Each year over two million spectators attend airshows and flying displays in Britain. Some 250 airshows take place each year, making it one of Britain's most popular leisure activities. Flying displays by military aircraft, from the earliest years of aviation in Britain to the modern day, delight the crowds. The Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane, the Avro Lancaster and Avro Vulcan, along with the Red Arrows Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team flying the BAE Hawk, are the undoubted stars of the airshow season. This website is a pictorial tribute to these aircraft. Click on an aircraft silhouette below for an illustrated profile of each of these British 'aviation icons'.