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Date posted: 06-08-2014
Biggin Hill Airport confirms this week that the popular Festival of Flight will return in 2015 with a comprehensive commemoration on Saturday 13th June of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain in which the men, women and fighter aircraft of RAF Biggin Hill were consistently in the forefront.
Invitations are being sent to the Royal Air Force for the Red Arrows team and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Also included will be the Royal Navy Historic Flight as well as top aerobatic pilots and display items from UK and Europe. Discussions with the airport’s Heritage Hangar have begun about the participation of their heritage aircraft for displays and WWII aerial scenarios.
The event will be fully supported with a wide range of ground exhibits that entertain and inform, along with trade stands and extended catering facilities. Under similar arrangements made at this year’s Festival, attendance will be limited to ensure a comfortable spectator experience and ticket sales will all be in advance. The Festival Box Office will open for business in March next year.
In an open letter to the local community sent this week, airport Managing Director Will Curtis acknowledges the important role it plays in the local community and pledged to make the 2015 show even better.
Mr Curtis, a Biggin Hill resident of 12 years, says – “The show puts our community on the map and we are very proud of it. It is one of the perks of living in Biggin Hill and, as a former display pilot, it is very close to my heart. We will work with the local community to bring improvements next year, with particular attention to traffic management” he says.
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