South Downs Patrol

45 minute ‘Beachy Head’ Flight

Fly from Biggin Hill down to the stunning coastline at Beachy Head. Fly over the shoreline and look down on the iconic ‘Seven Sisters’ cliffs where the green Sussex countryside turns to a majestic vertical chalk cliff face. We think this is the most picturesque destination to fly to.

As you depart Biggin Hill the London skyline will be visible in the distance, you’ll then head South and pass Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and the Spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells. As you cruise at around 200mph the South Downs will soon come into view. As you fly along the chalky hills you’ll be able to see Eastbourne and it’s famous pier to the East.

You’ll have the opportunity to take the controls under the guidance of one of our Spitfire pilots so you can say that ‘I’ve flown a Spitfire over Beachy Head!’

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.


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 detailed pre-flight briefing covering the aircraft, equipment and safety procedures
  • Approximately 10 minutes taxiing and engine checks – re-live the famous Merlin start up and Spitfire ‘zig zag’ taxi as you prepare for take-off.
  • Minimum 35 minutes airborne in our genuine 1940’s Spitfire
  • Fly from Biggin Hill and soar over the South Downs and 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 which includes a framed, personalised flight certificate, aircraft patch, Spitfire pilot notes and aircraft sticker
  • Photo call on the ramp 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)

45 minute ‘Beachy Head’ Flight

The flightpath

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Biggin Hill Spitfire over Beachy Head

The South Downs from a Spitfire