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Dare to dream and take to the skies to fly a Spitfire aircraft that won the hearts of both pilots and the public in WWII. A symbol of Britain’s refusal to give up, the Supermarine Spitfire is an icon with unbridled horsepower, a fighter with heart and a joy to watch. So imagine what flying in one feels like…
You can book a Spitfire flight with Aerial Collective, discover how it feels for real, and create a moment in time you’ll never forget.
We operate two, two-seater Spitfires, both of which are lovingly maintained by the Aircraft Restoration Company on site and who both saw action in World War II. Now they are responsible for sending passengers soaring as they discover the joy of flying in a Spitfire.
We answer some of your Spitfire experience questions in our flight experiences FAQ area.
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Our Spitfire story
The Spitfire’s speed, manoeuvrability and firepower turned this aircraft into a much-loved British
icon and it is considered to be the most famous plane of WWII. Its design and specifications are what
gave the British an advantage when it came to fighting the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain.
20,351 Spitfires were built in total, of these only 238 survived and 54 are said to be still airworthy. 30 of
these can be found in the UK and among those flying today are both our two-seat Spitfires, PV202 and
PT462, both of which saw active service during WWII and now can be found here at Duxford.
To get to fly in a Spitfire is simply a breathtaking experience as much as it was in WWII as it is today.
PV202 emerged onto the airshow scene in 2005 where it was distinctive not only for its then-unusual
colour scheme, but because it was the only Tr.9 to be flying in its original colours and configuration
at this time.
PT462 arrived at Duxford on the 30th April 1998 and returned to the air in the hands of John Romain on
the 5th of August after re-assembly and certification. It then spent a few years in North Wales with
Anthony Hodgson flying and being displayed in a variety of shows until October 2017 when ARC
acquired the aircraft and it became part of their fleet.
While these aircraft are no longer quite so active in airshows, they are kept busy fulfilling the dreams of
Aerial Collective clients instead; providing the opportunity to discover what it is like to have a flight in a Spitfire.
Want to discover more about our Spitfire’s history? To learn about the journey from
their first sortie to now and the restoration work that brought them back to life you can find further information here.
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