Fly In A Spitfire 2018
NH341 History and Restoration
Spitfire NH341 was built at Castle Bromwich as a Spitfire Low Level Fighter (LFIXE) and delivered to 8 MU on the 28th April 1944. It was sent to Miles Aircraft for modifications to be fitted before delivery to 411 (Grizzly Bear) squadron RCAF on 22nd June 1944. This was the only squadron NH341 served with and was flown by several pilots. On the 29th of June 1944 NH341 downed an ME109 five miles West of Caen. NH341 destroyed another BF109 on the evening of the 30th of June 1944 over Thury Hurcourt, again in NH341. However, by the 2nd of July NH341 had been lost. Warrant Officer James "Jimmy" Jeffrey 411 Squadron - was flying a morning patrol in NH341 on the 2nd July 1944 when he was engaged by FW190's of JG26 South-East of Caen. W/O Jeffrey was shot down, but he baled out and successfully evaded capture, returning in late August. Read his amazing story HERE
The Aero Legends Spitfire NH341 Code DB-E has been restored and converted to a dual cockpit T9 version by the experts at Historic Flying Ltd (HFL), Duxford. Follow the restoration of our Mk IX Spitfire NH341 on our Aero Legends restoration blog
Throughout 2018 we will also be using the 1944 Mk IX Spitfire PV202 for passenger flights at Headcorn and Sywell.
Aero Legends staff greet you at the Aero Legends main reception and proceed with your check-in. Sywell and Headcorn Aerodromes both have free parking and good facilities. With excellent viewing areas of the runway, a café and licensed bar, we encourage your family and friends to savour the atmosphere and share your day - the Spitfire experience for all to remember. Your day will start with a flight briefing where you will receive all the practical safety information required to fly in a Spitfire - as approved by the CAA.
A unique once in a lifetime opportunity to experience 20 minutes in a T9 Spitfire, (min. 10 minutes airborne). This is a very rare and unique experience, made even more amazing when you're flying in an actual Spitfire used during WW2 combat in the Battle for Normandy. During your flight you will experience the sights, sounds and smells of the cockpit during flight and communicate with your pilot, viewing the skills and techniques it takes to fly such an historic aircraft.
Photography and video
The spitfire experience in the T9 will be filmed throughout your flight and available as an optional purchase after your flight. Cockpit video footage is taken for each flight. The video is produced from a forward facing camera, a cockpit facing camera and the audio from the pilot and passenger intercom. Spectators and family members can take photos and videos from the ample viewing areas assigned in safe positions at each aerodrome.