Where to see Battle of Britain Memorial Flight displays in 2024

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight are delighted to be displaying at a number of fantastic airshows and events this summer. Flying displays are subject to weather conditions and aircraft serviceability. In addition to the full displays, our aircraft also conduct up to 900 flypasts each year to make the most of the flying hours and transits to and from display locations. 

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.

These are the events and airshows that the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will display at in 2024:

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.

Image shows Spitfire in flight.

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 2024

The RAF will not routinely conduct flypasts at corporate events or at private events such as weddings, birthdays or funerals etc.

The application deadline for 2024 flypast and display requests has now passed.

Applications for the 2025 display season will be available on this site by the end of June 2024. The deadlines for 2025 requests will be as follows:

Display Applications: 30 September 2024

Flypast Applications: 30 November 2024

Flying 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]. Please be aware we are no longer accepting applications via post.

Connect with Battle of Britain Memorial Flight