North Weald Airfield, home to Wings and Wheels, the biggest Radio Controlled Model Show.


Wings and Wheels RC Model Spectacular

The 37th Spectacular Show at the historic North Weald Airfield

Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June 2023

North Weald Airfield, Essex, CM16 6AR 

Much more information here: Wings & Wheels | Model Spectacular (

Book Tickets Here: Buy Tickets | Wings & Wheels (

Prices from £13 (child £5) in advance, higher price at the gate.

A great weekend on a live airfield with full size aircraft coming in and out of this historic airfield not to mention all the trade stores, Model airshow, Live Saturday night Music, Model night flying displays!


Gates open to the public at 9.30am

Follow AA signs to the show entrance (Post code CM16 6HR)

Parking for the Disabled available on production of Blue badge

DOGS allowed on a lead. Do not leave dogs in the car.

Camping available on this historic airfield for the 37th Wings & Wheels RC Model Spectacular. The camp site is situated on the airfield so you might be lucky and see some truly legendary aircraft. This really is a unique place to stay and enjoy a weekend of RC Model action. On offer, a large camping and caravanning area with both grass and hard standing. The site is within easy walking distance of the show itself. 


Saturday Evenings – Night Flying, Great Music, Bar & Food + a bit more……

Friday Evening

Bar offering Brentwood Brewery’s finest array of Beverages! It’ll be great to see you all there!

Saturday Evening

6 pm – 11 pm – Live Music by Frog on a Rocket

Night Flying (Saturday only, from approx 21.45)

When the sun has set and the airfield windsock waves dreamily in the evening wind, we will be lighting up the sky again with our Night Flying! An array of RC Model Aircraft will be flashing and flickering their light displays!

New this year to Wings & Wheels we welcome Frog On A Rocket who are a 5 piece all-live covers band. From Modern hits like ‘Uptown Funk’ to classics such as ‘Oh what a night’, this band have a little bit of something for everyone. You are sure to have a good night with these guys providing the entertainment. Formed in 2014, Frog on A Rocket have gone from strength to strength, performing at functions across the country and to big crowds at festivals. They have even supported Toploader on their UK tour as well as supporting bands such as ‘The Fizz’ (formally Bucks Fizz), Status Quo, 911, The Zombies, The Real Thing, The Animals and more at various festivals! In 2018 they were voted ‘Coverband of the year’ at Essex’s prestigious Panic Awards. 

About North Weald Airfield 1916 - 2016

North Weald Airfield is a genuine WW1 airfield with many of its original buildings intact and it is at this wonderful venue that the Wings and Wheels Model Spectacular will hold the 34th event in 2021.

It's hard to believe that one hundred years ago an airfield that was used by the Royal Flying Corps in 1916 provides the same venue for what is the longest running model show in the UK.  Those young WW1 pilots could never have imagined the changes that would take place in the world of aviation, let alone the fact that one day it would be possible to fly a model aeroplane at speeds they could only dream of and all controlled by a man on the ground holding a radio control transmitter!

Such is progress! And that progress is more than represented in the range of models on display, every era and type of model aircraft will be flown throughout the weekend from WW1 biplanes to the very latest fast jets. On the ground there will be every variation of radio control vehicles including trucks, tanks and model boats being put through their paces.

Couple this with a row of model Traders offering something to satisfy the most ardent of modellers, along with a giant Bring and Buy, there is more than ample opportunity to pick up a bargain!

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  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors


  • Refreshments Available
  • Take away food

Children & Infants

  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • Outdoor Event

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Junction 7 on the M11 motorway is some 2 miles away and so road access to the M25 and north east London is excellent. Immediate access to the airfield is via the A414, with Chelmsford less than 20 miles to the east and Harlow a short distance to the west. Do bear in mind that the Saturday Market on the airfield generates a lot of traffic in its own right and the approaches to the airfield can be quite slow between about 0930 and 1200 on the SATURDAY ONLY. If possible try to time your journey to arrive before or after this time to promote relaxation and good Karma!

Postcode CM16 6AR, Entrance gate Lat/Long 51 43' 43"N 000 09' 37"E

Once you approach the airfield, follow the yellow AA signs and Wings & Wheels Entrance signs for pinpoint entrance to the showground. Please follow all direction signs carefully since these have been designed to get you into and out of the showground as quickly and efficiently as possible

Public Transport Directions

By Rail:

The nearest railway stations are in Harlow, with London Underground's Central Line terminating 2 miles away in Epping. It is advisable to take a taxi to the show from there and taxis should enter the showground rather than drop off on the main road since this causes traffic congestion and can be dangerous.

By Commercial Airline:

London Stansted on the M11 is 14 miles to the north and hosts many airlines including Ryan Air, Easy Jet and Air Berlin among other budget and low cost companies.

By Private Aviation

North Weald Airfield is an unlicensed aerodrome. Stapleford Aerodrome is the nearest licenced site some 7 miles away. Pilots wishing to arrive at North Weald by air may do so at specific times throughout the weekend. Contact the operations office on 01992 564200 or Fax: 01992 523054. On arrival at North Weald you can request transport across the airfield to the show at a nominal cost of £5 return, giving a total show entrance fee of £15 for adults and £11 for children aged 5 - 15yrs. Please be patient and allow up to about half an hour for transport to arrive.

Wings and Wheels RC Model Spectacular

Type:Show / Display

Merlin Way, North Weald, Essex, CM16 6HR

Tel: 07767 773735

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