News Spitfire Visitor Centre

"Team meetings are an open opportunity to come together, reflect on progress and help each other."

We offer a unique setting to host your:
• Team building days
• Corporate events
• Brainstorming meetings
• Networking sessions
• Company milestone events and more.

With free parking, complimentary teas and coffees available all day in our WW2 themed NAAFI, outside catering to suit your needs, complete privacy throughout your visit and great photo opportunities with our replica Spitfires and Hurricane, this will truly be a day to remember! 🤝

Contact us at visits@spitfirevisitorcentre.co.uk to find out more.

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Are you following us on TikTok yet? 🤔
With behind the scenes footage from inside our work units and updates on restorations 🛠 it's definitely worth a look! 👀

📱TikTok: @spitfirevisitorcentre

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Teamwork makes the dream work! 💪

Could your skills, enthusiasm and experience benefit our team of volunteers? 🛠
Do you have a few hours a week to spare? ⏰
Want to make new friends who share a love of aviation history? 🤝✈

We are always looking to expand our team, especially as we edge nearer to the start of a new season, so drop us a message to register your interest! 😁👍

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⏳We are counting down the days until we reopen our doors and welcome you all back to the Spitfire Visitor Centre, at Hangar 42, Blackpool Airport! ✈

Come and join us on the first weekend in March, to step back in time and discover what life was like in an operational RAF hangar during WW2 🪂👨‍✈️

Tickets available at:
www.spitfirevisitorcentre.co.uk
www.ticketsource.co.uk

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✈ Today, the 9th of January, marks the anniversary of the first flight of the Avro Lancaster prototype BT308, in 1941 at RAF Ringway, Cheshire.

✈ The Lancaster has its origins in the twin-engine Avro Manchester which had been developed during the late 1930s in response to the Air Ministry Specification for a capable medium bomber for world-wide use.

✈ March 1942 saw the first operational mission for the Lancaster and the finest hour for the aircraft came in the 1943 “Dam Buster” raids by 617 Squadron.

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"Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world." 🌍

Thanks to Blackpool FC Community Trust School for these photos taken during their recent visit to Hangar 42 📸🙏

Find out about our new Educational Programme 📚 by visiting www.spitfirevisitorcentre.co.uk or get in touch to book your visit via:
visits@spitfirevisitorcentre.co.uk 📧

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Our Mk II Spitfire 'Vicky' during production for the film adaptation of David Walliam's hit book: 'Grandpa's Great Escape' 📖
Have you see this film? If so, did you spot Vicky?! 🎬✈

Since its formation in 2009, the volunteers from the Lytham St Annes Spitfire Ground Display Team at the Spitfire Visitor Centre have been attending air shows, period events and supporting filming for both big and small screens across the UK and Europe 📽🌍
Please get in touch for more information about hiring our hangar, aircraft or exhibits! ✈👍

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Another great article by the Blackpool Gazette! 🙏 You can read it on their website or Facebook page 🤓📰

2022 is going to be an exciting year! ✈🙏

You can already book your tickets to visit us when we reopen in March!
Just head to either www.ticketsource.co.uk and search for 'Spitfire Visitor Centre' or use the link on our website www.spitfirevisitorcentre.co.uk to secure your tickets 😃👍

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Happy New Year! 🥳
Wishing you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2022! 🎇

It is only 9 weeks until we re-open our doors again 😃 and tickets are now on sale! 👍
Our first public open days of 2022 will be Saturday March 5th & Sunday March 6th. Limited tickets are available for each date and can be purchased via http://www.ticketsource.co.uk or by using the link on our website http://www.spitfirevisitorcentre.co.uk

See you there! ✈

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⭐ Highlights of 2021! ⭐

✈ The Saving Amy Airspeed Oxford Restoration Team have made some fantastic progress this year...
The Cheetah conservation project, a new propeller, the bomb selector panel, control column restoration, donated nose cone section and more!

A huge well done to the incredibly motivated team leader, Eric Watkiss, and to the fantastic group of enthusiastic and talented individuals involved in this restoration! 👏

Please make sure you're following the Facebook page 'Saving Amy' to keep up to date with this hardworking team's progress throughout 2022! 🛠

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⭐Highlights of 2021!⭐

January:

"It was an honour for the team to be trusted by Barry Wallond to take over stewardship of his Spitfire, and with that in mind, she will remain in the Polish markings of PL279.
All of our Spitfires at Hangar 42 have been given names... Barry's will be known as "Mawgan" as a tribute to Barry and the little corner of Cornwall he loved so much.

Please help us restore this former Cornish landmark to her former glory by donating just £5.00 via a TEXT message from a UK Mobile. Simply text the word HANGAR42 to 70970 to help fund the restoration of this much loved Spitfire.
You can also donate online worldwide by making a google search for platform.nationalfundingscheme.org and searching HANGAR42"

🙏❤

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❄Wishing our visitors, supporters, friends and everyone within the Armed Forces, a very merry and safe Christmas, from all of our team members! 🎄🥳🎁
We hope to see you all in the new year! 🙏✈

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✈ Raven Cockpits, who operate their MkV Spitfire Simulator out of our Spitfire Visitor Centre, are now members of the European Training and Simulation Association (ETSA).

✈ A flight in the Spitfire Simulator provides an excellent all round experience, with the flight being as close to the real thing as possible! It also makes a fantastic gift for someone so please get in touch through http://www.ravencockpits.co.uk to book.

'ETSA undergoes, and co-ordinates, research, development and innovation work to promote and help instigate, improve and extend the widespread use and efficacy of modelling and simulation technologies (including virtual, augmented and mixed reality) and practices for training and other applications throughout the European community.'

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🟡 We are always looking to honour the service men and women of the RAF and are keen to welcome WW2 WAAF re-enactors into our ranks for the 2022 season.

🟡 Are you looking for a group to join? Or for a suitable location to display your WAAF or ATA displays..? 🤔
Then why not get in touch with us via PM and organise a visit to the Spitfire Visitor Centre Hangar 42 during the winter closure period ✈

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🤓 It was our absolute pleasure to host Mayfield Primary School during their school's visit to Hangar 42 recently. The children were exceptionally well behaved and we hope they all took something positive away from the experience!

📖 We are accepting bookings NOW for educational visits, which will take place from March 2022 onwards, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

➡️ For more information or to book, please contact us via:

🌐 http://www.spitfirevisitorcentre.co.uk
📧 visits@spitfirevisitorcentre.co.uk

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✈ Today is the anniversary of The Wright brothers' first aeroplane flight, on December the 17th 1903.

✈ It lasted just 12 seconds and news of the feat made it into only four newspapers the next morning!

✈ Yet, the pioneering, 120-foot flight in a fragile airplane over Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, had an enormous impact on the entire world.

✈ It is truly amazing to think how far aviation, engineering and aerospace has progressed since then!

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