Boultbee Flight Academy is the world's first Spitfire training school and approved Spitfire flight provider. Spitfires must continue to grace the skies of the UK. Whilst stunning on the ground they cannot be truly understood until they are experienced flying. Our aim at Boultbee Flight Academy is keep these aircraft in the air and to open the doors of the Spitfire world to the public. We offer Spitfire experience flights to non-pilots and Spitfire training to pilots. A flight in a Spitfire is an incredible experience whether you are a pilot or not and we believe it should be available to everyone with an interest. A Spitfire flight really is everything you will hope it to be and more. Please carry on reading for details of the products and experiences we have on offer.

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Boultbee Flight Academy offers flights and experiences around the UK in an ever expanding number of locations. The headquarters is based at Goodwood Aerodrome, West Sussex. This former Battle of Britain Hurricane and Spitfire base, then known as RAF Westhampnett, still offers multidirectional grass runways, and a location only minutes from the coast that allows all of the experiences on offer to be conducted in the very same skies and over the same land and sea that the Battle of Britain was fought over 75 years ago.

Goodwood and Lee-On-Solent allow flight in unrestricted airspace meaning all aerobatics are possible according to your requirements, and their proximity to the white cliffs of Beachy Head and the Needles mean your experience can be conducted around one of the most iconic land forms on the south coast of the United Kingdom.

Below is a list of all the locations currently on offer:

Solent Airport  (Best for white cliffs)

Goodwood Aerodrome  (Main Office)

Exeter Airport

Cumbernauld Airport


Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
Where never lark, or even eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.



Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air....




Boultbee Flight Academy has amassed a great deal of knowledge and very many contacts across the world that can help anyone new to the industry. To this end we can help you acquire the best aircraft for the best price, advise on new rebuild projects, manage the aircraft for you or help guide you in this field, offer revenue on your asset if so required, and arrange for maintenance and/or maintenance oversight to ensuring that all aspects of your purchase are supported. For more information on any or all of these services please see below, or alternatively contact us using the email or telephone details at the bottom of this page.  

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Photography:  John Dibbs, Richard Paver, Andy Annable, Jon Le Ray, Darren Harbar

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