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Battle Of Britain White Cliffs Spitfire Tour With Sit In Spitfire OFFER

£868.00 £854.00

  • Flight in a vintage RAF de Havilland Devon alongside a Spitfire
  • 40 minute experience in the same air space the Battle of Britain was fought
  • A close formation, wing to wing Spitfire tour of the magnificent Battle of Britain White Cliffs and Dover Castle coastline
  • See the stunning Battle of Britain Memorial to The Few from the air – the giant 80m propeller set on the cliff top at Capel-le-Ferne, near Folkestone
  • Includes an essential Ground Viewing with the Aero Legends Spitfire
  • Includes the ‘Sit In A Spitfire’ experience at a special offer price – Sit In participants must weigh less than 17 stone
  • Fly from Headcorn Aerodrome in Kent – formerly RAF Lashenden
  • Family welcome – excellent viewing of the runway and aircraft
  • FREE car park and picnic area, FREE museum, two restaurants, kids play area
  • Buy a Spitfire experience for yourself or a loved one as a gift
  • We process your order, you get an email voucher, then call us to book a date
  • You get a Welcome Gift Pack; includes Intro Letter, Vintage Gift Card and brochure
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    Product Description

    Gold Battle Of Britain White Cliffs Spitfire Tour With Sit In Spitfire OFFER

    Arrival
    Aero Legends staff greet you at the Aero Legends main reception and proceed with your check-in. Headcorn Aerodrome has free parking and good facilities. With excellent viewing areas alongside the grass runway, a café and licensed ‘Wings’ bar, we encourage your family and friends to savour the atmosphere and share your day.

    Your Aircraft
    We fly our guests in an ex-RAF 1946 de Havilland Devon, famously used by Air Chief Marshall Sir Basil Embry as his personal transport during his time as Commander Of Allied Forces, Central Europe. In 1985 the aircraft joined the Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) at RAF Coningsby, where the aircraft was used as a crew transport in support of the BBMF Lancaster, Spitfires and Hurricanes. The Devon and its non-military sister the Dove were exceptionally successful, proving reliable and economical in service. They became one of the best selling British aircraft of the 1950's. The Devon is a comfortable aircraft inside, with roomy seats and large panoramic windows. There are excellent photo opportunities.

    In the Air
    Soon after take-off you will be thrilled as the Spitfire draws alongside. Now you are flying in the very airspace where some of the most intense battles were fought. The sight of the Spitfire being put through its paces takes your breath away and your heart races as you imagine the emotions of the pilots in ‘the long hot summer of 1940’. You will fly in close formation to see the wonderful sight of the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne, near Folkestone. Set in the cliff top this 80 metre propeller, with the statue of the Lone Pilot sitting in the middle, is a tribute to The Few who fought so valiantly in the Battle of Britain. As we circle overhead you will enjoy the spectacle of the Spitfire flying with you, and the Memorial as the backdrop – a photographer’s dream shot! Flying on from the Memorial, you will soar along the coast taking in Samphire Hoe, Dover harbour, (which was extensively dive bombed during the Battle) Dover Castle, and the famous Hell Fire Corner. Moving along the coast, you will be mesmerised by the White Cliffs of Dover. The iconic views of the Spitfire with the white chalk cliffs behind are something to behold.

    Ground Viewing
    During the event the Spitfire requires refuelling and maintenance checks, and at that time we can showcase her to our flying guests who wish to view the aircraft at close quarters, and take those very special close up photographs. The viewings are hosted by staff members, who will answer all your questions about this iconic aeroplane.

    Sit In Spitfire
    Your chance to 'Sit in a Spit'! This is your chance to sit in a real airworthy Spitfire Mk IX TD314. During the event the Spitfire requires refuelling and maintenance checks allowing us time to showcase her to our flying guests who wish to sit in the aircraft. The sittings are hosted by staff members, who will assist you into and out of this iconic aeroplane.