Flights in a two-seater Spitfire are now possible thanks to TrackDays! Tandem flights will be available from this storied airstrip at Biggin Hill that served as one of the main fighter grounds during the Battle of Britain thanks to the extremely unique T9 Spitfires. These two-seater Spitfire flights truly qualify as "once in a lifetime" experiences. Our tandem Spitfire flights aren't cheap, of course, due to the hefty operating and maintenance requirements of these vintage warplanes, but how much is historical aviation paradise worth? Spitfires with two seats are exceedingly uncommon - only a very small number of the 20,000 single-seat Spitfires that were produced are still in flight today. Supermarine's designers did come up with the idea for a two-seater training variant of the aircraft, but only one was actually built. After the Second World War, Supermarine revived the idea after learning of several 'unofficial' conversions, and a few Mark IX Spitfires were transformed into two-seaters known as TR9s. Don’t delay and book today - these premium experiences are a fantastic gift for any landmark anniversaries!
Unique flight experience in the rear seat of a combat veteran MKIX two-seater Spitfire
A detailed pre-flight briefing covering the aircraft, equipment and in flight safety procedures
Approximately 10 minutes for preparation, taxiing and pre-flight safety checks
Access to the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar for up to four guests
Q+A session with the hangar team with close up access to the aircraft being restored
Take off from Ex RAF Spitfire Station Biggin Hill and fly over Kent's 'Battle of Britain Country'
Feel and experience the effects of your hands on the controls (at the pilot's discretion)
All flights include the opportunity to do Victory Rolls and other manoeuvres
Hear radio commentary from your pilot, air traffic control and ground crew
In-flight video recording of the flight on SD card / USB stick
Flight debrief and opportunity to take photographs with the aircraft
Framed souvenir flight certificate, flight suit patch and pilot notes to take home
Helmet, flight suit and parachute are provided for the flight
Allow spending up to four hours at the venue
Sessions usually start at 08.00 and 12.00
All Flights and routes are subject to weather conditions, aircraft serviceability and air traffic
Flights generally operate Tuesday to Sunday between March and November
Other bespoke dates may be arranged but may be subject to an additional fee
Aircraft MJ627 / G-BMSB is normally used for flights however the operator reserves the right to use other two seat Spitfires
Up to 4 guests can join you to enjoy access to the Heritage Hangar and observe the engine start up and shut down of the aircraft
Sorry - no pets allowed
Minimum Age: 18 years
Maximum Weight: 108.00 kg
This activity is fully approved by the CAA as a flight experience
You may be able to extend the duration of your flight directly with the operator, additional charges will apply
Hand held cameras are not permitted however on-board video recordings of the flight are taken (content of video recordings cannot be guaranteed). customers can usually attach their own 'go-pro' style cameras with appropriate mounts, subject to approval
You and your guests may be joining a small group of other VIP visitors on the day
Pre flight briefings are usually delivered as part of a small group, all flights are conducted exclusively 1:1
You should wear clothing suitable for fitting beneath a flight suit and sturdy footwear e.g. boots or training shoes, leather soled shoes are not suitable
Biggin Hill is also home to St Georges RAF Chapel of Remembrance, entrance is free and makes a fantastic addition to your day (opening times vary)
Additional bespoke flight options can be arranged e.g another guest flying alongside in formation with the Spitfire or exclusive celebrations or corporate events. Please contact us with your requirements
Flying in a Spitfire carries certain elements of risk which will be clearly explained prior to your flight, on the day you'll also be shown a detailed video explaining these risks, if you decide not to proceed or cannot fit safely inside the cockpit you can exchange your experience or request a refund
Minimum age is 18
There's no maximum age limit however you need to be healthy and agile enough to climb into the aircraft and safely experience the dynamic nature of the flight - if you have any concerns over your suitability you should consult your GP
You should not participate if you are on prescription medication, suffering from a cold, are pregnant or suffering from any condition affecting your breathing or consciousness
A maximum weight limit of 108 kilos (238 lb) applies and you will be weighed on the day
The aircraft can usually accommodate passengers up to 6'6"
Passengers dimensions must allow unrestricted movement of the control column
The operator reserves the right to refuse the flight if for any reason they feel you are unsuitable to participate
Please do not drink alcohol prior to the flight
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