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,...

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...