BBMF Dakota Fly Past 19/05/18
by Alastair Mackenzie
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Dakota was making a trip to Selby to commemorate those who lost their lives flying from the numerous airfields arround Selby during WW2. The plan was to conduct 3 circles over the Abbey and then a fly past over Burn. At 12.17 the Dakota carried out a low pass from north to south over the centre of the airfield at approx 500ft. On closer inspection of the pictures you can see an airman standing in the open door way where para troopers would have made their exit onto the battle fields of Europe. The aircraft is based at RAF Conningsby in Linciolnshire along with the Lancaster and Spitfires of the BBMF and has the moto 'QUITURBITCHEN' painted on the nose. Dakota's were also used as glider tugs in WW2.