Spitfire Experience

Spitfire Experience

A masterpiece of aerodynamic engineering, the Spitfire plane was among the finest fighter aircraft of WWII. Discover for yourself how this special British aircraft earned its notorious accolades, reputation and admiration with a once-in-a-lifetime spitfire experience.

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Spitfire Experience

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  • Goodwood Aerodrome
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This incredible spitfire flight is available all year round, weather permitting, and includes a minimum of 20 minutes airborne time in the Spitfire. Access to the Hangar is included for you and up to four guests.

Also included in your Spitfire Experience

  • A detailed pre-flight briefing covering the aircraft, equipment and safety procedures
  • Approximately 10 minutes’ taxiing and engine checks – you will re-live the emotions of the RAF pilots as they got ready for take-off.
  • Minimum 20 minutes airborne in our genuine combat-veteran Spitfire: feel the vibration, hear the sound of the powerful Rolls-Royce Merlin and enjoy the experience of a lifetime!
  • A digital video of your flight experience. Show it to your family and friends, share it on Facebook, or simply watch it over and over.
  • A framed, signed flight certificate, a souvenir Flight Patch, and the opportunity to take photographs by the Spitfire you just flew.

Options to extend your flight for an additional charge. You can reach places such as the White Cliffs of Dover, the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel Le Ferne, Beachy Head or other locations special to you. 

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Fly in our dedicated GA8 ‘chase plane’ passenger aircraft and join one of our Spitfires in the skies above Kent.

Soon after take off, the Spitfire will join alongside you and fly on both sides of the aircraft, providing spectacular opportunities to take video or photographs through the large windows.

The Chase Plane is a high-wing aircraft so there are not obstructions of your unrivalled view of the Spitfire and Kent countryside steeped in Battle of Britain history, before returning to the most pivotal fighter station in the battle. Once you're back on the ground you can meet your Spitfire pilot and pose for pictures with the aircraft.

As part of your visit you will also enjoy a guided tour of the largest Spitfire restoration facility in the world and see Spitfire engineers working on warbird projects from all over the world.

Please allow up to an hour and a half for a whole experience, the flight time is usually 20 minutes with a minimum of 10 minutes spent in-formation alongside a single seater Spitfire.

Passengers must not exceed 110Kg/ 17 stone 4 lbs.

All flights are subject to availability, weather conditions and air traffic control. 

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We had a truly amazing experience! Every detail was attended to and the whole adventure was complete perfection. Much thanks to you for dealing with all of our schedule changes and moving parts.

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Ian Clout

Everything was splendid. We very much appreciate your fast action in setting up the day. Could not have enjoyed ourselves more thanks to you.

J Cunningham

Thank you for our wonderful day, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it. A special thanks to all of whom superseded our expectations, truly exceptional in every sense. We look forward to using your services again in the future.

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