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

RAF Digby Lima Sector Operations Room

RAF Digby Lima Sector Operations Room

Learn about RAF Digby's role in during WWII in the faithfully restored Ops Room is as it was in October 1939 prior to the Battle of Britain.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln, 11-20 miles from Lincoln

North Kesteven Airfield Trail

North Kesteven Airfield Trail

Explore the Heart of Lincolnshire's aviation heritage with a trail of active RAF stations and former airfield sites.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

RAF Scampton

RAF Scampton

Explore the home of the RAF Red Arrows, visit the Scampton Airshow, and see the office of the Dambusters' Guy Gibson at RAF Scampton.

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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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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Cranwell Summer Fun Day

August 26, 2018 to September 11, 2018
11:00am to 4:00pm
Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum
Cranwell Summer Fun Day

FREE

Join Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum'sannual family fun day on August Bank Holiday weekend.

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Cathedral Quarter

Lincoln Castle Twilight Tour

August 29, 2018
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Castle Twilight Tour

Experience Lincoln Castle after hours with a guided tour of the grounds exploring the castle's origins and, especially for its centenary year, the development of the Royal Air Force.

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