Where to see Battle of Britain Memorial Flight displays in 2022
Locations where the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight team will display across the United Kingdom in 2022 are detailed below. Flying is subject to weather and aircraft serviceability.
The display season usually runs from the beginning of May to the end of September each year. Pre-season work-up flying for the crews takes place in 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
Anyone can request a display or flypast of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight with the RAF Display Team Application 2022.
Word Doc: RAF Flypast Application 2022
Word Doc: RAF Display Application 2022
Send it to the Royal Air Force Air Events Team at: [email protected]
RAF Air Events Team
Bentley Priory Building
West End Road
By phone: 020 8833 8769 or 020 8833 8762