Historic Flying Limited (HFL), a company that since the late 1980's has been synonymous with the classic British Spitfire. It was formed initially to restore five Spitfires from the Royal Air Force's stock of Gate Guardians. The first of these, RW382, flew in 1991. Since then Historic Flying has restored approximately a third of the world’s flying Spitfires.

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In 2001 Historic Flying moved from Audley End to its current home at the historic airfield of Duxford where it shares a hangar with The Aircraft Restoration Company. The two companies, under the management of John Romain, work closely together, transferring skills and knowledge between projects as required.

Working closely with the CAA, ARC oversees the restoration of the projects.

Once complete, unless sold, the aircraft are based at Duxford and operated by ARC for air displays, film and television.

All of Historic Flying's restorations are specified, not only by the company's high standards but also by the aircraft’s history and the project inventory, ensuring that quality is not compromised.

Please feel free to contact us regarding your Spitfire requirements.