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VIP Spitfire Tour

Biggin Hill, Kent   
REF: BHHVIP

• Guided tour of this very special aircraft hangar
• Meet the restoration team and ask questions
• Get up close to Spitfires & Hurricanes
• As seen on CH4's 'Inside The Spitfire Factory'


What's Included

• A VIP tour of the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar
• See the current restoration projects in progress up close
• View the airworthy aircraft, usually including Spitfire, Hurricane, Harvard, Cub
• Opportunity to take photographs of the aircraft
• Please allow approximately an hour and a half for this experience

Another great gift for fans of WW2 warbirds is our exclusive membership pack to the BBMF Memorial Flight - buy online, delivery by post.

What Can I Expect

If you're a fan of these classic aircraft (and let's face it, who isn't?) our Spitfire Tour is a dream come true. This very special VIP Spitfire tour gives you access to the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, home to a resplendent collection of Spitfires and other vintage warbirds.

What makes this Spitfire tour unique is that it's a private viewing, as the hangar isn't open to the general public. This is your chance to have a good look around this working hangar, witness the everyday goings on, see how the talented team works and generally feel rather emotional and overawed by the whole thing (as we were when we went!).

You'll be met by one of the Spitfire team on arrival and shown through reception. Somewhat innocuous from the outside, this place is a true treasure trove for aviation fans. As soon as the door from the office area to the main hangar is opened, the view will take your breath away. Never before will you have seen so many priceless aircraft all in one place!

And what really stands out is that it is all so real and feels more interactive than your usual aircraft museum. This is where all the wonderful restoration work is done, where many of the planes are housed after they've been certified airworthy and also where other privately-owned examples of Spitfires are hangared.

You can get properly up close to these aircraft (so much so that you can catch a whiff of that distinctive smell of leather and oil!), but as it is a working environment, you will be accompanied on your Spitfire tour for your own safety - and also so your host can explain everything there is to know about these majestic winged residents.

If you’re looking for an aviation-themed present for that one very special person, buying them a VIP Spitfire tour is a fabulous choice. It’ll be a nostalgic and eye-opening visit to this amazing hidden gem in Kent, where every visitor gets to see the wonderful work this very discrete aviation restoration company does.

Availability

• Tours are at either 10:00 or 14:00

Location

• Biggin Hill Airport, Kent

Suitable For

• The tours are suitable for all ages however under 18's must be accompanied by a participating adult
• All guests must hold a valid voucher

Spectators

• All visitors to the hangar must be voucher holders and additional guests are not permitted

Anything Else

• Tours are conducted with very small groups of no more than 8 people
• There are toilets on site
• Tea, Coffee and snacks are available to purchase
• Sorry no pets allowed

Reviews

Average Rating 5
Total Reviews 270
Recommend to Friend 268
last month
Excellent! The tour guide - think his name was Austin (a brummie) - was so knowledgeable and interesting. Really enjoyed it and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
Adrian Guice
2 months ago
Arrived on Battle of Britain day to a very warm, and friendly welcome from the staff. Our tour of the hangar was led by a very knowledgeable member of staff who had many tales of the Spits and their pilots. A very relaxed tour of the hangars with lots of Spitfires, Hurricanes, and even one of the only 2 flying ME BF109 Messerschmitt in the world that can still fly. We were even lucky enough to have a Hurricane land, and park-up just outside the hangars for a few minutes and head off again. Finally topped off with a sit in the "Spirit of Kent". For me and my wife it was a wonderful few hours that we shall never forget.
Mark Dunn
2 months ago
Fantastic insight into the history of this iconic aircraft. Plus the chance to get up real close and in my case actually sit in the cockpit, which as a private pilot was truly awe inspiring. Highly recommended, I’m now saving up to fly in one
Malcolm Parkinson
2 months ago
Excellent day.
Carole McVeigh
3 months ago
If you like old war planes I highly recommend this tour. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly and added fun to the tour
Steve Daniels
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