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Fly with a Spitfire

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  • Enjoy a flight alongside a Spitfire.
  • Take off from airfields in Essex or Kent.
  • Watch as the iconic Spitfire dances around you!
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Feast your eyes on the British aviation icon that is the Spitfire! The most famous fighter plane in history.

Hear the Rolls Royce Merlin engine roar as you fly alongside an epic Spitfire in proper formation. You’ll be visiting one of two fantastic airfields. Headcorn in Kent was formerly known as RAF Lashenden and was an integral airfield in both WW1 and WW2. North Weald in Essex has been flying historic fighter planes for over 100 years.

Your experience involves enjoying a ride in a passenger plane or helicopter, where you’ll get up close with the mesmerising Spitfire in mid-flight. This is an incredibly unique thing to be able to experience and a memory that will last a lifetime.

If you’re into your photography, then you’ll be in dreamland. The shots you’ll be able to get, air-to-air, of the Spitfire in action will be utterly unrivalled! If you’re not one for taking photos, then you’ll have the very best uninterrupted view possible. We really can’t stress enough how special this flight is for fans of aviation and of wartime history.

Once you’re back on the ground, you’ll have a chance to look around the Spitfire up close, and marvel at its wonderful design and stylings. An unprecedented view in multiple settings!

There are a number of different flight lengths to choose from. The options available are:

A 20-minute flight experience with 10 minutes alongside the spitfire.

A 30-minute flight experience with 20 minutes alongside the spitfire.

A 40-minute flight experience with 30 minutes alongside the spitfire.

This is an incredible day out for your favourite wartime buff and for lovers of historic aviation. A true once in a lifetime adventure!

About this product

  • Selected weekend dates between April and August
  • Dates and session times are subject to weather conditions and availability at your chosen venue
  • Essex - North Weald Aerodrome
  • Kent - Headcorn Aerodrome
  • Height restrictions: Minimum 4ft 6ins, maximum height 6ft 4ins
  • Maximum weight 18 stone
  • Spectators are welcome, with excellent views of the runway and aircraft
  • Free car parking and picnic area
  • Onsite restaurants and childrens area
  • All flights are 'chock to chock' so include taxi time
  • At no point do you fly in the Spitfire
  • Participants should allow for a whole day for the experience 9am-7pm, experiences generally last half a day and this is a precaution to allow for weather conditions
  • Opportunity to 'Sit in a Spit' The iconic Spitfire Mk IX TD314 for an additional charge of £65 payable on the day
  • Entry to the onsite museum is payable on the day if you wish to visit

Product code: itb028

What do you get

  • Fly alongside a WW2 spitfire in close formation
  • Flights are taken in a multi-seat certified passenger aeroplane or helicopter
  • Ground viewing of the spitfire with plenty of photo opportunities
  • Staff on hand to answer all your questions about the aircraft
  • Experiences generally last 3-4 hours
  • Spitfire 20 - 20 minute flight experience with 10 minutes alongside the spitfire, or
  • Spitfire 30 - 30 minute flight experience with 20 minutes alongside the spitfire, or
  • Spitfire 40 - 40 minute flight experience with 30 minutes alongside the spitfire


  • UK Standard (2-5 working days) is available for this item
  • UK Next Working Day, Europe and Worldwide delivery is not available for this product.

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