The Only Fools and Horses star seemed to be enjoying the display by the iconic planes at RAF Coningsby base in Lincolnshire and was later spotted meeting the crew of the Lancaster. The 80-year-old started his career as a mechanic and is a qualified helicopter pilot.
The new display commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and is called Dowding, after Hugh Dowding who was in charge of Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain. The BBMF operates two Spitfires, two Hurricanes, a Lancaster, a C47 Dakota and two Chipmunk aircraft. They can be seen flying in the skies from May to September every year to celebrate public and military events, attend air shows and take part in fly pasts.