BBMF This Week

Welcome to a new feature I am trying out for the BBMF Events over the weekend. There will be a map for each day which will be kept up-to-date (Live) as much as possible throughout the day, as details come through I will connect Waypoints together by aircraft so hit F5 in browser to refresh the map as often as you can. Routes can only happen in advance if the BBMF release those details, even then they are straight line routes & not the waypoints they will fly directly to and from. They often change times at the last minute, appearing a few hours early or a few hours late, all I can do is pass on everything I know. On the day times on our online diary will not be kept up to date, that job transfers to the map and I will update times for each event in line with our best information. 00:00 Times are just things we do not have a time for yet and “(NOTAM)” events are events with a NOTAM but with a “Provisional Time” and not yet confirmed by the BBMF.

Poorly Aircraft

Dakota: Requires a new engine

Wednesday 7th September 2016

13:55 Calling it as P7350 {EB-G} [Spitfire IIa] & likely LF363 {JX-B} [Hurricane Iic] arrived at BOURNEMOUTH AIRPORT
14:15 BBMF Departure [Lancaster] (Flight Lieutenant Neil Farrell) (RAF Coningsby) *ESTIMATED
15:20 BBMF Departure (Squadron Leader Mark “Disco” Discombe) (RAF Coningsby)
16:00 BBMF Arrival (Squadron Leader Mark “Disco” Discombe) (RAF Leeming)
16:00 BBMF Arrival [Lancaster] (Flight Lieutenant Neil Farrell) (Jersey Airport)
18:45 BBMF Flypast (NOTAM) (Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire)
18:55 BBMF Departure (Squadron Leader Mark “Disco” Discombe) (RAF Leeming)
19:00 BBMF Flypast & Display (Squadron Leader Mark “Disco” Discombe) (RAF Leeming)
19:05 BBMF Flypast (NOTAM) (Odiham, Hampshire)
19:15 BBMF Flypast (NOTAM) (Halton Aerodrome, Buckinghamshire)
19:55 BBMF Arrival (Squadron Leader Mark “Disco” Discombe) (RAF Coningsby)

Thursday 8th September 2016

11:00 BBMF Display [Lancaster] [Hurricane] [Spitfire] (Guernsey Air Display)
14:25 BBMF Display [Lancaster] [Hurricane] [Spitfire] (Jersey International Air Display)
18:35 BBMF Flypast (NOTAM) (RAF Shawbury, Shorpshire)
18:45 BBMF Flypast (NOTAM) (DISC Chicksands, Central Bedfordshire)
19:00 BBMF Flypast (NOTAM) (RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire)
19:05 BBMF Flypast (NOTAM) (Buckley Barracks, Wiltshire)
19:10 BBMF Flypast (NOTAM) (MOD Corsham, Wiltshire)
19:20 BBMF Flypast (NOTAM) (RAF Wittering, Cambridgeshire)
19:35 BBMF Flypast (NOTAM) (Northwood Headquarters, Hertfordshire)

Friday 9th September 2016

00:00 BBMF Display [Lancaster] [Hurricane] [Spitfire] (Goodwood Revival)
18:45 BBMF Flypast (NOTAM) (RAF Honington, Suffolk)
18:50 BBMF Flypast (NOTAM) (RAF Benson, Oxfordshire)
18:55 BBMF Flypast (NOTAM) (RAF Marham)
19:00 BBMF Flypast (NOTAM) (RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire)
19:05 BBMF Flypast (NOTAM) (RAF Cosford, Shorpshire)
19:10 BBMF Flypast (NOTAM) (RAF Halton, Buckinghamshire)
19:15 BBMF Flypast (NOTAM) (RAF Cranwell)
19:20 BBMF Flypast (NOTAM) (RAF Digby, Lincolnshire)
19:20 BBMF Flypast (NOTAM) (RAF High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire)
19:20 BBMF Flypast (NOTAM) (RAF Northolt, North West London)
19:25 BBMF Flypast (NOTAM) (RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire)
19:35 BBMF Flypast (NOTAM) (RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire)

Wednesday 7th September 2016

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Thursday 8th September 2016

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Friday 9th September 2016

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The Key:

Circles = Flypast Locations
Squares = Display Locations
Black = On BBMF Schedule but I can not find a specific NOTAM for it yet
Green = Going ahead
Anything Orange = Possibly Cancelled
Anything Red = Cancelled
White = Complete/done (Time of flypast will be the label, if known)
Black Pin = Generic Error/To be looked into (Could be Error with coordinates/Place name incorrect)
Binoculars = Sighting Report
Fuel Pump = Available Fuel Stop Locations
“0” Value Time = We do not have a time yet, if you know a time please send it in

Line colours are only to distinguish between different aircraft.

Note: To see which aircraft is flying which route click the route line and a box should appear. In this box will be our best known information, if we know the aircraft type it will be there, if we know the specific aircraft its registration, marks and type will be in the box. If the box just says “Route 1” for example then it means we do not know what will fly this route. As the aircraft fly I will adjust the route as often as I can as I track the aircraft, therefore the dead straight line between points will start to warp and curve as you refresh the map. The last known position for the aircraft is generally at the end of the warped line where it changes back to a straight line. I will answer questions on Twitter if I have time but be aware I am working near full capacity while tracking aircraft.

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  • 8th September 2016 at 3:50 pm

    The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight never seem to transit over Sheffield South Yorkshire is there a particular reason for this?
    In years gone by we use to see them quite often but now unfortunately they never seem to fly over us

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