The Manston Spitfire Experience

Spitfire Simulator For The RAF Manston Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum
Spitfire Simulator For The RAF Manston Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum
Spitfire Simulator For The RAF Manston Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum
Spitfire Simulator For The RAF Manston Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum
Spitfire Simulator For The RAF Manston Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum
Spitfire Simulator For The RAF Manston Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum
Spitfire Simulator For The RAF Manston Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum
Spitfire Simulator For The RAF Manston Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum

Visitor Information

Opening Hours
10am - 5pm (Summer Opening Times)

Free Car and Coach Parking
Disabled Access
Merlin Café open daily

The Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum
The Airfield
Manston Road
Ramsgate
Kent CT12 5DF
[Get Directions]

Tel: 01843 821940
Email: enquiries@spitfiremuseum.org.uk

A 30 minute simulator flight costs £30.00

Please note the following terms and conditions apply to the simulator:

  • The simulator is not suitable for under 16’s.
  • Booking is essential (bookings within the Museum opening times)
  • Bookings must be made online. We are not currently able to accept any bookings made on the phone or in person.
  • We cannot accept bookings for Mondays
  • Maximum weight of 18 stone (110kg) and minimum height of 5' (152cm). Maximum width at shoulders 24” (60cm).
  • Please note there is no disabled access thus a reasonable degree of fitness and mobility is required to climb IN and OUT of the cockpit.
  • You will receive full instruction from a qualified instructor on the date of your experience, which will include a briefing.
  • Please be aware that the instructor reserves the right to terminate your experience in the event of misuse, emergency or a health & safety concern.
  • The RAF Manston Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Museum is not liable for any injuries as a result of mis-use of the simulator.
  • Simulator gift vouchers are available to purchase from the Museum shop

More about the simulator project

We are pleased to announce that thanks to the generous support of local stakeholders, charities, businesses and visitors, we have now raised the required £15,000.00 to install the Spitfire Simulator.

We are very excited about the simulator and thank all our donors for helping us to get it installed in the museum. As a result of this fundraising success we can confirm that the Simulator is definitely coming and is estimated to be open to the public in April 2018.

That said, please don’t hesitate to keep supporting the fund as the any money raised above the £15,000.00 will be used towards securing virtual reality technology and improving the graphics for the simulator, thus creating an even more immersive experience for our visitors in the future!

Sitting alongside our genuine Second World War Spitfire MkXVI, the simulator will help to answer in part, the age old question of “what is was like to fly a Spitfire?”.

Using authentic WWII controls, visitors will be able to take off, fly and land a Mk XVI Spitfire whilst sitting in a realistic cockpit!

In addition to making our visitor experience more immersive, the simulator will also promote education at the museum and hopefully, raise funds which will be re-invested in the Museum.

Our aim with the simulator is:

  • Give visitors a flavour of what flying a real Spitfire is like.
  • Continue our mission to Engage, Educate and Inspire our local community.
  • Be more secure and relevant in the future.
  • Raise additional funds which we can invest in improving our visitor services
  • Above all, the simulator will be good fun!

Sponsors and Suppliers

We are indebted to our sponsors, who gave invaluable time and expertise to the project and also to the businesses who supplied all the equipment to make the simulator possible.

Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar who generously support us in covering our marketing.

Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar who generously support us in covering our marketing.

Beachshore Design Limited who generously provide our website and online booking system.

Beachshore Design who generously provide our website and online booking system.

Creative Cockpits. Suppliers of the Spitfire cockpit.

Creative Cockpits. Suppliers of the Spitfire cockpit.

The Change Organisation. Suppliers of the simulator PC hardware / software.

The Change Organisation. Suppliers of the simulator PC hardware / software.

Spitsim. Suppliers of the simulator controls

Spitsim. Suppliers of the simulator controls.

You Can Help

By donating either via our collection boxes or online via this link.

Our current total: £15,000.00

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