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 and saw more than 15,000 people attend the event.
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.”
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.