When to see the iconic Spitfire over Greater Manchester


The iconic Spitfire will fly over the skies of Greater Manchester next weekend (April 26 to 29).

In a rare opportunity, members of the public are being offered a chance to fly in the Spitfire, an original two-seater training variant, itself from Blackpool airport.

There are a limited number of flights available, with 30, 45 and 55 minute slots up for grabs.

READ MORE: 'I went to the UK's top seaside destination for less than a fiver and had the best day out'

The public will be able to watch the aircraft arrive and depart from Blackpool airport, with regular flights expected from 9.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm across the entire weekend (Friday 29th April to Monday 29th April).

The Spitfire will be flying different routes across the North West across the weekend - depending on where customers have requested to fly.

Customers can expect to receive a detailed pre-flight briefing covering the aircraft, equipment and safety procedures, approximately 10 minutes taxiing and engine checks, a digital video of the experience and up to three guests who can come along to watch from the viewing gallery.

For more information on prices, routes and bookings, head to their website - https://www.spitfireofthenorth.com/.

*Routes are subject to change depending on the weather.