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Great Britain

Warbird Hangar Tour & Fly With A Spitfire Experience

Dates

15-15 July 2019

Warbird Hangar Tour & Fly With A Spitfire Experience

‘Celebrating Classic Aviation’ is our motto and in 2019 Twynhams Tours is enhancing an already impressive aviation portfolio with an incredible line up of new tours, passenger flight opportunities and events.

Our Warbird Hangar Tour & Fly With A Spitfire Experience gives you behind-the-scenes access to world leading Spitfire experts, the Aircraft Restoration Company at Duxford Aerodrome. The ex-WWII Battle of Britain airfield, now home to the Imperial War Museum has numerous exhibitions celebrating flight through the ages and is the perfect location to immerse yourself in everything related to vintage aircraft.

Your day starts with a briefing by one of ARC's leading engineers and then moves on to a guided hangar tour of the Aircraft Restoration Company and Historic Flying hangars. You’ll get to see where the warbirds are restored from the ground up, serviced, maintained and operated from.


Your Spitfire Hangar Tour Experience culminates with a photo opportunity in an original Supermarine Spitfire

After a light buffet lunch it's time for the highlight of your tour. Travel back to the thirties in style in the de Havilland Dragon Rapide vintage airliner and enjoy a graceful sightseeing flight over Cambridge in one of the last flying Rapides in the world. Each of the eight seats on board has a large window, perfect for viewing the landscape below and allowing you to fully appreciate the graceful lines of the WWII Supermarine Spitfire that will join us during the flight.

Literally 'out of the blue' the Spitfire appears alongside in close formation, it feels like you could almost touch it's wingtips, an evocative and awe inspiring piece of aerial choreography that few people ever get the chance to experience. The Spitfire pilot will perform graceful arcing turns and spend time on both sides of the Rapide, gives everyone a chance to take plenty of photos! Finally peeling away in true Battle of Britain style to reveal its legendary elliptical wing shape as it returns to base.