The Spitfire Experience

The Spitfire Experience, Wisborough Green: Hours, Address, The Spitfire Experience Reviews: 5/5

The Spitfire Experience
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Other Fun & Games • Game & Entertainment Centers
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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mark w
Ashford2 contributions
Nov 2021
Went there on saturday morning my voucher was two years old which they honoured due to being closed for Covid, excellent experience and Chris is the perfect instructor. Would highly recommend for any adult
Written November 22, 2021
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John M
Southampton, UK11 contributions
Nov 2021
As a lover of the Spitfire, I had been looking forward to doing this for quite a while. Well, I finally got around to it, and I have to say it was a brilliant experience! The cockpit is a reproduction of a real Spitfire one, including I believe some genuine parts. While the controls are few, it is a challenging but enjoyable experience. The instructors, who are all volunteers, are very knowledgeable and helpful. I highly recommend the Spitfire Experience, especially as their main aim is to raise money for RAF charities.
Written November 7, 2021
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james h h
Colchester, UK57 contributions
Oct 2021
Wonderful experience, starting with a very warm welcome, Sitting in the cockpit really did feel like the real thing, the flight itself was superb,you really did feel the plane move as you banked and turned, best £40 i've spent in a long time, would certainly recommend to anyone to try
Written October 31, 2021
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Carrie W
Guildford, UK9 contributions
Oct 2021
One really has to fly this to believe it no words can explain how brilliant this experience is.
Can't wait to go again.
Written October 28, 2021
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David H
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Couples
My daughter and I went on this and had a great time. The instructor was excellent very informative and great fun. I really felt like I was flying a Spitfire. I can't recommend it enough.
Written August 18, 2021
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Tedontop
2 contributions
Jun 2021 • Solo
Just back from a Spitfire sortie. Cannot recommend this experience highly enough. It’s always been a dream of mine to fly in a “Spit” but to date not winning the lottery has put flying in one as a passenger on the Bucket list until Mr Lottery decides otherwise 😉. So what is so special about Brian Smith, his assistant trainers and “The Spitfire Experience” Wisborough Green you may ask? Where do I start? From the initial welcome in the Flight Hut you are made to feel relaxed and introduced to your trainer, the Spitfire (a true representation of a Spit cockpit) the controls and then through the practical considerations to get her off the ground and back down again. I won’t go into the detail of what flight activities you can experience because I felt that the Instructors ( mine was Jerry) are able to tailor to suit your abilities, which suited me down to the ground (without it being a thump!). It truly was a fantastic experience and thoroughly enjoyable. I was accompanied by my wife who also enjoyed the session taking photos and enjoying the flight hut environment and WWII memorabilia which is present in abundance. Congratulations Brian and team what you have created here is more than a little piece of fun, it’s a true gem which made an Old timer like me very happy! Cannot thank you enough for sharing the flight experience with me (and my wife.) I started reading your Book as soon as I got back home which is again proving to be another pleasurable experience. Chocks Away…….. Garad!
Written July 22, 2021
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Keith1004
Rudgwick, UK61 contributions
Jul 2019
Two grandchildren, 12 and 14, just squeezed into the height restriction (so they can reach controls/pedals), they absolutely loved it, flying their spitfire, take-off, looks, rolls, under a bridge and the forward views amazing, great resolution. Fabulous instructors who were patient yet never talked down to the kids. Worth every penny, the adults now all want a go!
Written February 12, 2020
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I am so glad they had a good time., and they were able to reach the controls and operate the simulator safely.
Written October 19, 2021
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james c
Greater London, UK7 contributions
Jan 2020
Where to start?
The set up is in a real shed full of memorabilia and the instructor knows his stuff.
The simulator is fully functioning with real Spitfire parts and although it doesn’t actually move you would swear it does.
The instructor takes you through the flight and how everything works then you start the engine (brilliant noise) set the flaps, throttle up, keep on the runway with the rudder, pull back on the stick climb away, flaps an undercarriage up.
Then you go through a set of manoeuvres, after which you get to see yourself go past.
Thirty minutes felt like ten, it was over too soon.
If you want to fly a Spitfire but haven’t got £2000 to do the real thing this is pretty dam close and well worth it, I would gladly go round again.
Written January 26, 2020
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Skydrew69
Horsham, UK6 contributions
Jan 2020
Absolutely fantastic morning! Jerry’s instructions were professional, friendly and informative! Didn’t want it to end!
Written January 14, 2020
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Curiosity602421
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Solo
Had a great informative experience that i can only describe as brilliant! especially when a fly crossed in front of the screens and was described as bandit 3 oclock!!!
Written January 13, 2020
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