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Two Seater Spitfire Flight and Heritage Hangar Visit - Kent

Two Seater Spitfire Flight and Heritage Hangar Visit - Kent

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London Biggin Hill Airport
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£2975.00
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Minimum Age: 18 years

Maximum Weight: 108.00 kg

About the experience

Flights in a two-seater Spitfire are now possible! Tandem flights will be available from this storied airstrip at Biggin Hill that served as one of the main fighter grounds during the Battle of Britain thanks to the extremely unique T9 Spitfires. These two-seater Spitfire flights truly qualify as "once in a lifetime" experiences. Our tandem Spitfire flights aren't cheap, of course, due to the hefty operating and maintenance requirements of these vintage warplanes, but how much is historical aviation paradise worth? Spitfires with two seats are exceedingly uncommon - only a very small number of the 20,000 single-seat Spitfires that were produced are still in flight today. Supermarine's designers did come up with the idea for a two-seater training variant of the aircraft, but only one was actually built. After the Second World War, Supermarine revived the idea after learning of several 'unofficial' conversions, and a few Mark IX Spitfires were transformed into two-seaters known as TR9s. Don’t delay and book today - these premium experiences are a fantastic gift for any landmark anniversaries!

  • Spitfire flights from Biggin Hill Airport
  • Fly in a genuine WW2 Spitfire
  • Flight paths over Kent coast and country
  • Weald of Kent Spitfire Experience

Your Biggin Hill Spitfire flight with factory tour:
  • Unique flight experience in the rear seat of a combat veteran MKIX two-seater Spitfire

'Weald of Kent'

  • 30 minute flight (approximately 20 minutes airborne)

All Biggin Hill Spitfire experiences include:

  • A detailed pre-flight briefing covering the aircraft, equipment and in flight safety procedures
  • Approximately 10 minutes for preparation, taxiing and pre-flight safety checks
  • Tour of the Spitfire Factory for the pilot and up to four guests
  • Unlimited guest spaces, giving you access to the garden area, viewing platform and 1940's style dispersal lounge
  • 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 pilot's 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
  • Flight debrief and opportunity to take photographs with the aircraft
  • 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

Information

  • Up to 4 guests can accompany you on your Spitfire Factory Tour
  • Observe the engine start up and shut down of the aircraft
  • Additional tour spaces can be booked in advance or on the day for £49 per person
  • Unlimited guest spaces, giving you access to the garden area, viewing platform and 1940's style dispersal lounge
  • Sorry - no pets allowed

    • 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

    Minimum Age: 18 years

    Maximum Weight: 108.00 kg


    • Biggin Hill Spitfire flights are 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
    • 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.

    • Flights generally operate out of London's Biggin Hill Airport 7 days a week all year round
    • Sessions usually start at 08.00 and 12.00
    • 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

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