Military Flypasts over London in 2012

Details of military aircraft fly pasts over London during 2012 are starting to emerge, and I have the basic details from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight below.

Rather a lot of tbas in there at the moment, but the page will be updated closer to the dates when times are confirmed, and naturally added to the events calendar. I shall endeavour to get flight paths were possible, but sometimes that just proves frustratingly difficult.

No sign of the Red Arrows agenda yet – will add to the table if they are flying over London. I presume something will be arranged for the Olympics.

FYI – Hendon in the flypasts is almost always the RAF Museum, which is worth a visit if you haven’t been before.

Red Arrows fly over The Mall


Date Day Key Location Aircraft Time
22nd Thur Hendon Dakota 5:50pm
9th Wed Northolt (tbc) Spitfire tba
16th Wed Hendon Dakota tba
19th Sat Rickmansworth Spitfire 12:30
13th Wed Westminster(?) Hurricane and Spitfire tba
16th Sat Buckingham Palace Lancaster and Spitfire 1pm
23rd Sat Stanmore Dakota tba
28th Thur Hyde Park Lancaster 12-12:45
30th Sat Hendon Spitfire tba
15th Sun Bletchley Park Dakota 3:55pm
25th Wed Bletchley Park Dakota tba
4th Sat Upminster Lancaster, Hurricane & Spitfire tba
5th Sun Bletchley Park Dakota tba
5th Sun Upminster Lancaster tba
1st Sat Bletchley Park Spitfire tba
7th Fri Northolt Spitfire tba
8th Sat Northolt Spitfire tba
13th Thur Northolt Two Spitfires tba
13th Thur Hendon Two Spitfires tba
15th Sat Biggin Hill Lancaster tba
15th Sat Hendon Spitfire 12:10pm
16th Sun Westminster Hurricane and Spitfire tba


In addition to the fighter planes, there is usually a chance to get up close and personal with a Chinook helicopter at the annual open evening at the HAC near Old Street.

You can also ask for your own flypast, if you are a suitably worthy sort of organisation – details here.

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