Home » Heritage

Lancasters, Vulcan and Hawks to host iconic Lincoln flypast

Local aviation enthusiasts will get a rare chance to spot the remaining airworthy Lancaster bombers fly from RAF Coningsby over to RAF Waddington, accompanied by the Vulcan.

On Thursday, August 21, at approximately 10am, the two Lancaster bombers, PA474 flown by RAF Coningsby’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and FM213 flown by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, will fly to RAF Waddington, then be joined by the delta wing Vulcan Bomber XH558.

Additionally, two Hawk aircraft flown by 100 Squadron from RAF Leeming will join the procession.

The Vulcan Bomber. Photo: Mark Arnold/RAF Waddington
The Vulcan Bomber. Photo: Mark Arnold/RAF Waddington

RAF Waddington is allowing visitors to park on the base in order to witness the event at the Park and View Enclosure (PAVE).

The aircraft will be positioned in order to fly over PAVE in good positioning for photography.

The aircraft will land at RAF Waddington as close to PAVE as possible to allow for pictures, before each aircraft will take off again at 1.40pm.

After the flyover, each aircraft will then fly off to various events around the country.

The timings are approximate and the event will be dependent on weather conditions and the condition of the aircraft on the day.

Tickets to the enclosure will be available on the day, costing £10 per vehicle (no coaches allowed), or £5 for pedestrians. Toilet facilities, disabled facilities and light refreshments are available on site.

The Park And View Enclosure (PAVE) at RAF Waddington will open to the public from 8.15am and close at 2.40pm.

Anyone attempting to park and watch the flyover along the A15 will be asked to leave, as the area is a clearway for the event.

There will also be no additional access to the base on the day.

More information is available on the RAF Waddington website.