There are only 2 Spitfire simulators in the UK, and ours is one of them! The WFE simulator replicates the actual cockpit of a Spitfire, with full instrumentation and a realistic control column – the famous ‘Joystick’ – which incorporates a firing button for the machine guns. Flights commence after a thorough briefing by our instructor, to enable customers of any age above 16 to become an ‘ace’ pilot. Friends of the pilot can view the action in a nearby seating area. The Spitfire session can include a short period of ‘free flight’ when you get used to the controls, after which you will fly low – hedge hopping over the countryside – then be guided to perform some aerobatics – aileron rolls and even loops. You will experience what it looks like flying upside down over Dover. Now you will be ready to sightsee over London, spotting the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, The Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, and Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square. If you have the nerve, you can even try to fly through Tower Bridge. Next come the flights as a fighter pilot: historic air defence of England against German bombers, firstly against those attacking Dover, next against formations attacking London, then finally you will be dogfighting with Messerschmitt 109s. If you shoot some down you will get a certificate proving it.
(please note this is a relistic simulator which you have to climb in and out of, it requires a certain amount of mobility. Please check with us for advice before you book .)