Recreate the early years of passenger air travel aboard a De Havilland Dragon Rapide biplane
Fly over London at 1,500 feet
Unrivalled views of the capital's iconic landmarks
Free entry to the IWM Duxford
Recreate the thrill of early air travel with a flight in one of Britain's best loved pre-war aircrafts, the De Havilland Dragon Rapide biplane. Taking off from the IWM Duxford, fly south to London, enjoying magnificent views from 1,500 feet. First the Millennium Dome appears on the horizon, followed by London's famous skyline. Get some wonderful views of the capital's landmarks, including Canary Wharf, St. Paul's Cathedral, the royal parks and palaces and the meandering Thames. After the flight free entry into the IWM Duxford (and half price entry for any guests) is included. It's Europe's premier aviation museum, spread over 85 acres and housing classic planes like Spitfires, a B17 and the prototype Concorde.
Most Saturdays and Sundays from March to October (weather permitting) as well as some selected Wednesdays.
max 18 st
Maximum weight is 20 stone each and minimum age 16. Disabled customers are welcome (depending on ability), but personal helpers must be on hand to assist the passenger in and out of the aircraft.
Flying is a weather dependent activity. It is essential to call the venue after 8.30am on the morning of the flight for a weather check before setting off.
The flight lasts approximately one hour and 10 minutes. Please arrive 45 minutes before the allotted start time, or call the venue if delayed.
Numbers on the Day
There are a maximum of six other passengers on board. The museum is very popular and can get busy on summer weekends and school holidays.
Visitors are welcome and are offered half price entry rates to the museum. Please note that all spectators have to enter the museum to watch any take off. There's no shelter outside, so bring a brolly if it's raining.
Sunglasses are recommended all year round. If you have a camera and/or a pair of binoculars, bring them along.
Regulations set out by the Civil Aviation Authority can affect your rights in the unlikely event of an accident - full details are available from the venue. MUST take the booking confirmation letter on the day in order to guarantee participation.