Aero Legends Dakota to overwinter with the BBMF at Coningsby

Header image: Aero Legends C-47 Dakota KP220 will once again be spending the winter in the BBMF hangar at Coningsby. (Photo: Steve P Raper)

With the BBMF C-47 Dakota ZA947 still away undergoing its scheduled ‘Major’ servicing at Duxford and its return date slipping (the latest estimate for its return is March 2024), the BBMF has a Dakota-sized space available in its hangar at Coningsby this winter. This has permitted the Flight to repeat the agreement, which worked well last year, of offering over-winter hangarage for the Aero Legends C-47 Dakota KP220 G-ANAF, in exchange for the BBMF pilots and crews being able to conduct some pre-season training in the Dakota before air-testing the Flight’s own ‘Dak’ after its ‘Major’, and before flying the Lancaster in 2024.

50 years with the BBMF – Lancaster PA474

Header image: This photo of the BBMF Lancaster, lit up golden as it is pushed back into the BBMF hangar after an evening sortie, seemed entirely appropriate for its golden anniversary of 50 years with the BBMF. (Photo: Lisa Harding)

This month we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lancaster PA474 joining the BBMF, an anniversary we also covered fully in a 13-page pictorial feature in the Club’s recent 2023 Autumn Journal.


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