Battle of Britain Memorial flight select Trig avionics

The Royal Air Force selected the British avionics manufacturer to supply 8.33MHz VHF radios for their historic aircraft.

The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) operates a fleet of historic aircraft including the Spitfire, Hurricane, Lancaster and Dakota aircraft. Trig Avionics TY92 radios are now installed across the fleet of historic aircraft which are operated and flown to commemorate the men and women of the RAF, who gave their lives to secure freedom.

The company says that their certified avionics are suitable for both modern GA and vintage aircraft. The TY92 compact radio is easy to operate, with the rapid selection of channels and monitoring of dual frequencies being a real bonus. This will allow the pilots to concentrate on the demanding aspects of display flying.

Trig Avionics’ compact TY92 unit is shown in the top left of this image, in the cockpit of Spitfire P7350, which took part in the Battle of Britain.

Sqn Ldr Mark Discombe is the Commanding Officer of the BBMF. “Having 8.33 radios fitted to our aircraft was a necessary regulatory change. We now have the capacity to monitor two frequencies and this can be very useful in an air show setting for the Flight’s aircrew,” he said. “The radios are in keeping with the vintage panel instruments and are working well.”

With recent air show appearances cut due to coronavirus, many people are looking forward to the return of these historic aircraft soon.  Sqn Ldr Mark Discombe said, “The BBMF are looking forward to getting back to a regular set of appearances and shows and are hopeful of being more visible again in 2021.”