Mustang flight experience

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Fly In a Mustang

Premium Flight Experiences

Play amongst the clouds and join one of our experienced pilots for a premium flight experience in one of the two Aerial Collective P-51 Mustangs.  

Take off from the historic former United States Army Air Force airfield at Duxford, and soar above a surrounding East Anglian landscape that is packed with American wartime Legacy. Strap into the jump seat and experience the incredible manoeuvrability of the fighter that came to be known as the Cadillac of the skies, with an enjoyable and memorable aerobatic adventure.

What’s Included

  • Free entry to IWM Duxford for the person flying and two guests.
  • Reduced price museum entry for any additional guests available on the day
  • Free Parking
  • A pre-flight mandatory safety briefing within our designated facilities
  • Access to our incredible viewing area throughout your time with us
  • Complimentary refreshments throughout the day as well as access to cafés and restaurants across the site.
  • A flight suit, gloves and vintage leather flying helmet for your flight
  • Your vintage warbird experience from the Aircraft Restoration Company hangars into the Battle of Britain airspace above.
  • Aerobatics and the option to take control of the aircraft yourself (at the pilot’s discretion)
  • Headset communication with your pilot throughout the flight
  • The option to purchase video footage taken in-flight during your experience from two angles, including one within the cockpit
  • Up close access to the aircraft after your flight with the opportunity to take photos
  • Gift bag containing an Aerial Collective Logbook recording your flight.


Spitfire Flight Experience

For the individual

Aerial Collective offer a range of different Spitfire flight experiences for individuals, each varying in length and starting at a 30-minute experience up to a 40-minute, 50-minute or 60-minute experience. 

Each of our passengers is given a detailed pre-flight safety briefing before walking out to our viewing area and dispersal hut, here you will be equipped with a fitted flight suit and gloves before joining one of our experienced warbird pilots at the aircraft. Once you have been strapped into the aircraft’s rear-cockpit with the assistance of our Ground Crew, you will be familiarised with the cockpit and the safety procedures before setting off on your aerial adventure.  

At our pilot’s discretion, you will be given the opportunity to undertake a number of aerobatic manoeuvres, explore the surrounding historic landscape and even take control of the aircraft yourself.  

Our 60-minute Spitfire flight experience has been specifically designed for those who wish to look over the Spitfire’s famous elliptical wings at the famed White Cliffs of Dover or the remarkable Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel Le Ferne. If you wish, we are happy to stay local to Duxford or discuss any alternative flight routes that may be possible.  

With our two authentic Supermarine Spitfires permanently on site, our Spitfire Flight Experiences are available all year round, weather depending.

Please note that the airborne time is approximately 6-8 minutes less than the given experience length.


Spitfire Formation Experiences

For two people

Take off on an adventure above the clouds and embark on a formation flight experience with a loved one or friend, together in two of our Supermarine Spitfires. 

With you and your wingman strapped in, feel the power as both aircraft accelerate down the runway and enjoy the thrill of a formation take off. Once in the air, our pilots will take you through a series of manoeuvres that give both you and your loved one the opportunity to see the accompanying Spitfire from every angle. Towards the end of the flight and after some basic formation aerobatics, our pilots will turn their attention to the individual experience, separating from the formation to give you both the chance to enjoy more aerobatics and give you the opportunity to take control of the aircraft yourselves. 

Formation experiences are available daily from Spring all the way through to Autumn. 


Spitfire & 109 Tailchase Experiences

For the individual or Two people

Accompany one of our seasoned Warbird pilots in one of our dual-control Spitfire T.IXs. Take to the skies from Duxford Aerodrome, the iconic Battle of Britain airfield and patrol the skies above the English countryside before intercepting and engaging in a tailchase with our Messerschmitt 109 (Bouchon). 

While dancing through the sun-split clouds, re-live the experience of a fighter pilot during the 1940’s. Whether you’re an experienced flyer or not, our tailchase experience can be tailored to your requirements to ensure you enjoy the experience of a lifetime. Remember, ‘Beware the Hun in the Sun’.  

With Aerial Collective’s two Two-Seater Spitfires, Formation Tailchase Experiences are also available for two people to enjoy. Available daily from Spring through to Autumn. 

We have answered some common Spitfire Experience questions on our FAQ page.