It was a warm and humid day with heavy showers. The Red Arrows based themselves at Biggin Hill for their display and also the Queen’s birthday flypast at 1pm. Hangar 11 showed off the new livery for their P-51D Mustang, formerly “Jumpin’ Jacques” and now returned to its original Tuskegee colours as “Tall in the Saddle”.

Biggin Hill 2016 photos

Radio frequencies

The following frequencies were in use:

Biggin Approach129.4
Thames Radar (Reds traffic service)128.025
Heathrow Special VFR (for parachute drop)125.625


Runway 03 was in use and the crowd faced north-west. The sun crossed in front of the crowd from the left at about 14:00. Flying was between 13:30 and 17:30.