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London Biggin Hill Airport sees record attendance at 2018 Festival of Flight

London – 18 August 2018: London Biggin Hill Airport’s 2018 Festival of Flight has been a resounding success with more than 15,000 people enjoying the event.

Commemorating 100 years of the RAF, this year’s Festival saw thrilling displays especially by The Red Arrows and The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Colin Hitchins, Festival of Flight director at London Biggin Hill Airport, says: “The team has worked incredibly hard to make this year’s Festival a weekend to remember. The Hardest Day re-enactment, brought to life by Hollywood pyrotechnics experts, was particularly moving and a brilliant tribute to the Second World War ground staff who courageously continued working whilst under attack. There are few sights or sounds that give rise to the same powerful emotions as those of the Supermarine Spitfire and the roaring Rolls-Royce Merlin engine.”

This year’s Festival also saw London Biggin Hill launching the next 100 years of aviation by inspiring local youth to pursue careers in the industry, showcasing the airport’s proposals for the London Aerospace & Technology College.

Photo credit: Mike Rivett, Fotomotion

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About London Biggin Hill Airport

London Biggin Hill Airport is located 12 miles from central London and offers award-winning VIP handling, a choice of FBOs, extensive hangarage, support and maintenance services for all ranges of business jets.

A designated UK Port of Entry, Biggin Hill is free of runway slot constraints. An exclusive six-minute helicopter transfer service to and from the heart of London makes it the fastest transfer of any London airport.

Biggin Hill is the only dedicated business aviation airport within the capital and is already home to over 65 commercial and aviation activities.

There are very few places in the world other than Biggin Hill where aircraft operators and support companies can conduct all aspects of their business operations, management and maintenance at the heart of a global city and with the confidence in their ability to expand and develop over time.