30 MINUTE SPITFIRE FLIGHT TO THE NEEDLES

LEE-ON-SOLENT AIRPORT

Strap into the aircraft, experience the Rolls-Royce Merlin start, and then taxy out for pre-flight checks and take-off. This experience will see you flying one of the Academy's Spitfire TR9's straight out to sea and over the English Channel and on to the famous white cliffs at the Needles. Enroute you'll enjoy the sight of the Spitfire's famous elliptical wings either side of you, and if you elected to try some aerobatics you'll marvel at the power, maneuverability and grace of this aircraft that is over 70 years old. You will also have the opportunity to touch the controls and fly the aircraft yourself.  SM520 will be your aircraft for this flight.

COST: £2750  INC VAT

45 MINUTE SPITFIRE FLIGHT AROUND THE ISLE OF WIGHT

LEE-ON-SOLENT AIRPORT

This is experience follows the same format as the 30 minute above flight however with the extra time you'll be able to fly around the entire coast of the Isle of Wight including the white cliffs at the Needles, Ventnor, Bembridge and Cowes. You will also have the opportunity to touch the controls and fly the aircraft yourself. On this trip you'll be flying a Spitfire over the most iconic WW2 landmarks in the UK. SM520 will be your aircraft for this flight..

COST: £3750 INC VAT

55 MINUTE SPITFIRE FLIGHT AROUND THE ISLE OF WIGHT

LEE-ON-SOLENT AIRPORT

 

This is experience follows the same format as the 45 minute above flight however with the extra time you'll have a lot more flexibility to see not only the white cliffs at the Needles but also so many of the other landmarks that the south coast has to offer.  You'll also have time to do as many aerobatics as you like in the unlimited airspace that covers most of the island. On this trip you'll be flying a Spitfire over the most iconic WW2 landmarks in the UK. SM520 will be your aircraft for this flight.

COST: £4750 INC VAT

CUMBERNAULD FLIGHTS

Below you'll find a list of all the experiences on offer at Cumbernauld Airport. For each of the experiences listed below you will receive briefings about the facility, the aircraft, the flying equipment you'll be wearing such as helmets, flight suits and parachutes, and you'll watch a video that explains the risks of flying a vintage warbird such as the Spitfire. Then you'll meet your pilot and discuss with him what you'd like to do on your flight be it a sightseeing tour or some aerobatics, or a bit of both. Please note:

  • You should plan to be with us for 4 hours.

  • Weight and height limits will be strictly adhered to.

  • All times quoted are chock to chock. Airborne time will be roughly 10 minutes shorter than the quoted experience time.

  • Please ensure you have read the Risk Information Document. Click the READ ME icon here to access that now.

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