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Two Seater Spitfire Flight & Heritage Hangar Visit

Biggin Hill Airport in Kent
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    • 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
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Two Seater Spitfire Experience £2550.00
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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 placed before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

What can I expect on the day

Two seater Spitfire flights are now a reality! Following changes in the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) rules these Biggin Hill Spitfire flights mean the impossible is now possible, thanks to this very special T9 Spitfire that will be operating tandem flights from this legendary airport that was one of the principal fighter bases in the Battle of Britain.

We are very proud to be able to offer these incredible experiences. We often talk of 'once in a lifetime' opportunities, but these two seater Spitfire flights really do fall into that category. Of course, with high running and maintenance costs on these classic warbirds, our tandem Spitfire flights aren't cheap, but can you put a price on aviation heaven?

So what about the Spitfire you'll be flying in? Well, two seater Spitfires are incredibly rare. Over 20,000 single seat Spitfires were built with only a few dozen remaining airworthy today. Supermarine did come up with the concept of a two seater training version of the plane, but none were ever ordered and only one was built. But there followed several instances of 'unofficial' conversions, so after the Second World War Supermarine launched the idea again and a handful of Mark IX Spitfires were converted into two seaters, called TR9s.

Resplendent in her invasion stripes, G-BMSB (serial number MJ627, code Q-9G) was owned by Maurice and Peter Bayliss for many years before being bought by RV Aviation Ltd. This plane has an amazing log book, having flown numerous ground attack, bomber escort and patrol missions during the war including being credited with the downing of an enemy Messerschmitt Bf 109 on September 27th 1944. After being damaged and put into storage the aircraft was bought by Vickers Armstrong in 1950, MJ627 was one of the Spitfires converted to a tandem and sent to the Irish Air Corps before retiring in 1960. The Bayliss family breathed life into the old girl when she was fully restored and took to the skies again in 1993, exactly 50 years since she first flew.

Imagine what it'll be like to sit under your bubble canopy in the rear cockpit, waiting with bated breath as the Merlin engine kicks into life. All we can say is that we're pretty sure the date you got to fly in a TR9 Spitfire over the famous RAF chapel of Biggin Hill and through the Kentish skies will be indelibly inscribed in your mind and your heart for ever.

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A Spitfire flight for my 70th Birthday, what an experience, a big thank you to all the staff and especially the pilot for a fantastic day. I cannot recommend this highly enough, if you love Spitfires then go for it you will not be disappointed.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Two Seater Spitfire Flight & Heritage Hangar Visit
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Review posted 2 weeks ago
I was given a flight in a spitfire for my 50th birthday. An absolutely fantastic experience.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Two Seater Spitfire Flight & Heritage Hangar Visit
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Review posted 2 weeks ago
What an experience. I cannot recommend this highly enough. The entire day will stay with me for the rest of my life.
The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable which made the pre-flight information is easy to absorb. The pilot, Don, was great to be around and obviously has the "worst" job in the world. He made the whole flight so relaxed and enjoyable. He talked me through everything I needed to know about the flight, and, after about 5 minutes in, handed control of the machine to me, for what seemed an age. Finally he took us through a victory roll. Just Brilliant. If you are considering this, don't, JUST DO IT. You wont regret it.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Two Seater Spitfire Flight & Heritage Hangar Visit
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Review posted 4 months ago
Just 5 stars doesn't seem enough. This was the ultimate experience of a lifetime. I want to go again, and again, and again ... The staff at the Heritage hangar were all very friendly, helpful and efficient. Don, the pilot, was completely relaxed and reassuring, and let me fly the Spitfire for what felt like ages, before taking back control and doing a Victory Roll. Even without the flight it would have been a great day out just watching the plane take off and land, especially hearing the roar of that Merlin engine when fired up, plus the visit to the two hangers full of Spitfires, a Hurricane, an Me109 and much more, with mechanics working on the planes being happy to chat. What more could you want? A huge thank you to everybody involved and especially my wife for the gift of the experience.
Yes, I recommend this product.

