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Spitfire Flights & Experiences

VIP Spitfire Tour
Based On 255 Reviews

Biggin Hill, Kent

Exclusive Offer From £39

    • Guided tour of this very special aircraft hangar
    • Meet the restoration team and ask questions
    • Get up close to Spitfires & Hurricanes
    • Optional upgrade to Sit in a Spitfire cockpit
Fly in a Spitfire
Based On 161 Reviews

Biggin Hill Airport in Kent

From £2,750.00

    • Experience the thrill of a flight in a Spitfire
    • Biggin Hill location exclusive to Into the Blue!
    • In flight recording and souvenirs included
    • VIP access to the hangar for you and your guests
White Cliffs Spitfire Flights

Biggin Hill to Beachy Head or Dover

From £3,750.00

    • Ultimate 'Fly in a Spitfire' experiences
    • Fly over the White Cliffs at Dover or Beachy Head
    • Opportunity to take the controls during your flight
    • In-flight video, certificate & hangar tour included
Duxford Spitfire Flights
Based On 105 Reviews


From £399.00

    • 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 15mins alongside the Spitfire
Personal Spitfire Display

South East

Exclusive Offer From £1799

    • Your very own personal Spitfire flying display
    • Book the Spitfire to fly over your house or venue
    • Prices are for 20 mile radius of Biggin Hill
    • Other areas available subject to quote
Ultimate Wing to Wing Experience
Based On 32 Reviews


From £579.00

    • Our most comprehensive Spitfire experiences
    • Fly alongside the Spitfire
    • Meet the Spitfire pilot & ask questions
    • Lots more extras included - this is the ultimate!
Wing to Wing with Spitfire Flights

Duxford, Cambridge

Special Offer From £1695

    • Fly in formation with a Spitfire from Duxford
    • You will be the passenger in a vintage Harvard
    • Welcome & reception in the 1940s control tower
    • A full ground briefing from your Harvard pilot
Spitfire Pilot Training Day

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

From £5,495.00

    • One & two day Spitfire pilot training courses
    • Fly in three different vintage aircraft
    • Learn tailwheel flying skills at Duxford
    • Finale is a flight in a two seater Spitfire
Castle Ashby Spitfire Tour

Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire

From £464.00

    • A 20 min flight alongside a stunning Spitfire
    • Take off from Sywell Aerodrome in Northamptonshire
    • Fly in a de Havilland Devon next to the Spitfire
    • Your chance to sit in the Spitfire cockpit
Dambusters Spitfire Tour

Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire

From £854.00

    • Flights alongside the Mk IX 'St George' Spitfire
    • See Eyebrook reservoir where Dambusters trained
    • The chance to sit in the cockpit of the Spitfire
    • A 40min flight in the de Havilland Devon
Exclusive Spitfire Day

Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar

From £22,000.00

    • Exclusive Access to the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar
    • Spitfire flights for up to 8 people
    • Hangar tour for up to 25 people
    • Use of hospitality room with balcony views of runway
Harvard Flight Duxford
Based On 3 Reviews


Special Offer From £429

    • Fly in a vintage Harvard from Duxford
    • A chance to take the controls of the plane
    • Experience includes entry to IWM Duxford museum
    • Ground briefing & plane walk around included
Harvard Flights Dorset
Based On 1 Reviews

Compton Abbas, Salisbury

From £295.00

    • Chocks away for a flight in a Texan/Harvard
    • Fly out of Compton Abbas airfield
    • See Wiltshire and Dorset from this vintage plane
    • You will fly in a Marines At-6C Mk2a Harvard
T6 Harvard Trial Lessons

Kent and Northamptonshire

From £429.00

    • Fly in a Harvard from Sywell or Headcorn Aerodrome
    • This is a trial lesson where you take control
    • This T6 was upgraded to a T6-G in 1949
    • Full range of flight durations offered
Spitfire Simulator Warwickshire

Henley in Arden

Save £20 From £85

    • Pilot a Spitfire simulator in Warwickshire
    • Fly an aerial mission during the Battle of Britain
    • You can choose from many different fight options
    • Surround sound, fixed base simulator experience
Spitfire vs Messerschmitt Combat for Two

Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

From £95.00

    • Virtual aerial dogfighting in flight simulators
    • It's the Spitfire vs Messerschmitt Bf109
    • Two of you will 'fly' in the sims at the same time
    • See if you can hunt & shoot down the enemy!
Virtual Reality Spitfire Simulator

