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FLY IN THE GRACE SPITFIRE WITH HANDS ON EXPERIENCE – no deposit, payment is on the day of flight or two days in advance by transfer; a refund in full is offered if for any reason we do not fly that day.  Dates available now for July, August and September To book and all information on flights in the Grace Spitfire email   Remember when you fly in this genuinely historic Spitfire we give you a Flight Certificate and a 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 and after your flight you will be given a Certificate of your Flight and a Grace Spitfire Gift Pack to commemorate your flight.

‘Your’ flight:

• 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
• 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

‘Your’ 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

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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