Take to the skies in an ex-military Scottish Aviation Bulldog
Hold on tight for an aerobatic demo of loops, turns, spins and rolls
Take the controls to track down a series of targets
Circle each target to gather the info required to complete your mission
Take to the skies in an ex-military Scottish Aviation Bulldog and brace yourself for a series of breathtaking aerobatic manoeuvres! After a thorough flight and safety briefing from an ex-military instructor, get kitted out in a flying suit ready for take-off. Hold on tight through a variety of different aerobatic figures such as loops, rolls, spins and turns. Afterwards, take the controls to locate a set of targets whilst maintaining speed. At each target, circle once to get the info needed to complete the mission; the instructor might also give out some additional tasks at short notice. Choose how far to push the boundaries - the trip could be mild or wild!
Flights operate all year round Monday - Friday, excluding bank holidays.
Minimum age is 16, minimum height 5' and maximum height is 6'4''. Maximum weight is 17 stone. Over 61's must supply a doctor's letter confirming suitability and complete and return a medical questionnaire before participating.
Flying is dependent on the weather and it is crucial to call the venue the afternoon before the flight for a weather check.
Expect to spend between two and three hours on-site, with around 35 minutes in the aeroplane and up to 30 minutes 'hands on stick' time. Actual flying time is at the instructor's discretion.
Numbers on the Day
Share the aircraft with just the instructor. All briefings are shared.
There are cafe and bar facilities and up to two spectators are welcome (and can join in during the briefings). We strongly recommend someone else drives home; this is a high-adrenaline experience which can be very tiring.
Wear flat shoes with good grip - trainers are ideal. Women - please wear trousers not a skirt. A flying suit is provided.
The mission route varies depending on conditions on the day.