Newcastle upon Tyne

From £39.00

    • A Spitfire simulator with added Virtual Reality!
    • Wear a VR headset as you fly the Spitfire
    • Sit in the full-size cockpit replica as you fly
    • Take part in a Battle of Britain mission
WW2 Flight Simulators

Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

From £30.00

    • Virtually fly a World War Two fighter plane
    • Choose between the Spitfire & Messerschmitt Bf109
    • A wide variety of flight durations are available
    • Authentic, full-size simulators are super realistic
Spitfire Top Speed
Spitfire Top Speed
Spitfire Top Speed

Designed to be quick, sleek and agile the Supermarine Spitfire was a formidable foe in the air. When tendering for a new aircraft, of particular interest to the RAF was – among other things - having a fighter that could reach high speeds at 15000ft. As a result of this, and with the help of the Rolls Royce Merlin Engine, the first Spitfires to roll off of the production line could reach top speeds of 362mph. Over the course of its production, the stop speed of the spitfire was greatly improved. For example, by the time the later models were produced, such as the mk18 in 1945, the aircraft was powered by the Rolls-Royce Griffon engine. This gave the Spitfire much more fire power, allowing it to reach speeds of over 400mph.

Top Speed
Landing Speed
Spitfire Overview
Spitfire overview and layout
  1. Auxilary Fuel Tank
  2. Main Fuel Tank
  3. Merlin Engine
  4. Machine Gun Ports
  5. Eliptical Wing
Spitfire Facts
Spitfire Facts
Historian Robin Brooks Top Facts
  • Spitfire prototype pilot Captain J ‘Mutt’ Summers is rumoured to have said ‘Do not touch a thing, it is the perfect aircraft'.
  • During the Battle of Britain, pilots came from enemy occupied countries such as Poland and France to fly the Spitfire.
  • During World War Two, the Spitfire was the only fighter aircraft kept in constant production.
  • The Spitfire’s iconic Rolls-Royce Merlin engine was also used in other aircraft, including the Hurricane and Lancaster.
  • A total of 20,351 Spitfires were manufactured from various locations.

The Spitfire - an aviation icon still flying

The Supermarine Spitfire was designed by RJ Mitchell as a formidable attacking weapon in the war torn skies. Prototypes first flew in March 1936 and the aircraft went into full production in 1938. The last working Spitfire retired in 1961, but this plane has never been forgotten and never will, thanks to the very deep pockets and determination of classic and wartime aviation fans.

Out of over 20,000 built, (many of which were assembled at the Cowley Plant in West Bromwich), there are only around 50 airworthy examples left today. And yes, every time one of these fabulous World War Two fighters takes to the skies, those lucky enough to see it by chance are bound to stop, stare in sheer admiration with a proud smile on their face.

Even those too young to remember what it was like in wartime Britain will know all about this famous aircraft. After all, you don't have to be an RAF veteran to have a lump in your throat when you hear the throaty purr of that finely tuned Rolls Royce Merlin engine. Many agree she simply epitomises the bravery of those who fought (with many paying the ultimate price) for freedom.

Click here to view our video about the Spitfire and what it's like to fly.

Military heritage alternatives

Of course, the Spitfire wasn't alone. In military aviation there were also the Hurricanes, the tough workhorses of the skies. Each plane played a vital role in the Battle of Britain that raged over the British and French coastline between July and October 1940. And this critical point in World War Two is still remembered today with the BoB Memorial Flight, which most commonly sees the trio of the Lancaster, Hurricane and Spitfire fly regularly together.

We also offer a land military vehicle equivalent in our tank driving experiences, the Chieftain tank being the most popular selection. However, there’s no denying the one thing we all would love to do is fly in a two seater Spitfire.

There are only a handful of these super rare two seaters around the world (they are actually converted MkIXs). We are lucky enough to exclusively offer tandem Spitfire flights and one of them is ready and waiting at historic Biggin Hill Airport to take you on the most amazing and evocative passenger ride ever.

But if this unique experience is out of your price range, you can still get close to these wonderful aeroplanes, with Spitfire flights and visits for all budgets. Book in to tour the Heritage Hanger where the dedicated and quite frankly ridiculously talented team strips down and lovingly restores warbirds, or  go for the full monty experience with a personal Spitfire flying display (how cool is that!?). Whichever of our wonderful Spitfire experiences you choose, we are sure you'll be captivated and moved by the day you met the Spit.

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