BBMF This Weekend

Welcome to the BBMF Information page, it consists of Times, Maps, Live Information & Links. If I am OFFLINE during flights: Please scroll right down to the LIVE INFORMATION SECTION to watch it for Information being sent in to us & out from Official Accounts.

Times

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

Saturday 24th September 2016

13:10 BBMF Departure [Lancaster] [Hurricane] [Spitfire] (RAF Coningsby)
13:30 BBMF Departure [Spitfire] (RAF Coningsby)
13:20 BBMF Flypast [Lancaster] [Hurricane] [Spitfire] (Skegness, Lincolnshire)
13:45 BBMF Flypast [Lancaster] [Hurricane] [Spitfire] (RAF Marham, Norfolk)
14:00 BBMF Flypast (NOTAM) (International Bomber Command Centre, Canwick Avenue, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN4 2RN)
14:00 BBMF Flypast [Spitfire] (Burnham-On-Crouch, Essex)
14:15 BBMF Display [Lancaster] [Hurricane] [Spitfire] (Sywell Classic Pistons & Props, Northamptonshire, NN6 0BN)
14:20 BBMF Flypast [Spitfire] (Bottisham, Cambridgeshire)
14:25 BBMF Flypast [Spitfire] (Wimpole, Cambridgeshire)
14:50 BBMF Arrival [Spitfire] (RAF Coningsby)
14:55 BBMF Arrival [Lancaster] [Hurricane] [Spitfire] (RAF Coningsby)
18:15 BBMF Departure [Lancaster] (RAF Coningsby)
18:35 BBMF Flypast [Lancaster] (RAF Marham, Norfolk)
19:00 BBMF Flypast [Lancaster] (Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire)
19:05 BBMF Arrival [Spitfire] (RAF Coningsby)

We do not know which aircraft will be doing the flypast at the Bomber Command Memorial near Lincoln

Sunday 25th September 2016

13:45 BBMF Departure [Spitfire 1] (RAF Coningsby)
13:50 BBMF Departure [Lancaster] [Hurricane] [Spitfire] (RAF Coningsby)
14:00 BBMF Flypast [Spitfire 1] (Crowle, North Lincolnshire)
14:00 BBMF Flypast [Spitfire 2] (Flixton, Suffolk)
14:15 BBMF Display [Lancaster] [Hurricane] [Spitfire] (Sywell Classic Pistons & Props, Northamptonshire, NN6 0BN)
14:15 BBMF Flypast [Spitfire 1] (Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln)
14:25 BBMF Flypast [Spitfire 1] (Newark-On-Trent, Nottinghamshire)
14:35 BBMF Arrival [Spitfire 1] (RAF Coningsby)
14:35 BBMF Flypast [Lancaster] [Hurricane] [Spitfire] (Podington, Bedford)
15:00 BBMF Arrival [Lancaster] [Hurricane] [Spitfire] (RAF Coningsby)
15:00 BBMF Flypast (NOTAM) (International Bomber Command Centre, Canwick Avenue, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN4 2RN)
12:00 BBMF Display/s (NOTAM) (RAF Coningsby)
14:30 BBMF Flypast (NOTAM) (Sibsey, Lincolnshire)

We do not know which aircraft will be doing the flypast at the Bomber Command Memorial near Lincoln
Arrival & Departure times at Coningsby for Spitfire 2 to Flixton is unknown

Maps

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, just like the map of the London Underground.

Saturday 24th September 2016


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Sunday 25th 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 & will not always be the same for each aircraft each time

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.

Live Information

You may need to refresh your browser to see the latest tweets. (F5 on PC)

Information being sent out by Official Accounts
Information being sent into us

Links

Our Online Twitter Stream for RAF Coningsby & based Aircraft BBMF/Typhoon (You do not need to have a Twitter Account)
Official BBMF Timetable for September


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