SOLENT FLIGHTS

Below you'll find a list of all the experiences on offer at Solent 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 YELLOW READ ME icon above to access that now.

30 MINUTE SPITFIRE FLIGHT TO THE NEEDLES

LEE-ON-SOLENT AIRPORT

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 Spitfires.com's TR9's straight out to sea and over the English Channel and on to the famous white cliffs at the Needles. Enroute you'll enjoy the sight of the Spitfire's famous elliptical wings either side of you, and if you elected to try some aerobatics you'll marvel at the power, maneuverability and grace of this aircraft that is over 70 years old. You will also have the opportunity to touch the controls and fly the aircraft yourself. 

COST: £2975  INC VAT

45 MINUTE SPITFIRE FLIGHT AROUND THE ISLE OF WIGHT

LEE-ON-SOLENT AIRPORT

This is experience follows the same format as the 30 minute above flight however with the extra time you'll be able to fly around the entire coast of the Isle of Wight including the white cliffs at the Needles, Ventnor, Bembridge and Cowes. You will also have the opportunity to touch the controls and fly the aircraft yourself. On this trip you'll be flying a Spitfire over the most iconic WW2 landmarks in the UK. 

COST: £3950 INC VAT

55 MINUTE SPITFIRE FLIGHT AROUND THE ISLE OF WIGHT

COST: £4950 INC VAT

This is experience follows the same format as the 45 minute above flight however with the extra time you'll have a lot more flexibility to see not only the white cliffs at the Needles but also so many of the other landmarks that the south coast has to offer.  You'll also have time to do as many aerobatics as you like in the unlimited airspace that covers most of the island. On this trip you'll be flying a Spitfire over the most iconic WW2 landmarks in the UK. 

LEE-ON-SOLENT AIRPORT

75 MINUTE SPITFIRE FLIGHT ALONG THE SOUTH COAST

COST: £6950 INC VAT

This is experience will have you follow the coast past Beachy Head to the Battle of Britain Memorial site at Capel le Ferne, or alternatively if you fly the the west you can fly along the beautiful Jurrasic coast.  You'll also have time to do as many aerobatics as you like in the unlimited airspace that covers most of the island. On this trip you'll be flying a Spitfire over the most iconic WW2 landmarks in the UK. 

LEE-ON-SOLENT AIRPORT

45 MINUTE SPITFIRE FORMATION WITH TWO 2-SEAT SPITFIRES 

LEE-ON_SOLENT AIRPORT

After your briefs this experience will see you and a friend flying two of the Academy's Spitfire TR9's from the historic Solent Airfield heading out towards Needles, The iconic White Cliffs landmarks associated with the Spitfire and its returning from battle. Enroute you'll enjoy the sight of the Spitfire's famous elliptical wing passing over England's green and pleasant land, while all the time being able to see another Spitfire right next to you in formation - a truly epic sight. And if you elected to try some aerobatics as well you'll marvel at the power, maneuverability and grace of this aircraft that is over 70 years old.

COST: £9000 INC VAT

 (FOR TWO PEOPLE) 

55 MINUTE SPITFIRE FORMATION WITH TWO 2-SEAT SPITFIRES 

LEE-ON_SOLENT AIRPORT

After your briefs this experience will see you and a friend flying two of the Academy's Spitfire TR9's from the historic Solent Airfield heading out towards Needles, The iconic White Cliffs landmarks associated with the Spitfire and its returning from battle. Enroute you'll enjoy the sight of the Spitfire's famous elliptical wing passing over England's green and pleasant land, while all the time being able to see another Spitfire right next to you in formation - a truly epic sight. And if you elected to try some aerobatics as well you'll marvel at the power, maneuverability and grace of this aircraft that is over 70 years old.

COST: £11000 INC VAT

 (FOR TWO PEOPLE)