The Battle of Britain was a pivotal moment in WWII and undeniably one of the most significant turning points in British history. The failure of the German air force to claim dominance of our skies was their first major reversal and led to the ultimate...

Five little-known Spitfire factsAre you confident you know everything there is to know about the Spitfire? Think again. At Fly a Spitfire, we have compiled a list of five facts you probably didn’t know about the world's most famous fighter aircraft.1. Between 1938 and 1948,...

The Supermarine Spitfire played a critical role in preventing the German air force from invading Britain. Its constantly evolving design and performance meant it was unmatched by its German rivals in combat. But why exactly was it so important to the success of Britain? The biggest...

This ex-US army 1945 Willys Jeep MB was once owned by Hollywood icon Steve McQueen and remained a part of his collection until his untimely death in 1980.  One of 300,000 produced during WW2, it was delivered to the US Army on 7 July 1945, shortly before the...

From 2020, a new polymer £50 note will begin to circulate throughout Britain for the first time. This new ‘plastic’ note is being introduced to prevent fraud, be more durable and more secure. However, the question on everyone’s lips is: who’s face will be on...

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...

He was just 19 when he joined the RAF in 1940. Now 96, Squadron Leader Allan Scott DFM returned to Biggin Hill to take to the skies once again in a Spitfire as part of the RAF100 commemorations at this famous Kent airfield....

When Auntie June first went to the RAF recruiting office to enrol, she chose at once to be trained as a flight mechanic. “There was no point in being in the Air Force if I didn’t work with planes” she recalls. They suggested she became...