To the best of our information there are about 50 Spitfires currently flying Worldwide. Of these only five are two-seaters (converted Mark 9’s), three in the UK and two in the USA. UK CAA regulations forbid the use of aircraft that do not have civil public transport certification for paid for passenger flights, and the poor old ‘Spit’ wasn’t designed to public transport rules. Similar rules apply in the USA.
However the owner of one of the US based aircraft is willing to take people along with him on a cost-sharing basis. These costs are far from trivial, a Spitfire is very expensive to run, but it can be arranged through Tiger Airways. Flights are of about 45 minutes duration and cost will be around $2,500. Additionally there is the cost of a return flight to the USA and travel and accommodation whilst there (the Spitfire is normally based in Aspen, Colorado; Denver is the nearest International Airport).
For more information about these flights you can e-mail us at email@example.com or call us on 01452 854 141, you may even find yourself talking to one of the pilots.