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The Ultimate Spitfire Simulator

Goodwood Aerodrome, West Sussex
REF: BBSPIT
Rated Based On 15 Reviews

  • Fly the world's only pro MkIX Spitfire simulator!
  • Sim is based on a genuine WW2 Spitfire
  • Learn the basics of flying this iconic plane
  • Looks, feels and even sounds like a real Spitfire


 

What's Included

  • Simulator session in a spitfire MkIX simulator
  • The worlds only Spitfire sim that can be used for training new Spitfire pilots!
  • 15 minute briefing and introduction to the controls
  • 30 minute session in the simulator with around 20 minutes 'airborne'
  • One guest may accompany you in the simulator
  • Allow approximately one hour on site for this experience
  • Opt for the extended session and you will receive a 60 minute session with around 50 minutes 'airbourne'
  • Complimentary premium gift packaging from Into The Blue

What Can I Expect

Fly the MkIX Spitfire simulator! It's a pretty amazing set up that'll have you totally immersed for every single minute that you're in the cockpit.

This unique Spitfire simulator is based at a world-leading facility in Goodwood, where the simulator is used as part of the flight training programme for new Spitfire pilots. It's a real scoop to be able to offer slots in this professional-standard Spitfire sim - and we are as excited about it as you are!

The starting point for this simulator build was the original parts from a genuine World War 2 Spitfire, along with new parts destined for, but eventually not used, on modern Spitfire restoration projects. Bespoke parts were also fitted to transform this analogue plane into a digital flying machine.

As you sit in the cockpit it all looks so real because it is real. For example, the gauges are original with working needles and dials, all controlled by the modern electronics fitted behind. The Spitfire feels so real as well. That's because the set-up is exactly the same as a MkIX Spitfire, right down to the clever motion and force feedback. You'll feel every bump on the grass runway, the turbulence and more.

It looks real too, thanks to the dome's visuals which create an all-enveloping flying scene, with the seamless projection of the nose and the wings. It even sounds right, with that unmistakable Merlin engine growl coming through your headset.

Even the livery is spot on. The fuselage of this incredible Spitfire simulator pays homage to six-time flying Ace Air Vice Marshal James Edgar Johnson, known as Johnnie, with his serial number JE-J adorning the side of the sim.

As Johnnie would no doubt have told you himself, Spitfires are notoriously tricky to handle on the ground, but an absolute dream to fly in the air. These sim sessions will give you an amazing insight into the skill and workload involved in piloting such an incredible war bird. With so much power in that supercharged engine and the weight of the aircraft, just keeping her flying straight and level is a challenge.

During your session you'll be learning the basics of flying and maybe even taking your first foray into aerobatics. Will you be returning to base to perform a Victory Roll? Book your slot in this unique Spitfire simulator and find out if you've got what it takes to be modern-day pilot ace of this iconic fighter aircraft.

Availability

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the year (excluding the first week of every month)
  • Dates and session times are subject to availability

Location

  • Goodwood Aerodrome, Chichester, West Sussex

Suitable For

  • Maximum weight 110kgs
  • Maximum height 193cms
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
  • If the customer is able to climb in and out of the bath then they will be agile enough to climb into the simulator, There are also steps to help with this

Spectators

  • One guest may accompany you in the simulator
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Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 5
Total Reviews: 15

Find out what other customers think of the experience

 

Reviews

  based on 15 reviews

Rating: 5 stars
Nigel
Brilliant, you forget you are sitting in a simulator. I will never be able fly in the real thing, b...
Rating: 5 stars
Dom Hart
Excellent service and a truly wonderful experience! I recommend this to anyone keen on aviation and...
Rating: 5 stars
Colin Rivers
For me, it’s the nearest I’m ever going to get to flying a Spitfire. It was amazing. The instructor...
Rating: 5 stars
Rob Barnett
15 days ago
What a great experience, I’ve had a lifelong love of the Spitfire and the part this iconic plane pl...
Rating: 5 stars
Kenneth Iredale
5 Months ago
Fantastic experience, the instructor was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Topped off with look...
Rating: 5 stars
High Flier
7 Months ago
A brilliant experience. Tuition was clear, friendly and relaxed and the "flight" amazingly authenti...
Rating: 5 stars
Paul Yarker
Great experience and Nigel was brilliant - definitely recommend this to others.
Rating: 5 stars
Michael Gibbens
Very enjoyable experience. One thing I think could benefit everyone would be the option to downloa...
Rating: 5 stars
John

Great experience

Rating: 5 stars
Keith Donnelly
A birthday present delayed by the pandemic. Well worth waiting for. The staff at Into The Blue and ...
Rating: 5 stars
Andy Graham
An excellent experience as close as you will get to the real thing!
Rating: 5 stars
AlanD
A birthday present and well worth the money. A unique experience in a genuine cockpit with an excel...
Rating: 5 stars
Adrian Giles
Excellent experience, was given the best attention, and the best tuition. I really enjoyed being sh...
Rating: 5 stars
Alison Baker
My two children and I bought this experience as a Christmas gift for my husband. He thoroughly enj...
Rating: 5 stars
Richard
My technician and host during my experience was top class. Helpful, friendly and above all, non jud...