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When it comes to heritage military aircraft, there are few that remain so well loved and revered as a Spitfire. Its crucial role played in the Battle of Britain during World War II helped etch its name forever more into the annals of history, and on this exciting flying experience, you'll get to take off in one of the genuine articles from the former RAF airfield at Kemble in Gloucestershire, now known of course, as Cotswolds Airport. When you think of the heroic young pilots who were at the controls of these expert machines, you'll feel even a small amount of the adrenaline they felt, but also admiration for the bravery they showed. As you take off, this is one flight that will be etched in your memory forever, as you take in the stunning views over the Cotswolds and the Severn Valley, a recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with your instructor pilot explaining everything over the helmet radio comms during your flight. And there may even be an opportunity, depending on circumstances, for you to take control and have a go at flying the Spitfire yourself, or for your pilot to perform a victory roll! This really is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for any Spitfire enthusiasts, and spaces go early and fast as you might expect - so what are you waiting for?
Spitfire flights out of Cotswold Airport
Fly in a genuine vintage Spitfire
Once in a lifetime flying experiences
Operating from ex-RAF Kemble
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Fly a genuine 1940's spitfire from Kemble airfield
A detailed pre-flight briefing covering the aircraft, equipment and safety procedures
Opportunity to plan your flight with your Pilot. You can opt for sightseeing, some aerobatics or even fly over your house if it’s within range
Approximately 10 minutes taxiing and engine checks
Take the controls of the spitfire during your flight under the guidance of your Spitfire pilot
Opportunity to experience the Spitfire Victory Roll
Enjoy the stunning Cotswold countryside with views of picturesque country houses and villages
Helmet, flight suit and parachute are provided for the flight
Flight debrief and opportunity to take photographs with the aircraft
A FREE digital video of your flight experience is included so you can show your flight to family and friends
Take home souvenir pack includes a personalised flight certificate, aircraft patch, Spitfire pilot notes and aircraft sticker
Allow spending up to three hours at the venue
Flights generally operate on selected Fridays and Saturdays from May till September
Sessions generally run hourly from 09:00 until 13:00
Other bespoke times 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
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 lbs) 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
Unrestricted guest numbers can watch the aircraft from the viewing area or the AV8 Restaurant
Well behaved pets on leads are welcome in and around the AV8 cafe
This activity is fully approved by the CAA as a flight experience
You can extend the duration of your flight or add a formation chase plane 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)
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)
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
Our ethos is that your 'experience' should begin from the moment you first browse the site and we can deliver this because of:
- once you buy a voucher you are not then left to book the experience yourself. We handle your booking from A-Z, not only providing online dates but also dealing with the supplier to secure your date. Even after you have had your experience, we will ask you for a review of the event to ensure everything went ok.
- Our core staff have been working in the industry since 2004 and have all the experience necessary to deliver the experience that is perfect for you.
- Each venue and provider has been vetted by us and reviewed by our customers meaning we can give you honest, unbiased advice about what you are ordering.
- We have 3 lines of communication; phone, chat and email and our customer service centre is open 6 days a week. The average answer time for our call centre to answer is 20 seconds and we have a vast help section where you should be able to find any answer online.
- Once you have chosen a date, we will help to ensure that you get the confirmation in time for your event and if need be we will liaise with the supplier on your behalf if there is a problem.
- After each event we invite our customers to review the venue and the provider. This valuable feedback is then used to improve our service and also made public to other customers considering the same event. As a returning customer you will be eligible for a flydays.co.uk discount code to use on your next purchase.
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