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Queen's Birthday Flypast 2016

Queen's Birthday Flypast 2015

The Queen's Birthday Flypast over Buckingham Palace will take place on Saturday 13th June 2015. Rehearsals for this flypast will be held during the period 9th to 11th June 2015.

A large formation of military aircraft will form Her Majesty the Queen's Birthday Flypast on 13 June 2015. The Flypast formation will form up at Southwold, Suffolk and route via Ipswich, abeam Colchester, Chelmsford and enter the London City Control Zone south of Stapleford aerodrome; the formation will overfly Buckingham Palace and route via RAF Northolt, RAF Halton and disperse in the RAF Brize Norton area. The flypast will be over Buckingham Palace at 1pm.

The rehearsals for this flypast will be held during the period 9-11 June 2015. The rehearsals will start in the vicinity of Southwold, Suffolk then route via the overhead of RAF Marham, Norfolk and conclude, for dispersal, at RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire.

More information can be found here.

The Flypast includes the following aircraft: Queens Birthday Flypast 2015.

Chinook x2, Puma, Sea King


Spitfire x2, Hurricane x2, Typhoon x2

Hercules, King Air x2

C-17 Globemaster, Bae 146

E-3D Sentry, Tornado x2

A330 Voyager, Typhoon x2

Red Arrows

There will be 31 aircraft in all on the day.

Possible aircraft taking part in the flypast at:


Queens Birthday Flypast 2015. Queens Birthday Flypast 2015 flypast.

Click on the pictures to see the NOTAMS and maps.

Another Queen's Birthday Flypast map.

Scanner Frequencies for Queen's Flypast over the Mall (previous years):
123.300 NATO Common Radar
132.900 NEATISHEAD (Displays/Fly-Past) Primary
134.550 NEATISHEAD (Displays/Fly-Past) Secondary
135.275 LONDON MIL(East) Fly-Past Monitor Primary
135.925 LONDON MIL(East) Pre-Join Transit
232.875 31 Sqn Air-to-Air GOLD STAR OPS
243.450 RED ARROWS Air-to-Air
244.550 56(R) Sqn Air-to-Air
260.150 NEATISHEAD(TAD 100 Series) Tanker Co-ord Primary
275.350 LONDON MIL(West) Pre-Join Transit for Brize based aircraft
277.775 LONDON MIL(East) Pre-Join Transit & Co-ord
299.975 LONDON MIL(East) Fly-Past Monitor Secondary/Pre-Join Co-ord
300.100 Air-to-Air Refuelling LION/MADRAS
369.125 NEATISHEAD(TAD 100 Series) Tanker Co-ord Secondary

Photographs (previous years):
Queen's Birthday Flypast 2006. (Andy Court).
Queen's Birthday Flypast rehearsals 2007. (Andy Court).
Queen's Birthday Flypast 2013. (David Hackney).

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From the RAF facebook page:

'Well folks, that didn't quite turn out as planned!

Sadly most of our aircraft due to take part in today's Queen's Birthday Flypast were stood down due to very poor weather conditions in the holding and egress patterns outside London - the areas where our aircraft join up and then exit the flypast - and on the main route into London itself.

We know many of you were as disappointed as us that the full line-up wasn't able to fly through. It was a tough call; we have an all-weather capability on operations but quite rightly there are stricter rules governing displays over built up areas.

Fortunately the RAF Red Arrows had forward deployed from RAF Scampton to Biggin Hill Airport and were able to complete their part of the flypast.'