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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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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Lincoln Suburbs

International Bomber Command Centre

International Bomber Command Centre

A memorial spire, walls, peace gardens, and visitor centre that mark the service and sacrifice of World War II aircrew, ground crew and support staff that lost their lives whilst serving with Bomber Command.

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Aviation Events
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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Gallantry in the Air

April 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018
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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3-10 miles from Lincoln

Bastion in the Air - WWI Airfield

April 5, 2018 to September 24, 2018
All Day
RAF Scampton
Bastion in the Air - WWI Airfield

Discover Lincolnshire's First World War aviation heritage by viewing the re-creation of a Royal Flying Corps Airfield in the historic Dambusters' hangar at RAF Scampton.

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Citywide

100 Voices Trails

May 5, 2018 to September 3, 2018
All Day
100 Voices Trails

FREE

Four walking and four cycling trails covering 100 stops around Lincoln and the surrounding countryside to commemorate 100 years of the RAF.

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Cultural Quarter

Bastion in the Air Exhibition

May 26, 2018 to September 9, 2018
10:00am to 4:00pm
The Collection
Bastion in the Air Exhibition

Discover Lincolnshire's story of aviation development, production, and defence in World War One at an exhibition at The Collection in Lincoln.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Hemswell 1940s Weekend

July 21, 2018 to July 22, 2018
10:00am to 5:00pm
Hemswell Antiques Centres
Hemswell 1940s Weekend

FREE

A fun weekend filled with nostalgia to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force at Hemswell Antiques Centres.

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Cathedral Quarter

RAF100 Dinner

August 10, 2018
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Lincoln Cathedral
RAF100 Dinner

An evening of fine food and entertainment in the Nave of Lincoln Cathedral to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force.

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Blog

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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December 21, 2017

8 Reasons to Visit Lincoln & Lincolnshire in 2018

8 Reasons to Visit Lincoln & Lincolnshire in 2018

2018 is gearing up to be a big year in Lincoln and Lincolnshire as ‘Bomber County’ marks the centenary of the Royal Air Force.

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