Spitfire 2019 flyby dates released

With the sun shining and thoughts turning to the warmer days ahead, the team at the Battle of Britain Memorial is already looking forward to the sight and sound of the first Spitfire to grace the site with its presence.

Our friends at Aero Legends regularly send Spitfires, Hurricanes and other iconic aircraft our way, often accompanied by the equally historic de Havilland Devon used to give passengers an unbeatable view of the graceful fighters.

While the fare-paying passengers are enjoying the experience of a lifetime, our visitors certainly aren’t complaining. Throughout the summer, those on the ground regular enjoy the sight of one of these veteran aircraft roaring along the coast, dipping a wing in salute to the Memorial and then continuing on its way, returning a few minutes later on the homeward journey to Headcorn.

The smart move is to plan a visit to the Memorial on a day when the majestic sight of a Spitfire is likely to make your day even more memorable – and the list below will help.

Aero Legends has now released the list of 2019 flying dates – but please note all flypasts are subject to weather, aircraft serviceability and availability and can be cancelled or altered at any time without notice.


Planned flying dates for 2019 are:

April 11 – 14 and 18 to 21 inclusive

May 9 – 12, 23 – 26, 30th and 31st  (May 25 and 26 is a scheduled dual fighter event, featuring both the Hurricane and Spitfire)

June 1 and 2, 13 – 16 and 27 – 30,

July 6 and 7, 18 – 21, 25 – 28.

August 8 – 11, 22 – 25

September 12 – 15, 19 – 22

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