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40 Minute Fly with a Spitfire Experience - North Weald

40 Minute Fly with a Spitfire Experience - North Weald

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Minimum Age: 16 years

Minimum Height: 137.00 cm

Maximum Height: 198.00 cm

Maximum Weight: 114.00 kg

About the experience

Prepare for an unforgettable adventure as you take to the skies alongside a Spitfire! Departing from Headcorn and North Weald airfields, these thrilling passenger flights offer you the unique opportunity to fly alongside the iconic WW2 fighter plane. The Spitfire holds a special place in the hearts of many as a symbol of the Second World War and a tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. During the 40-minute flight, you'll accompany a Spitfire in the air as a passenger in a plane or helicopter. This is no ordinary passenger flight – you'll be escorted by the magnificent Spitfire, cruising over the skies of Essex or Kent. Your pilot will guide you as the tension builds, letting you know when to look left or right as the Spitfire gracefully swoops alongside your aircraft. The sight of the formidable Spitfire will leave you breathless, seemingly within arm's reach. Take a moment to compose yourself before capturing some of the most incredible air-to-air photos, seizing the opportunity to be in unprecedented proximity to this iconic aircraft in flight. Both Headcorn (Lashenden) and North Weald are former RAF air bases with rich histories. Headcorn saw hundreds of missions flown by Spitfires and Mustangs during the height of the war between 1942 and 1943, and today it houses a fascinating wartime museum. North Weald has a history dating back to 1916, witnessing the evolution of aircraft from WW1 planes to Cold War jet fighters, with stunning views of London. Flying alongside a Spitfire will take you through the very skies that bore witness to countless dogfights during the Battle of Britain. Imagining the intense aerial battles with Spitfires and Hurricanes defending the British shores against the Luftwaffe's Messerschmitts adds a profound appreciation for these treasured sorties. It's a remarkable opportunity to reflect on the experiences of the young RAF pilots who once flew these incredible aircraft. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to be part of history and experience the thrill of flying alongside a legend.

  • 40-min Spitfire Flight alongside the Spitfire
  • Take off from Headcorn or North Weald airfields
  • Watch as the Spitfire dances around you!
  • Take the most amazing air-to-air photos ever

  • Fly alongside a WW2 spitfire in close formation
  • Flights are taken in a multi-seat certified passenger aeroplane or helicopter
  • Ground viewing of the spitfire with plenty of photo opportunities
  • Staff on hand to answer all your questions about the aircraft
  • Experiences generally last 3-4 hours
  • Spitfire 40 - 40 minute flight experience with 30 minutes alongside the spitfire

Information

  • Spectators are welcome, with excellent views of the runway and aircraft

  • Height restrictions: Minimum 4ft 6ins, maximum height 6ft 4ins
  • Maximum weight 18 stone

Minimum Age: 16 years

Minimum Height: 137.00 cm

Maximum Height: 198.00 cm

Maximum Weight: 114.00 kg

  • Essex - North Weald Aerodrome
  • Kent - Headcorn Aerodrome

  • Free car parking and picnic area
  • Onsite restaurants and children's area
  • All flights are 'chock to chock' so include taxi time
  • At no point do you fly in the Spitfire
  • Participants should allow for a whole day for the experience 9am-7pm, experiences generally last half a day and this is a precaution to allow for weather conditions
  • Opportunity to 'Sit in a Spit' The iconic Spitfire Mk IX TD314 for an additional charge of £65 payable on the day
  • Entry to the onsite museum is payable on the day if you wish to visit

  • Selected weekend dates
  • Dates and session times are subject to weather conditions and availability at your chosen venue

Current Scheduled 2024 Dates:

  • Essex -North Weald Aerodrome 18th May
  • Essex - North Weald Aerodrome 19th May
  • Kent - Headcorn Aerodrome 21st September
  • Kent - Headcorn Aerodrome 22nd September

Locations

  • Essex
  • Kent
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