Headcorn Aerodrome has a variety of vintage and modern aircraft displays. A family event which includes static military vehicles, living history re-enactment groups, arena events, military stalls, children's entertainment and food stalls to make this a perfect day out.  

GATES OPEN 10:00 - 17:00 on both Saturday and Sunday

Please note that tickets will ONLY now be sent via email.

Please come along dressed for the weather.

Please check: for updates.

Ticket Prices 1 Day 

1 Day

Infant Under 4 Years FREE FREE FREE FREE
Child (5 to 14 years) £7.00 £10.00 £8.00 £12.00
Adult (15 years to 59 years) £12.00 £18.00 £15.00 £22.00
Seniors(60 years and over) £10.00 £15.00 £12.00 £18.00
Family (2 x adults, 2 x children) £29.00 £44.00 £39.00 £55.00
VIP Adult*

(Advance Only)
£95.00 £150.00 n/a n/a
£7.00 £10.00 £8.00 £12.00
(Advance Only)

• £3.50 booking fee per booking applies
• 10% discount for parties of 10 or more
• Family ticket is 2 x adults and 2 x children
*VIP Children ticket = £25/£37 VIP 
** Camping = See below for full details  

Online booking only available up to 12 noon Friday 7th August 2020 
• Military Personnel with a valid ID card go FREE
• IMPS members with a valid card go free

VIP ticket holders will benefit from viewing area. A Hurricane or Spitfire will be in the VIP area, with a pilot available to give an interview. VIPs can walk around the aircraft, take pictures and see a running Merlin engine up close.

Spitfire Enclosure Offer

Our fantastic SPITFIRE ENCLOSURE offer
for £95.00 per person

SPITFIRE ENCLOSURE ticket holders will benefit from, a private viewing area with a pilot available to give an interview.  Also included: 

  • Private SPITFIRE ENCLOSURE viewing area.
  • Exclusive dedicated seated area from which you watch the air show.  
  • Watch the aircraft taxi past just feet from your table. 
  • Situated next to the runway offering unobstructed views. 
  • WWII fighters parked along the fenceline in front of you.
  • Tables and chairs provided for your comfort. 
  • Chargeable food and beverage (including alcoholic drinks). 
  • Bottled water provided on the table. 
  • Free programme.
  • 10% discount for parties of 10 or more.

Book Spitfire Offer Now

The Aircraft

Every year the event goes from strength to strength, as we add more exciting displays and activities for all the family to see. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day we have the Pathfinder Parachute Group a British lead veterans club of whom 80% are either serving or retired paratroopers attending. The show will also feature warbird Douglas C-47 Dakota “Drag ‘em Oot” who has been lovingly restored to her original markings as worn during her missions on D-Day. We’re also proud to have Spitfire MK IX TD314 one of the most consequential aircraft of the Second World War and one of the most famous aircraft of the 20th century. 

Over the years the event has attracted some of the most spectacular aircraft in the country. In 2016 we welcomed the B-25N ‘Mitchell’ - Royal Netherlands Air force Bomber and The Catalina 11005 – Royal Canadian Air Force. As well as an air display from the BBMF – Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane and flypast from the Red Arrows

2015 we had the incredible Vulcan bomber which not only filled the skies with its shear size but its deafening sound. 2014 saw the only two flying Avro Lancaster bombers doing a full display. 

The Aerodrome attracts lots of vintage aircraft, from all over the country. Throughout each day aircraft will be landing and taking off as well as many aircraft on static display. If you have never been close to these amazing machines and their pilots then now is the time.



The N147DC will be at the event. This aircraft has been the star of many major films and TV series since owned by Aces High including :-

  • Airline as G-AGHY
  • Poirot
  • Miss Marple
  • The Forth Arm
  • Quantum Of Solace
  • The Da Vinci Code
  • Breathe
  • The Guernsey Literay and Potato Peel Pie Society

IMPS & Combined Ops


IMPS LogoIMPS is a society of enthusiasts dedicated to the preservation and restoration of military vehicles from all periods, but mainly from WW 1 to the present day, regardless of the nation which produced or used them. The achievement for many of the members comes from returning these historic vehicles to as near as possible (within limits) their original condition. In fact some of the more unusual vehicles owned by members can truly be described as unique in that they are the only surviving examples. The club takes part in many rallies and commemorative events each year and is keeping a part of history alive. For more information please click here.

Non Members welcome 

If you have a vehicle you wish to display or if you are part of a Living History Re-enactment Group then please download the form (found below) and send back. You must book prior to arriving. You will also find a Traders and Stall Holders form below.

Combined Ops

Combined OpsThe Combined Ops show started at Headcorn Aerodrome in 2009 and was an instant success with both the public and the IMPS members. The event was designed to combine all of the military vehicles regularly shown at various events, but with the added bonus of vintage aircraft all in one incredible show. Every year the event goes from strength to strength, as we add more exciting displays and activities for all the family to see. Its a full day of entertainment.

Static Display

Static Displays

See up close a huge variety of displays, the attention to detail is amazing. All the owners of these displays are passionate about the past, If you need to find out more then please go and talk them its why they are there.  

Static Display

Havilland Devon

The Devon aircraft was developed for the RAF from the civil de Havilland Dove 4 as a light communications and transport aircraft. Perfect for sightseeing, all seats have a window, giving each passenger clear views of the landscape beneath. Bbook a flight on the day!

Static Display

Vehicle display

A large selection of the machines on display are driven around the event arena, where running commentary will keep you informed of all the facts and figures. See these beautifully restored machines roar into life.  

