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

Lincoln Aviation Trail

Lincoln Aviation Trail
Red Arrows based at RAF Scampton
Bomber Command Memorial at Lincoln Cathedral
Guy Gibson's Dambusters office at the RAF Scampton Heritage Centre

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.

Lincoln was at the centre of the UK's fledgling aviation industry during World War I, producing over 3,500 aircraft and 3,000 aero engines at its peak.

Known as Bomber County during World War II due to the squadrons based in the county, Lincolnshire is still today at the centre of aviation, being home to several RAF bases, the Waddington International Air Show and the famous RAF Red Arrows.

The Lincoln Aviation Trail takes you around Lincoln and the surrounding area to show you the icons and landmarks of the aviation industry nearby including Lincoln Cathedral, RAF Waddington and the RAF Scampton Heritage Centre.

The trail is available in a printed version from the Visitor Information Centre for £1 or online as an interactive smart-phone web app.

The photograph of Lancaster PA474 flying over Lincoln Cathedral, during summer 2009, was taken during the production of the documentary Into the Wind. Find out more at

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