SPitfire Flights & Experiences From DUNKESWELL Aerodrome
Spitfires.com has a number of sites around the country from which it operates remotely. Dunkeswell's location on the south coast of Devon makes it ideal venue from which to enjoy flights in warbirds over some of the most beautiful countryside that the country has to offer, including Dartmoor, the rolling lush green hills that Devon is famous for, The Jurassic coastline to the east and beautiful rocky inlets around Dartmouth and Salcombe. In addition the lack of airspace means you have the ultimate freedom when flying so unless you've chosen to fly alongside another warbird it's unlikely that you'll see another aircraft in the sky.
The airfield opened in 1943, during the Second World War, as RAF Dunkeswell. It was first used by the American United States Army Air Forces Antisubmarine Command, 479th Antisubmarine Group, as a base of operations to fly antisubmarine missions over the Bay of Biscay using specialized Consolidated B-24 Liberator bombers.
It was later turned over to the United States Navy and its Liberators were reassigned to Navy Patrol Bomber Squadron VPB-103, Fleet Air Wing 7, which continued aerial antisubmarine operations from the station.
Six Seafires were based at Dunkeswell at this time.