23rd March 2020

2020 marks the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain and yet we find ourselves facing a new, invisible adversary. Further to the government advice this week we have been forced to close our offices and delay the start of our flying season to the 28th April, understanding that there may yet be further changes to this date. If you have a future booking with us that will be affected by this delay we will be in touch via email to reschedule your booking. If we can’t contact you for any reason, your booking will be placed into our holding pool from where you’ll be able to choose a date to your suiting when normal operations resume. As the offices are now closed there is no one available to take a phone call, but if you need to get in touch please email us at and we will reply to your message as soon as possible. The entire Boultbee Flight Academy Team wishes you well and would like to thank you for your continued support and understanding. We look forward to welcoming you to the Academy in due course.


Boultbee Flight Academy is the world's first Spitfire training school and approved Spitfire flight provider flying single set and two seat spitfires. We offer Spitfire experience flights to non-pilots and Spitfire training to pilots. All of our two seat Spitfire flights are incredible experiences whether you are a pilot or not. A two seater Spitfire flight really is everything you will hope it to be and more. 



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:

Goodwood Aerodrome  (Main Office)

Solent Airport  (Best for white cliffs)

Exeter Airport

Cumbernauld Airport    

Leeds 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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