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Biggin Hill’s Festival of Flight is just over a week away

PUBLISHED: 15:52 01 June 2016 | UPDATED: 15:52 01 June 2016

Red Arrows at Biggin Hill festival of flight 2015. Credit Mike Rivett

Red Arrows at Biggin Hill festival of flight 2015. Credit Mike Rivett

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The festival will be held on June 11

The skies over Biggin Hill airport will be full of Second World War aircraft, daring acrobatics and legendary airshow performers this month.

June 11 marks the return for this year’s Festival of Flight at the airport, which this year has a range of talented performances both on and off the ground.

Keeping feet on the ground, a ‘60s village’ will bring a blast from the past, with classic memorabilia from the decade including classic cars, the Batmobile, James Bond’s Aston Martin and a stunning replica of Gerry Andersons’ Thunderbird 3.

And with a team display from the Red Arrows during the day, necks can crane back to ground after the show to watch a host of live music performed by classic bands and tribute acts including Who’s Next.

In memory of The Few, a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be held during the day.

An iconic Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane will be joined by one of the world’s last surviving Lancaster Bombers, which were built between 1941 and 1946.

The festival will also host a performance of the Breitling Wingwalking team, which will see performers Emily Goulding, 30 and Florence Rolleston-Smith, 22, experiences g-forces of plus four and minus two as they perform a display sequence from the top wing of a 1940s Boeing Stearman biplanes which will accelerate to speeds of up to 150mph.

The Festival of Flight will be held at Biggin Hill airport, with gates opening at 9.30am, finishing at 5.30pm.

Tickets are available on-line and will not be sold on the day. To book your tickets visit www.bhfof.com or call the Festival Box Office on this number: 01689 300005.

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