About Us

Making Memories Since 1996

Into The Blue certainly has reason to be proud of its roots. I first came to Biggin Hill as a small boy with my father  Jock Maitland . He opened Biggin Hill as a civilian Airfield in 1958, at the time there were many semi derelict relics from its wartime days and I would spend happy hours amongst the old pill boxes and blast pens. Later I joined him to help run the famous Biggin Hill Air Fair.

I realised that many of the spectators attending the shows would actually like to ‘have a go’ themselves and so working closely with established aviation contacts the idea for Into The Blue was born. 20 years on the business has grown out of all recognition and our success is largely because we have remained an employee orientated family business that has built solid relations with its suppliers and has from the outset treated its customers with respect and fairness.

Jim Maitland
Founder and Managing Director
Into The Blue
Biggin Hill

1996 Sally Best buys her husband a trial flying lesson at Biggin Hill for his birthday and we Make our First Memory
1997 Customer Services Manager Angela Goldsmith joins the team and we create over 100 experiences.
1998 Switch from hand written Vouchers to Computer Generated
1999 IntoTheBlue.co.uk is launched and we create our first website
2002 Final Mail Order Catalogue is published and Caroline Face ‘The Voice’ of ITB joins as copywriter
2005 Saber Marine Powerboat signed up making over 500 experiences
2007 Office Manager Tamsin Day joins
2010 Wing Walking added bringing total number of Experiences to 1000
2012 Natasha Constanti, Product Development Manager joins.
2015 Responsive Web Site introduced and Flights in a Spitfire commence
2016 Moved to The Heritage Hangar, over 1500 experiences, 20 staff, 650 suppliers and 50,000 memories made every year

IntoTheBlue Celebrating 20 Years Of Business