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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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21-30 miles from Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

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, Villages & Countryside

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, Villages & Countryside

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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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, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society in 2019.

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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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June 14, 2019

Ministry of Defence responds to Lincolnshire’s Red Arrows petition

Ministry of Defence responds to Lincolnshire’s Red Arrows petition

Following the petition by Visit Lincoln and The Lincolnite to ‘Keep the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, in Lincolnshire’ gaining over 10,000 signatures, the Ministry of Defence has been forced to react.

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June 5, 2019

Visit Lincoln’s Red Arrows Campaign gains momentum at House of Lords

Visit Lincoln’s Red Arrows Campaign gains momentum at House of Lords

A group of key Lincolnshire representatives made their way to the House of Lords on Tuesday, 4 June to endorse Visit Lincoln's campaign for the Red Arrows to remain in the county following the planned closure of RAF Scampton.

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May 17, 2019

Lincolnshire: Home of the Dambusters

Lincolnshire: Home of the Dambusters

On the 17th of May 1943, 617 Squadron were returning home to RAF Scampton airfield 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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