We recently visited our friends at the Manston Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum to try out their Spitfire simulator.
Based on Spitfire TB752, one the few remaining Spitfire’s with a wartime record, the simulator was built with the aim to provide visitors with an authentic and convincing Spitfire simulator experience of what it’s like to fly in a real- life Spit. This has been achieved through using genuine World War II controls as well a realistic cockpit which has demystified flying for many and allowed people to be as close to wartime flying as they could get (without flying in an actual Spitfire of course!).
The manufacturing and completion of the simulator Spitfire was solely based on local charities, stakeholders, businesses and visitors’ donations and an incredible total of £15,000.00 was raised which was required to produce the new feature for the museum.
The Spitfire Simulator has been a revolutionary development for the museum not only using state of the art technology to provide the experience, which for many people will be once in a lifetime, but also it has provided engagement, education and inspired many in the local community- which the museum has stated is one of their ongoing missions.
Manston Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum are planning to generously provide guests of Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar with a code for 15% off of a 30-minute Spitfire simulator flight experience.