Into The Blue certainly has reason to be proud of its roots. I first came to Biggin Hill as a small boy with my father Jock Maitland. He opened Biggin Hill as a civilian Airfield in 1958, at the time there were many semi derelict relics from its wartime days and I would spend happy hours amongst the old pill boxes and blast pens. Later I joined him to help run the famous Biggin Hill Air Fair.
I realised that many of the spectators attending the shows would actually like to ‘have a go’ themselves and so working closely with established aviation contacts the idea for Into The Blue was born. 20 years on the business has grown out of all recognition and our success is largely because we have remained an employee orientated family business that has built solid relations with its suppliers and has from the outset treated its customers with respect and fairness.
Jim Maitland Founder and Managing Director Into The Blue Biggin Hill