Below you'll find a list of all the experiences on offer at Exeter 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.

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 around the Devon area and out along the stunning South Devon coastline. Enroute you'll enjoy the sight of the Spitfire's famous elliptical wing passing over England's green and pleasant land, and if you elected to try some aerobatics you'll marvel at the power, manoeuvrability and grace of this aircraft that is over 70 years old. SM520 will be your aircraft for this flight.






This is experience follows the same format as the 30 minute above flight however with the extra time you'll be able to see a great deal more of more of the stunning Devon countryside while also taking in some of the harder to reach  Jurassic coastline.  You can easily make it as far as Plymouth and even up to the North coast of the county. Either way you'll be flying a Spitfire over some of the beautiful countryside in the UK. SM520 will be your aircraft for this flight.



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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