Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines…The ultimate experience day out flying a 1930’s Royal Airforce Tiger Moth biplane!
The Tiger Moth is the stuff of aviation legend! These iconic planes were decommissioned in 1959 but the image of this historical aircraft is still as famous and well known as ever, that and the goggles, scarf and jacket that go along with it!
The beauty of this experience day from Wish.co.uk is that is an ideal gift for both aviation enthusiasts and wannabe pilots alike, as you will not only get to enjoy a 15 minute flight (goggles and jacket included) but will also get the opportunity to fly the aircraft yourself, thanks to the Tiger Moths dual control system.
What will happpen on the day?
Your day will begin with a full safety briefing and an introduction to basic aircraft handling and the principles of flying.
Then its ‘chocks away’ as you take to the skies with one of the expert pilots, all of whom are experienced and fully qualified instructors. You’ll get the chance to sit back and enjoy a full 15 minutes in flight before the pilot will pass control of the aircraft over to you.
Why not get a little taste of history with this amazingly unique experience day. Bookings can be made via the suppliers official website here.
Is there an age restriction on this experience?
No, anyone who’s anyone can enjoy this experience, as long as they are tall enough to see over the controls. The venue will advise on this if you are concerned, but there is no real minimum age.
How long does the whole thing last?
Depending on the voucher you have purchased, approximately 15-30 minutes, plus the initial safety briefing.
When and where is this activity available?
This activity is available at a variety of locations in the South of England; Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, Redhill, Surrey, Shoreham, West Sussex, Shoreham-by-Sea and West Sussex.
Flights operate on Sundays most of the year. Certain locations (Kent and Northamptonshire) only operate between April and October. For specific dates, please contact the provider.
How much does it cost?
It is recommended that you wrap up warm. It will get chilly up there! Everything else will be provided for you, including the obligatory goggles!