The ME109 demanded respect, and in the right hands proved to be an equal to the best allied fighters in the skies over Europe, initially during the Battle of Britain and later against allied bombing raids.


Phenomenal performance and early technological advantages over allied equivalents, the 109 proved an effective fighter throughout itts development. 

The *Hispano HA-1112-M4L “Buchon” is essentially a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine Messerschmitt Bf109 built under licence by Spain. Difficulties in obtaining the orginal DB engines saw the fitting of the Rolls Royce Merlin. 

'Red 11' is the only two seat, dual control Buchon flying anywhere in the world, making this a truly unique warbird experience.

a worthy adversary


This aircraft was one of 27 purchased at auction from the Spanish Air Force by Spitfire Productions for use in the making of the 1968 movie “The Battle of Britain”. Luftwaffe Ace Adolf Galland flew the aircraft during the filming of the movie. After production of the movie was complete it was sold, along with many others, to Wilson “Connie” Edwards,  of Big Spring Texas, and shipped to the USA in a dismantled state. It lay in storage there until being moved by Air Leasing LTD to the UK for restoration.


The world's only surviving Hispano HA-1112-M4L two seat dual control Buchon G-AWHC was produced by LaHispano Aviacion in the 1950’s and was essentially a Messerschmitt BF109G with a British Rolls Royce Merlin engine installed.



At Ultimate Warbird Flights, we strive to make your day a truly unforgettable experience. 


From start to finish our focus is on making sure you feel welcome and involved and we encourage our passengers to bring family and friends along to share in your day. 

All passengers receive a thorough and comprehensive safety briefing with their pilot, and we welcome relatives and friends to join you at the aircraft side both before and after your flight, take photos and watch you take off and land.


Ultimate Warbird Flights is a family business with over 30 years of experience operating Warbirds. It's safe to say these aircraft are more than just a passion!




'Red 11' is the only two seat, dual control ME109 variant flying anywhere in the world. This unique aircraft allows you to experience one of the axis powers most formidable fighting machines of WWII.

Once you are airborne, your pilot will hand control over to you, allowing to experience the might and manoeuvrability of the ME109, making this a truly memorable flight!



Welcome pack with flight itinerary

25 minute flight* in Hispano Buchon 'RED 11'

Option to extend your flight time. Please contact us for more information and prices

From £2850

*25 Minute flight time is from take off to Landing and does not include strap in & taxi time.



We're still Flying! However, due to the various restrictions currently in place as a result of COVID-19, please call for all booking enquires. 

01604 800 570

amazing experience add ons!

gopro footage

The raw GoPro footage of your Mustang flight experience provided on a USB card. 



Order form enclosed with booking confirmation

dvd in-flight movie

A professionally edited move of your ME109 flight experience provided on DVD



Order form enclosed with booking confirmation


Please note, the time shown on the booking pages is the initial briefing time and not a flight start time. Passengers will be allocated one of 3 slots in their chosen time period (AM or PM) on a first come first served basis. Your slot position will be indicated in the confirmation paperwork sent after booking. When booking morning slots, we strongly recommend you make yourself available for the entire day to allow for unforeseen delays due to weather. 

Please note that due to the nature of these aircraft there are some restrictions on the passengers that we fly. Before proceeding to the booking stage, please take note of the following limitations:

  • Passengers for the Spitfire and Mustang must weigh no more than 225lbs / 102kgs / 16 stone

  • Passengers for the Buchón must weigh no more than 210lbs / 95kgs / 14.9 stone

  • Passengers must be aged 18 or over at the time of flight.

  • Passengers must be able to physically fit in the aircraft.

  • Passengers must speak fluent English 

Medical information:

  • Passengers must not be suffering from any illness, allergies or other conditions that may present a risk during flight. Passengers must not be recovering from any operations, be completely mobile and require no medical aid. We regret we are unable to fly passengers who suffer from epilepsy, TIA or stroke. Passengers must not suffer from psychiatric conditions. Passengers must have no limitations in vision or hearing. 

If you are unsure if the above apply to you or the person you are making the booking for, please contact us to discuss further before making a booking. 

Failure to declare any conditions which could affect your flight may result in refusal to fly and an admin charge being deducted from your refund. 




Ultimate Warbird Flights operates from Sywell Aerodrome, Northampton.

Sywell Aerodrome




On site facilities:


Free Parking

The Aviator Restaurant & Bar. Click here for more information


The Aviator Hotel. Click here for more information

Level wheelchair access to all facilities

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