RAF Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, near London was a vital fighter station during World War Two. Lying on top of the North Downs in Kent, 600 feet above sea level, it was ideally situated to lead the fight against Hitler’s Luftwaffe attacks on England. Today, the Spitfires are back! The Heritage Hangar is not a museum, but the world’s largest working facility dedicated to the operation, maintenance and restoration of Spitfire aircraft. In addition to the numerous Spitfires, there are other WW2 fighters, including a Hurricane, a German Messerschmitt Bf109E and a collection of classic vehicles.
The aircraft within the hangar change as projects
and maintenance are completed, but typically there are more than twelve Spitfires of various marks. Nowhere else in the world will you be able to enjoy such a concentration of Spitfire activity, more than a whole squadron in fact.Tours are conducted several times each week all year round, with morning or afternoon opportunities. There is ample free parking and guests are welcomed in to reception before being led into the main working hangar where before them lies an amazing array of Spitfires. Apart from observing the work in progress, each of the aircraft is visited in turn, with the history and technical details being described by a knowledgeable guide. There is plenty of opportunity for questions and answers and photography is encouraged at any time. They also conduct passenger flights in Spitfire aircraft from Biggin Hill, so if there is flying activity, test flights or engine runs being completed you will get a chance to view these in close proximity. You can even fly yourself subject to weather and availability on the day of your visit.
We now also offer the chance for the public to fly in a two-seat Spitfire. this is the ultimate thrill to experience flying in this iconic aircraft from such an iconic wartime airfield as Biggin Hill. We fly from March to October, so early booking is essential. If this does not appeal, then we do offer you the chance to take a hangar tour, when we allow you to just sit in the cockpit of a Spitfire.