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Wing to Wing with a Spitfire Experience, Squadron Leader


  • Fly 'wing to wing' with a Spitfire from Duxford
  • Head up in a nostalgic Dragon Rapide
  • Free entry to IWM Duxford for all passengers
  • A 30min flight with 10mins alongside the Spitfire

What's Included

  • Introduction and safety briefing in the original 1940's control tower
  • Fly wing to wing with the spitfire in a 1940s de Havilland Dragon Rapide
  • View the IWM Duxford's historic and rare aviation collection
  • Actual flight time in the rapide is approx 30 minutes with the spitfire flying alongside for approx 10 minutes. All quoted flight times are chock to chock
  • Souvenir photograph alongside the Spitfire
  • Allow three hours for this experience, plus time to view the rest of the museum
  • Complimentary premium gift packaging from Into the Blue  

For upgrades to this experience please see our 'Ultimate Wing To Wing Experience'

What Can I Expect

Calling all Spitfire fans - prepare to take part in these Duxford flights with a difference! This wonderful experience takes place at the historic Duxford, the former RAF aerodrome that was home to the first Spitfire flying squadron and now houses IWM Duxford. A very appropriate venue indeed then for getting up close with a Spitfire on a very special flight! out of Duxford.

Your experience starts with a meet and greet in the original 1940s control tower where the itinerary for the day will be explained to you. You may find it hard to concentrate though, as Duxford is a working airfield, with many flights coming in and out each day. You might see one of the Spitfire's contemporaries taking off, or a some interesting jet aircraft landing.

It's then time for your departure from Duxford. Flights onboard the De Havilland Rapide to track your Spitfire are like stepping back in time to the birth of commercial aviation, as this was the first airliner of its type. Before pleasure and business flying really took off (excuse the pun!), this short haul biplane aircraft first built in the 1930s also had a role in WW2. These aircraft carried out passenger and communication duties, making it the perfect choice of plane for the job today! And so, as you climb above Duxford airfield on your 30 minute flight, the moment you will have been waiting for with the Spitfire arrives

You will be in flight with a Duxford Spitfire flying alongside you for around 15 glorious minutes. From your truly privileged position inside the main cabin you will be able to watch, listen and photograph the Spitfire in elegant flight right next to you. The cabin configuration of the Rapide means that every passenger gets a window seat, so you will you all have plenty of opportunity to take some breathtaking photos of this iconic plane that, along with RAF Duxford, played such an important role in the Second World War.

After your magical Spitfire flight out of Duxford, you have the rest of the day to enjoy the plane collections and wander around the seven different exhibition hangars at IWM Duxford. Complimentary same-day entry to the museum is offered to all those who have been on these very special Duxford flights. You may also like to visit our main Spitfire flights section for more information.


  • Flights take place on selected weekends each month from April through to October
  • All flights are weather dependent but don't worry if your flight is cancelled you can rebook for a convenient time


  • IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire
  • The venue is just off the M11 making it easily accessible from London

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 14
  • Maximum weight 18 stone
  • Maximum height 6'6"
  • Under 16s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
  • You may be in a small group of up to 8 people


  • You are welcome to bring friends and family along however they will need to enter the museum to view the flight
  • Entry to IWM Duxford is compulsory for participants and accompanying guests. Guests will enjoy half price entry to the site, children under 5 go free
  • There's a cafe on site

Anything Else

  • Voucher holders also get free entry to IWM Duxford with discounted entrance for accompanying friends and family
  • A visit to Duxford is a day out in itself so leave plenty of time to look around
  • Please note you do not get to fly in the Spitfire on this experience


Average Rating 5
Total Reviews 105
Recommend to Friend 104
about 4 years ago
This was a birthday treat for my husband and really enjoyable for both of us. In some ways the museum was the better part of the day for me as we could do it together but the 'experience' was well organised and the Spitfires are impressive to see and hear. We both got good photos from the ground and air although good photos from the air was quite dependent on where you sat in the Dragon Plane.
about 4 years ago
Breathtaking, wonderful and most certainly worth every penny!
Robert Scarff
about 4 years ago
An excellent experience, both in the air flying beside a spitfire and on the ground at the Museum. A learning and enjoyable day. Highly recommend.
about 4 years ago
What a fantastic experience,thoroughly enjoyed seeing a spitfire close up,something i will never forget. Would definately recommend this.
Mark Ridgley
about 4 years ago
Hi.....Although my wife and I had a 700 mile round trip on the day, the experience was all that I had hoped it would be. Luckily we had crystal clear skies which helped with the whole experience and watching the Spitfire cruising up alongside was very emotional. The day has made me determined to buy a flight in the 2 seat Spitfire for next summer. Thanks to all concerned
Paul & Dawn Beattie
Delivery TypeDelivery TimePrice
Standard DeliveryEstimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day*£1.95
Weekly Special DeliveryGuaranteed next working day£7.50
Saturday Special DeliverySaturdays Only£11.70
European Delivery3 - 5 working days£4.50
Rest of World Delivery5 - 7 working days£6.50

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

All orders are sent in plain packaging so as not to ruin the surprise.

standard gift pack
Premium Gift Pack

Premium Gift Pack includes a brushed metal steel tin which will hold your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Premium Choice.

(incurs a £4.99 shipping charge)

standard gift pack
Standard Gift Pack

Standard Gift Pack Comes with a Smart envelope,your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Personal Choice.

(incurs a £1.95 shipping charge)

standard gift pack

The Into the Blue E-Voucher is an instant email option,it consists of a personalised email and a pdf download of your personalised gift voucher.The Instant Choice


Vouchers are usually valid for 20 months from the date of purchase (unless otherwise stated) and shall become invalid on the expiry date. The expiry date is set out on the Voucher. Vouchers may be extended for a further 23 months on payment of an admin fee of £10 plus any increase that may have taken place for that activity since the original date of purchase. Please note that some Vouchers cannot be extended; this will be stated on the Voucher. PLEASE NOTE: You must book and take your experience before the before the expiry date of the voucher.
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