Very sadly, the Battle of Britain’s Memorial Flight Avro Lancaster, due to display over both days of the festival weekend, has been grounded indefinitely due to problems with its new fuel tanks. It’s a great shame, but we’ve been assured she will fly again and hopefully will still fill the skies of the Chalke Valley another year. We are, however, very fortunate to have the UK’s only airworthy Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber coming instead. This wonderful aircraft, the most iconic US bomber ever built and the mainstay of the Mighty Eighth Air Force that operated from here in England from 1942-1945, will be displaying on both Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July.