A map of the Operation Chastise fly-past points being flown on 16th May is shown in the image below.

The latest information is that the Lancaster will fly over St Denys' Church, North Killingholme at 19:32.

NK Chastise fly-past

The BBMF Lancaster will be flying a special route over Lincolnshire as follows:

  • Spitalgate - 6:58pm
  • Fulbeck - 7:02pm
  • Swinderby - 7:04pm
  • RAF Waddington - 7:07pm
  • International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC), Lincoln - 7:08pm
  • Skellingthorpe - 7:12pm
  • Scampton - 7:15pm
  • Dunholme - 7:16pm
  • Wickenby - 7:18pm
  • Faldingworth - 7:19pm
  • Ingham - 7:21pm
  • Hemswell Cliff - 7:22pm
  • Blyton - 7:24pm
  • Elsham Wolds - 7.30pm
  • Kirmington - 7.31pm
  • North Killingholme - 7.32pm
  • Grimsby - 7.37pm
  • Binbrook - 7.39pm
  • Ludford - 7.41pm
  • Kelstern - 7.42pm
  • Strubby - 7.47pm
  • Spilsby - 7.51pm
  • East Kirkby - 7.53pm
  • Bardney - 7.58pm
  • Fiskerton - 8pm
  • Metheringham - 8.03pm
  • Woodall Spa - 8.05pm
  • RAF Coningsby - 8.07pm

The above information is sourced from "the LINCOLNITE"; see: Times for Lancaster flypast over Lincolnshire RAF bases on Dambusters Raid anniversary.

The map, and the associated timings, originate from the BBMF web-site: see https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles/battle-of-britain-memorial-flight-commemorate-80th-anniversary-of-op-chastise/. There are also the usual caveats about serviceability of the aircraft, and the weather, on the day.

Note that there will only be one overflight (no circling back for 2nd or 3rd passes). There are 34 flypast points so the BBMF statement goes along the lines of "We will try to 'make up the time' by reducing most events to a single overflight so that we can meet our fixed time over the RAF Museum in Hendon but still manage a tour of the Lincolnshire Bomber Command Airfields prior to landing before sunset."