Many variationsSpitfires used a variety of propellers during their time in service. By the end of the war, the Spitfire had been through 13 different designs.At the very beginning, the prototype and the initial Mk1s that followed it had a wooden two-bladed, fixed-pitch prop, which...

Flying in a Spitfire is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and the culmination of a lifetime’s ambition for many, so why not do it at a location with a rich history and walk in the footsteps of those brave young men who fought from here in 1939-1945? We...

The process of painting a Spitfire into the finished article with all its markings in place, starts long before anybody even thinks of picking up a paint gun.  Getting the detail right The first stage is research. The aircraft in question may have an interesting history with...

Out of the 20,000+ Spitfires that were built from 1938 to 1948, today, just a handful of these (around 60) are still airworthy. So, where are the others? Of course, the vast majority were destroyed in combat or simply scrapped after the war, but of...

The Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, is currently home to three original two-seater Spitfires in which we offer passenger flights. These include a pair of T9s MJ772 and MJ627. MJ772 was built at Castle Bromwich in late 1943 and was delivered to No. 341 Squadron of...

The standard method of learning to fly in the RAF follows a pattern that has been in force since the First World War. Once the appraisal and acceptance has been agreed it is back to school for a period of ground training (drill), aviation law,...

The Spitfire is undoubtedly one of the most famous aircraft in the world. Commonly referred to as the plane that won the Battle and Britain, the Spitfire has earned itself, and their pilots, masses of respect.From when production began, back in 1938, it was clear...

With the 75th anniversary of D-Day fast-approaching on the 6th June, Fly a Spitfire are honouring those who took part in D-Day with a flight across the channel with our own D-Day Veteran Spitfire MJ772.  The Operations Record Book for 341 Squadron details: '6/6/44 12 Aircraft of 341(F) Squadron,...