Spitfire and Hurricane practice June 2020

BBMF display work-up

Header image: Hurricane LF363 and Spitfire Mk IX MK356 break formation for a practice ‘synchro’ display at RAF Coningsby in late June (Photo: RAF Coningsby Photo Section Crown Copyright)

During the COVID-19 lockdown, the BBMF was restricted to flying only for currency. With Hurricane LF363 and three Spitfires available to fly, the four BBMF fighter pilots flew general handling sorties away from the airfield at Coningsby, once a week for the two full-time pilots, for whom this was their only flying, and fortnightly for the two volunteer fighter pilots. With all of the large air shows having been cancelled this year and the remaining events only possible later in the year, there was no urgent need to complete the normal BBMF pre-season work-up.

BBMF Corgi model set

Win a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Collection set by Corgi

This month, one lucky club member can win a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Collection Set by Corgi. This fantastic three aircraft set includes the Lancaster, the Spitfire and the Hurricane. It would be a great addition to anyone's collection. At the end of the month we will randomly select one Club member to win the set.


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