Your chance to experience Spitfire flights from privileged positions both on the ground and in the air. Whether you're going airborne to fly side by side these most majestic of Second World War fighter aeroplanes, or you actually get to go up in a very rare two seater TR9 Spitfire, these are truly magical experiences with the Spitfire as the star of the show.
Whichever of our Spitfire flying activities you choose, you can be assured that this will make for a truly unforgettable gift for any fan of classic RAF aircraft. It's also your opportunity to take some super air-to-air photos of this iconic plane as she roars alongside and past you in the skies above. The ultimate Spitfire experience is, of course, actually flying in one. Start saving the pennies… Read more...
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.