Senior engineer gives an insight into how the BBMF stays in the air

What's on.
What's on.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, based at RAF Coningsby, operates 12 different aircraft.

As well as the Spitfire and the Hurricane, it has two Chipmunk trainer aircraft, a Dakota transport plane and one of only two Lancaster bombers still flying anywhere in the world - all needing expert care by 30 full-time ground 
crew.

Senior Engineering Officer is Warrant Officer Kevin Ball. Before this post he had completed tours in the Falkland Islands and Iraq, and three years with the Vulcan Display Flight at RAF Waddington.

WO Ball is giving the last aviation talk of the lecture season for the Friends of Metheringham Airfield called ‘Keeping the BBMF Flying’, to be staged in the old gymnasium of Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre.

His talk will describe the history and organisation of the BBMF and the work carried out to maintain the airframes, engines and instrumentation of its aircraft in full flying condition. It will outline problems that occur while maintaining and operating ageing aircraft in a modern military environment.

The lecture will be on Wednesday, November 26, at 7.30pm. Admission is £5 to visitors to include refreshments, free to Friends of Metheringham Airfield and veterans of 106 Squadron.