CASTLES FROM THE SKY

35 minute ‘Leeds Castle’ Spitfire Flight Experience

Take off from the Spitfire Factory at Biggin Hill and discover Leeds Castle, home to six different medieval queens and often described as ‘the loveliest castle in the world’ you’ll have a majestic view of the castle and gardens as you fly overhead in one of our Spitfires – the loveliest aircraft in the world!

During WWII the castle was used as a convalescent home for recovering pilots, the famous ‘Guinea Pig Club’ so what better tribute to these brave airmen and the pioneering work of Sir Archibald McIndoe than a flypast in a Spitfire.

On your route you may also catch sight of Allington Castle, Lullingstone Castle, Eynsford Castle and the 15th Century, grade 1 listed Knole House and deer park. The more modern London skyline will also be visible as you depart and return to Biggin Hill.

You’ll have the opportunity to take the controls under the guidance of one of our Spitfire pilots so you can answer the question of ‘Can you fly a Spitfire?’

Access to our airside Spitfire lounge and a guided tour of our Spitfire Factory is included for you and up to four guests.

Chase plane option available from £549
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Please consult the the Safety Standards Acknowledgement and Consent (SSAC) document available on flying in ex-military aircraft, download here.

notes

Maximum Height 6’6” (1.98m)

Maximum weight 17.0 Stone (108 Kg)

Up to 4 guests are welcome to join you on the day free of charge (additional guest spaces £39.00)

A HISTORIC DESTINATION

YOUR EXPERIENCE

  • A detailed pre-flight briefing covering the aircraft, equipment and safety procedures
  • Approximately 10 minutes taxiing and engine checks – listen in on air trafic control and your pilot preflight checks as you prepare to scramble.
  • Minimum 25 minutes airborne in our genuine 1940’s Spitfire: take the controls, look out over the elliptical wing and hear the roar of the Merlin!
  • Fly from Biggin Hill and the enjoy the stunning Kent countryside
  • All our Spitfires have dual controls
  • Experience the Spitfire Victory Roll
  • A FREE digital video of your flight experience is included so you can show your flight to family and friends
  • Take home souvenir pack includes a framed, personalised flight certificate, aircraft patch, Spitfire pilot notes and aircraft sticker
  • Photo call with your guests alongside the Spitfire you just flew
  • Options to fly friends and family alongside you with our Chase Plane formation flight upgrade (additional charge applies)

35 minute ‘Leeds Castle’ Spitfire Flight Experience

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