60 years ago today, on 27th May 1958, the F-4 Phantom II prototype (XF4H-1 BuNo 142259) took its maiden flight from the McDonnell facility at Lambert Field, St Louis, USA. In order to celebrate this anniversary, the British Phantom Aviation Group are proud to announce that we will be taking XV490, our Phantom FGR.2 cockpit section, out on the road.

We will be attending various events over the summer period, with opportunities for cockpit visits as well as a chance to meet and chat with ex-F4 aircrew and groundcrew members. Exclusive Phantom merchandise will also be available at all events. The first batch of dates are now confirmed and there will be more to come.

We look forward to meeting many of you over the summer.