Recreate a vintage era of aviation in a British Slingsby Firefly
Enjoy an amazing full aerobatic flying sequence
A loop and a victory roll can turn the world upside down
Take the controls with the expert supervision of an instructor
Experience a stunning aerial thrill like no other. Begin with a comprehensive briefing and discussion on any particular requirements with an instructor, so that the flight can be tailored accordingly. Once airborne in the high performance British Slingsby Firefly, the professional instructor will put this incredible craft through its paces - so hang on tight for a barrel roll and victory loop, 2000 feet above the ground. This ride can either be completely stomach-churning or very gentle. During the session, take over the crafts controls to experience the true thrill of flying first-hand.
Seven days a week throughout the year. Please allow several weeks notice when booking, particularly for weekend dates in the summer, although some bookings may be available at short notice.
Minimum age is 16 and maximum weight is 16 stone. Pregnant women, anyone who has suffered a neck, back or shoulder injury or is unable to climb aboard unaided can't fly for health and safety reasons.
Flying is weather dependent and it is crucial that you call the weather line (after 7.30am please) on the day of your flight. If it is cancelled due to bad weather you'll be re-booked for an alternative date or time.
Expect to be on-site for at least an hour and your flight will last for 25 minutes (from chocks-off to chocks-on). Please arrive a few minutes before your booked flight time to be kitted out and briefed.
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Your briefing may be shared, but only you and your qualified pilot will be in the aircraft during your flight.
Spectators (including well behaved, supervised children and pets) are welcome. There is an airport restaurant which guests are welcome to use. A camera (not permitted when airborne) and a pair of binoculars will come in handy.
Wear flat, soft-soled shoes. Any special clothing will be provided. Bring gloves in winter and sunglasses are recommended all year round. A camera may be used when the plane is on the ground.
We suggest a light meal a few hours before your flight but please don't drink alcohol (heavy food and alcohol can make you nauseous during a flight). These vintage aircraft are scrupulously maintained and serviced to ensure your safety.
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