NEW! EVENTS FOR CORPORATE AND FAMILY GROUPS
For a really great Spitfire Simulator experience, why not bring a group of colleagues or family or friends to enjoy our new Spitfire event?
Two teams of max. 4 people will have a flying lesson and then race against the clock up and down the Thames in central London. Take off from London City airport, fly past the O2 and Canary Wharf before diving through Tower Bridge. Turn round Big Ben then go back through Tower Bridge and land at City Airport again. Cheering and booing are positively encouraged as penalty time is added for crashing into the river or even into buildings.
Our friendly volunteers will provide instruction so that you get the most out of your ‘flight’, and as you open the throttle and listen to the roar of the iconic Merlin engine you will travel back in time and become one of those famous Spitfire pilots of World War II, but flying over 21st century London. With the replica flight controls and wide screen pilot view, our Spitfire simulator experience is simply ‘fantastic’, ‘brilliant’ and ‘EPIC’ – these are genuine visitor comments. The simulator is suitable for ‘pilots’ aged 8 or over – the oldest person to fly it was 97!
Video of Peter Garrod, a veteran of ATA, flying our simulator
Please note: the Simulator will be closed for routine maintenance on Tuesday 26th September
Phone us now on 01628 780555 to make your reservation for ‘regular’ flights are available from 10.40am until 3.40pm. For children under 16 we recommend 15 minutes, but for adults 30 minutes gives time for a fuller experience of the iconic Spitfire. Corporate and Family events can take place outside normal opening hours, so please phone to discuss details.
What was the Spitfire like to fly? Diaries and filmed interviews with ATA veterans in our collection contain frequent comments such as “Sweet as a nut” and “the sweetest airplane ever built”. Fly our superb simulator and discover all this for yourself.