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100 Years of Biggin Hill Airport

This is a community information site for residents, or anyone interested in Biggin Hill in the South-East of England (nicknamed “Biggin on the Bump” by the RAF!). We aim to provide up-to-date local information, some history about the area including the famous RAF station, and we also have a growing section on alternative energy… we hope you enjoy your visit.

 

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FESTIVAL OF FLIGHT ADMISSION TICKETS ON SALE THIS WEEK

The ‘Red Arrows’ performing at Biggin Hill Airport in June 2015 Photo credit: Mike Rivett

Admission tickets for the 2016 Festival of Flight at Biggin Hill Airport on Saturday 11th June go on sale from this week.   Application online to www.bhfof.com provides full details and also provides answers to frequently-asked questions.

The heritage of Biggin Hill Airport is synonymous with top class flying displays and matching high caliber ground events and entertainment.   As successor to the International Air Fair series, the Festival of Flight is now well established in the summer calendar as a local community event.  Once again, the RAF Aerobatic Team ‘The Red Arrows’ will top the bill with one of their dazzling displays and there will be opportunities to meet the pilots.

Another crowd favourite is the RAF’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight that will feature the Avro Lancaster bomber supported by the immortal Hawker Hurricane and Supermarine Spitfire.  Individually and together, the trio will echo the outstanding contribution made by each aircraft during the years of WWll.

The Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar Fighter collection will be presenting one of their outstanding coordinated displays, flown by the UK’s leading display pilots.

Heritage aircraft on show in the air and in the static park include the Boeing B17 ‘Sally B’, the newly restored Bristol Blenheim, a P51 Mustang and the RN Historic Flight’s famous Swordfish, affectionately known as the ‘Stringbag’ by wartime aircrew.

The Breitling Wing Walkers Team will be stunning spectators with their sequence of elaborate manoeuvres while the glamorous lady wing-walkers go through their aerial dance routines and wave to the crowds.

Helicopters will be well represented by the Army Air Corp’s sinister-looking Apache attack machine and from yesteryear the now historic Westland Wasp flown originally by FAA pilots from the decks of smaller ships in an anti-submarine role.  The weapons rack would provide for two homing torpedoes.

A selection of large radio-controlled model aircraft will fly in the afternoon display.  Watch carefully – it is often difficult to distinguish them from the full scale versions.

On the ground, a Fun Fair will provide engaging activities for children.  This year, we are creating a 1960’s village with themed items such as Thunderbirds 3, Dr Who, Batmobile and vintage trade stands including a 1960’s cinema.

The ground event also embraces a huge Craft Fair, steam engines, static aircraft and the finale in the arena of the Roundel Motor Rally with classic cars, an event that started from the historic Brooklands Museum early in the day.

Admission tickets for the Festival are £19.50 per adult. Children of 15 and under are admitted FOC if accompanied by an adult, maximum two children per adult.

On 11th June, gates open at 9am.  Flying programme commences at 1pm.

How to buy tickets online:  go to website www.bhfof.com and follow instructions.

Telephone Information line (listen only) – 01959 578571

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Issued by Biggin Hill Airport Ltd – www.bigginhillairport.com

Media contact is Simon Ames – Head of Communications – M:  07785 745857

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To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain last year, local experience days business IntoTheBlue.co.uk teamed up with Biggin Hill based aviation historian Robin Brooks to produce a video piece on the iconic Supermarine Spitfire.

Presented by Brooks – the author of Kent and the Battle of Britain – the 5 minute production details the aircrafts initial inception from creator RJ Mitchell, its production at Castle Bromwich, and the role it played in the Battle of Britain. Specifically it highlights the significance the aircraft had for the defence of Biggin Hill Airport and the protection it offered the community that surrounds it. Of particular focus is the Spitfire’s head to head battle with the German Messerschmitt 109s, and the superior engineering that gave the RAF key advantages over the Luftwaffe. As Brooks eloquently puts, the battle between the two fighter planes was ‘quite possibly the Spitfires finest hour’.

After delving into the aircrafts rich history, the narrative begins to focus on the return of the Spitfire to the skies in more recent times, and also its rise in popularity. This includes the hard work and dedication of restoration enthusiasts based in, among other places, Biggin Hill – who have brought back to life both one and two seat Spitfires.

Interviewed in the film is two seater Spitfire Pilot Don Signournay, who explains that the credit for this belongs to ‘the enthusiast that have kept these planes flying, and in the air where they should really be’. The success in restoring these historic planes, and the change in the Civil Aviation Authority regulations, has allowed the public to experience the aircraft both in its natural habitat in the air and in the form of hangar tours. Aviation aficionado Andrew Porter, whose spitfire experience features in the film, says of his flight in the aircraft: ‘I am choked up…it’s amazing to think they flew off to war, and some of them didn’t come back.’

The video is available for viewing using the below link.

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LeeFest: Bromley’s own Music and Arts Festival Lee Denny

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Biggin Hill History.

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Many thanks to the News Shopper and Bob Ogley for allowing me to include these articles on BigginHill.co.uk

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BIGGIN HILL AIRPORT – OLYMPICS PROPOSALS

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Termination of The Biggin Hill Air Fair Licence
Issued By The Shareholders of Air Displays International

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The New Biggin Hill Library and Swimming Pool. We finally got what we wanted!

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Then and now
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in the Biggin Hill area
Local
Information
for news and events
Something about the History of Biggin Hill Visitor’s
Information
– what to see and do
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Energy
Pages!
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Information
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6 thoughts on “Biggin Hill Home Page”

  1. Breaking News: Biggin HIll AIrport it seems have agreed to make up the shortfall to preserve the St George’s Chapel at Biggen Hill

  2. Good morning

    As Chairman of the Green Street Green Village Society I am interested in the views of the BH Residents Association with regards the Airport development Plans.

    I can find little on the subject on the web site, despite a few headlines saying that there is a Discussion Board as the link does not produce a page.

    A couple of links that do work – for example the Termination of the Air Displays International lease for the Air Fair – do not produce information on that point, but give me the opportunity to buy tickets for 2011!

    The latest Committee Minutes merely say there is no update, but do not give me the opportunity (as far as I can see) to go back to previous editions and the only real comment I can find anywhere is one on the ‘Streetlife’ facility.

    Can you help further, please?

    Thanks

  3. Hi Bob, if you are referring to BigginHill.co.uk, there are some broken links and old content. This will hopefully be updated over time. Please bear with me on this. I am trying to update the community on important items as and when they occur like the recent addition to the homepage regarding the future of the Airport.

  4. Fantastic site you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any user discussion forums that cover the same topics discussed in this article?
    I’d really love to be a part of group where I can get responses from other knowledgeable people that
    share the same interest. If you have any recommendations,
    please let me know. Bless you!

  5. Just to let you know that your link to the Biggin Hill allotment association’s website is now incorrect. The chairman (Basil Courtman) mentioned is, sadly, now dead and the contact e-mail address is also now defunct as it belonged to Basil and his wife, Peggy, who has also passed away. There is now a new Biggin Hill Allotment website – maybe the current chairman or secretary could be contacted to see if a link could be set up to the new site.
    Thanks.

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