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General Information

Day visitors are very welcome to attend the championships, visit the main marquee, and see the pilots in action.

Day visitors are very welcome to attend the championships, visit the main marquee, and see the pilots in action. There is also plenty to see at our hosts, the RAF Manston History Museum. More details of this will be published here in advance of the event.


Arrival by car: Follow directions to the RAF Manston History Museum at 821 Manston Rd, Ramsgate CT12 5DF. Parking will be available for visitors on site.

Arrival by train:
From London: Fast trains run from Kings Cross Station to Ramsgate or Thanet Parkway. Both stations are approx 10 minutes taxi ride to Manston Airport. Regular trains also run from London Blackfriars and London Charing Cross.
From Europe: Eurostar train to Ashford International. Change trains to Ramsgate.


We regret that due to infrastructure requirements, camping on the championship site is only available for registered pilots, team leaders, team assistants, and members of the organisation and marshal teams. If you want to stay for a few days, there are plenty of local accommodation options available; some options are listed below.

The Manston Court Holiday Park is situated adjacent to the championship airfield, with pedestrian access directly onto the field. A range of options from camping to static caravans are available.

The nearest hotels are the Premier Inn Ramsgate and the Holiday Inn Express Ramsgate, both situated approximately 2 miles from the site. This area of kent is a popular holiday destination and there are many other local options and AirBnB properties available nearby as well.


We have arranged for an on-site caterer who will be serving breakfast, lunch, and evening dinner meals available to purchase from the main event marquee during each day of the championships. Example menus:
Breakfast: sausage / bacon / egg baps, plus cereal or non-cooked option, with tea, coffee, or water.
Lunch: selection of grab and go sandwiches or salads, with tea, coffee or water.
Dinner: 1 x meat, 1 vegan, 1 x fish dish with starches and vegetables, with tea, coffee or water,
Meal themes will vary, with BBQ evening and other themes i.e. Italian, Chinese, Indian food. More detail to be provided soon.

The Naafi Café at the RAF Manston History Museum serves serves homemade breakfasts, family favourite light bites, such as sausage rolls, breakfast butties and a delicious range of homemade cakes and afternoon teas. Opening hours 10:00 to 16:00.

The Smugglers Retreat Table Table is located at the Premier Inn Ramsgate, which serves hotel guests, as well being open to your other visitors, as a brilliant local option for a great value meal.


Trading at the event is exclusively reserved for official championship sponsors.