Battle of Britain aircrafts to fly over Harlow in 75th anniversary

News / Tue 15th Sep 2015 at 07:18am

Spitfires HarlowAROUND 40 Spitfires and Hurricanes will fly across the south to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Prince Harry will attend the Battle of Britain Flypast at Goodwood Aerodrome on Tuesday

The prince will join Battle of Britain veterans and wounded servicemen supported by his Endeavour Fund for the flypast to mark the anniversary of victory in the Battle of Britain.

The event brings more Battle of Britain aircraft together in one place than at any time since World War Two, with an estimated 40 Spitfires, Hurricanes and Blenheims from across the UK, USA and Europe taking part in the flypast over the South of England, across WW2 airfields.

From around 1200hrs, the aircraft will take off and fly over Goodwood and then disperse around the south of England, giving huge swathes of the country the chance to see a Spitfire or Hurricane fly overhead on the anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Several of the aircraft will return to the airfield shortly after.

The first section is due to roll at 1200 local time and it is estimated that there will be 4 minute gaps between each subsequent section getting airborne, meaning the last section will be airborne by 1236 local.

There are all sorts of mechanical, weather or other operational issues that could face a different departure time, and indeed different weather in different parts of the country could mean that some of these routes won’t be flown as planned.

Live information on the actual time that each Section departs will be posted on the Boultbee Flight Academy Twitter page throughout the day.

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