SPITFIRE LEGEND PARTNERSHIP
Hampshire and the Solent region were the centre of the world for aviation research and development between 1910 and 1960. More than 26 aircraft manufacturers made this area their home and built everything from biplanes to spacecraft, and of course the legendary Spitfire.
Solent Sky depicts the incredible story of aviation in Hampshire and the Solent region, with more than 20 airframes from the golden age of aviation.
Southampton Airport is a regional airport owned by AGS Airports Ltd serving around 40 direct European destinations with great onward connections to the world. Southampton Airport was the location of the Spitfire's maiden flight in 1936.
BIGGIN HILL HERITAGE HANGAR
The Heritage Hangar was founded in early 2011 to house the activities of The Spitfire Company (Biggin Hill) Limited, with the purpose of restoring a single Spitfire. From this it has grown to the point where it has now a whole squadron’s worth and completed its sixth airworthy example. At any one time, the hangar is a hive of activity with several ongoing restorations. In the past up close access to Spitfires has been available to only a lucky few, but now you can take a tour round the facility and see at first hand what goes into putting a Spitfire back in the air, how they are maintained and what is involved in their day to day running.