Castle Ashby Spitfire Tour

£399.00

  • Flight in a vintage RAF de Havilland Devon alongside the St George Spitfire in the Heart Of England
  • 20 minute experience in close formation, wing to wing with the Spitfire
  • A stunning aerial view of Castle Ashby and the surrounding countryside
  • Includes an essential Ground Viewing with the Aero Legends Spitfire
  • Fly from Sywell Aerodrome in Northamptonshire – The Heart Of England
  • Family welcome – excellent views of the aircraft
  • Car park (Free), Sywell Aviation museum, restaurant and bar, Aviator Hotel
  • Great location for all the UK, good transport links
  • 12 minutes drive from Wellingborough Rail Station – East Midlands Line
  • 19 minutes drive from junction 15, M1 Motorway
  • 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

  • Description

    Castle Ashby Spitfire Tour Fly With A Spitfire Experience – Itinerary

    Arrival
    Aero Legends staff greet you at the Aero Legends main reception and proceed with your check-in. Sywell Aerodrome has free parking and good facilities. We encourage your family and friends to savour the atmosphere and share your day in the extensive viewing areas, cafe, bar and the fascinating Sywell Aviation Museum. You should consider a night at the superb 54 room Aviator Hotel with restaurant and bar, situated just a walk away from the event, within the airport.

    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. 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 Castle Ashby and the surrounding countryside.

    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. This will be after or before your fly with a Spitfire experience. The viewings are hosted by staff members, who will answer all your questions about this iconic aeroplane.

    Just to say a huge thank you for Saturday, we had a wonderful time and are still processing the excitement of actually sitting in a Spitfire and flying alongside one. Special thanks to you all for being so welcoming and professional, so very generous with your time.
    Fly With A Spitfire - Hilary & John Wood