The Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar team are currently working with MP’s, London Biggin Hill Airport and the CAA to try and gain permission for a Spitfire flypast to celebrate the 100th birthday of NHS fundraising hero Captain Tom Moore.
Mk IX Spitfire ‘Spirit of Kent’ TA805 is being prepared with special NHS logos in honour of Cpt Moore and all the NHS workers currently saving lives across the UK.
The flypast over Captain Moore’s home in Marston Moretain, Bedfordshire is a small gesture to celebrate his achievement. The Fly a Spitfire team have also invited Tom to visit Kent once the current COVID 19 Pandemic has passed so he can take a ride in one of the Two Seat Spitfires based there.
Fundraising currently stands at over £28 Million and we’re hoping to see this figure exceed £30 Million climb even higher by the time we reach Cpt Tom’s Birthday on the 30th April.
With General aviation currently on lockdown to prevent the Spread of the Virus we’re hopeful that the flypast can be approved and delivered in a way that celebrates this monumental achievement but also keeps everyone safe.
Updates on the 100th Birthday flypast can be found at The Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar Facebook Page