Festival of Flight Airshow Flying Display

(Displays are subject to operational serviceability and weather)

The Red Arrows

 

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic team The Red Arrows will be returning to Biggin Hill this August, widely regarded as one of the best display teams in the world. The team first displayed at Biggin Hill in 1965 when they used to fly the Folland Gnat, now flying the BAE Systems Hawk.

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Royal Air Force Chinook

 

The RAF Chinook Display Team, based at RAF Odiham in Hampshire, aims to demonstrate the RAF Chinook’s capability. As well as part of the RAF Chinook Display Team, the crew are also part of a fully operational Squadron where they combine their daily training demands with practising their display sequence.

The Chinook will be appearing on 18th August only.

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OV10 Bronco

 

The OV-10B Bronco variant was produced for Germany as target tug. 18 aircraft were delivered in the early 1970’s and were equipped with a steel cable winch inside the fuselage. A clear dome replaced the rear cargo door and a backward facing seat was installed for the winch operator

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Rich Goodwin Pitts Special 

 

This year Rich Goodwin will continue to be busy in his highly modified Pitts Special S2S, ‘The Muscle Biplane’

Rich Goodwin performs high energy aerobatic manoeuvres at events across Great Britain Ireland and Europe, in his highly-modified Pitts Special S2S, his ‘Muscle Biplane’.

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Spitfire MkIX MH434 

 

The most famous military aircraft of all time and perhaps the most famous of all Spitfires still flying today, MH434 was built in 1943 at Vickers, Castle Bromwich. This Spitfire is remarkably original, having never been subject to a re-build. MH434  used to be owned and flown by the Late Ray Hanna, has been in a number of TV and Film productions.

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Hawker Hurricane 

 

The Home based aircraft. The Hurricane belonging to the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, was prolific during the Battle of Britain, This particular aircraft being delivered to the RAF in September 1940. It is currently painted to represent Hurricane Mk.I P2921 ‘Blue Peter’ flown by Pete Brothers
of 32 Squadron, Biggin Hill during 1940.

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Bristol Blenheim

 

The Bristol Blenheim is a truly unique aircraft and was a milestone in the history of British aviation as the first stressed skin aeroplane accepted by the RAF. It bore the brunt of the early war bombing effort and its crews paid a heavy price defending the nation, Winston Churchill paid homage to their bravery comparing them to the ‘Charge of the Light Brigade’. At the start of the war the RAF had 1089 Blenheim bombers in service, more than any other aircraft however, this is now the only flying example left in the world and serves as a lasting memorial to those who crewed them.

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Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster

 

The Avro Lancaster is the most famous and successful RAF heavy bomber of World War Two. It is a legend that lives on today and the contribution made by the aircraft and its crews to the freedom of our nation will, hopefully, never be forgotten. The prototype Lancaster took to the air for its first flight from Ringway, Manchester, on 9th January 1941; the first production Lancaster flew later that year on 31stOctober.

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Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire

 

Produced in greater numbers than any other British combat aircraft before or since the War, 20,341 Spitfires were built in 22 different variants. There are 6 Spitfires on the flight.

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Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Hurricane

 

The Hawker Hurricane is one of the classic fighters of all time, designed and built for war. It was at the forefront of Britain’s defence in 1940 and it played a major part in achieving the victory of 1945.

Sadly, today, there are only 12 Hurricanes still airworthy worldwide; only 6 of those in UK. The BBMF is proud to operate two of these historically important and rare aircraft.

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Spitfire PR MkXI

 

The Hangar 11 Collection are regular participants on the UK and European Airshow scene led by Peter Teichman as chief pilot and a selected few of the finest and most experienced display pilots in the UK.

Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XI serial number PL965 left the Aldermaston factory in mid 1944. Built as a PR Mk XI photo reconnaissance aircraft, she was designed to operate at high altitudes (over 30,000 ft) as well as at high speeds of over 400 mph, and as such was the fastest of all the Merlin powered Spitfires

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