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Ultimate Spitfire Training

Headcorn, Kent & North Weald, Essex   
REF: ALPILT

• The ultimate in Spitfire pilot training days
• Out of Headcorn in Kent or North Weald in Essex
• Fly in a Moth, a Harvard & a two seater Spitfire
• This is the place pilots come to fly the Spitfire!
 
 


What's Included

• 40 minute airborne flight in a two seater WWII Spitfire
• 45 minute airbourne trial lesson in a T6G Harvard
• 45 minute airbourne trial lesson in a de Havilland Tiger Moth
• Complete the training progress of aircraft as per a WWII pilot
• Plan your flights with your pilot and instructor
• Headset communication in all flights
• Full safety briefings and all equipment is provided
• Squadron print signed by the pilot after your flights
• High definition multi-camera and intercom audio video footage is provided
• Staff on hand to answer all your questions about the aircraft
• Complimentary premium gift packaging from Into the Blue  

What Can I Expect

There's Spitfire training and then there's the ultimate in Spitfire training. This amazing aviation package is most definitely the latter, as you will realise that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take to the skies in a Spitfire, a Harvard and a Tiger Moth all on the same, very magical, day..

Back in the day, young pilots being put through flight training would often take their very first flights in a Tiger Moth. Many then progressed to handling more power, by flying an aircraft such as the Harvard T6. All this training was leading to the ultimate in flying machines - the Spitfire. Already a legend in its own lifetime, this was the pinnacle for many a pilot and remains so today. This incredible experience allows you to follow that same pilot training pattern..

Flight Lieutenant Charlie Brown is Head of Training for this specialist flight school. He has gathered a select band of pilots to provide the ultimate in Spitfire training. His team has many, many hours of experience on a huge roster of aircraft, from fast jets in the Forces, to commercial airline work. Charlie himself passed 1000 hours in a Spitfire back in 2014. Put simply, these are the instructors who train instructors and pilots on the Spitfire..

These ultimate Spitfire training days are offered at Headcorn in Kent and North Weald in Essex. Both are exceptional locations, offering the freedom of uncontrolled airspace. Headcorn boasts direct access to all the famous Battle of Britain locations, from Capel-le-Ferne to the White Cliffs. As for North Weald, it played a crucial role as a Spitfire fighter base during the Battle of Britain as RAF North Weald..

And those young bucks would have been flying the exact same types of aircraft you will be experiencing too on this incredible experience. Tail-dragging fun is the order of the day with the much-loved Tiger Moth. Then there's the brilliant Harvard. Both sessions in these planes are trial lessons, so as soon as take off is dispensed with, it's over to you to take control..

Then it's time for the big event. The moment you get to fly in the back seat of a Spitfire. Training done, you'll be brimming with confidence and wide-eyed with anticipation, as you clamber into the cockpit of Mk TIX Spitfire NH341. Elizabeth, as she's known, served with the famous 411 Grizzly Bear squadron and flew many a successful mission over Normandy in 1944. Several decades later and it's time for you to take up the challenge in this beautifully restored plane.

Availability

• Selected dates between April and October
• Dates and session times are subject to weather conditions and availability
• 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

Location

• Headcorn Aerodrome, near Ashford, Kent
• North Weald Aerodrome, Essex

Suitable For

• Height restrictions: No minimum, maximum height 6ft 6ins
• Maximum weight 16.5 stone
• Minimum age 18 (16 with parental consent)
• Participants must be able to walk 50 metres unaided

Spectators

• Spectators are welcome, with excellent views of the runway and aircraft

Anything Else

• Free car parking, museum entry and picnic area
• Onsite restaurants and children's area
• All flights are 'airbourne' so include taxi time
• Mk IX Spitfire NH341 code DB-E is usually used for these experiences, with Mk IX Spitfire PV202 occasionally operating flights
Delivery TypeDelivery TimePrice
Standard DeliveryEstimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day*Free
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
EvoucherInstantaneousFree

All order placed before 4pm on weekdays will be dispatched on the same 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.

FREE

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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 12 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 12 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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Ultimate Spitfire Training
Ultimate Spitfire Training
Total Price£5,395.00
 
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