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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Cathedral Quarter, Cultural Quarter, Lincoln Suburbs, 3-10 miles from Lincoln

Lincoln Aviation Trail

Lincoln Aviation Trail

Lincoln has a rich aviation heritage stretching from the UK's early aviation history through to the present day. Explore this hidden side of Lincoln with the Aviation Trail.

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Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral

One of Europe’s finest Gothic buildings, once the tallest in the world, with stunning views from the roof and tower and intricate design inside.

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21-30 miles from Lincoln

RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

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

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Aviation Events
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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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Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln 1940s Weekend

August 11, 2018 to August 12, 2018
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Cathedral Quarter
Lincoln 1940s Weekend

FREE

Celebrate the spirit of 1940s Britain in Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter with two days of period and vintage activities and displays, including this year's key focus on the 100th anniversary of the RAF.

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Citywide, Brayford Waterfront, Cathedral Quarter, Cultural Quarter, High Street

RAF100 Weekend

August 11, 2018 to August 12, 2018
10:00am to 5:00pm
City Wide
RAF100 Weekend

FREE

Join in with an entire weekend of celebratory events for the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force across Lincoln including 1940s Weekend, aviation displays, and fireworks.

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Cathedral Quarter

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

August 11, 2018
5:20pm to 10:40pm
Lincoln Castle
The Glenn Miller Orchestra

An evening of 1940s big band music in Lincoln Castle inspired by Lincoln 1940s Weekend.

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July 14, 2016

Poppy Planes for RAF Cranwell Squadron

Poppy Planes for RAF Cranwell Squadron

In 2016, 45 (Reserve) Squadron celebrates its centenary and 100 years as a flying Squadron with specially designed plane liveries.

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February 29, 2016

100 Years of Aviation at Cranwell

100 Years of Aviation at Cranwell

2016 marks the 100th year since aircraft flying training started at the airbase in Cranwell, south of Lincoln.

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