RAF Spitfire Pilot Trainee 45


  • No flying experience required!
  • Take control of the Tiger Moth and follow the training path of WW2 Spitfire pilots
  • 45 minute trial lesson in a de Havilland DH.82 dual cockpit WW2 Tiger Moth
  • Includes introduction from instructor and a safety briefing
  • Includes leather flying helmet with audio intercom to the instructor
  • Includes Spitfire Flying Day Spectator invitation for two people
  • Buy and receive your tickets in yours or a loved one's name as a gift
  • Optional High Definition rear facing camera cockpit video with sound/intercoms
  • Fly from Sywell, Northamptonshire or Headcorn, Kent
  • Family welcome – excellent viewing of the runway and aircraft
  • FREE car park, cafes, bars, Museum
  • 15 minute, 30 minute, and 60 minute options available
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    Product Description

    RAF Spitfire Pilot Trainee

    Your first WW2 Spitfire Pilot flying lesson
    Take the controls of a DH 82 and follow the training path of WW2 Spitfire pilots - no flying experience required! The Tiger Moth is a classic 1930's open cockpit biplane. The majority of the R.A.F.s pilots learnt to fly in her before progressing to such types as the Spitfire, Hurricane, Lancaster, Sunderland etc. There are only a small number of Tiger Moths that remain fully certified for trial flights and therefore this represents a rare opportunity to undertake a flight in one of these classic aircraft and experience what it was like to be an RAF Spitfire Pilot trainee in the Second World War.

    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. You will need to arrive 30 minutes before your flight to meet your instructor and take a short flight briefing where you will receive all the practical safety information required.

    Your Aircraft
    The de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth was the principal type used in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan where thousands of military pilots got their first taste of flight. The RAF found the Tiger Moth's handling ideal for training future fighter pilots. A robust little machine, it is generally docile and forgiving in normal flight. The Tiger Moth responds well to control inputs, and is fairly easy to fly for a tail-dragger. Its large "parachute" wings are very forgiving, and it stalls at a speed as slow as 25 knots with power. The Tiger Moth's biplane design makes it strong, You will be in constant communication with your instructor through your flying helmet. The instructor will handle the take off and landing - at their discretion you will be introduced to the flight controls during flight.

    Photography and video
    Your RAF Spitfire Pilot Trainee experience in the de Havilland DH 82 Tiger Moth will be filmed throughout your lesson. The Rear facing HD cockpit video footage with intercom audio is available as an optional extra. Spectators and family members can take photos and videos from the ample viewing areas assigned in safe positions at each aerodrome.

    Booking a flying lesson date
    Flying lessons are given each week throughout the April - October flying season. In common with other flying experiences, ours are purchased as ‘open tickets’ which can be given to the lucky recipient on that special occasion - Birthday/Christmas/Anniversary/Retirement etc. Having received their gift experience, the recipient calls us to book a date to fly.

    Spitfire Flying Day Spectator OFFER
    With your RAF Spitfire Pilot Trainee Experience you will also receive a Spitfire Flying Day Spectator Ticket. This ticket gives you and a friend or family member entry to any of our Fly With A Spitfire events throughout the flying season (NOTE these are not held on the same day as your RAF Spitfire Pilot Trainee experience). You can enjoy all the Spitfire flying action from our customer viewing area. There is no need to book, but you should contact us in the days before an event for confirmation if you are travelling a long distance to attend. For Fly With Spitfire event dates CLICK HERE