Women offered free Spitfire simulator flight by Maidenhead Heritage Centre

Will Taylor


In celebration of the 75th anniversary of an important milestone for ATA women, Maidenhead Heritage Centre is offering free flight simulator sessions to females.

July 19, 1941 saw four female pilots become the first of their gender to fly a Hurricane fighter, which was sent from the Air Transport Auxiliary's headquarters airfield at White Waltham to Hatfield.

From that day, women pilots went on to fly Mosquitoes, Wellingtons and the famous Spitfire.

The story is told by the Heritage Centre's permanent exhibition, Grandma Flew Spitfires.

To mark this anniversary, women of any age can enjoy 15 minutes of free time in the Spitfire simulator at the centre in Park Street.

The offer finishes on Friday.

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