Duxford Spitfire Experience

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Duxford Spitfire Experience

  • Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for aviation enthusiasts
  • Fly 'wing to wing' with a Spitfire from Duxford
  • Head up in a de Havilland Dragon Rapide biplane
  • Free entry to Duxford Imperial War Museum
  • £379 per person

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Calling all Spitfire fans – here's a chance to get up close to one of these classic aircraft on a very special flight at historic ex-RAF base Duxford, the aerodrome that was home to the first Spitfire flying squadron.

The experience starts with a meet and greet in the original 1940s control tower, where the itinerary for the day will be explained – and then it's time to get airborne in the De Havilland Dragon Rapide. First built in the 1930s, the Rapide biplane also had a role in the Second World War, carrying out passenger and communication duties, making it a highly appropriate plane for your 30-minute flight over Duxford.

Then the moment you've been waiting for – you'll be in flight with a Spitfire for around 15 glorious minutes. From your position inside the main cabin – and everyone gets a window seat  – you'll be able to watch, listen to and photograph the plane that, along with Duxford, played such an important role in the Second World War.

What's included?

  • Introduction and safety briefing in the original 1940s control tower
  • Fly wing-to-wing with the Spitfire in a 1940s de Havilland Dragon Rapide
  • View IWM Duxford's historic and rare aviation collection
  • Actual flight time in the Rapide is around 30 minutes, with the Spitfire flying alongside for about 15 minutes. All quoted flight times are chock to chock.
  • Souvenir photograph alongside the Spitfire
  • Allow three hours for this experience, plus time to view the rest of the museum
Please note that ticket restrictions apply, see FAQs for details

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FAQs

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Who is the experience suitable for?

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• Maximum weight 20 stone
• Under-16s must be accompanied on the airfield by a paying adult
• You may be in a small group of up to eight people

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Where can I do this?

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• IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire
• The venue is just off the M11, making it easily accessible from London 

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When can I do this?

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• Flights take place on regular weekends from May to October
• All flights are weather dependent, but if your flight does happen to be cancelled you can easily rebook for a convenient time

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How does this work?

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All you have to do is pay for the experience and we’ll send a voucher through the post, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.

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What about insurance?

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The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.



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