Time is running out on the competition to win a flight in a real Spitfire courtesy of model-making specialist Airfix, who recently announced a special Spitfire kit is to be produced in the UK for the first time since World War II.
With sets starting at £11.99 it’s a small price to pay for a chance to fly in this iconic aircraft and the prize can even be passed to another family member or friend.
Airfix is offering the prize to promote model building and the passing down of model-making skills 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”, explains Dale Luckhurst, Head of Brand at Airfix.
Dale 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 aircraft. 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 TR9 over the English Channel. Enroute 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 that is over 75 years old. They will also have the opportunity to touch the controls and fly the aircraft themselves, so it 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 people of all ages will enter. 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.”
You can also enter without purchase by sending a letter or postcard to Airfix Headquarters – full details at https://uk.airfix.com/community/win-flight-spitfire. Terms and conditions apply.