Trooping The Color flypast route, timings and all RAF aircraft participating in the Jubilee

The Platinum Jubilee Flypast includes 70 aircraft. Here’s everything you need to know about the aircraft that will be taking part in the highly anticipated event

Red Arrow
The famous Red Arrows will take part in the flyby alongside many other aircraft

The Trooping the Color parade is the first event to kick off the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

1,500 officers and soldiers and 250 horses take part in the parade.

Trooping the Color will be followed by the much-anticipated Jubilee Flight, which will be watched by members of the Royal Family from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

The Queen’s Jubilee flyover will be a spectacular event attended by 70 aircraft.

The flyover will take place on Thursday 2nd June and will be visible from Buckingham Palace at 1pm. The planes are also seen from several districts across the country as they make their way towards the palace.

Here’s everything we know about the flyby and the types of aircraft you spotted.

Which aircraft will participate in the Queen’s Jubilee flyby?

Aircraft from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will be part of the giant flyby



The 70 aircraft taking part in the anniversary flypast include aircraft representing the Royal Air Force (RAF), the British Army and the Royal Navy.

The legendary Red Arrows, famous for their spectacular aerobatic displays, will take part.

They will also compete alongside the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight which includes six Supermarine Spitfires, two Hawker Hurricanes, a Lancaster bomber, a C47 Dakota and two ç aircraft.

The full lineup of aircraft for the flyover has not yet been confirmed but the RAF conducted a rehearsal last week which gave a better idea of ​​the other types of aircraft expected to take part.

A total of 22 aircraft took part in the rehearsal, according to Military Airshows, including:

  • Wildcat HMA2
  • Two Wildcat AH1s
  • Cougar HC2
  • Chinook HC6
  • Prefect T1
  • Phenomenon T1
  • Two Texas T1s
  • Three C-130J Hercules
  • A400M Atlas
  • C-17A Globemaster III
  • P-8A Poseidon MRA1
  • RC-135W Airseeker R1
  • Two Voyager KC3s
  • Two Hawk T2s
  • Typhoon T3
  • Typhoon FGR4
  • Juno HT1

Route and times for the Jubilee flyover

The flyover time starts at 11:45 am and the route covers nine areas around the capital



Military airshows also set the route and schedules for the anniversary flight.

Weather conditions permitting, the flyby will begin at around 11:45 a.m.

The planes will gather around The Wash in East Anglia, make a loop over the North Sea after takeoff and then fly to the north-west tip of East Anglia before turning south at around 12:15pm.

The aircraft will then fly via Swaffham and Thetford in Norfolk before heating up to Ipswich and Colchester in Essex.

They will then move towards the capital and become visible over central London between 12:40pm and 1:15pm.

They are scheduled to fly over Buckingham Palace at 1pm.

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