The Trust has close links with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, which treats our visitors to a very special flypast and display on Memorial Day each year, and we were disappointed to hear about a mechanical issue with one of their Hurricanes.
Although we are not expecting to see the BBMF over the site in the near future, we have shared their official statement below just to keep visitors to this site informed – and we join you and the Memorial Flight in hoping the issue is resolved swiftly.
The BBMF statement explains: “A routine inspection has highlighted a fault with one of the Merlin engines in a Hurricane aircraft. We are currently investigating the fault and as a precaution, flying of Merlin engine powered aircraft has been paused. We are still operating Griffon and Gypsy powered aircraft, including Spitfires and Chipmunks. We realise the disappointment this will be to our many supporters, however safety remains our paramount concern.”