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60 Minute Light Aircraft Flight at Duxford Imperial War Museum

60 mins
1 person
Valid for 20 months
Duxford - Cambridgeshire
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Home to classics like Spitfires, a B17, the prototype Concorde and a Lockheed Blackbird, IWM Duxford is Britain's largest living and working aviation museum - the perfect setting for flying a light aircraft. You begin on the ground with a briefing of flying techniques and safety, before climbing aboard a dual-controlled two-seater training plane with a fully qualified instructor. It's then 'chocks away' for a 60 minute flight, during which (at the pilot's discretion) you can take the controls and experience the joy of flying first-hand. Once safely back on the ground you can discover more about the craft you have flown, along with others like it, as the experience includes free entry into the museum itself.

In a Nutshell
  • Free entry to the IWM Duxford
  • Enjoy an hour up in the air in a Cessna plane over Cambridgeshire
  • Expert instruction from a qualified pilot
  • Take the controls and pilot the plane during the flight
Key Info
  • Availability Description
    Operates on Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday Monday dates only during the season from February to October (when flights take place from Duxford).
  • Participant Guidelines
    Maximum height is 6'4''. Maximum weight is 16 stone. There are no age restrictions. Disabled customers are welcome (depending on ability), but personal helpers must be on hand to assist the passenger in and out of the aircraft.
  • Weather
    Flying is weather dependent and it is crucial you call the weather line (after 8.30am please) on the day of the flight. If the flight is cancelled because of the weather, it will be re-booked for an alternative date or time.
  • Duration
    The flight lasts around 60 minutes from chocks-off to chocks-on. Please arrive 45 minutes before the allotted start time, or call the venue if delayed.
  • Numbers on the Day
    The briefing may be shared, but only you and your qualified pilot are in the aircraft during the flight. The museum is very popular and can get busy on summer weekends and school holidays.
  • Dress Code
    Bring sunglasses and tie back long hair.
  • Other Info
    Flying time can count towards a Private Pilot's Licence (PPL). To qualify for a PPL you need 35 hours of dual control and 10 hours solo flying. MUST take the booking confirmation letter on the day in order to guarantee participation.


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60 Minute Light Aircraft Flight at Duxford Imperial War Museum