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Biggin Hill Airshow 2019

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County: Kent
Satnav Postcode: TN16 3BN

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Flypasts/Events 2019:
Queen's Birthday Flypast 2019
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Biggin Hill Airshow.

Biggin Hill History
Biggin Hill was established in 1917 as a wireless testing park and the Air to Air and Air to Ground telephony systems were developed at this site. Bristol fighters of 141 squadron R.F.C were also based here as part of the inner patrol zone of the London Air Defence Area. The Bristol Fighters sported a bright red cockerel painted on the fuselage.

After the First World War, Biggin Hill was home to the Instrument Design Establishment but it was moved to Farnborough in 1922. Snipes of 56 squadron were stationed here along with a night flying flight. At the end of 1927, 56 Squadron which now operated Siskins were transferred to North Weald and a couple of years later the night flying flight also departed. The Station was then reconstructed in 1929 and was ready for occupation by 1932. Two Squadrons moved in with Demons and Bulldogs, and an Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Flight was formed. In 1937, Biggin Hill was host to two Squadrons both equipped with Gauntlets and later the Station was home to the Hawker Hurricane.

During the Second World War, 79 Squadron based at Biggin Hill claimed the first enemy aircraft when it shot down a Dornier Do17 on November 2nd 1939. Hurricanes from Biggin flew constant patrols over the beaches during the evacuation of Dunkirk. During the Battle of Britain the Station was home to several Spitfire Squadrons. Biggin Hill aerodrome was attacked repeatedly and received heavy damage by the Luftwaffe but still remained operational throughout the battle. In 1944 when the first V1 flying bombs started to fall in southern England, Biggin Hill Station had to close because of its proximity to London brought it within the defensive balloon barrage belt and Station was taken over by the balloon crews. Later, Biggin resumed the offensive fighter role by escorting Lancasters and Halifaxes in daylight attacks on Germany.

After the War, Biggin Hill was transferred to No.46 Group, Transport Command and in 1946 it was handed to Reserve Command until 1949 when it returned to Fighter Command. In 1950 Biggin Hill was home to Meteors and later Hunters. In 1957 as Fighter Command was being scaled down and Biggin Hill airspace was becoming crowded with airliners flying from London Airport, its Squadrons were disbanded. The Station was now relegated to a non-operational status. The RAF still retained the North Camp to house the Officers and Aircrew Selection Center and one of the hangars housed a fine collection of World War Two aircraft. A Battle of Britain Open Day was held annually in September bringing a temporary return of RAF aircraft and thousands of spectators. In 1992, the RAF finally left Biggin Hill and the Selection Centre moved to RAF Cranwell.

Biggin Hill Festival of Flight 2019 Airshow
Biggin Hill Airshow.

Biggin Hill in Kent is a very famous fighter station and on November 2nd, 1939, one of its resident Squadrons claimed the first enemy aircraft of the war when it shot down a Dornier Do 17. Biggin Hill played a major role in the Battle of Britain during World War Two.

The very popular Biggin Hill International Air Fair saw its last air show in 2010, after Biggin Hill Airport Ltd gave notice to Air Displays International Ltd to terminate the licence under which the Biggin Hill International Air Fair is run. However, an Open House Air Day at Biggin Hill Airport replaced this event in 2011 and it now hosts a smaller event called 'Festival of Flight'. It also held an event called 'Biggin 75' in 2015 which celebrated the 75th anniversary of the 'Battle of Britain'.

Biggin Hill 2019 Airshow:

17-18 August - Biggin Hill Festival of Flight 2019

Biggin Hill Festival of Flight 2019:

A D-day Tribute Display will honour the 75-year anniversary of the Normandy landings, the Breitling Jet Team is returning for the first time since 2008 and The Blades Aerobatic Display Team will amaze the crowds with their close formation aerobatic feats.

17-18 August - Biggin Hill Festival of Flight 2019

Flying Display Schedule:

Saturday 17th August 2019

Extra 300 Duo
Flying Circus Wingwalkers
Breitling Jet Team

OV-10 Bronco
BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire, Hurricane - 2.22pm
The Blades
RAF Tucano

Turbulent Team
Tiger 9

Ultimate Fighters - P-47 Thunderbolt, P-51 Mustang, Spitfire and Buchon
DC-3 Dakota Pair
Bader's Bus Company

Royal Jordanian Falcons
RAF Typhoon
Finale - Spitfire, Hurricane

Sunday 18th August 2019

BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire, Hurricane - 12.58pm
RAF Typhoon
Extra 300 Duo
Flying Circus Wingwalkers

OV-10 Bronco
The Blades
Turbulent Team

Tiger 9
RAF Tucano
Ultimate Fighters - P-47 Thunderbolt, P-51 Mustang, Spitfire and Buchon

Bader's Bus Company
DC-3 Dakota Pair
Royal Jordanian Falcons

Breitling Jet Team
Finale - Spitfire, Hurricane

Commemorating DDAY75 at the Festival of Flight there will be 3 Dakotas in the display.

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Biggin Hill Festival of Flight 2019 Tickets:
Please check with official Biggin Hill Festival of Flight website for ticket prices and booking.

Travel by car:
Biggin Hill Airport is situated on the A233 (Main Road). Please follow local signs for entry into the showground.

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.

Biggin Hill
RAF Typhoon & Breitling Jet Team Arrival/Departures:

Thursday 15th August
AM/Midday - Typhoon Arrival

Friday 16th August
3.30pm - Typhoon Departure
4.10pm - Typhoon Arrival

Saturday 17th August
1.03pm - Typhoon Departure
1.34pm - Typhoon Arrival
1.42pm - Breitling Team Display
4.25pm - Breitling Team Departure
5.20pm - Breitling Team Arrival

5.26pm - Typhoon Display
5.45pm - Typhoon Arrival

Sunday 18th August
12.50pm - Breitling Team Departure
1.20pm - Typhoon Display
1.44pm - Breitling Team Arrival
4.27pm - Typhoon Departure
4.53pm - Breitling Team Display
5.17pm - Typhoon Arrival
6.30pm-7pm - Breitling Team Final Departure

Monday 19th August
AM - Typhoon Final Departure


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BBMF Schedule & Times

Saturday 17th Aug - 2.22pm - LSH.
Saturday 17th Aug - 3.59pm - D.
Sunday 18th Aug - 12.58pm - LSH.
Sunday 18th Aug - 12.51pm - D.

L=Lancaster, S=Spitfire, H=Hurricane, D=Dakota.
BBMF Schedule 2019.

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