Thursday, April 20, 2017

Flight in a Spitfire: Some Facts to Help You Enjoy Airborne Adventures

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to ride in a fighter plane? History buffs and intrepid explorers will certainly have fun with their experience on board. Take for example the historic spitfire plane. Here are some quick facts that may spark your interest.

What’s in a Name?

You can say the name says a lot of about a plane’s qualities. In this case, the term “spitfire” is derived from an English word meaning “strong” or “fiery.” And if you look at the plane, with its robust body and aggressive nose and wings, it’s easy to imagine how the name fits how it looks.

Bulky at 2,400 kilograms, there’s no doubt that the Spitfire is ready for whatever heavy-duty action it may face. When it was used during the war, it was renowned for its impressive speed reaching up to 582 kph. This impressive plane could go all the way up to as much as 7,000 metres in as little as 9 minutes. It’s also been said that it can clock even faster when it nosedives. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2oY51xo

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Fly in a Spitfire to See the Sights from a Brand New and Unique Perspective

If you’re the adventurous type who would like to try something new and out of the ordinary, or perhaps you would just like to experience something memorable, a flying tour is an experience unlike any other.

It’s definitely something out of the ordinary, since tours are usually conducted by foot, in buses, or in cars. Flying on a plane over an area of interest to see spectacular views, however, is not often something that comes off the top of people’s minds when they think about tours.

Flight tours are perfect for locations with fantastic aerial views, such as the white cliffs of the Needles, and the gorgeous stretch of the English Channel. More than simply taking in the sights from an aerial perspective, you can do a variety of other activities while in it too, such as taking the opportunity to do some aerial photography, or perhaps even take the controls yourself. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2oXCnvz

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Spitfire Flights Recommended for the High-Flying Adventurers Seeking Something New

Having the opportunity to ride a spitfire is certainly something that’s one for the books. This British single-seat fighter aircraft is historic in its own right, having been used to defend Britain by no less than the Royal Air Force during World War II.

If you’re a history buff and an intrepid, high-flying explorer, therefore, this should be a great ride to take. Even if you’re not exactly inclined to flying fighter planes, you may be surprised to find how enjoyable it is. For all you know, you might get hooked on it too such that you’ll want to take up flying as a new hobby or interest.

High-Flying Adventures

One of the reasons why spitfire adventures are so in demand is because of the history associated with these fighter planes. Being inside one, however, is an experience all in itself. Should you fancy yourself manning the cockpit of such a powerful, flying machine, you can at the very least get as up close and personal as you can. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2oDwgcr

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Spitfire Flights: Reminders of Victory and Sources of New Experiences

The history of the United Kingdom is riddled with vicious battles against foreign aggressors, mostly during the past World Wars. The Second World War earned the nation one of the most significant triumphs in history: the victory over Germany during the Battle of Britain. For the most part, Britain owes this achievement to what was then the pinnacle of technology: the Spitfire.

A recently posted article for HelloMagazine.com featured Prince Harry’s experience flying and riding a Spitfire. The Spitfire flight was in conjunction with the launching of a Spitfire Flight Scholarship for wounded ex-servicemen, a project run by Boultbee Flight Academy in partnership with The Royal Foundation’s Endeavour Fund. The purpose of the program is to honour and inspire the wounded, injured, and sick service personnel and veterans.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Adrenaline-Pumping Spitfire Flights Offer a Different Kind of “High”

75 years ago, Britain was in great peril after being peppered by German bombs. It was only a matter of time, however, before the Crown decided the country had enough. In one valiant stand against the Luftwaffe, the Royal Air Force exacted air superiority over the Nazis in what is now known as the Battle of Britain, proving that air power alone can indeed win a major battle. The soldiers that won the fight? A collection of young-but-raring pilots in the cockpits of their trusted “warbirds,” the Spitfires.

The Spitfire was considered a matchup nightmare for Hitler’s Junkers, Messerschmitt, and Dorniers. It was a short-range, high-performance interceptor aircraft capable of reaching top speeds no other plane in its era could achieve. Flying alongside the trusty Hawker Hurricane, the Spitfire proved to be a menacing foe for the Luftwaffe, which were once thought capable of decimating the RAF in days.

Nowadays, the same planes that quite literally helped “save” Britain from a WW2 German occupation can now be experienced in all their glory via specialised Spitfire flights, offered by firms like Boultbee Flight Academy. Express contributor John Ingham tried flying one himself, and the experience, he says, was one “for a lifetime.”