PHOTOS: RAF Celebrates Queen’s Birthday with Massive Flyover

It was a flyover fit for a queen.

The Royal Air Force flew 28 aircraft over Buckingham Palace on Saturday in celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s 88th birthday. The lineup featured old and new aircraft including:

  • AgustaWestland Merlin
  • Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma
  • Boeing CH-47 Chinook
  • Douglas C-47 Dakota
  • Avro Lancaster
  • Supermarine Spitfire
  • Boeing E-3D AWACS
  • BAE HS-125
  • Boeing C-17
  • Airbus Voyager
  • Eurofighter Typhoon
  • Panavia Tornado GR4
  • BAE Hawk T1 (Red Arrows)

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