Where to see Battle of Britain Memorial Flight displays in 2023

Locations where the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight team will display across the United Kingdom in 2023 will be available from this page once confirmed. Flying displays are subject to weather conditions and aircraft serviceability. 

The display season runs from May to September each year with pre-season work-up flying for the crews taking place during April, culminating in Public Display Approval being sought for each pilot from the Air Officer Commanding No 1 Group.

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre

Find out about visiting the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre on the Lincolnshire County Council website.

During the display season all the aircraft fly regularly and its aircraft and crews deploy away routinely on display duties. Meanwhile, routine servicing and rectification work also takes place in the Flight’s hangar.

The BBMF is typically tasked to fly over 100 displays and around 800 flypasts at events of all shapes and sizes during each display season. This is around 1,000 individual aircraft appearances each year. The display programme takes careful and extensive planning. Each sortie involves several events, to maximise the opportunities within the limited aircraft flying hours available (the hours limits are imposed to ensure the aircraft’s long-term preservation).

During the winter season, October to March, the majority of the Flight’s aircraft (except for the Chipmunks) are kept on the ground for extensive winter maintenance to prepare them for the next display season and to ensure their long-term preservation. At least one of the aircraft is scheduled to undergo a ‘major’ maintenance programme each year, under contract, away from Coningsby.

Request a Display or Flypast 2023

If you have an event and wish to be considered for a display or flypast of any RAF asset then please complete the appropriate application form below.

Flypast Application Form 2023

Applications for flypasts in 2023 should be received by 30 November 22.  RAF will not routinely conduct flypasts at corporate events or at private events such as Weddings, Birthdays or Funerals etc.

Display Application Form 2023

Applications for displays in 2023 should be received by 31 September 22.  Aerobatic Displays can only be conducted at recognised display venues under the supervision of a CAA accredited Flying Display Director. 

Completed application forms should be sent electronically to the RAF Air Events Team at:

[email protected]

The AET can be contacted on the email above or on 020 8833 8063 or 020 8833 8769

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