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Sit in a Spitfire Experience

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A great day out for anyone with an interest in Spitfires at the ex-RAF base of Biggin Hill, where you can have a 'sit in a Spit' experience. On top of this you also get exclusive access to other vintage aircraft, including more Spitfires! Includes a tour of the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar which enables you to get up close to these simply wonderful machines.

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Biggin Hill Airport, Kent

Experience Details

As well as hangaring three flying Spitfires, the talented team also undertakes restoration work, with two Spitfires currently being transformed back to their former glory. You will get privileged access to see the works going on, as well as having plenty of time to ask questions and take pictures.

However, the highlight of this static Spitfire experience in Biggin Hill has to be the moment you will realise your dream of sitting in the cockpit of the Mk 9 Supermarine Spitfire TA805. This plane is well-known above the skies of Kent and beyond, as she often participates in air displays and it's a real thrill for any aircraft fan to be able to experience what it's really like in the cockpit of a Spitfire.

Who is suitable for this experience?

The tours are suitable for all ages, however under 18's must be accompanied by an adult. You need to be agile enough to climb up into the spitfire cockpit although staff will be on hand at all times to assist guests in and out of the aircraft. At no point do you fly in or with the spitfire.


Events are usually scheduled once a month. Sessions usually run from 10.30am - 2.30pm. Spaces are limited so please book in advance. The availability of specific aircraft cannot be guaranteed however there will always be at least one Mk 9 Spitfire. The aircraft do not fly at these events.


All visitors to the hanger must be voucher holders and additional guests are not permitted.


Sit in the cockpit of a fully functioning and airworthy Spitfire Mk 9.
A tour of the Biggin Hill Heritage Hanger.
See 'flying spec' Spitfires plus vintage Harvard and Cub aircraft up close.
Observe current Spitfire projects undergoing restoration.
Q+A with Spitfire historian and/or restoration team.
Opportunity for photography of all aircraft.
Tea and coffee.
Group sizes are kept to 50 or less so you'll have plenty of access to the aircraft.

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