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Buy this sit in a Spitfire experience and take your place in the cockpit of an airworthy Spitfire Mk IX and get exclusive access to the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, which featured on Inside the Spitfire Factory on More4. On this tour you get up close to a number of Spitfires and other vintage aircraft. Book today and you can look forward to sitting in one of the most famous aircraft ever built.

£89 per person for sit in a Spitfire & VIP tour
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£49 per person for VIP tour only
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Biggin Hill Airport, Kent

Experience Details

What makes this sit in a Spitfire experience and VIP tour unique is that it's a private viewing as the hangar isn't open to the general public. This is your chance to have a good look around this working hangar, witness the everyday goings on, see how the talented team works.

You'll be met by one of the Spitfire team on arrival and shown through reception. Somewhat innocuous from the outside, this place is a true treasure trove for aviation fans. As soon as the door from the office area to the main hangar is opened the view will take your breath away.

And what really stands out is that it is all so much more real and somehow interactive than your usual aircraft museum. This is where all the wonderful restoration work is done, where many of the planes are housed after they've been certified airworthy and also where other privately owned examples of Spitfires are hangared.

You can get properly up close to these aircraft, but as it is a working environment you will be accompanied on your Spitfire tour for your own safety - and also so your host can explain everything there is to know about these majestic winged residents.

If you opt for the cockpit visit, your VIP tour takes on an extra dimension with you clambering in to the Spitfire to sit in that hot seat. Just try and imagine what it was like for many young pilots who were gallantly protecting our skies during the Second World War in these beautiful flying machines.

You can buy a voucher for up to eight people to visit at once, so whether you want to make it an aviation-themed present for that one very special person, or fancy getting the family together for a nostalgic and eye-opening visit to this amazing hidden gem in Kent, you will be privileged to be a VIP Spitfire tour guest to see the wonderful work this company does.

Who is suitable for this experience?

The tours are suitable for all ages however under 18's must be accompanied by a participating adult.
All guests must hold a valid voucher.

If you order the sit in a Spitfire & VIP tour
You need to be agile enough to climb up into the Spitfire cockpit.
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.
Leather soled shoes are not suitable as they may slip on the wing, trainers or rubber soled shoes are ideal.


Available on weekdays and Saturdays throughout the year.
Tours are at either 10:00 or 14:00.


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


  • A VIP tour of the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar.
  • See the current restoration projects in progress up close.
  • View the airworthy aircraft, usually including Spitfire, Hurricane, Harvard & Cub.
  • Opportunity to take photographs of the aircraft.
  • Please allow approximately an hour and a half for this experience.
  • Purchase the Sit in a Spit and VIP Sptifire tour and you will also have the opportunity to sit in the cockpit of a fully functioning and airworthy Spitfire Mk IX.

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