On Bank Holiday Thursday 2nd June the Queen will be taking part in Trooping The Colours, the parade marks the official birthday of The Queen, and at the end will be a flypast.
The Platinum Jubilee flypast will be made up of up to 70 aircrafts from the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force and will take six minutes to complete. The Queen and family members will watch the flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
Timings depend on the weather but the times quoted are between 12:40pm-1:15pm over the palace.
According to a Google Map via Military -Airshows there are 3 zones in What’s On area across South London and Surrey. These are known as Chart Area’s. For us its Area E, F and G. Below are the map of the area and the approximate timings.
Chart Area E includes Central London, Buckingham Palace and Kingston, Esher, Chessington, Tolworth.
Chart Area F includes Epsom & Ewell, Leatherhead, Redhill, Guildford, Reigate, Banstead, Cobham and Tadworth.
Chart Area G includes Aldershot, Farnham, Farnborough, Camberley and Frimley
After the aircraft have passed over the Palace they will disperse via these area’s so don’t expect to see the whole flight path in your area unless you are in central London.
Our advice would be to find an open space on the main flypast flight path for the best chance of seeing as much as possible. If you are heading into London it will be very busy. personally in the past I have stood on Waterloo Bridge and watched them fly over St Pauls.
If you are thinking about Epsom Downs there will be restrictions in place due to events in the evening including Epsom & Ewell Beacon Lighting which will include some road closures and preparations for the Cazoo Derby Festival on the 3rd and 4th June