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North Weald Spitfire Tour

North Weald, Essex   
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  • A 20 minute flight alongside a stunning Spitfire
  • Take off from North Weald in Essex
  • You fly in a deHavilland Devon next to the Spitfire
  • Every seat is a window seat in this passenger plane!
 
 

What's Included

  • Flight in a vintage RAF de Havilland Devon alongside the St George Spitfire
  • 20 minute experience in close formation, wing to wing with the spitfire
  • Spitfire is in formation for 10-12 minutes
  • You will form part of a group of up to 8 participants for your flight, all with a window seat
  • Ground viewing of the spitfire with plenty of photo opportunities
  • Staff on hand to answer all your questions about the Spitfire
  • Experiences generally last 3-4 hours
  • Entry into North Weald Airfield museum (subject to opening hours)
  • Complimentary premium gift packaging from Into The Blue  

What Can I Expect

Take an iconic fighter plane flying over Essex, add an historic military passenger plane and you've got yourself a North Weald Spitfire Tour! Departing from former RAF station North Weald, these experiences will see you fly alongside the great St George Spitfire.

It's a real honour to be an active part of these Spitfire flights out of historic North Weald airfield. As the World War Two fighter plane takes off, you'll be ready and waiting, cruising over the skies of Essex in your ex-RAF passenger plane. As the tension mounts, your pilot will inform you whether it'll be all eyes to the left or the right, as the impressive Spitfire swoops alongside you.

It'll catch your breath that very first moment you look directly across to the formidable Spitfire. It seems almost within touching distance. A couple of seconds to gather your composure and it's time to capture some of the finest photos ever, as you take advantage of these amazing air-to-air photography opportunities.

And what a subject matter - this operator has two Spitfires at its disposal. The Mk IX Supermarine Spitfire TD314 ‘St George' was built at Castle Bromwich in late 1944. After being sent to various squadrons around the UK, she found herself assigned to the South African Air Force in 1948. Abandoned by 1954, she was bought in 1969, but stored until she resurfaced in the UK in 2009. Now fully rebuilt to her original splendour, you might recognise this Spitfire as the cover star of the Haynes Spitfire Restoration manual!

These North Weald Spitfire tours might see you tracking another Mk IX Spitfire, which was also built at Castle Brom in 1944. NH341 served with 411 Squadron and carried out many missions, until being lost in action over Caen in France. The salvaged fuselage and other parts arrived in the UK in 2015 and, following a major restoration project, NH341 is now flying as Elizabeth, a two seater Spitfire.

As for where you'll fly on this amazing experience, you'll be heading all around the Essex countryside. With North Weald as your base, you'll see everything from the London skyline, the Thames estuary, the zig-zagging motorway network and the Essex market towns and villages all around. But of course, those iconic WW2 fighters are the main focus of attention for your amazing North Weald Spitfire tour!

Availability

  • Selected weekend dates between April and August, subject to weather conditions

Location

  • North Weald, Essex

Suitable For

  • Height restrictions: Minimum 4ft 6ins, maximum height 6ft 4ins
  • Maximum weight 18 stone

Spectators

  • Spectators are welcome, with excellent views of the aircraft

Anything Else

  • Cafe, bar and restaurant available on site
  • All flights are 'chock to chock' so include taxi time
  • At no point do you fly in the Spitfire
  • Participants should allow for a whole day for the experience 9am-7pm, experiences generally last half a day and this is a precaution to allow for weather conditions
  • Opportunity to 'Sit in a Spit' The iconic Spitfire Mk IX TD314 for an additional charge of £65 payable on the day
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
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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.

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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)

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E-Voucher

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

FREE

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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North Weald Spitfire Tour
North Weald Spitfire Tour
Total Price£399.00
 
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