By: Darren Dray

Spitfire Flights from Cotswold Airport 2023

Spitfire Flights from Cotswold Airport – announcement by Peter Monk, Managing Director of and the Spitfire Company (Biggin Hill) Limited:

“We’re delighted to confirm that ‘’ flights will be in operation from Cotswold Airport starting this summer. A brand new hangar and office facilities are currently under construction and flight operations are scheduled to begin in June 2023.
This is not a temporary operation, it’s a permanent extension of the ‘Fly a’ organisation. We’ll have space for multiple Spitfires with full engineering support on site and all year round operation.
Having Spitfires based here echoes history as Maintenance Units and Air Transport Auxiliary operations were here at RAF Kemble in the 1940’s ”

Three Spitfires in formation from Biggin Hill

“Cotswold Airport is the largest private business airport in the South West with easy links to major road and rail networks. It boasts a 2009m hard runway and immaculate grass strip with excellent viewing areas and onsite Café for visitors.”

“This new location makes it easy for anyone to the West of London, the Midlands and South West England to enjoy a flight in a genuine WWII era Spitfire. With routes that can include the Cotswolds, Severn Estuary, North Devon coast and the Isle of Wight, you can Fly a Spitfire over some of the most picturesque countryside that the UK has to offer. We will of course continue with Spitfire flights and restoration projects from our existing Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar location in Kent.

“There’s a proud history of aviation here and the Cotswold Airport team are at the forefront of sustainable aviation technology.
In 2021 Cotswold Airport hosted the Worlds first flight using 100% Synthetic fuel and in January this year another ground breaking flight took place; a test flight of the worlds largest aircraft powered by a hydrogen-electric engine.
Sustainable aviation technologies like these will ensure we can continue to fly Spitfires and other historic aircraft for generations to come”

Suzannah Harvey, CEO of Cotswold Airport;

“We’re thrilled to welcome to Cotswold Airport and this is the fruition of 4 years of planning and talks. They will be a most welcomed addition to our historic aircraft already on display at Cotswold Airport and providing incredible experiences for aviation enthusiasts”.

Overhead view of Cotswold airportCotswold Airport Logo

Find out more about Cotswold Airport (RAF Kemble) Spitfire flights

To reserve your Spitfire Experience please visit or call us on 01959 576 767.