The UK Drone Show lands at Farnborough International airshow 2016


Farnborough International Ltd, organisers of the Farnborough International Airshow, today confirmed that the 2016 UK Drone Show will be held at the Airshow next July during the public weekend, 16th – 17th July 2016.

This collaboration, announced on the opening day of the inaugural UK Drone show at Birmingham NEC today, highlights the phenomenal growth in the hobbyist market for UAVs and a truly exciting time for the industry.

The 2016 UK Drone Show which will be part of the Farnborough International Airshow will feature all the very latest aerial and terrestrial drone technology products and will focus on the safe use of drones, CAA regulations and drone industry careers as well as top manufacturer product demonstrations and special guest ?speakers?.

Highlights of the drone show at Farnborough, which expects to attract over 80,000 visitors over the weekend, will be a flying demonstration area, manufacturers product presentations, speakers, the future of drones in the industry and beyond, 3D (Drone) printing, pilot training information, UAV gadgets, first person view tech, wearables, specialist drone software, apps, special attractions, video presentations, competitions & prizes on the day.

Speaking about the collaboration, Farnborough International CEO Shaun Ormrod said: “We are thrilled to be working in collaboration with the UK Drone Show.  It ideally compliments our current trade UAS zone, which has seen exponential growth in the last four years as the unmanned sector has revolutionised the aviation industry.”  

Commenting on this new development for the UK Drone Show, organiser Oliver O’Brien said:
“We’re delighted to be bringing The UK drone show to the Farnborough International Airshow public weekend. Drone technology is growing globally in all directions and our event demonstrates the safe, fun and commercial uses of this unique technology. With Farnborough’s history in supporting aviation innovation, and the large number of visitors that come to the Airshow, it makes it the perfect venue for the show to be hosted at.”

Leading show sponsor’s Panasonic UK Head of Imaging, Barnaby Sykes said; “We’re delighted to hear about the collaboration between the UK Drone Show and Farnborough International Airshow.  With interest in the drone market continuing to grow, the Farnborough International Airshow public weekend will make the perfect platform to showcase the industry to a wide audience.”

The UK Drone Show 2016 will add an exciting new element to Farnborough International Airshow and entry will be via public weekend Airshow tickets which are currently on sale via