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Typhoon set for Biggin Hill's Festival of Flight

PUBLISHED: 12:03 30 April 2015 | UPDATED: 12:03 30 April 2015

RAF Typhoon. Picture courtesy of the RAF

RAF Typhoon. Picture courtesy of the RAF

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Old meets new as Spitfire and Typhoon mark 75th anniversary of Battle of Britain

Organisers of this year’s Festival of Flight at Biggin Hill have confirmed it will feature an appearance by the RAF’s current combat aircraft the Typhoon.

The multi-role FGR4, from 29R Squadron based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, will feature in a special flypast marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain this year with a Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

“ This will be a unique photographic opportunity for spectators. The planned formation will say much about the aerodynamic design of the Spitfire in being able to formate with the sophisticated 21st century high performance Typhoon” says show organiser Colin Hitchins.

On the ground, following the popularity of the arena and stage at the 2014 Festival, these have now been scheduled to take leading roles in an action-packed programme during the morning and early afternoon.

For tickets for the show on June 13, visit www.bhfof.co.uk or call 01689 300005 (0930 – 1730, Mon to Fri).

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