Fly With A Spitfire affordable way to get close to the Supermarine Spitfire on the ground or in the air. On Fly with A Spitfire themes, From Spitfire Ground Viewings with the opportunity to only sit In The Spitfire if heights are not your thing. Alternatively there are a range of Fly With A Spitfire flight experiences, giving you the exclusive opportunity to fly in close formation with the Spitfire and capture her majesty and grace in the air from a passenger aircraft. Soon after take-off you will be thrilled as the Spitfire draws alongside, flying in the very airspace where some of the most intense battles were fought. The sight of the Spitfire being put through its paces takes your breath away and your heart races as you imagine the emotions of the pilots in ‘the long hot summer of 1940
If that is not good enough then why not go the full throttle and actually take control of one of these majestic machines. This really is an unforgetable feeling fro the moment you sit back in this historic machine nothing is gong to get you out until you land the amazing piece of machinery.
This special package in tribute to all those brave pilots that saved a nation is a fantastic way to really understand how those pilots felt when they seen those white cliffs.
Battle Of Britain White Cliffs Spitfire Tour
Flight in a vintage RAF de Havilland Devon alongside a Spitfire
40 minutes in the same air space the Battle of Britain was fought
A close formation tour of the magnificent Battle of Britain White Cliffs
See the stunning Battle of Britain Memorial to The Few from the air
View the giant 80m propeller memorial on the cliff top at Capel-le-Ferne
Includes an essential Ground Viewing with the Aero Legends Spitfire
Fly from a former RAF Aerodrome.
Family welcome – excellent viewing of the runway and aircraft
FREE car park/picnic area, Air museum, bar/restaurants, kids play area, dog's OK
Buy a Spitfire experience for yourself or a loved one as a gift
GVC will process your booking, and you will receive an email voucher, then simply call us to book a date
You will get a Welcome Gift Pack with named Intro Letter, Vintage Gift Card and brochure
7 nights accommodation for up to 6 people. (Subject to availability on booking dates)
World War Classic Spitfire Experiences
You will be met by the staff at the main reception before proceed with your check-in. There is free parking and good facilities. With excellent viewing areas alongside the grass runway, a café and licensed bar, This experience is absolutely priceless an historic event in your life so be sure to bring your family and friends to savour the atmosphere and share your day.
All guests fly in an ex-RAF 1946 de Havilland Devon, famously used by Air Chief Marshall Sir Basil Embry as his personal transport during his time as Commander Of Allied Forces, Central Europe. In 1985 the aircraft joined the Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) at RAF Coningsby, where the aircraft was used as a crew transport in support of the BBMF Lancaster, Spitfires and Hurricanes. The Devon and its non-military sister the Dove were exceptionally successful, proving reliable and economical in service. They became one of the best selling British aircraft of the 1950's. The Devon is a comfortable aircraft inside, with roomy seats and large panoramic windows. There are excellent photo opportunities.
In the Air
Soon after take-off you will be thrilled as the Spitfire draws alongside. Now you are flying in the very airspace where some of the most intense battles were fought. The sight of the Spitfire being put through its paces takes your breath away and your heart races as you imagine the emotions of the pilots in ‘the long hot summer of 1940’. You will fly in close formation to see the wonderful sight of the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne, near Folkestone. Set in the cliff top this 80 metre propeller, with the statue of the Lone Pilot sitting in the middle, is a tribute to The Few who fought so valiantly in the Battle of Britain. As we circle overhead you will enjoy the spectacle of the Spitfire flying with you, and the Memorial as the backdrop – a photographer’s dream shot! Flying on from the Memorial, you will soar along the coast taking in Samphire Hoe, Dover harbour, (which was extensively dive bombed during the Battle) Dover Castle, and the famous Hell Fire Corner. Moving along the coast, you will be mesmerised by the White Cliffs of Dover. The iconic views of the Spitfire with the white chalk cliffs behind are something to behold.
During the event the Spitfire requires refuelling and maintenance checks, and at that time we can showcase her to our flying guests who wish to view the aircraft at close quarters, and take those very special close up photographs. The viewings are hosted by staff members, who will answer all your questions about this iconic aeroplane.
Kent England - United Kingdom