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FLY IN THE GRACE SPITFIRE WITH HANDS ON EXPERIENCE – our Grace Spitfire 2018 flight dates have now been released. To book your flight in the Grace Spitfire ML407 in 2018 email us at:- 

When you fly in this genuinely historic Spitfire it is the Grace family who will look after you whilst you enjoy their treasured Spitfire which we have been flying people in for over 30 years plus we give you a Flight Certificate and a Grace Spitfire Gift Pack.

Experience a 25 minute (airborne) flight in the Grace Spitfire which is the genuine article, this original iconic Mark IX Spitfire flew 320 combat hours in WWII including shooting down the first enemy aircraft on the D-Day landings.

When you fly in the Grace Spitfire ML407, one of the few genuine original Mark IX Spitfires you will be seated in the seat that many Battle of Britain Veteran Pilots have sat it to enjoy again flying in a Spitfire, plus numerous Celebrities, you will be briefed at the aircraft prior to your flight by Carolyn Grace and after your flight you will be given a Certificate of your Flight and a Grace Spitfire Gift Pack to commemorate your flight.  The Grace family handle your Grace Spitfire Experience all the way through ensuring personally you have the best time:

Your flight in the Grace Spitfire :

  • You can take control of the Spitfire during your flight guided by the pilot
  • You will be astounded at the flying characteristics of the Spitfire
  • The pilot can fly aerobatic and combat manoeuvres during your flight if you like
  • You will gain a sense of how it felt to be a Spitfire Fighter Pilot
  • You will soar through the sky with limitless ease in a manner never before felt
  • You will have a 35 minute experience, 25 minutes which is airborne time
  • Book this truly unique experience in the Grace Spitfire for cost of £2,790

About the Grace Spitfire:

  • Delivered by Jackie Moggridge, famous lady pilot of the ATA to front line Squadron
  • Was flown in more combat hours (320) than any other surviving Spitfire
  • Johnnie Houlton DFC flying ML407 shot down first enemy aircraft on D-Day
  • Remained operational in 7 front line Squadrons for entire last year of the War
  • Saved from being scrapped by conversion to two seat trainer in 1950
  • Was flown as Advanced Trainer for Irish Air Corps until 1960
  • Restored to flying condition by (the late) Nick Grace in 1985 in Cornwall
  • Owned and flown by the Grace family – Nick then Carolyn and Richard Grace
  • Maintained by the Grace family’s Maintenance Organisation – Air Leasing Ltd
  • The Spitfire of internationally acclaimed series ‘Spitfire Ace’
  • Flew in Top Gear Series, flying Richard Hammond
  • Flew James May in Toy Stories Series
  • Flew Sir David Jason in Battle of Britain ITV Series
  • Has remained operational (flying) for longer than any Spitfire
  • It is the Grace family who book and handle your flight we have no agents

The Grace Spitfire

What will happen during your flight experience with the Grace Spitfire at Sywell Aerodrome, Northampton:

After a full verbal briefing from our team,  and in-depth talk with the pilot you will be ready to be flown in our Spitfire. During your flight the pilot will show you how responsive the flying controls are including how manoeuvrable the Spitfire is perhaps by flying the classic Victory Roll and other related manoeuvres. The choice will be yours to make. Your friends and family will be escorted by our team out to the Spitfire to witness you in the aircraft, feel the ambience of this iconic Spitfire and see your elation upon your return.

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