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Boultbee Flight Academy

Chichester, United Kingdom
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About Boultbee Flight Academy
Boultbee Flight Academy is the world's first Spitfire training school and approved Spitfire and Mustang Flight Provider. Spitfires and Mustangs must continue to grace the skies of the UK. Whilst stunning on the ground they cannot be truly understood until they are experienced flying. Our aim at Boultbee Flight Academy is keep these aircraft in the air and to open the doors of the Spitfire world to the public. We offer Spitfire experience flights and Mustang experience flights to non-pilots and Spitfire training to pilots. A flight in a Spitfire or a Mustang is an incredible experience whether you are a pilot or not and we believe it should be available to everyone with an interest. A Spitfire, or indeed a Mustang flight, really is everything you will hope it to be and more. Please carry on reading for details of the products and experiences we have on offer.
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Jtomlin97 wrote a review Dec 2020
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
A fantastic experience, one I will be repeating in the future if nothing else to nail the landing. Well worth every penny.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Jeremy C wrote a review Dec 2020
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A great experience in itself but I think vital to do a few of these before the real thing which my Wife is very kindly buying me in the New Year. I have flown another Spitfire Simulator but this is way superior. The Instructor (Nigel) was excellent and as we had a few minutes took us into the Hangar to look over the MkIX and the 'Silver' Spitfire. Certainly going to book another couple of Simulator sessions for January & February.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Culture656301 wrote a review Nov 2020
Aylsham, United Kingdom4 contributions
I booked a double slot (approx 60 mins) and it was worth every penny. To be clear, I am a qualified pilot but had not flown an aircraft of this type before. I was sent a briefing pack which allowed me to prepare for the session and get the most from it. Becoming qualified to fly a Spitfire on your own is something very few people get to do, but this was a more affordable way of making a childhood dream come true. Nigel was my instructor and was an excellent host despite the COVID-19 restrictions. He ascertained my background and tailored the session to achieve my aims. An hour seems like a long time but it passed in a flash and I would recommend the extra expenditure to get the most of a wonderful experience!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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John C wrote a review Oct 2020
Totland Bay, United Kingdom2 contributions
I had a flight in the spitfire at Solent airport and the whole experience from booking to finish was totally worth the money you pay . Simon at Solent airport is a credit to the spitfire experience and Andy who flew the plane was just as nice .I’m still on a high even two days afterwards and this will live with me for a long time I can’t thank them enough.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Steve wrote a review Oct 2020
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Excellent experience after briefing from our instructor Nigel, climbed into the cockpit and took to the skies over the Solent, excellent clear concise instructions made the experience exceptional, even managed to land. Would recommend to anyone with a love of spitfires from non flyer (like myself) to experienced pilot.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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