AIRSHOW NEWS: Spitfire soars into action at Wings & Wheels for worthy cause

AIRSHOW NEWS: Spitfire soars into action at Wings & Wheels for worthy cause

Wings & Wheels has more cause for celebration this week as the air and motoring Show renewed its partnership with Spitfire Premium Kentish Ale. For its eleventh consecutive year, Spitfire ale will be at the 2015 Show supporting the team through ale supplies and sponsorship of key air displays and facilities for veterans.

That’s not all though, Spitfire is also offering visitors the chance to win a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience: flying an historic Spitfire aeroplane.

The exclusive prize is up for grabs as part of a year-long campaign by Spitfire to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, Limited edition bottles of Spitfire Ale featuring the heart roundel of the RAF Benevolent Fund on their crown instead of the traditional RAF roundel, will have promotional bottle collars inviting drinkers to enter the special anniversary competition.

The Aerolegends Spitfire that the winner will fly will be at Wings & Wheels where visitors will get the chance to check out the plane and enter the competition.

The winner will join a pilot for a tandem flight in the iconic British fighter aircraft, with an opportunity to actually take the controls. And their memorable day will also include flying two other historic Second World War planes – a Tiger Moth and a Harvard.

Consumers simply have to enter their details at www.spitfireale.co.uk/win to be included in the competition, which runs from July 1 to September 30.

The back label of every bottle will also encourage drinkers to donate £3 to the RAF Benevolent Fund by texting the word SPITFIRE to 70660.

Spitfire is also producing limited edition RAF Benevolent Fund Spitfire t-shirts priced £10, which will be available at selected airshows and events throughout the year, and online at www.shepherdneame.co.uk/shop. There will also be 75th anniversary wristbands, priced £2, available from selected Shepherd Neame pubs in London and the South East.

Spitfire Ale brand manager William Upfield said: “The chance to fly a Spitfire is an experience that money can’t buy, and we are delighted to be able to offer such a special prize to our customers. Spitfire Ale is a proud partner of the RAF Benevolent Fund, and an official partner of the RAF, and we hope that as many people as possible will support us in our year of fundraising to mark this significant anniversary and support those helped by the charity.

Jamie McAllister, Wings & Wheels Event Director comments: “As the airshow has evolved and continues to grow in strength and reputation, Spitfire has been with us every step of the way. We’re delighted they are joining us again and offering our visitors the chance to win such a fantastic prize.”