BOOK EASTER FLIGHTS ON OUR SPITFIRE SIMULATOR!
Book early for Simulator flights during the Easter holidays! Our friendly volunteers will provide instruction so that you get the best possible ‘flying’ experience, 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, flying over the Isle of Wight, Windsor Castle or even the middle of London. With the replica flight controls and wide screen pilot view, our Spitfire simulator 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 92! To see Peter Garrod, a veteran of ATA, flying our simulator CLICK HERE: Peter Garrod’s flight in the Spitfire Simulator
SPECIAL EASTER HOLIDAY OFFER : 2-FOR-1 simulator flights for youngsters aged 16 and under. Advance booking essential. (T&Cs apply) Phone us now on 01628 780555 to make your reservation. Flights are available from 10.40am until 3.40pm.
81 years ago, in March 1936, the Spitfire made its first flight from Eastleigh airfield at Southampton. This beautiful aeroplane became one of the most famous aircraft ever built: during World War II over 22,700 were built, and it was the only fighter in production throughout the war. 250 examples of the blue-painted Photo Reconnaissance Spitfire were assembled not far from Maidenhead, at a grass airfield east of Henley called Upper Culham Farm.
What was it 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”. You can experience the Spitfire yourself by flying our superb simulator.