Fly With A Spitfire Experience
Birthday gift? Retirement gift? Christmas gift? If there is someone special you know who has a passion for the Spitfire - our flights with this legendary aircraft are perfect for you. Our Fly With A Spitfire experiences some call aerial artistry - others flying theatre. When our Spitfire TD314 St George comes into view, flying within waving distance, it’s as if you are in a dream – the grace and pace of the Spitfire as she manoeuvres around you is breath taking. Air to air photo shoots like this don’t get any better! Take your Fly With A Spitfire experience from Headcorn Aerodrome, Kent (former RAF Lashenden) or from Sywell Aerodrome, Northants.
Flt Lt Antony Parkinson MBEFlt Lt Antony Parkinson MBE, known as Parky, joined the RAF at the age of 18. He became the first pilot to gain 1000 hours flying the Euro Fighter Typhoon and has also flown over 1000 hours on the F4 Phantom and the Tornado F3 for which he was the display pilot in 2000 before joining the Red Arrows for the 2001 to 2004 seasons flying the Hawk. Parky also flew the F16 for 3 years with the Royal Netherlands Air Force and has over 6500 flying hours in total. Parky has been flying with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight since 2007 as the Operations Officer and one of the fighter pilots. Flt Lt Antony Parkinson was awarded an MBE in recognition for his work on the Typhoon and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Parky is now the Main Pilot for all Spitfire Operations with Aero Legends.
Fly In A Spitfire Experience
Our Fly In A Spitfire experience is a thrilling CAA approved WW2 flight experience of a lifetime in a rare two-seater T9 Spitfire. A highly experienced Spitfire pilot will guide you through this unforgettable Spitfire flying experience. This flight experience is the most affordable 'Fly In A Spitfire' option in the UK - book now for 2019 flights. Take your Fly In A Spitfire experience from Headcorn Aerodrome, Kent (former RAF Lashenden) or from Sywell Aerodrome, Northants. Why not prepare for take off and take our interactive Spitfire Cockpit tour HERE.
Flt Lt Charlie BrownFlt Lt Charlie Brown joined the RAF in 1981 and in his 30 year flying career as an RAF pilot has flown the Tornado GR1, Jet Provost, Chipmunk, Bulldog, Tucano, Firefly and Tutor. Charlie is currently stationed at RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire and is a member of the Central Flying School Examining Wing. In his spare time he is also the Chief Flying Instructor at the RAF Cranwell Flying Club. In 2014 Charlie reached 1000 flying hours in Spitfires, which he described as 'a real privilege'. For many years he has been a regular participant at Duxford air shows. He is a highly experienced Spitfire display pilot. Charlie is now the Head of Training with Aero Legends.
Last Saturday was just a fantastic day, from start to finish. Thank you so much for giving us an opportunity to get so close to some really wonderful participants in aviation history – and participants in our nation’s history. The team were all very welcoming and helpful, and full of interesting information.
I’m sure Parky has countless photos of himself, but here are a few more for his (and your collection). Also, my thanks to you for squeezing me in on the Sunday Fly with a Spitfire event.
Just to say a huge thank you for Saturday, we had a wonderful time and are still processing the excitement of actually sitting in a Spitfire and flying alongside one. Special thanks to you all for being so welcoming and professional, so very generous with your time.
A massive “Thank You” for a truly fantastic day yesterday. The flight was everything I expected it to be, and even a bit more. Your team made the whole day truly superb for us all and I have a sneaky suspicion I may be back one day!!!
Just want to say thank you for a fabulous day today. Richard has really enjoyed his experience and it was a pleasure to watch. Wishing you continued success with your flights.
Regarding my flight in the Harvard last Friday of which I was quite nervous after receiving it as a 60th birthday present. May I congratulate you for giving me a fantastic experience I truly enjoyed it, everyone was so friendly and relaxed.
I would like to thank you all for such a wonderful day last Thursday 28th July 2016, when my husband Andrew had his flight in the Spitfire. It was wonderful that our family, who had made a long journey that day, were able to join us and enjoy the whole experience.
We have sent some snaps from the Fly With A Spitfire on Sunday. We had a great day so thanks very much!
We could not let this week end without saying a big ‘thank you’ to you all for a brilliant afternoon this week. I had the most memorable experience flying over Leeds Castle in your World War II RAF de Havilland Tiger Moth trainer. The afternoon, meeting and talking with you all really was the icing on the cake for me.
We just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful day yesterday. From booking to the day of the Spitfire experience all went to plan and my husband had a great time.