The Spitfire. 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 Spitfire. 

Hear the roar of the mighty Rolls Royce Merlin, feel the incredible manoeuvrability of the famed elliptical wing, and experience the ultimate in warbird experiences with Ultimate Warbird Flights.

a legend in it's own right


The Grace Spitfire ML407 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. 



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!



When you book a Spitfire Flight with Ultimate Warbird Flights, you will receive our fantastic gift pack absolutely free!

A beautiful reminder of an incredible experience, your pack includes your flight itinerary, popup Spitfire card and exclusive Spitfire Pilots notes for ML407 written by the pilots who fly her.


Make sure you read them thoroughly, there will be a test! 



Free Spitfire welcome pack, including exclusive pilots notes written by Spitfire pilots

Popup Spitfire card

Flight information card

35 Minute experience* in The Grace Spitfire, ML407

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

From £2750

*25 Minutes minimum flight time from take off to Landing. Does not include strap in & taxi time.

Wed, Thu, Fri


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!


An incredible opportunity for a family member or friend to join you in the skies!


gopro footage

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



Order form enclosed with booking confirmation

dvd in-flight movie

A professionally edited movie of your 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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