Event Arena

Every year a fierce battle is fought in the fields of Headcorn depicting real scenes from WW2. The re-enactors armed with real weapons expelling thousands of blank rounds engage in carefully planned skirmishes. The sound from the guns is deafening, together with explosions that blow holes in the ground and filling the air with dirt and smoke is certainly adrenaline pumping action. The battle re-enactment takes place on both days and combines men and machinery in a well rehearsed fight. Tanks roar in from one side, while the opposition open fire from the other, this is as realistic as it gets!


Just £89 for a tent or £99 for a caravan/motorhome

Both the £89 & £99 tickets give you access to camping on the airfield and entry for 4 adults for both days of the show

Other details:-

  • Arrival is from midday until 9pm on Friday 
  • You can also arrive on Saturday between 7am to 6pm
  • Departure is by midday on Monday
  • Toilet & shower facilities
  • Fresh water and also a toilet emptying point
  • There is no electrical supply but you can bring a generator if you have a fire extinguisher
  • Gas BBQ's are permitted as long as you have a fire extinguisher.
  • Maximum tent size is 9 x 9 foot (2.7 x 2.7m)



Dogs are welcome to the event, but must always be on their leads. Please bear in mind there will be lots of loud bangs and noises, which may cause distress to your dog.


Photography and filming is permitted for personal use only.


Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance through our website or you can pay on the gate on the day.

Fires and BBQs

Fires and BBQs Fires and BBQs are not permitted in the grounds.


Camping is permitted for I.M.P.S members only and is strictly by pre-booking only. No overnight stay is permitted in the Aerodrome grounds.

Disabled Facilities

We have designated parking area available and WC facilities. However, please be aware that Headcorn is a grass airfield.   Mobility aids are available to hire from the Red Cross onsite.  For more details please email

Lashenden Air Warfare Museum

The Lashenden Air Warfare Museum will be open both days and there is a small charge to enter. The Museum is one of the longest established aviation museums in the country, having been formed in 1970. For more museum information click here

Biddenden Tractorfest

Biddenden Tractorfest is also taking place on the 19 and 20 August at Beech Lane Field, Biddenden. For more information telephone 07934 270500 or visit their website.

Main Event Arena

 From the time the gates open, to when we close, there is always something to see in our event arena. 2019 line-up was:

  • MPS Members vehicles on Parade
  • The Armour Rolls out. Wheeled and Tracked armour.
  • Hail to the Jeep. In all their different forms
  • Runway Extravaganza
  • Military Lightweights, the Land Rovers
  • Big Boys Toys. The Scamells at Play
  • The Funnies. All the unusual vehicles
  • The Arena Battle Finale

Flying displays from previous events include:

  • Vulcan Bomer Display 
  • Lancaster bomber 
  • Red Arrows full Display 
  • BBMF full Display 
  • Spitfire Display 
  • Harvard T6 Texan Display 
  • Tiger Moth Display
  • Model Planes

Please note

All displays are subject to weather and availability. This can be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Also we cannot give flying times due to weather and serviceability constraints.

 On-site Catering and Entertainment

We have a wide range of delicious food outlets, providing:-

Burgers, Fries, Sandwiches, Pizzas, Chinese noodles
and many more...


Downloads and Resources


Travelling by Car

Headcorn Aerodrome is just 15 minutes South of Junction 8 of the M20. Shenley road can be found off the A274 Biddenden Road approximately 1 mile south of Headcorn village. FREE PARKING

Address as follows:  Headcorn Aerodrome, Shenley Road,  Headcorn, Ashford, Kent TN27 9HX

Travelling by Train

Southeastern trains run frequent services to and from Headcorn station which is only a 1.5 miles away. Please check their website for further details. Click here for further details.

Travelling by Bus

Arriva buses run frequent services to and from Headcorn Aerodrome. Please check their website for further details. Click here for further details.

Travelling by Taxi

MTC Taxis are based in Headcorn. To book please call 01622 890003 Click here for further details.

 Travelling by Plane

If you are a pilot and wish to fly into any of our events at the Aerodrome, you must purchase an event ticket and book in in advance. Slots are very limited! Click here for more information.

Maps and Directions

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Videos from previous shows

Aero Legends

Book a flying experience of a lifetime! 

Aero Legends has its operation based at Lashenden (Headcorn) Airfield, the last grass wartime airfield left in Kent and offers customers the opportunity to experience the iconic British aircraft of World War II.

  Aero Legends offers a unique experience of being able to fly in and with the training and combat aircraft that the RAF used during WWII. Customers have a broad selection of options ranging from a short flight in a Tiger Moth through to the full experience package of Tiger Moth, Harvard and Spitfire. 

For more information on Aero Legends or to book an experience of a lifetime please visit  

The Tigers

"Hold onto your seats and prepare yourselves for one of the most exciting in air spectacles..." .

..Experienced parachutists from The Kent based Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment's Parachute display team - "The Tigers" - will be 'dropping' into the arena, smoke trailing, flags flying, performing amazing formations both in the air and under the parachute. 

The Tigers have many various display routines, all dynamic in style and will hold you captivated throughout the entire routine. With an equally exciting commentary provided by one of the team members. You will have the opportunity to witness one of the most awe inspiring arena displays.  

Find out more about the The Tigers here.

Living History  - Experience the past

 When you walk from one display to another it gives you a sense of what it must have been like all those years ago, but meeting the characters in their full costume/uniform is not to be missed. You will certainly meet some incredible characters walking amongst you. 

We always encourage our guests to come dressed up!

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