THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BOOKING A SPITFIRE EXPERIENCE...
Spitfires.com, formerly known as Boultbee Flight Academy, was the first company in the world approved to give passenger flights in Spitfires, and is the first and only accredited Spitfire pilot training school. We provide the highest level of safety equipment including military approved pilot helmets.
Spitfires were designed to operate from grass airfields. Goodwood Aerodrome, the headquarters of Spitfires.com, is the only original Battle of Britain all grass airfield that survives on the south coast of the United Kingdom. There is nothing like taxying out on the turf of what was previously known as RAF Westhampnett to really understand how it felt to scrambe during WW2.
Seeing white cliffs over the wing of the Spitfire is a part of the flight experience that most people want. Our shortest flight experience from Solent Airport will get you to the Needles in six minutes giving you time to do some aerobatics, fly yourself and get back. And a slightly longer fight from Goodwood will get you to Beachy Head. The white cliffs of Dover are also possible from either location.
TAKing THE CONTROLS?
The most memorable part of the Spitfire flight experience for most people is the moment they are given control of the aircraft themselves. Some people like to just try it for a few seconds. Others want significantly longer. We will always adapt to what the customer wants. No previous experience required!
As you might expect, the Spitfire is an exceptionally maneuverable and powerful aircraft. To get a sense of what it is capable of we offer the chance to try all the aerobatics that you'll have ever witnessed if you've seen a Spitfire display at an airshow, such as rolls and loops. Of course you don't have to, but it would be a shame not to do a victory roll!