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.  

Meet The Spitfire Pilots >

Flt Lt Antony Parkinson MBE

Flt 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 2017 and 2018 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 Brown

Flt 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.
Aero Legends has linked up with the Battle Of Britain Memorial Trust for a number of new initiatives for those who pay a visit the Memorial this year. Representatives from the Battle of Memorial Trust joined VIPs at the unveiling of the new Aero Legends two-seater Spitfire NH341 which is expected to become another Aero Legends regular visitor this year to the skies above the stunning Memorial and Museum at Capel-le-Ferne. On March 11th 2017, Jules Gomez, who manages The Wing and the Battle of Britain Memorial site, was joined by staff member Paul Oram and long-standing volunteer Brenda Halls at the inaugural flight of Spitfire NH341 (DB-E). The photo shows Brenda, Jules and Paul with “Parky” (second from right) in front of NH341. “It was a fantastic day and a great experience,” said Jules. “Our thanks to Aero Legends for the invitation and for the joint initiatives they are setting up with us here at Capel.”
Tiger Moth Flight
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.
Tiger Moth Flights - John & Alexis Clarke

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Customer photographs taken on our experiences

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1 week ago

Action Stations

www.facebook.com/aerolegends/posts/1858316867762453"Perfection" is the word one of our passengers Jason Elmore has used to describe the combination of Spitfire NH341 'Elizabeth' flying over the English Channel with the White Cliffs of Dover in the background.

There simply is no better location where you will get this historic Battle of Britain backdrop to your photos when 'Flying With A Spitfire'.

Thanks to Jason Elmore for sharing these stunning photos taken on his White Cliffs Spitfire Tour.

For more information follow; aerolegends.co.uk/spitfire/fly-alongside-a-spitfire
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2 weeks ago

Action Stations

Aero Legends/Action Stations Spitfire NH341 will be making another public appearance at Headcorn Aerodrome (Official) for our 13th & 14th of May 'Fly With A Spitfire' event.

As an added bonus, we will be including an exclusive NH341 History Pack for every passenger who flies in-formation with NH341. Flt Lt Antony 'Parky' Parkinson will be at the controls over the weekend and will be more than happy to sign your Squadron Print of NH341 as the perfect reminder of the day!

To book, contact the Aero Legends office on: 01622 812830.

Find out how you can Fly Alongside A Spitfire next weekend:
aerolegends.co.uk/spitfire/fly-alongside-a-spitfireOn Saturday 15th April, Aero Legends Spitfire 'Elizabeth' visited Headcorn Aerodrome. In the afternoon Martin Overall of Historic Flying Ltd flew a sortie in...
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Shall be in her on the 19th may, at headcorn, looking forward to it

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3 weeks ago

Action Stations

Due to the overwhelming popularity of our Fly With a Spitfire experiences, Flt Lt Antony 'Parky' Parkinson is returning to Headcorn Aerodrome (Official) in NH341 'Elizabeth' on the 13th and 14th of May.

There are several flights in formation with our de Havilland Devon on each day as well as various pleasure flight options available. These include pleasure flights overflying Leeds Castle, The White Cliffs of Dover and our newest experience - Flights over London.

Find out how you can Fly Alongside A Spitfire:
aerolegends.co.uk/spitfire/fly-alongside-a-spitfire

Find out how you can fly in our de Havilland Devon:
aerolegends.co.uk/pleasure-flights/devon-pleasure-flights

Photographs by Richard Paver
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3 weeks ago

Action Stations

Our next Fly With A Spitfire event will be the 13th & 14th May Headcorn Aerodrome! The Spitfire Pilot on the day with be Flt Lt Anthony 'Parky' Parkinson MBE.

For more information or to book a seat please call the team on 01622 812830 or visit www.goactionstations.co.uk

Photos by Richard Paver
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Our next Fly With A Spitfire event will be the 13th & 14th May Headcorn Aerodrome! The Spitfire Pilot on the day with be Flt Lt Anthony Parky Parkinson MBE. 

For more information or to book a seat please call the team on 01622 812830 or visit www.goactionstations.co.uk

Photos by Richard Paver