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The Spitfire Experience

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The Spitfire Experience.

Arriving I was shown into a building which inside was a wartime mockup of an airfield hut with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Petworth, United Kingdom
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An Outstanding Bucket Wish List

As a child I first heard the roar of a Lancaster and from thst moment on I wanted to fly a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arriving I was shown into a building which inside was a wartime mockup of an airfield hut with authentic memorabilia. I was greeted by my instructor, he showed me to the Spitfire simulator I climbed in and was shown the controls.It was not long before...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mikestubb2_8
Reviewed 1 week ago

This really is a great experience for flyers or non-flyers alike. A very welcoming set up with an excellent briefing before you begin but as soon as you are "airborne" you forget you are sitting in a fixed base simulator and are immediately absorbed into...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John0197
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a child I first heard the roar of a Lancaster and from thst moment on I wanted to fly a Spitfire. Yesterday my dream became reality. I shot up an air strip, went into a steep climb and executed a barrel roll and promptly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Thabakate
Reviewed 2 November 2018

We were made to feel very welcome when we arrived. The realism of the pilot's rest area was brilliant with the Spitfire cockpit at one end of the best 'man shed' I have ever seen. My instructor was Chris and he knows his stuff. He...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Bryan M
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Really good experience - the people assisting were friendly and helpful, it was a realistic and exciting and we'll definitely be back.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

I greatly enjoyed my one hour “flight” in the Soitfire and would readily do it again some time. The controls were extremely responsive and although I wouldn’t claim to be anything more than a novice after my session, with the patient and expert assistance of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank johnchapmanfolk
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Great fun. Very realistic and a great experience. It was a present from my brother-in-law for my son and I, so fun for all ages. You start to understand why these wonderful machines were so loved and so effective in battle. Feels like your in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PatD612
Reviewed 8 September 2018

A former BA pilot, Brian, has developed a replica Spitfire simulator in a shed in his Sussex garden, and it is a fantastic experience for flying enthusiasts young and old. With the help of instructor and former Lightning pilot, Peter, I felt like I was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Colin W
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

I came across this simulator ride quite by accident when browsing TripAdvisor for things to do in this area - well what a find! Luckily for us Brian was able to accommodate our two chaps for the day and time we were going to be...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MissMelly2
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Both of my boys spent time in the simulator with Brian guiding them on the controls. The cockpit was very realistic and the graphics excellent. They were taught take off and landing, barrel rolls, flying under a bridge and doing a fly past, all with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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9 December 2018|
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Response from johnchapmanfolk | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know - I would recommend that you ask them when you book it.
Des K
27 November 2018|
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Response from Jeffster007 | Reviewed this property |
Boys? 18 & 15? They'll feel right at home!
Sally S
1 September 2018|
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Response from henrietta_palmer | Reviewed this property |
From memory it was about £40 - a fantastic bargain. I bought one 'go' for myself as well as for my husband. I'm really glad I got a chance to do it.