Spitfire pilots re enactors ACESquadron Enstone Flying Club


Skipper's vision of the Squadron:

“It is my vision to make the “ACESquadron” the finest aviation display event in the world, where the traditional barriers to pilots, aviation enthusiasts and the public are removed.

I remember watching ground crews at air shows as a kid and wondering how do I get to do that, who do I ask and what should I say? How can I “get over the barrier”!

The projects aim is to get many more people who thought that they could never “get over the barrier” not only over, but playing an important part of the squadron life.

I love showing visitors around the flying club and hangars here at Enstone, I can sense that our visitors want to touch and feel an airplane. “Go ahead, touch it. It won’t break!” I am lucky to do something I truly love, but I want to be able to open that barrier and give that opportunity to many, many more people."

Spitfire ground crew ACESquadron Enstone Flying Club

What makes a Squadron

People make a squadron not aircraft! During the build it would be great to find those people that worked on airframes, engines, electrical and radio systems. Engineers, electricians, painters, but most all we need enthusiasm. If you want to just get stuck and help get this project up and running there is a place for you.

The past revived

We are going to need all sorts of people to make this look and feel genuine, transporting people back to the days of heroes and villains. Rekindling old memories and inspiring youngsters with tales of fine flying fellows!!!

Who do we need?

The list is only limited by your imagination; if a squadron had it...we must have it, to create the picture as accurately as possible. This will be a place free of mobile phones, IPod buds, designer shades, contemporary jewellery or clothing. Nor do we need original kit; it just has to be authentic looking.

The Squadron of today

Don’t worry if dressing up is not your thing, we need people to explain our story in the squadron of today area the merchandising and membership stands will need to manned. There is a possibility of a Spitfire simulator for this area too. Fun for all the family.

What to do next?

Complete the simple form below to enlist as a ground crew member or give the Skipper a call and have a friendly chat about what is important to you about being a squadron member.