Hold on tight for an amazing aerobatic flying sequence
Loops, rolls and stall turns in mid flight
Take the controls with the supervision of an instructor
Aerobatic stunt flying experience days start off on the ground with a comprehensive briefing and chat through any specific requirements with an instructor so that the flight can be tailored to specific requirements (and levels of braveness). Then climb aboard the plane - either a British Slingsby Firefly, a De Havilland Chipmunk or modern light aircraft such as a Cessna. Once airborne, the expert pilot will demonstrate what the craft can do - so hang on tight for an aerobatic sequence including a roll, loop or stall turn. During the flight, take over the controls to experience the sensation of flying a plane first-hand.
Some venues operate seven days a week (subject to weather conditions), others a limited availability. Spring to autumn are the most popular times of year. We generally recommend booking several weeks in advance, even earlier for summer weekend dates.
Restrictions for this experience vary according to venue. As a rule, if you weigh over 14 stone or are more than 6' tall, please check your suitability with us prior to booking.
Aerobatic flying is very weather dependent. It is crucial that you call the venue for a weather check before setting out. If your flight is cancelled because of bad weather you'll be re-booked for an alternative date or time.
Chocks-off to chocks-on flight time is 20 to 30 minutes, but please allow for longer at the centre.
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Only you and the pilot will be in the plane. The briefing session may be shared.
Spectators are welcome. A camera or a pair of binoculars will come in handy - there will be some great photo opportunities with your plane. Pets are not permitted at airfields.
Wear flat, soft-soled shoes. Any special clothing and headsets will be provided. Bring gloves in cold weather and sunglasses are recommended all year round.
We suggest that you only have a very light meal or don't eat at all before your flight (a hearty meal beforehand may make you feel nauseous). Similarly, please don't drink alcohol before you fly - it will make you sick.