Spitfire tour

Simon

Supporter
Last Friday
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night I attended a “Technical tour” of the Biggin Hill Heritage hangar with a bunch of pals from the Essex TR register. Not cheap at £150 per head but what a night! A full tour (2 groups of 5) of both hangars by a Spitfire pilot and an engineer with access to all the planes (2 Hurricanes, 8 spitfires) and the ability to look at all the started restorations (4 fuselages “in build”) and those awaiting their turn (at least another 4!!)
A truly fabulous experience lasting nearly 4 hours and topped off with them starting a Spitfire in the dark on the apron for us (and getting to push it back into the hangar)
Absolutely fantastic, would highly recommend it!
Simon
 

Randy V

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One of the very best fighters of World War 2.... Thanks for posting!
 

Doc Watson

Lifetime Supporter
I was posted to Biggen Hill in 1990 fresh out of officer training and the officers mess was full of WW1 and WW2 memorabilia including a tail fin from a ME109 and a prop from a Fokker triplane. I always wondered what happened to all those items when Biggen closed as an RAF station. I have been to the memorial flight and laid down in a Lancaster in the bombers position, half your body is protected by 4mm of essentially perspex, those guys had nerve.
 
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