The Great British Fly-In: April 15th at NASM

Come to the National Air & Space Museum's Stephen F. Udvar Hazy Center on April 15th to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force. Ten former RAF aircraft will be on hand, including Spitfires like the one pictured here. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)
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The Great British Fly-In

Celebrating 100 Years of the Royal Air Force

April 15, 2018 | 10:00am4:00pm

STEVEN F. UDVAR-HAZY CENTER

FREE, PARKING $15

The British are coming to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center! Join us as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the oldest air force in the world — Great Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) — with a fly-in, presentations, and hands-on activities.

  • Check out over ten former RAF aircraft, flown in and on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center for one day only. Aircraft flying in for the day include Spitfires, a B25 Mitchell, and a P51 Mustang.
  • Listen to talks by RAF officers and Museum experts about the history of the Royal Air Force and RAF aircraft.
  • Learn about the Museum’s Sopwith Camel, one of the most significant and famous of all World War I aircraft, now on permanent display at the Center.
  • Enjoy performances from the RAF Band and drill displays from the Queens Colour Squadron.

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A closeup front 3/4 view of Sopwith F.1 Camel B6291 as she currently sits in NASM’s Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. This aircraft will be featured in the Great British Fly-In on April 15th to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the oldest independent air arm in the world, Britain’s Royal Air Force. (photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)

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Richard Mallory Allnutt's aviation passion ignited at the 1974 Farnborough Airshow. Raised in 1970s Britain, he was immersed in WWII aviation lore. Moving to Washington DC, he frequented the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum, meeting aviation legends.

After grad school, Richard worked for Lockheed-Martin but stayed devoted to aviation, volunteering at museums and honing his photography skills. In 2013, he became the founding editor of Warbirds News, now Vintage Aviation News. With around 800 articles written, he focuses on supporting grassroots aviation groups.

Richard values the connections made in the aviation community and is proud to help grow Vintage Aviation News.

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Richard Mallory Allnutt's aviation passion ignited at the 1974 Farnborough Airshow. Raised in 1970s Britain, he was immersed in WWII aviation lore. Moving to Washington DC, he frequented the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum, meeting aviation legends. After grad school, Richard worked for Lockheed-Martin but stayed devoted to aviation, volunteering at museums and honing his photography skills. In 2013, he became the founding editor of Warbirds News, now Vintage Aviation News. With around 800 articles written, he focuses on supporting grassroots aviation groups. Richard values the connections made in the aviation community and is proud to help grow Vintage Aviation News.

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