The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) operates from RAF Coningsby, a Typhoon and fighter airbase some 5 miles to the south of Woodhall Spa.
Expected flypast times are as follows:
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The RAF’s mission statement for the BBMF is…
“… to maintain the priceless artefacts of our national heritage in airworthy condition in order to commemorate those who have fallen in the service of this country, to promote the modern day Air Force and to inspire the future generations.”
These historic aircraft are flown by regular serving RAF Aircrew in the spare time and is a role over and above their operational service.
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight operates six Spitfires, two Hurricane Mk 2Cs, a Lancaster as well as a C47 Dakota and two Chipmunk aircraft (primarily used for training).