Lancaster bomber’s first flight since fire

July 17, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

The sound of a Lancaster Bomber’s Merlin engines could be heard across Lincolnshire when it took to the skies for the first time in months. The iconic bomber, one of only two surviving flight-worthy examples in the world, was grounded for much of 2015 after an engine caught fire during a practice flight. Today the BBMF, based at RAF Coningsby, flew for the first time since the fire, taking to the skies of Lincolnshire and […]

Lancaster bomber to miss most of 2015 season

June 4, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight which had to make an emergency landing after one of its engines caught fire looks set to miss much of the 2015 display season. It has been reported that the UK’s only flying Lancaster bomber will miss a number of air shows including RAF Cosford and Weston Air Festival in Somerset. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Lancaster Bomber was grounded indefinitely after an on-board fire near Coningsby One […]

Make a flying start to the royal wedding weekend

April 11, 2011 Spilsby Online 0

The additional holiday weekend provides a perfect opportunity to explore the aviation history of the area. The royal wedding bank holiday weekend will coincide with the first weekend opening for the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre this year. The flight operates a Lancaster, five Spitfires, two Hurricanes, two Chipmunks, and a Dakota, with a partnership between Lincolnshire County Council and the Royal Air Force making it possible to view these historic aircraft at […]