As you take your seat in the cockpit for this sit in a Spitfire experience you can imagine just what it must have felt like for the RAF pilots getting ready to scramble during those
summer months of 1940. This tour gives you and upto seven others exclusive access to the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar which is home to a number of Spitfires and other vintage aircraft.
Purchase the VIP tour & Sit in a Spit experience and you can look forward to sitting in one of the most famous aircraft ever built.
Biggin Hill Airport, Kent
What makes this Spitfire 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 VIP Spitfire Tour and Sit in a Spit experience
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 11:00 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.