THE ULTIMATE FLYING EXPERIENCE
A Spitfire Flight with Ultimate Warbird Flights is a truly unforgettable experience.
With 35 years of continued flight operations, we are the longest standing provider of Spitfire Flight Experiences and are passionate about providing you with the finest Spitfire Flight Experience available anywhere in the UK.
Our Spitfire Flights operate from Sywell Aerodrome in Northampton and from London Oxford Airport in Oxfordshire, giving two fantastic locations to choose from for your experience.
A name etched into history thanks to the heroic actions of 'The Few' young pilots holding off the numerically superior Luftwaffe during the height of the Battle of Britain in the early days of WWII.
Ultimate Warbird Flights are delighted to offer you the chance to experience what it was like for those pilots and take the controls of this legendary fighter for yourself with an unforgettable flight in our very own Supermarine Spitfire.
Hear the roar of the mighty Rolls Royce Merlin, feel the incredible manoeuvrability of the famed elliptical wing, and experience the ultimate in Spitfire Flight experiences with Ultimate Warbird Flights.
A LEGEND IN HER OWN RIGHT
Supermarine Spitfire ML407, affectionately known as 'The Grace Spitfire', was originally built at Castle Bromwich in early 1944 as a Mark IX single seat fighter and served in the front line of battle throughout the last twelve months of World War II with six different allied Squadrons of the RAF’s 2nd Tactical Air Force.
ML407 flew a total of 176 operational combat sorties amassing an impressive total 319 combat hours. ML407 was delivered to 485 New Zealand Squadron on the 29th April 1944 by Jackie Moggridge, one of the top lady pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA), where it became the ‘mount’ of Flying Officer Johnnie Houlton DFC who was accredited, whilst flying ML407, with the first enemy aircraft shot down over the Normandy beachhead on 6th June D-Day.
IT'S YOUR EXPERIENCE
At Ultimate Warbird Flights, we strive to make your Spitfire Flight a truly unforgettable experience.
From start to finish our focus is on making sure you feel safe, 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 both before and after your flight, take photos and watch you take off and land.
Ultimate Warbird Flights is a family business with over 35 years of experience operating WWII fighters and vintage aircraft.
It is safe to say these aircraft are more than just a passion!
"An experience neither of us will ever forget for the rest of our lives!!!"
Ben Fawkes - Trip Advisor
"I have wanted to Fly a Spitfire For as long as I can remember and it most certainly lived up to my expectations but 100% more."
Mark Barnett - Trip Advisor
We believe in the extra touches so from the very moment you book with us we like to go the extra mile, as part of your experience you will receive this beautiful briefing pack. The pack includes a pop-up Spitfire greetings card (great as a memento or to give as part of a surprise gift) and set of briefing notes specific to The Grace Spitfire in the original style of WWII pilots notes.
YOUR SPITFIRE FLIGHT INCLUDES
Spitfire welcome pack
Pop up Spitfire card (Blank inside for your message)
Flight information card
A 35, 45, 55 or 70 minute Spitfire experience*
The opportunity to fly the Spitfire under guidance of our expert pilot
A gift pack including a framed flight certificate, Spitfire mug and flight patch
Flights now operate from Sywell Aerodrome and London Oxford Aerodrome on selected dates.
Our Spitfire Flight experiences start from:
*Includes taxi out/in times and a minimum 25, 35, 45 or 60 minutes airborne time.
BOOK YOUR SPITFIRE FLIGHT TODAY
Book your Spitfire Flight online today using our secure online booking system.
Book online and Pay only a 10% deposit upfront, with the balance due 2 weeks prior to your flight*
We now have two fantastic location to choose from for our Spitfire Experiences!
Sywell Aerodrome is located in the heart of Northamptonshire within easy reach of the M1 & A14.
Boasting fantastic Art Deco styled facilities for you and your guests, Sywell is an excellent venue for your unforgettable Spitfire experience.
Ideally situated for easy access from London and the surrounding area, London Oxford Airport offers a fantastic departure point for your Spitfire experience.
Ultimate Warbird Flights are delighted to offer this new location for our Spitfire flights from 2022.
*We can also offer several flexible payment options to help spread the cost of your flight, please call us to discuss the available options further:
01604 800 570
DON'T FORGET TO ADD ONE OF OUR AMAZING EXTRAS!
CHECK YOUR SIX!
Take to the skies and relive the summer of 1940 with our incredible Spitfire and Buchon dog fight package.
For an extra £1000, you can tangle with with the Luftwaffe over the skies of Britain when you book any Spitfire Flight from Sywell on selected dates.
To book a dogfight experience, please call us to check availability:
01604 800 570
MAKE YOUR SPITFIRE FLIGHT EXTRA SPECIAL
Now you can really share your Spitfire Flight experience with this incredible add on option.
Thanks to The Blades Aerobatic Display Team, we can now offer a friend or family member the opportunity to fly alongside as you take your Spitfire Flight.
This is a truly unique experience that is exclusive to Ultimate Warbird Flights.
Hit the button below to find out more!
*AVAILABLE FROM SYWELL ONLY
Relive your experience with incredible 360° in-flight video footage!
All of our two seat aircraft are now fitted with 360° GoPro cameras, capable of capturing mind-blowing footage of your experience!
Embracing this cutting edge technology means that most home devices are currently unable to play the raw movie file without additional apps, so each flight is uploaded by us to a private domain in YouTube, a free to use and readily available platform. Following your flight, you will be sent a unique link, so that the footage is only visible to you and anyone you choose to share it with. The raw video file is also available on request.
Reliving your experience is best accomplished using the Google VR headset provided by us following your flight. After sliding your smartphone into the the headset, you can view the video through the lenses using a special function on YouTube. When moving your head, the phone automatically tracks your movements and changes the view, putting you right back in the experience!
If you're not sure whether to go for this option when you book your flight you can always wait until the day of your flight.. You will then be able to try a 360 video before you fly and make your decision then.
GoPro 360 package: £100
Please be aware that in rare occasions the technology can fail. In this case you will be refunded for your video but we can not refund you for the cost of the flight. Purchase of this product acknowledges this condition.