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.”
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.
Fly With A Spitfire - Paul, Gill, Arthur Hicks

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Watch this insight into our 'Fly With A Spitfire' experiences and witness Flt Lt Charlie Brown put our Spitfire through its paces alongside our Devon!

This year has been a busy one for our Spitfire TD314 'St George' and de Havilland Devon, delivering over 400 formation flying experiences! Flights alongside our Spitfire for 2018 are now available on our website. Flights will commence April 2018 starting from £295, making a perfect Christmas present for a loved one.

You can fly in formation with some of the best pilots in the world - Flt Lt Antony 'Parky' Parkinson and Flt Lt Charlie Brown, who between them have over 2000 hours flying Spitfires. We're proud to announce Flt Lt Antony 'Parky' Parkinson is joining as our main Spitfire Pilot in March 2018. Parky has flown many aircraft types and will be joining us with over 7200 flying hours, over 1000 hours of which is close formation experience in the Red Arrows.

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Checkout the latest news from Aero LegendsSpitfire Passenger Flights for 2018 are now available on our website. Flights will commence April 2018 starting from £2750 for a minimum of 20 minutes airborne. The flights booked from Headcorn Aerodrome can route overhead The Battle of Britain Memorial, Capel-le-Ferne and the White Cliffs of Dover.

As an added bonus for the first 100 who book, we have worked with RSC pilot's watches to produce a limited edition 'Elizabeth - NH341' watch in both 43mm & 47mm sizes. The 'Elizabeth' watch is included (RRP £249.00) in the purchase of your 2018 Spitfire flight and will be presented to you following your flight.

We also have Flt Lt Antony 'Parky' Parkinson joining as our main Spitfire Pilot in March 2018. Parky has flown many aircraft types including the Phantom, Tornado F3, Hawk with the RAF Red Arrows, F16 and he was the first pilot in the world to accumulate 1,000 hours on Typhoon. Parky is retiring with over 7,200 hours flying hours. Over 1,000 each in Phantom, Hawk, Typhoon and will reach 1000 Spitfire hours with us next year!

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On the 3rd of November Parky performed a stunning display in Spitfire TD314 'St George' for an Aero Legends client based at St Margaret's Bay Dover.

Thank you to Peter Blanche who happened to be on the cliff top at the perfect moment. P&O Ferries (Official).
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Here's Flt Lt Antony 'Parky' Parkinson explaining what flying a Spitfire means to him and why you should fly one too!

Parky and Charlie Brown are the team who fly our two-seat Spitfire 'Elizabeth', between them they have over 2000 hours on Spitfires.

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