RAF flypast: route planned for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

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The flightpaste will travel via a variety of locations including Kent, Surrey, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire

The Royal Air Force will be taking part in a special flypast to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

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This June, a a sequence of events are planned to mark the 70 years that Queen Elizabeth II has been on the throne.

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It is the first time in British history that a monarch has reached this milestone.

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So what is a flyover, where can you see it and when will it take place?

Here’s what you need to know.

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What is a flyby?

A flypast is a ceremonial or honorable flight by a group of aircraft or a single aircraft.

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When is the Platinum Jubilee flight past?

A large formation of military aircraft will fly over southern and eastern England for the main flyover on Thursday 2nd June.

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There will also be a rehearsal, which will take place on a day between May 24th and 27th, depending on the weather.

The rehearsal is scheduled for Tuesday May 24, unless the weather forecast is not good enough and if that is the case, then it will take place on one of the following days.

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What is the test flight route?

The rehearsal flyby route is split into multiple areas rather than following a well-defined path.

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The sample begins near the Wash, a rectangular bay with multiple estuaries on the north-west corner of East Anglia on the east coast of England, where Norfolk meets Lincolnshire and both border the North Sea.

It will then overfly RAF Marham in Norfolk and RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire before dispersing across North Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire.

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The rehearsal transfer is expected to take place between 11:50 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

What is the Platinum Jubilee weekend flyover route?

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The June 2 flyby will fly over Buckingham Palace to mark the Queen Platinum Anniversary.

It will start near the Wash and, like the sample, travel across the North Sea, Southwold, parts of Suffolk and Southend.

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The flight past then travels to London via Swaffham, Thetford and Colchester before flying over Buckingham Palace.

Spread is south and west of the London Control Zone via Kent, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

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The overflight time is expected to take place between 11:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

When is the Platinum Jubilee weekend?

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The Platinum Jubilee holiday weekend will take place between Thursday 2nd June and Sunday 5th June.

The four-day weekend was planned to celebrate 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.

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On February 6, 2022, the Queen officially celebrated the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne.

However, that date also marked the 70th anniversary of the death of her father, King George VI, and so wasn’t an occasion she wanted to celebrate.

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The first week of June was chosen for the Platinum Jubilee weekend instead, just like the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilees in 2002 and 2012 respectively.

The four-day weekend was created by moving the late May bank holiday, which normally takes place on the last Friday in May, and adding an additional bank holiday for the special occasion.

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