Two Seater Spitfire Flight & Heritage Hangar Visit
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Review posted 4 months ago
I would like to say a big thank you to Sally, James, Nick, John & the Pilot Don at into the blue for making it a special day for our dad for his surprise 70th birthday present. We had kept this from our dad Daniel for 6 weeks. Daniel loved his present, when he found out he got very emotional & called us a few names for which we forgave him for & Being the 2nd pilot he got to have control of the Spitfire for 5 mins which was a childhood dream. He loved the Victory Roll. The best thing about us being there watching was, seeing five other people taking off & landing, you don't even get that experience at an airshow. We got to walk round the museum & workshop an experience we will never forget. This is a perfect gift, the only other people that have been in these planes are 2nd world war pilots. Daniel has not stopped talking about his flight & thanking us for a great day. Afin we would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all at Into the Blue. Paul, Surj, Danielle, Caitlin, Martin, Tyrone & of course we mustn't forget the 2nd Pilot Daniel x
Yes, I recommend this product.

What's included in this experience?

• A detailed pre-flight briefing covering the aircraft, equipment and in flight safety procedures
• A 30 minute flight experience in the rear seat of a Two seater Spitfire (approximately 20 minutes airborne) 
• Access to the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar for up to three guests
• Q+A session with the hangar team with close up access to the aircraft being restored 
• Take off from Ex RAF Spitfire Station Biggin Hill and fly over Kent's 'Battle of Britain Country' 
• Feel and experience the effects of your hands on the controls (at the pilots discretion)
• All flights include the opportunity to do Victory Rolls and other manoeuvres
• Hear radio commentary from your pilot, air traffic control and ground crew
• In flight video recording of the flight on SD card / USB stick
• Flight debrief and opportunity to take photographs with the aircraft
• Framed souvenir flight certificate, flight suit patch and pilot notes to take home
• Helmet, flight suit and parachute are provided for the flight
• Allow spending up to four hours at the venue

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When is it available?

• Flights generally operate Tuesday to Saturday between March and November, 
• Sessions usually start at 08.00 and 12.00
• Other bespoke dates may be arranged but may be subject to an additional fee
• All Flights and routes are subject to weather conditions, aircraft serviceability and air traffic
• Aircraft MJ627 / G-BMSB is normally used for flights however the operator reserves the right to use other two seat Spitfires   

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Where can I do this experience?

• The historic ex WW2 RAF Spitfire base at  Biggin Hill Airport in Kent
• The airport is easily reached from London and the M25

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Who is it suitable for?

• Flying in a Spitfire carries certain elements of risk which will be clearly explained prior to your flight, on the day you'll also be shown a detailed video explaining these risks, if you decide not to proceed or cannot fit safely inside the cockpit you can exchange your experience or request a refund 
• Minimum age is 18
• There's no maximum age limit however you need to be healthy and agile enough to climb into the aircraft and safely experience the dynamic nature of the flight - if you have any concerns over your suitability you should consult your GP
•  You should not participate if you are on prescription medication, suffering from a cold, are pregnant or suffering from any condition affecting your breathing or consciousness 
• A maximum weight limit of 108 kilos (238 lb) applies and you will be weighed on the day
• The aircraft can usually accommodate passengers up to 6'6"
• Passengers dimensions must allow unrestricted movement of the control column
• The operator reserves the right to refuse the flight if for any reason they feel you are unsuitable to participate 
• Please do not drink alcohol prior to the flight

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Can anyone come along to watch?

• Up to 3 guests can join you to enjoy access to the Heritage Hangar and observe the engine start up and shut down of the aircraft
• Sorry - no pets allowed

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Anything else I need to know?

• This activity is fully approved by the CAA as a flight experience
• You may be able to extend the duration of your flight directly with the operator, additional charges will apply
• Hand held cameras are not permitted however on-board video recordings of the flight are taken (content of video recordings cannot be guaranteed). customers can usually attach their own 'go-pro' style cameras with appropriate mounts, subject to approval  
• You and your guests may be joining a small group of other VIP visitors on the day
• Pre flight briefings are usually delivered as part of a small group, all flights are conducted exclusively 1:1
• You should wear clothing suitable for fitting beneath a flight suit and sturdy footwear e.g. boots or training shoes, leather soled shoes are not suitable
• Biggin Hill is also home to St Georges RAF Chapel of Remembrance, entrance is free and makes a fantastic addition to your day (opening times vary)
• Additional bespoke flight options can be arranged e.g another guest flying alongside in formation with the Spitfire or exclusive celebrations or corporate events. Please contact us with your requirements

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