fly along side the spitfire!


We are delighted to offer this incredibly unique flight experience as part of our range of exciting extra options when you book your Spitfire Flight.

Now you can join your loved one or friend in the skies as they enjoy their Spitfire experience, by flying alongside them in one of The Blades Aerobatic Display Team's Extra 300 aircraft.

Flying in close formation for approximately 10 minutes, you will be able to see your relative/friend in the cockpit of the Spitfire, and even wave to them in flight! 


After the formation part of your flight, you will then be able to experience the capabilities of the Extra 300 when flown by a professional display pilot. 



The Blades are an aerobatic display team based at Sywell and are renowned for their skill and close formation flying. With former RAF Red Arrows pilots at the controls, we are giving up to 4 of your guests the chance to fly alongside you in the Spitfire for 10 minutes.


The Blades Aerobatic Team use the Extra 300, a low-wing, high performance aircraft for flying displays and passenger flying experiences. Taking safety to the next level, The Blades are the only licensed aerobatic airline in the world, regulated by the UK Civil Aviation Authority. That means that they operate to exactly the same safety standards as any mainstream European airline.

For more information about The Blades Aerobatic Display Team, visit their website




Fly alongside flights are subject to limited availability and must be booked in conjunction with a Spitfire Flight Experience. If you would like this additional option, please notify us as soon as possible (ideally one month before) so we can arrange it accordingly

01604 800 570

Terms and conditions apply


In the unlikely event that The Blades are unavailable due to serviceability or other commitments a full refund will be made and you will be notified as soon as possible. We advise you tell us as soon as possible if you would like this option to prevent this from happening but it may be unavoidable. Upon notifying us of your wish to fly, we will pass the flyers details on to The Blades and then they will contact you directly.


Passengers must be less than 6’7’’ and less than 115kgs.

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