21 Aug Iconic World War 2 planes set to make Southend return
London Southend Airport’s Jet Centre played host to several iconic World War 2 aircraft over the weekend. A Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster bomber as well as Dakota Mk III used the facility as they arrived back from the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
The pilots and planes were all taking part in the Eastbourne and Biggin Hill airshows. They are expected return to the Jet Centre as part of the Clacton Airshow on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 August.
Stobart Jet Centre is London’s newest luxury executive jet centre, providing a 24/7 service and can provide helicopter transfers to and from Canary Wharf or Battersea Heliport, reaching Central London in just 16 minutes. The Jet Centre increased its share of the private jet aviation market in 2018 with reported movements of 1,660 – up 83%.
Fiona Langton, managing director of Stobart Jet Centre, said: “It was a privilege to have these amazing planes visit the Jet Centre over the weekend. With a stress-free customer experience, VIP Lounge, complimentary catering and business services, delivered by friendly and professional team, we are used to seeing much more modern aircraft at the Jet Centre. However, these history-makers fitted right in and we want to say thank you to the RAF’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight for flying in.”