How much is it to fly in a 2 seater Spitfire?
Price per person from £2750 Realise the ultimate aviation dream with a flight in the iconic Spitfire.
Was there a 2 seater Spitfire?
The first two seat Spitfire to offer flights was ML407 – better known as ‘the Grace Spitfire’. Restored to flying condition over 5 years by Nick Grace, it was all too tragic when he was killed in an automobile accident.
Why is there a 2 seater Spitfire?
Supermarine had thought, and indeed planned, to make a two seat Spitfire as far back as 1941. The main reason behind this decision was to fast track the process of pilot training. The idea behind this being that two trainees could go up in the Spitfire at the same time.
How many Spitfire planes are still flying?
07 Jun How many Spitfires are still flying? Out of the 20,000+ Spitfires that were built from 1938 to 1948, today, just a handful of these (around 60) are still airworthy.
Can you get a flight in a Spitfire?
Supermarine Spitfire/Last flight
How much is a Spitfire plane worth?
A flying-condition Spitfire is worth up to £1-2m compared with £20-50,000 two decades ago.
Can I fly in a Spitfire?
Our Fly In A Spitfire experience is a thrilling CAA approved WW2 flight experience of a lifetime in a rare two-seater T9 Spitfire. Take your Fly In A Spitfire experience from Headcorn Aerodrome, Kent or from North Weald Airfield, Essex. Why not prepare for take off and take our interactive Spitfire Cockpit tour HERE.
Where can I ride in a Spitfire?
The Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar is a restoration facility dedicated to putting Spitfires back in the air. Up to 13 Spitfires on site we have a 1940 Hawker Hurricane and Battle of Britain veteran Messerschmitt 109 are on view. The tour includes the opportunity to sit in the cockpit of a Spitfire.
How fast was a Spitfire mph?
Supermarine Spitfire/Top speed
How much does a Spitfire plane cost?
The current quoted prices are $168,000 for the airframe and $46,000 for the engine package.
How much is a WW2 Spitfire worth?
Why was the Spitfire made with two seats?
However as far back as 1941 Supermarine had thought, and indeed planned, to make a two seat Spitfire. The main reason behind this decision was to fast-track pilot training, cut out the first two training aircraft and move directly into flying a Spitfire.
Is it possible to fly in a Spitfire?
Following changes in the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) rules, these Biggin Hill Spitfire flights mean the impossible is now possible. Thanks to the very special T9 Spitfires, tandem flights will be operating from this legendary airport that was one of the principal fighter bases in the Battle of Britain.
What kind of aircraft was the Supermarine Spitfire?
P7350, a wartime veteran which today flies with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight in the UK The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force along with many other Allied countries throughout the Second World War and afterwards into the 1950s as both a front line fighter and also in secondary roles.
What kind of training did Spitfire pilots need?
It was no different in wartime when every trainee pilot wanted to fly just one type, the Supermarine Spitfire. Before this however training on at least two other types was essential. The usual wartime system was to do initial training on something like an Avro 504, Tiger Moth, Avro Tutor or Miles Magister.