There are eight pairs of Biggin Hill Festival of Flight 2018 tickets to be won. Each winner will receive a pair of tickets to this exciting event which takes place on 18th - 19th August 2018.
Simply answer the competition multiple-choice question. Then enter your name, email address, postal address and the day that you would like to attend, to have a chance of winning a pair of tickets.
The competition will run until midnight on 20th July 2018, with the eight lucky winners being notified shortly after this date and receiving their prize to this thrilling event.
Details of this air show can be found on the official website.
Biggin Hill Festival of Flight takes place on 18th - 19th August 2018 at London Biggin Hill Airport, Bromley in Kent.
This year's Festival of Flight will look back over 100 years of RAF History helping to commemorate and celebrate the centenary of the Royal Air Force.
Biggin Hill during the Battle of Britain:
Biggin Hill has played a key role in air defence throughout its RAF history by pioneering the process of identifying and intercepting enemy aircraft as well as radio communication.
The RAF base at Biggin Hill, south-east of London, also played a central part in the Battle of Britain, during 1940. The German Luftwaffe initially concentrated all their strength on knocking out Fighter Command and made repeated attacks on RAF airfields, including Biggin Hill.
On 18th August 1940, the Luftwaffe made an all-out effort to destroy Fighter Command and launched a major attack on Biggin Hill, dropping hundreds of bombs, at high and low level, onto the airfield. The air battles that took place on this day were amongst the largest aerial engagements in history and this day became known as 'The Hardest Day'
. The Biggin Hill Air Festival will recreate this battle by filling the skies with Spitfires and Hurricanes, exactly 78 years later.
Despite the repeated Luftwaffe attacks on Fighter Command's airfields, and serious damage to Biggin Hill, none of the airfields were out of action for more than a couple of hours. Frustrated by the seemingly endless numbers of British fighters still engaging their bombers, the Luftwaffe switched their tactics to the sustained bombing of London, which helped Fighter Command to regroup, replace aircraft, repair airfields and infrastructure, and go on to win the Battle of Britain.
Biggin Hill Festival of Flight:
The gates open at 8.30am and the event finishes at 5.30pm. The flying display is expected to start at 12.30pm and finish at around 5.30pm.
The air display will include at least twelve Spitfires and Hurricanes, a Buchon BF109 and hopefully an original Messerschmitt BF109E. The Royal Air Force will display the Red Arrows, Chinook and the BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane. There will also be displays from the Bristol Blenheim, B-17 Flying Fortress, Great War Display Team, OV-10B Bronco, Aerosuperbatics WingWalkers, Turbulent Display Team and Rich Goodwin's Muscle Pitts aircraft, with more acts to be announced.
To commemorate the 'The Hardest Day'
, which took place 78 years ago, on 18th August 1940, there will be an airfield attack using pyrotechnics. At the end of the flying display a solo Spitfire will perform a victory roll to the sounds of 'Jerusalem' and the National Anthem. The solo Spitfire will be a Mk.IX (TA805), usually named the 'Kent Spitfire' and will be flown by Dan Griffiths.
A list of display aircraft can be found on the official website
On the ground, there will be an extensive exhibition area, a classic, modern and military car area, static aircraft park, fun fair, children's amusements, exhibitions in support of the RAF100 theme, as well as two food courts serving up freshly prepared food and drink.
to this event are now on sale and must be purchased on-line and booked in advance. Please note that tickets will not be available on the gate.
To purchase tickets then please go to the official website
How to get there by Car:
Biggin Hill Airport is situated on the A233 (Main Road). Please follow local signs for entry into the showground.
Please have you tickets available for inspection from the point of entering the airport
If you are using the M25:
from the West, leave the motorway at Junction 6,
from the East leave at Junction 4.
For satnav users the address is: Churchill Way, Biggin Hill, Kent, TN16 3BN.
Please note there is no access via Downe Village.
How to get there by Train:
From Bromley South Railway Station, frequent trains serve London Victoria which takes as little as 25 minutes. Other trains from Bromley South also serve Sevenoaks, Orpington, Dover Priory and Ashford International (Eurostar Terminal).
Main routes to/from London:
Orpington to London Bridge (15 mins)
Bromley South to London Victoria (17 mins)
How to get there by Bus:
These buses stop by the Airport terminal to connect with Bromley South Railway Station:
320 (towards Catford)
246 (towards Bromley North, also stops at Hayes Railway Station)
For those travelling from Croydon, a special bus service is in place. For details go to: www.londoncentral.com
Free Local Bus Service - For local residents
The points for pick-up will be the 320 bus stops in the valley and at the Post Office on Main Road. The first free service will be at 9.00am and will continue every 10 - 12 minutes up to 11.00am. At the airport, the service will terminate in Churchill Way by Maitland View, providing easy pedestrian access to the spectator enclosure.
The return service will operate along the reverse route, the first bus at 4.00pm, final service at 6.00pm.
Details of the Biggin Hill Festival of Flight can be found on the official website