In Pictures: Aircraft leave RAF Coningsby for Platinum Jubilee Flypast

Lancaster and Typhoons
Lancaster and Typhoons

Thursday 2nd June saw a 70 aircraft flypast over London to mark the beginning of Her Majesty the Queens Platinum Jubilee weekend.

Whilst all eyes were on London, our man Ryan Lim was at RAF Coningsby where many of the aircraft that took part departed from including the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the Typhoons that made up the giant 70 in the sky.

(All images by Ryan Lim)

Preparation

Getting the BBMF Lancaster ready
Getting the BBMF Lancaster ready
The old and the new, A Hurricane and Typhoon
The old and the new, A Hurricane and Typhoon
The Union Jack Typhoon
The Union Jack Typhoon
Some of the Typhoons that made up the giant 70
Some of the Typhoons that made up the giant 70
BBMF prepares for departure
BBMF prepares for departure

It’s time

Typhoons start to take-off
Typhoons start to take-off
"City of Lincoln" gets airborne
“City of Lincoln” gets airborne
Another Typhoon readies for departure
Another Typhoon readies for departure

…and home they come

Typhoons "run and break" landing
Typhoons “run and break” landing
The Typhoon recovery begins
The Typhoon recovery begins
Short finals to RAF Coningsby
Short finals to RAF Coningsby
This Typhoon is one of two aircraft that will be used for the Typhoon Display Team
This Typhoon is one of two aircraft that will be used for the Typhoon Display Team
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