Here are some photos from the BBMF displays over the 3 days of the Royal International Tattoo 2018 (RIAT 2018). The Trenchard and the Trenchard+ displays are probably the best display that the BBMF have ever put on! They really do bring a lump to the throat when they all fly past in formation.
Some more photos from last week’s photoshoot. This is the Spitfire Mk24. Unfortunately we were only allowed to look into the cockpit and not sit it it. Amazingly this Spitfire was in service from 1947 to 1983 where it flew with the Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force.
If anything shows the changes since the law on historic pleasure flights came in, it is this shot of three 2 seat Spitfires in a hangar at Duxford.
The BBMF Spitfire Mk II P7530 taken in 2015
Here is one from the archives that I have re-edited to improve the colouring. A Hurricane and Spitfire of the BBMF at RIAT 2016.
Another great memory from RIAT this year. A display by the BBMF with the Lancaster, 3 Spitfires and the Hurricane. Lets hope next year is better for them with less mechanical problems.
Due to engine problems grounding the BBMF aircraft with Merlin engines, this Griffon powered Spitfire Mk PR XIX PS915 did a great job of displaying at Clacton Airshow 2017.
A couple of photos of a Spitfire and the Lancaster at RIAT this year.