Virgin Experience Days Fly Alongside a Spitfire - Castle Ashby Tour - Sywell, Northamptonshire 

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Total £529.99

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Get up close to a Spitfire on ground and in flight as it appears as your wingman, and take an aerial tour of Castle Ashby too with this Fly Alongside a Spitfire - Castle Ashby Tour.

Produced in greater numbers than any other British aircraft, the Spitfire is a beacon of Britain’s aerial supremacy before, during and after the Second World War. You’ll get to see why from a seat on board a de Havilland Devon, an ex RAF passenger aircraft, as a Spitfire flies within smiling distance of your window.

As you cruise along you’ll be able to take in breathtaking views of Castle Ashby and the surrounding grounds, while the Spitfire manoeuvres around your plane with characteristic ease. Keep your camera to hand for some amazing air to air snaps!

Fancy an even closer view? You’ve got a Sit In A Spitfire upgrade included, meaning you can realise your dream of sitting in the cockpit of the MkIX St George Spitfire (be sure to get your photo taken!) and look around its workings as it sits regally on the airfield.

This experience is available on selected dates throughout the flying season. Please note flying time in this classic aircraft is restricted to help preserve and maintain the aircraft, hence availability is strictly limited.

We recommend you book at least eight weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability.

Please allow 1 hour for this experience - the flight itself will last approximately 20 minutes.

There are no specific medical requirements but if in doubt please consult your doctor. You must be physically able to climb in and out of the aircraft.

Spectators are welcome, and facilities on site usually include the availability of hot drinks and snacks.

The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary according to location.

  • Voucher Valid Info: N
  • 20 minute flight in an RAF de Havilland Devon
  • Spend 10 minutes in close formation, wing to wing with the Spitfire
  • Take in a stunning aerial view of Castle Ashby and the surrounding countryside
  • Sit in the Spitfire’s cockpit as it sits ready on the Sywell airfield
  • Experience gift pack and cancellation indemnity
  • Minimum age: 12 years (under 18’s need to be accompanied by a paying adult)
  • Minimum height: 4ft 7in. Maximum height: 6ft 3in
  • Maximum weight: 15 stone
  • Your voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of issue
  • Please note: You must have booked and taken your experience before the expiry date