Guy Ritchie is set to offer Spitfire flights at his Compton Abbas Airfield as he unveils new renovation plans
Guy Ritchie is set to offer Spitfire flights at his Compton Abbas Airfield as he unveils new renovation plans.
The film director, 54, bought the historic airfield last year and has big plans for it, including operating flights and a pilot training school on the grounds.
In a signed letter, Ritchie outlined the airfield’s future, penning: ‘We have identified Aero Legends as having the required experience, expertise and track record to deliver exceptional flying training to the highest levels of safety and standards.’
New: Guy Ritchie is set to offer Spitfire flights at his Compton Abbas Airfield as he unveils new renovation plans
Ritchie continued: ‘Aero Legends also bring with them access to the UK’s most impressive and historically interesting range of vintage aircraft for experience flights.
‘During this period we will ensure that resident aircraft are able to continue to fly, however, we will be closed to visiting aircraft.
‘Our plans have been informed by feedback from the community and form a part of our commitment to investing in the future of the airfield and those who use it.’
He previously told the public that members areas would close for a four-week revamp from February 1.
Fun: The film director, 54, bought the historic airfield last year and has big plans for it, including operating flights and a pilot training school on the grounds
Guy and his wife Jacqui tied the knot in a romantic ceremony at their country estate in Wiltshire in July 2015 after five years of dating.
They share three children – sons Rafael, 11, and Levi, eight, and daughter Rivka, nine.
Guy was previously married to Madonna, 63, for eight years from 2000 until 2008; the exes continue to co-parent their sons Rocco, 22, and David, 17.
Producer Guy and Jacqui split their time between the in eight-bedroom home in Fitzrovia, London and their 18th-century estate in Wiltshire which was given to Guy as part of his divorce with Madonna in 2008.
The pair married in front of family and friends, including A-listers David Beckham, Henry Cavill, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Brad Pitt, at their festival-themed nuptials.
Couple: Guy and his wife Jacqui tied the knot in a romantic ceremony at their country estate in Wiltshire in July 2015 after five years of dating
The wedding weekend, which Jacqui described as the ‘most magical time ever’, concluded with a private screening of Guy’s latest film at the time, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Guy’s son Rocco quietly established himself as an expressionist painter under the name Rhed earlier this year.
He has had three exhibitions at the Chelsea art gallery, Tanya Baxter Contemporary, since 2018.
The budding artist kicked off his career at age 17 – studying at Central Saint Martins and the Royal Drawing School in London – and his work now sells for five figures.
Career: It comes after Guy’s eldest son Rocco, who he shares with ex-wife Madonna, 64, recently unveiled more of his artwork in a London show
His bio on London’s Tanya Baxter Contemporary gallery website states: ‘Rhed is a young emerging artist whose cultural background is diverse and unconventional.
‘His childhood was spent between New York and London which have given him an eclectic and diverse artistic background.
‘Society conflicts such as the obsession with social media, fixation of celebrities & labels and generational problems such as drug abuse and depression are subjects that he approaches in a coded fashion.
‘It is almost as if the artist uses the paintings to act as a spokesman for the millennial generation who have overdosed on a toxic society.’
Strike a pose: In March, Madonna beamed with pride as she took to Instagram to share her 22-year-old son’s incredible artwork with her 17.7 million followers
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