Sit in a spit


Spitfire Restoration Hangar Tours of the facility are available on regular Saturdays and Sundays for £49 and are led by a knowledgable guide who can describe the history of each aircraft and answer any questions. Those that wish to take the opportunity can also sit in a Spitfire for an additional charge of £40 and have the controls explained in detail. Group sizes are deliberately kept small, with no more than 6 people on each, ensuring that visitors can enjoy close, unhindered access to the iconic Spitfire in an unmatched historical setting. Photography is permitted and your guide can take photographs of you with your own camera when you sit in the cockpit. Please be aware that this is a working hangar facility on a live airfield with loud machinery sometimes in operation, so is not suitable for the very young or pets, however wheelchair access is very good, with no steps to negotiate and parking close to the entrance.


There is nowhere else in the world that you can see a squadron’s worth of Spitfires up close all year-round and all the restoration work that supports their continued operation.