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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.

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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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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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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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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Aviation Events
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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Gallantry in the Air

April 1, 2018 to March 29, 2019
10:00am to 4:30pm
Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum
Gallantry in the Air

FREE

Learn about the RAF crew who paid the ultimate price at Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum's exhibition to mark the Royal Air Force's 100th anniversary.

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City of Lincoln

Lincoln Fashion Week 2019

May 3, 2019 to May 10, 2019
All Day
Lincoln Fashion Week 2019

Celebrate Lincoln's vibrant fashion culture with a full eight days of fashion events in venues across Lincoln city centre with a Victorian twist.

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Lincoln Suburbs

Lincolnshire Show 2019

June 20, 2019 to June 21, 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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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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May 2, 2018

100 Voices Trails Launched to Celebrate RAF Centenary

100 Voices Trails Launched to Celebrate RAF Centenary

Eight new walking and cycling trails across the city and county have launched for the summer of 2018 in celebration of the centenary of the RAF.

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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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