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Biggin Hill’s Festival of Flight sees another successful year

PUBLISHED: 13:09 20 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:33 20 August 2018

Biggin Hill Airport in Bromley held its annual Festival of Flight over the weekend. Picture: Keith Larby

Biggin Hill Airport in Bromley held its annual Festival of Flight over the weekend. Picture: Keith Larby

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Biggin Hill Airport in Bromley held its annual Festival of Flight over the weekend and saw more than 15,000 people attend the event.

This year’s Festival also saw London Biggin Hill launching the next 100 years of aviation. Picture: Keith LarbyThis year’s Festival also saw London Biggin Hill launching the next 100 years of aviation. Picture: Keith Larby

Commemorating 100 years of the RAF, this year’s festival saw thrilling displays, especially by The Red Arrows and The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Colin Hitchins, Festival of Flight director at London Biggin Hill Airport, said: “The team has worked incredibly hard to make this year’s Festival a weekend to remember.

“The Hardest Day re-enactment, brought to life by Hollywood pyrotechnics experts, was particularly moving and a brilliant tribute to the Second World War ground staff who courageously continued working whilst under attack.

“There are few sights or sounds that give rise to the same powerful emotions as those of the Supermarine Spitfire and the roaring Rolls-Royce Merlin engine.”

The Red Arrows and The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight put on displays. Picture: Keith LarbyThe Red Arrows and The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight put on displays. Picture: Keith Larby

This year’s Festival also saw London Biggin Hill launching the next 100 years of aviation by inspiring local youth to pursue careers in the industry, showcasing the airport’s proposals for the London Aerospace & Technology College.

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