King Charles’ Birthday flypast: what aircraft will take part and when

Red Arrows flypast
Red Arrows flypast

There will be a special flypast on Saturday after the trooping the colour as the county celebrates the birthday of King Charles III.

70 aircraft are expected to take part in the display which is second opportunity to fly the coronation. flypast that was foiled by the weather.

Amongst the aircraft to feature will be the Lockheed C130 Hercules for the final time as the type is retired from RAF Service.

The Red Arrows in formation with an Airbus A400M (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
The Red Arrows in formation with an Airbus A400M (Image: Max Thrust Digital)

The Red Arrows will of course add colour to the flypast with their distinctive red white and blue smoke and bright red Hawk jets.

The Battle of Britain will be flying a Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster as part of the historic section whilst the Eurofighter Typhoon and Lockheed Martin F35 Lightning II will represent the cutting edge of the modern Royal Air Force.

The Union Jack Typhoon
The Union Jack Typhoon

Other aircraft will include the A400M Atlas, which replaces the C130 Hercules, C17 Globemasters, Chinook, Puma and Apache helicopters and the very latest in surveillance aircraft the P8 Poseidon and VIP transport in the form of the Dassult Falcon 900LX based Envoy II.

The flypast will form up overt the North Sea before across Eastern England to fly over the Mall at around 1pm (exact time to be announced).

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Nick is the senior reporter and editor at UK Aviation News as well as working freelance elsewhere. He has his finger firmly on the pulse on Aviation, not only in the UK but worldwide. Nick has been asked to speak in a professional capacity on LBC, Heart and other broadcast networks.

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