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Biggin Hill to host Festival of Flight

by James Renoux-Wood Tue 15 April 2014, 10:12 am

Two WWII fighter planes are to be flown at the Festival of Flight event at London Biggin Hill airport in Bromley this June.

The Kent Spitfire (above) and a Hawker Hurricane are part of the airport’s "Heritage Hangar", which was set up at the airport in 2011, and is dedicated to the restoration and safe operation of aircrafts at the site.

Squadrons used the planes during the war, when the airfield was part of the front line of defence for London. 

A ground enclave of three spitfires, two MK IX’s and a MK XVI will be displayed at the festival and attendees will have the chance to sit in a Spitfire at ground level at the event.

Joe Hirst, general manager for Heritage Hangar, said: “Restoration and maintenance of these historic warbirds is a specialised area of the aerospace industry.  

“We have been encouraged by the way in which the business has developed here during the three year period.   The festival will give us a fine opportunity to meet local people and show them the evidence of our engineering capabilities.” 


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