Fly In A Spitfire Over The English Channel
For the first time in UK history, experience the unique thrill of a breathtaking passenger flight in a Spitfire TR9. Originally used by the RAF to train Second World War pilots, there are just eight of these stunning two-seater aircraft left operational in the world. Hear the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine roar into life as you prepare to take to the skies for a 20 minute round trip over the coast of the English Channel, the location of so many wartime airborne fights. Witness the Spitfire's famous elliptical wing passing over England's green and pleasant land and marvel at the power, manoeuvrability and grace of this iconic warbird which is now over 70 years old. This is an exceptional chance to enjoy a truly unforgettable high flying experience.
- Experience the thrill of a passenger flight in a Supermarine Spitfire
- Emulate the few with a sightseeing flight, aerobatics, or a bit of both
- Fly over the English Channel coast, site of many Battle of Britain dogfights
- Availability Description
This voucher is valid for one person. Flights are available on Tuesdays–Friday, April–November. All dates are subject to availability.
- Participant Guidelines
Minimum age: 18 years. Minimum height: 4' 7''. Maximum height: 6' 5''. Maximum weight: 110kg
Flying is a weather dependent activity. If the flight is cancelled because of weather, an alternative date will be rebooked.
Spend around 30 minutes in the Spitfire, with a 20 minute flight. The full experience lasts up to five and a half hours, including a briefing and training at this fantastic flying academy.
- Dress Code
Dress comfortably in flat-soled shoes and bring your sunglasses. A flight suit is provided.
- Other Info
A 4k 360° video is available for £200. Before doing this experience you must read the Risk Information Form which can be downloaded below. Flight lengths can be upgraded to 45 or 55 minutes