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A Unique Sit in a Spit Experience

Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, Kent
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    • This experience is exclusive to IntotheBlue
    • Sit in the cockpit of an fully airworthy Spitfire
    • Meet the hangar team, ask questions & take photos
    • Get up close to these priceless vintage aircraft
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'Sit in a Spit' - Saturday Spitfire Experience £69.00
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  • Free Online Evoucher
  • 60 day refunds available
  • Delivery Options
    Delivery Type Delivery Time Price
    Standard Delivery Estimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day* £1.95
    Weekly Special Delivery Guaranteed next working day £7.50
    Saturday Special Delivery Saturdays Only £11.70
    European Delivery 3 - 5 working days £4.50
    Rest of World Delivery 5 - 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

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Delivery Type Delivery Time Price
Standard Delivery Estimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day* £1.95
Weekly Special Delivery Guaranteed next working day £7.50
Saturday Special Delivery Saturdays Only £11.70
European Delivery 3 - 5 working days £4.50
Rest of World Delivery 5 - 7 working days £6.50
Evoucher Instantaneous Free

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

* 93% delivered next working day

What can I expect on the day

Exclusive to Intotheblue - your chance to 'Sit in a Spit'! This is the only place you can buy your vouchers to be invited along to a unique experience at one of the country's most famous former RAF airfields. This is a real must for classic aviation fans, both the young and not so young and a great opportunity to get some cracking photographs.

Since 2011, the Heritage Hangar at Biggin Hill airport has been home to several airworthy Spitfires, as well as a collection of other fine vintage warbirds.  This exclusive experience gives you the chance to get up close to these simply wonderful machines and actually sit in one too. The Spitfire, which was nearly called the Shrew, was designed by RJ Mitchell, who sadly only lived long enough to see the prototype fly. We think if he could join you on this experience he'd be immensely proud of the place his Spitfires hold in the nation's heart and the emotive reactions they provoke in people.

As well as hangaring four flying Spitfires (Mk IV TA805, MK912, TD314 and MkXVI RW382) and the Hurricane MkI AE977, the talented team also undertakes restoration work, with two Spitfire airframes currently sitting in the hangar being transformed back to their former glory. You will get privileged access to see the works going on, without the restrictions of flight-line barriers and have plenty of time to ask questions and take pictures, so whether you've always wanted to know why the wings are elliptical, or where you find spare parts for those glorious Merlin engines, you can pose all your queries to the skilful technicians.

However, the highlight of this static experience has to be the moment you will realise your dream of sitting in the cockpit of the Mk9 Supermarine Spitfire TA805. This plane is well-known above the skies of Kent and beyond, as she often participates in air displays and it's a real thrill for any aircraft fan to be able to experience what it's really like in the 'hot seat' of a Spitfire. Don't forget, you won't find these 'Sit in a Spit' aeroplane experiences anywhere else! See the other spitfire experiences we have to offer on our main Spitfire flights page here. 

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A Unique Sit in a Spit Experience
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Review posted last month
We enjoyed our experience highly the tutor was excellent and answered all our questions. we appreciate that there were several people doing the same thing as us so a lot of waiting time was to be had. It could be improved by perhaps film shows and gallery of pics to while the time away .
Yes, I recommend this product.

A Unique Sit in a Spit Experience
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Review posted last month
Booking the event was nice and smooth. The tour guide was very good. I'm a big fan of the spit and enjoyed my afternoon. The hanger was hard to find - bad signage!
Yes, I recommend this product.

A Unique Sit in a Spit Experience
5.0
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Review posted 2 months ago
Fantastic experience
Yes, I recommend this product.

A Unique Sit in a Spit Experience
5.0
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Review posted 5 months ago
Being a huge fan of planes, I bought my husband a spitfire experience from into the blue. The whole process was stress free and everyone we spoke to whilst booking it was very helpful. We travelled 2+1/2 hours to get to the location so we had high expectations. When we arrived, the tour guides were very friendly & knowledgable. The whole process from booking to having the experience was a joy and completely stressless and my husband was very impressed.
We will definitely be booking more experiences from into the blue. A****
Yes, I recommend this product.

A Unique Sit in a Spit Experience
5.0
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Review posted 6 months ago
A great experience for anyone with an interest in vintage aircraft and engineering. Knowledgeable staff and and incredible collection of Spitfires and more! Sitting in the Spit itself was tremendous, evocative and surprisingly very comfy!
Yes, I recommend this product.

What's included in this experience?

• Sit in the cockpit of a fully functioning and airworthy Mk9 Spitfire
• Access to the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar which is usually closed to the public
• See 'flying spec' Spitfires plus vintage Harvard and Cub aircraft up close
• Observe current Spitfire projects undergoing restoration
• Heritage Hangar staff and/or Historian on hand to answer questions 
• Opportunity for photography of all aircraft
• You'll be joining a group of up to 50 which is split into smaller groups so you'll have plenty of access to the aircraft

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When is it available?

• Events run on selected Saturdays, usually once a month from February to October
• Sessions usually run from 10.30am - 2.30pm
• Spaces are limited so please book in advance
• The availability of specific aircraft cannot guaranteed however there will always be at least one Mk9 Spitfire 
• The aircraft do not fly at these events

Current 2017 Dates
• 23rd September
• 21st October

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Where can I do this experience?

• Biggin Hill Airport, Kent 

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Who is it suitable for?

• The experience is suitable for all ages however under 18's must be accompanied by an adult
• You need to be agile enough to climb up into the Spitfire cockpit
• Staff will be on hand at all times to assist guests in and out of the aircraft
• At no point do you fly in or with the Spitfire
• Leather soled shoes are not suitable as they may slip on the wing, trainers or rubber soled shoes are ideal

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Can anyone come along to watch?

• All visitors to the hangar must be voucher holders and additional guests are not permitted

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Anything else I need to know?

• The supplier reserves the right to reduce the overall event duration should guest numbers be low
• Tea, coffee and snack are available to purchase
• Please note that the type of aircraft housed in the hangar can change and aircraft are subject to maintenance and display commitments

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