Airfix is offering one lucky person the opportunity to experience an incredible once-in-a-lifetime flight in the iconic Spitfire aircraft.


In this stunning prize draw, anyone who purchases an Airfix Gift Set or Starter Set through the Airfix website will automatically have the opportunity to win the flight, which will take place in an authentic Spitfire during Summer 2023. The experience is with The Spitfire Academy.

Dale Luckhurst, Airfix Head of Brand, explained: “The competition is designed to encourage the people of Britain to get creative and pass down the joy of model building from generation to generation. Building Airfix models is a staple childhood memory for so many people around the world. The Spitfire is a British icon and, as such, is one of our most popular to build.”

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He continued: “It makes perfect sense for us to offer our customers the chance to bring one of their favourite models to life and win this incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience flight in an actual Spitfire. Even those who have never considered flying in a Spitfire, as trains, cars or boats are more their passion, cannot deny that a flight will induce one of the highest thrills of their lifetime. The winner of the Airfix prize draw will be able to fly a Spitfire TR.9 over the English Channel. En route, they’ll enjoy the sight of the Spitfire's famous elliptical wing passing over Britain’s green and pleasant land, and if they elect to try some aerobatics they’ll marvel at the power, manoeuvrability and grace of this aircraft. They will also have the opportunity to touch the controls and fly the aircraft themselves, so it really is an incredible prize.”

Dale concluded: “While the flight must be taken by those over 18 years old, and health conditions apply, we hope that customers of all ages will purchase a starter kit. Whether it’s a gift for an eight-year-old or a new hobby for those aged over 75, like ‘our’ Spitfire, the joy of model building is that everyone can get involved. It’s a passion that can be shared and passed down from generation to generation. We hope that this competition will ignite the inner model builder in everyone.” 

Entries to the prize draw will be applicable for Airfix Starter Set or Gift Set purchases (from £11.99) made on the Airfix website between October 1, 2022 and January 31, 2023. Terms and conditions apply, visit the prize draw page for full details.