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04/08/2020

80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow Flying Programme

80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow Flying Programme 25th – 27th September

We’re looking forward to commemorating the 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow at Headcorn Aerodrome

The show will be going ahead on 25th to 27th September with special measures in place to ensure the safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff while remaining confident that we will be able to deliver yet another fantastic family focussed airshow.

Over the coming weeks we’ll be releasing the exciting and action filled display schedule for the now 3 day event. We are pleased to announce the first display act confirmed for the 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow:

Display Item 1: The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF).

The BBMF have been approved to work-up a special display to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain called the ‘Dowding Display’.

The’ Dowding Display’, consists 5 aircraft which includes the Avro Lancaster bomber, Spitfires and Hurricanes.

Display Item 2: The Bi-Plane Display!

The display will open with an exciting 8-ship balbo before a series of formation and solo routines from Michael and the Stampe Display team.

The display aircraft will be;

  • The Aero Legends Thruxton Jackaroo
  • Both Aero Legends de Havilland Tiger Moths
  • The Stampe Display Team providing five of their Stampe SV4 aircraft
  • Michael Pickin and his Bucker Jungmann

Display Item 3: The Fighters

Earlier this month we were delighted to confirm The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) who will be performing The’ Dowding Display’, consisting of the Avro Lancaster bomber, three Spitfires and a Hurricane.

Not enough? We didn’t think so either.

So confirmed as display act 3 will be the fighters, consisting of:

  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk I N3200
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX TD314
  • Supermarine Spitfire Mk TIX NH341
  • Hawker Hurricane R4118
  • Hawker Hurricane P3717
  • Hispano Buchon BF109

Display Item 4: The Dakotas

Confirmed as display act 4 will be both Aero Legends C47 Dakotas – ‘Drag ‘em Oot’ and KP220 ‘Pegasus’. The aircraft will be flying together for the first time since the 75th Anniversary of D-Day where Aero Legends utilised both aircraft to drop over 1000 parachutists into commemorative events throughout Normandy!

Display Item 5: The Aero Legends Harvards and Spitfires!

Now confirmed as display act 5 will be both Aero Legends T6 Harvards with Spitfires TD314 ‘St George’ and NH341 ‘Elizabeth’ all expertly flown by Aero Legends pilots Antony ‘Parky’ Parkinson, Charlie Brown, Sam Whatmough and Mike Pickin!

Display Item 6: The Finale!

Reminiscent of the Great Warbirds airshows of the 80s, the final Display with be the Aero Legends Finale! That’s the Tigers, Harvards, Dakotas, Spitfires and Mike Pickin in his CAP 232 closing each day with a spectacular, smoke filled aerobatic display!

A very limited amount of tickets for the 3 Day 80th Anniversary Battle of Britain Airshow are on sale now:

https://www.bobairshow.co.uk/book-tickets/

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