One Hour Light Aircraft Flight for One at Imperial War Museum Duxford
Home to classics like Spitfires, a Boeing B-17, 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. 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 one-hour flight, during which, at the discretion of the pilot, there will be a chance to take the controls and experience the joy of flying first-hand. Once safely back on the ground, enjoy free entry into the museum itself.
- 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
- Free entry to the IWM Duxford
- Half price entry to the museum for spectators
- Availability Description
This voucher is valid for one person. Available on Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday Monday, from February–October. All dates are subject to availability.
- Participant Guidelines
Maximum height: 6'4''. Maximum weight: 16 stone. There are no age restrictions. Depending on ability, disabled customers are welcome, but personal helpers must be on hand to assist the passenger in and out of the aircraft.
All flights are weather dependent and subject to suitable flying conditions – if a flight has to be cancelled it will be rebooked for an alternative date. 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 around an hour in total. 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 the participant and 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. If you have a camera and/or a pair of binoculars, bring them along.
- Other Info
All our vouchers are fully flexible and can be redeemed against our huge range of experiences. Flying time can count towards a Private Pilot's Licence (PPL). Please take the booking confirmation on the day in order to guarantee participation. Please note that all spectators must pay to enter the museum to be able to watch the take-off.