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Aviation in Lincoln
Planes, trails and adventures

Visit working RAF bases, try a flight simulator, pay your respects to the fallen

Red Arrows

Aviation in Lincoln
Planes, trails and adventures

Visit working RAF bases, try a flight simulator, pay your respects to the fallen

Lincoln Aviation Trail

Aviation in Lincoln
Planes, trails and adventures

Visit working RAF bases, try a flight simulator, pay your respects to the fallen

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

A visit to Lincoln is the perfect base to explore Lincolnshire's rich aviation heritage with an aviation trail in and around the city and fascinating heritage sites just a short drive away.

Don't miss air displays, exhibitions, and vintage festivals across the county to experience the county's aviation heritage for yourself.

The city was one of the world's top manufacturers of aircraft during WWI, producing over 3,500 aircraft and 3,000 aero engines. Lincolnshire was home to thousands of airmen during WWII, becoming known as 'Bomber County'. Find out more about Lincoln's aviation heritage.

Today the city is home to the Red Arrows aerobatic display team, often practicing over Lincoln's skies, the International Bomber Command Memorial, and many operating RAF bases.

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Villages & Countryside, 21-30 miles from Lincoln

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre

Experience Lincolnshire's aviation heritage at close quarters with a guided tour of the RAF's heritage aircraft hangar.

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Villages & Countryside, 11-20 miles from Lincoln

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum

Discover the fascinating story of the historic Royal Air Force College Cranwell and become a pilot on the Jet Provost flight simulator.

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Villages & Countryside, 11-20 miles from Lincoln

Hemswell Antiques Centres

Hemswell Antiques Centres

Europe's largest selection of dealers at a former RAF base, offering the widest possible range of antique furniture and vintage collectables.

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City of Lincoln, Lincoln Suburbs

D-Day 75 Concerts

June 8, 2019 to June 9, 2019
7:00pm to 10:00pm
International Bomber Command Centre
D-Day 75 Concerts

A weekend of commemoration of D-Day, in the event's 75th anniversary year, will see two major outdoor concerts at the International Bomber Command Centre.

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Lincoln Suburbs

Lincolnshire Show 2019

June 19, 2019 to June 20, 2019
8:00am to 6:00pm
Lincolnshire Showground
Lincolnshire Show 2019

A celebration of all things Lincolnshire including agriculture, heritage, food and drink, and aviation.

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Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln 1940s Weekend 2019

August 10, 2019 to August 11, 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Cathedral Quarter
Lincoln 1940s Weekend 2019

FREE

Celebrate the spirit of 1940s Britain in Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter with two days of period and vintage activities and displays.

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Lincolnshire: Home of the Dambusters

Lincolnshire: Home of the Dambusters

On the 17th of May 1943, Squadron 617 were returning home to RAF Scampton aerodrome after a successful mission in the Ruhr Valley, the heart of industrial Germany. Find out what happened on that fateful night and why the Dambusters Raid has become so famous.

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August 15, 2018

Daisy Lavender: Lincolnshire’s Heroine of the Home Front

Daisy Lavender: Lincolnshire’s Heroine of the Home Front

Lincolnshire’s contribution to the First World War can be typified in the romantic story of Daisy Lavender, a munitionette who helped build the first aircraft of the Royal Air Force in 1918.

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April 17, 2018

New Ale Celebrates Royal Air Force Centenary in 2018

New Ale Celebrates Royal Air Force Centenary in 2018

A new Lincolnshire ale has been launched to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force and the county’s connection to the RAF past, present and future.

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