FLY ALONGSIDE A SPITFIRE
AN EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE!
Fly in the Dragon Rapide, wing to wing with the iconic Spitfire* - one of the most famous aircraft in the worldTake a flight in the De Havilland Dragon Rapide, the first commercial airliner AND, and fly alongside the Spitfire, the icon of British aviation.
All the action takes place at IWM Duxford, Europe’s premier aviation museum, an important fighter base for the RAF, and home of the first Spitfire.
Spend the day immersed in the nostalgia of WWII and the Battle of Britain, surrounded by flying legends of the Second World War.
All the aircraft we fly on these events are genuine Second World War aircraft that would have participated in some way, either as fighters or trainers.
We offer a choice of three packages:
SQUADRON LEADER PACKAGE £399 per person
(Allow approx three hours for this experience. Flight time 30 mins)
• Meet in the Pilots’ Briefing Room based in the original 1940s Control Tower• 30 minute flight in the 1940s de Havilland Dragon Rapide• A breathtaking flight in close formation, wing to wing with the Spitfire as she cruises alongside the Rapide• Professional photo of you beside the Spitfire• Stay the day to view IWM Duxford’s historic and rare aviation collection
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WING COMMANDER PACKAGE £579 per person
(Allow four hours for this experience. Flight time 30 mins)
UPGRADE to the Wing Commander Package to enjoy everything in the Squadron Leader Package PLUS the additional benefits of:• A celebratory glass of champagne in the1940s Control Tower • A ground viewing of the Spitfire and Rapide for a close-up view of both aircraft giving you the opportunity to walk round and photograph every aspect of the aircraft• Meet the pilots - find out more about these historic aircraft and the skills required to fly them• Lunch in Wing Co Joe’s cafe
AIR COMMODORE PACKAGE £789 per person
(Allow a full day for this very special experience, to include both flights - 40 mins in the Rapide, 20 mins in the Tiger Moth)
UPGRADE to the Air Commodore Package to enjoy everything in the Wing Commander Package PLUS the additional benefits of:•A flight in the Tiger Moth, the RAF's training aircraft for Spitfire pilots Don the leather helmet, jacket and goggles and on this flight you get to take the controls!• An additional photograph of you in the Tiger Moth• DVD of your flight in the Tiger Moth• Log Book style record of your flight• Private Guided Tour of the Battle of Britain Exhibition •A guided visit to the Operations Room, an accurate reconstruction of Duxford's wartime control centre
Squadron Leader Package
Wing Commander Package
Air Commodore Package
Fly gently over the Cambridgeshire countryside in the Dragon Rapide until a roar of the Merlin engine heralds the arrival of the iconic warbird beside you – a magical moment!* Please note that we are unfortunately NOT able to provide flights IN a Spitfire. The experience is to fly in formation with a Spitire - which is definitely the way to view this superb aircraft.
DATES FOR 2014:Due to demand for this activity, all current dates have been fully booked. We are currently in the process of opening up some new dates which should be available early next week.
Your flight includes entry to Imperial War Museum Duxford and acces to its 85 acreas of rare and historic aircraft collections.IWM DUXFORD:-An important fighter base during WWIIOne of the first bases for the Supermarine SpitfireHome to one of Britain's most famous pilots - Sir Douglas BaderTHE AIRCRAFTTHE SPITFIRE we usually fly is MH 434 and the DRAGON RAPIDE is either G-AKIF or G-AIYR. Both are genuine vintage second world war aircraft
Wing to Wing with a Spitfire Flypast Review
Flypast Magazine's November 2012 edition featured a 3 page article on the new Fly with a Spitfire experience here at Classic Wings. To read all about it... simply click the image below to download a pdf version (3.5Meg).
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