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White Cliffs of Dover Spitfire Experience - Kent

White Cliffs of Dover Spitfire Experience - Kent

Product ID: 12595
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Minimum Age: 18 years

Maximum Weight: 108.00 kg

About the experience

This really is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for enthusiasts of Spitfires, as you’ll get the unique opportunity to be the sole passenger on this coastal Spitfire flight. Following the same flight paths taken by many Battle of Britain pilots during WWII, you’ll head over the stunning White Cliffs of Dover for a 55 minute flying experience, including 45 minutes airborne. And there’s no more appropriate a departure point than from Biggin Hill Airport in Kent, which was the home of the Spitfire fighter bases during the Battle of Britain. You’ll take off and head over the Kentish Downs towards Dover and its outstandingly beautiful White Cliffs, stood majestically some 500 ft above the English Channel. You’ll also pass over the Battle of Britain Memorial Centre at Capel-le-Ferne, instantly recognisable from the White Cliffs chalk stone statue carved by sculptor Harry Gray, which is both a poignant yet simply fitting tribute to the context of its location and its significance. Words alone can’t do justice to the range of emotions you’ll feel on this experience; it’s evocative, it’s stirring, it’s powerful, it’s emotional. Quite simply, it’s an experience you will carry with you all your life, as you fly in a Spitfire over the White Cliffs of Dover just as the fighter pilots did whilst sacrificing their lives for the freedom of so many future generations.

  • Spitfire flights from Biggin Hill Airport
  • Fly in a genuine WW2 Spitfire
  • Flight paths over Kent coast and country
  • White Cliffs Of Dover Spitfire Flight

Your Biggin Hill Spitfire flight with factory tour:

  • Unique flight experience in the rear seat of a combat veteran MKIX two-seater Spitfire

'White Cliffs of Dover'

  • 55 minute flight (approximately 45 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

  • 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
  • Up to 4 guests can join you to enjoy access to the Heritage Hangar and observe the engine start up and shut down of the aircraft
  • Sorry - no pets allowed

  • 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

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. Please contact us with your requirements

  • Flights generally operate Tuesday to Sunday between March and November
  • Sessions usually run at 08.00, 10.00 and 12.00 with later flights also available in the summer months
  • All Flights and routes are subject to weather conditions, aircraft serviceability and air traffic
  • MK IX 2 Seater Spitfire MJ627 / G-BMSB is normally used for flights however the operator reserves the right to use other two seat Spitfires

Locations

  • Greater London
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