RAF 100 Plane Fly-Past on July 10th

At just before 1pm on Tuesday July 10th the skies above us will be filled with up to 100 aircraft as the RAF celebrates its 100th birthday with a fly-past from Ipswich to London. Aircraft taking part represent the history of the RAF, ranging from spitfires to the latest state of the art aircraft the ‘lightning’.




The full list of aircraft involved in the fly-past is set out below.

Lightning – the RAF’s next generation fast jet

Puma – the RAF’s advanced medium-sized, medium lift transport helicopter

Chinook – the twin-rotor heavy lift helicopter

Juno – the new training helicopter which has replaced the Squirrel

Jupiter – the new advanced training helicopter which has replaced the Griffin

Dakota – the Berlin Airlift transporter which helped to move nearly 9,000 tons of essentials every day

Lancaster – the iconic Bomber Command veteran aircraft

Hurricane – the battle-hardened workhorse of WWII Fighter Command

Spitfire – the iconic Battle of Britain fighter

Prefect – the new Elementary Flying Training aircraft which has replaced the Tutor

Tucano – the RAF’s long-serving basic fast jet flying training aircraft

Shadow – the RAF’s advanced intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance aircraft

Hercules – the workhorse of Britain’s tactical military air transport and humanitarian capabilities

Atlas A400M – the RAF’s new, cutting-edge strategic air transport aircraft

C-17 – the key to Britain’s global strategic air transport capabilities

BAe 146 – the RAF’s short-range personnel transport and logistical support aircraft

Sentinel – the RAF’s world-leading battlefield surveillance and intelligence gathering aircraft

Voyager – the state-of-the-art air-to-air refuelling and global passenger transport aircraft

Rivet Joint – the mainstay of Britain’s aerial electronic signals intelligence gathering capability

E-3D Sentry – the battle-proven airborne early warning and command and control platform

Hawk T1 – the RAF’s advanced fast jet pilot training aircraft

Hawk T2 – the latest version of the RAF’s long-serving Hawk fast jet trainer

Tornado GR4 – the RAF’s longest-serving strike and reconnaissance fast jet

Typhoon – the backbone of Britain’s air attack and quick reaction capabilities

Red Arrows – the RAF’s elite aerobatic team

  1. I live in Waltham Cross, where would the best place to go/be to see the fly past?

  2. Clapham Common mate. you will get the entire panoramic view as I did when the last Concordes overflew. Enjoy!

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