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Spitfire Training Courses

at our Centre of Excellence

Classic Wings are currently combining our many years of experience along with the sister companies of our group, in training tailwheel pilots.

We have become synonymous as the Tailwheel Specialists our slogan proclaimed ‘The Home of the Taildragger’ from 1988.

Tailwheel flying has been a niche part of our business carrying out hundreds of training courses for people wishing to obtain their PPL or to convert onto tailwheel aircraft.

Many of our students have used those skills to become commercial pilots, instructors, warbird pilots or just to improve their flying.

Tailwheel flying has been a niche part of our business carrying out hundreds of training courses for people wishing to obtain their PPL or to convert onto tailwheel aircraft. Many of our students have used those skills to become commercial pilots, instructors, warbird pilots or just to improve their flying.

We have been operating Piper cubs, Tiger Moths Chipmunks, Dragon Rapides and the T6 Harvard for training and public transport flights with Pilots that have progressed through the company allowing them to gain a huge wealth of tailwheel experience and knowledge and pass this on through our training courses and carry out thousands of trial lesson, flight training, air experience and passenger flights every year.

* This vast experience we have accrued and the introduction of the two seat spitfire has also allowed us to expand our training operation to offer tailwheel training to existing PPL holders to be trained to attain the skill required to be able to handle this marvellous Iconic aircraft and ultimately to fly solo.

I want to formally write and express a big thank you for providing me with the truly excellent Introductory two day ‘Spitfire Training Package’ at the IWM Duxford that I attended on the 7th and 8th May. Oh what a privilege to both fly in the back seat of the aircraft and be allowed to take control for a considerable part of the flight that included steep turns plus the experience of Richard showing me a wing over and WOW! – a victory roll.
The course was also conducted in a very friendly but highly organised and reassuring manor especially where the Spitfire Safety Brief’s and Videos where concerned.

INTRODUCTORY SPITFIRE PILOT TRAINING DAY

tiger-350pxThis taster course is designed to give you an appreciation of the level of training required in order to fly a Spitfire.

Firstly in the Tiger Moth or Chipmunk you will be taught the basics of tail-wheel aircraft operation. Then move on to the complex Harvard where the emphasis will be on preparing you for the high performance Spitfire.

The finale of the course is a hands-on flying lesson in the Spitfire itself.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

We have a range of training courses available and each are specifically tailored to enhance your particular existing flying skills and ultimately impart to you all the necessary skills, knowhow and handling capabilities to become “one of the few” and FLY a Spitfire solo.

Classic Wings Spitfire Training Courses

Booking Information

FOR MORE DETAILS CALL CAPTAIN BARRY HUGHES ON 01255 424671 OR EMAIL barry@classic-wings.co.uk