Fly loops and rolls....

with the white cliffs below....

.....and take the controls yourself!


GOODWOOD AERODROME in West Sussex is Boultbee Flight Academy's Headquarters and as a result this location offers the greatest number of experiences and the greatest frequency of those experiences, normally running from the beginning of June until the end of August. 

Formerly RAF Westhampnett, and the airfield from which Douglas Bader flew his last operational mission before capture, this aerodrome is ideally situated only 2 minutes flight time from the English Channel, and is very close to the white cliffs of the Needles. With a grass runway to boot there is no better place from which to enjoy your flight.

DATES:   1st June 2020 - 27th August 2020

LEE-ON-SOLENT AIRPORT in Hampshire is Boultbee Flight Academy's primary training airfield but due its location right next to the Solent and the Isle of Wight it gives the best available sightseeing flights of all of the locations. This is the only airfield from which you can get to fly along the white cliffs in a 20 minute flight.

Royal Naval Air Station Lee-on-Solent (HMS Daedalus) was one of the primary shore airfields of the Fleet Air Arm. First established as a seaplane base in 1917 during the First World War, it later became the main training establishment and administrative centre of the Fleet Air Arm. Spitfires were based here in the run up to D-Day.

DATES:   1st April 2020 - 30th May 2020

                 15th September 2020 - 27th November 2020

EXETER AIRPORT is one of the locations that BFA visit occasionally throughout the season, normally for a period of two weeks at a time. As these visits have limited spaces they tend to get booked up pretty quickly so it's worth booking early to avoid disappointment.

In World War II RAF Exeter was an important RAF Fighter Command airfield. During the Battle of Britain and throughout the war Spitfires and Hurricanes were based there primarily with Polish squadrons.

DATES:   1st September 2020 - 11th September 2020

CUMBERNAULD AIRPORT is one of the locations that BFA visit once per season normally for a period of two weeks at a time. As these visits have limited spaces they tend to get booked up pretty quickly so it's worth booking early to avoid disappointment.


Situated between Edinburgh and Glasgow Cumbernauld is the ideal location for the Academy's first foray into Scotland. Serving both major cities it remains outside of any restrictive airspace and gives access to the breath-taking backdrop of the Highlands over which you'll be able to fly.

LEEDS AIRPORT is located in Yeadon, in the City of Leeds Metropolitan District in West Yorkshire, England, about 7 miles northwest of Leeds city centre, and about 9 miles  from Bradford city centre, It serves Leeds and Bradford and the wider Yorkshire region including York and Wakefield, Harrogate and Sheffield, and is the largest airport in Yorkshire.

The airport is a great staging post for Spitfire flights in the centre of the UK with most flights heading towards the Yorkshire dales and the stunning backdrop that they provide.


BOULTBEE FLIGHT ACADEMY was established in 2010 and was the world's first Spitfire training school and approved Spitfire flight provider flying single seat and two seat spitfires. So if your question is:  Can I buy a flight in a Spitfire? Where can I fly in a Spitfire? or Where can I train to fly a Spitfire? the answer is that you can at Boultbee Flight Academy. The Academy is the world's authority on Spitfire flying. 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. Flying in a Spitfire is an experience you won't forget. So why not come and fly with us? CLICK HERE for more information.

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