Leeds Castle Spitfire Flying Experience


  • Flight in a vintage RAF de Havilland Devon alongside a Spitfire
  • 20 minute experience in the same air space the Battle of Britain was fought
  • A close formation, wing to wing Spitfire tour of Leeds Castle
  • Includes an essential Ground Viewing with the Aero Legends Spitfire
  • Fly from Headcorn Aerodrome in Kent – formerly RAF Lashenden
  • Family welcome – excellent viewing of the runway and aircraft
  • FREE car park/picnic area, Air museum, bar/restaurants, kids play area, dog's ok
  • 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
  • Optional Leeds Castle Tour Plus Sit In Spitfire OFFER available

  • Product Description

    Leeds Castle Spitfire Flying Experience Itinerary

    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 Leeds Castle Tour 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’. The backdrop is Leeds Castle and the surrounding countryside. You will have a breathtaking vision of Leeds Castle, rising majestically from the moat as it has done for over 900 years.

    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.

    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.
    Fly With A Spitfire – Peter Edmond


    1. :

      Sue Wyatt

      My husband Ian has not stopped talking about the flight alongside the Spitfire since he got off the plane. There was so much happening at the airfield we ended up staying all day and loved watching the other Spitfire flights go off as well as watching the Tiger Moth coming in & out. We can’t recommend this company enough,they are brilliant!

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