RAF100 Spitfires at Biggin Hill

Saluting RAF100 – Spitfires at Biggin Hill

Saluting RAF100. Don’t be surprised if you hear the glorious sound of Merlin engines filling the skies above Biggin Hill Airport on Sunday 1st April 2018. This is the day the Royal Air Force turns 100 years old. The RAF Benevolent Fund along with the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, will be hosting its own private memorial event at the airport. Formation flying WW2 classics in the skies above Biggin A trio of Spitfires will be flying formation at Biggin Hill on the 1st April. Leading will be Spitfire TR9 MJ627, which regularly operates two seater Spitfire flights out of historic...

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What’s it like flying in a helicopter?

So you’ve been bought a helicopter experience from Intotheblue.co.uk but what’s it really like flying in a helicopter? If you’ve never experienced rotary flight before, you could, understandably, be a little nervous before take-off. With the help of those that have flown in a helicopter already, we've put together a rundown of what to expect when you go flying in a helicopter for the first time. Flying in a helicopter is like nothing else! It might be stating the obvious, but if you’ve only ever flown in commercial jet airliners before, prepare yourself for a very different experience when you...

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Keep Calm & Go Indoor Skydiving!

Who said that the only way to enjoy an adrenaline packed day was to jump out of a plane and soar the skies? Forget all that! Indoor skydiving offers you the same thrilling, hear-stopping free fall feeling than you would get with normal skydiving, without having to get on a plane! But what is indoor skydiving and how does it work exactly? IntoTheBlue is right on it! What is indoor skydiving? Before we jump straight into the how– no pun intended – we have to take a look at what indoor skydiving is exactly. Although they share the “skydiving” part...

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How To Become a Glider Pilot in the UK

Being described as one of the “coolest flying experiences” by many aviation aficionados, it’s obvious that gliding is becoming more and more popular every year, especially among those looking for a thrilling experience! Whether you’re interested to know how gliders really work or you’re looking to become a glider pilot, we’ve put together this handy guide that outlines all your gliding questions! What is a glider? Gliders, also known as sailplanes, are a special type of plane that belongs to the “unpowered aircraft” category, meaning they have no engines. But how does a glider fly if there’s no engine then?...

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The Royal Air Force Cadets 75th Anniversary Torch Visits Biggin Hill

A country-wide torch relay as part of the year-long 75th anniversary celebrations of the Air Training Cadets arrived for a tour of Kent this week. The day included a visit to Biggin Hill Airport, the home of IntotheBlue. The torch arrived in the region on Monday 15th August and started a busy day of visits and photocalls at Gravesend Pier. Following a photoshoot at the Invicta White Horse at Capel-le-Ferne, a visit to Dover Castle and the Bleriot Memorial, the torch stopped off at MOD Manston. It then passed through the likes of Canterbury, Faversham and Rochester to reach the...

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