Take to the skies in Auster VF516 from Eshott Airfield! - You'll get the chance to see Northumberland from this incredibly rare veteran Army observer aircraft which has genuine combat history. 



Your experience will take place at Eshott Airfield - the home of 57OTU during WW2 tasked with training fighter pilots.  The airfield is steeped in history and you'll quickly find yourself immersed in the atmosphere of the site.

You'll start your time with us in our incredibly rare WW2 Fordson truck where you'll be briefed by pilots on this beautiful aircraft, the routes you'd like to take and the weather. You'll be kitted out with a military flight suit As with all our flights, you'll have the chance to see some of the most beautiful coastline that the UK has to offer - only this time it will be from a historic Army observer aircraft.

Once we've talked through the experience, you'll make your way out to VF516 which will be waiting on the operating pan outside. You'll climb into the Auster and will find yourself in the cockpit where you'll be talked through the controls and after just a few minutes the vintage aircraft will come to life with the sound of the 40’s as the engine starts. After some checks, the pilot will taxi to the runway and you'll find yourself in the skies above Northumberland.

Family and friends are welcome to join you for the briefing and will be able to get up close with VF516 on the ground. They'll be able to stay at the airfield clubhouse overlooking the runway as you take to the skies. 



Available 7 days a week!

Take a flight around Alnwick Castle, Alnmouth, Dunstanburgh Castle, Warkworth and Amble Harbour in this incredible machine - an aircraft with genuine combat history. 

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Available 7 days a week!

You'll take a flight in Auster VF516 from Eshott Airfield to Holy Island and back.  Take in the sights of Bambrugh Castle, the Farne Islands and the seals at Holy Island.  

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Available from May 2021

If you want to share this experience with someone special, why not take advantage of this unqiue opportunity?  You'll fly the Army Auster and our RAF Chipmunk will join you! 

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You can purchase one of our incredible flight experiences directly through this website.  Buying from us direct will ensure you get the best terms and conditions and with our price guarantee you can be sure you won't find it cheaper anywhere else!  

Any voucher bought direct will arrive in a beautifully embossed gift box with a voucher inside.  You'll get 12 months to use your voucher from the date of purchase - remember you won't get one of our gift boxes or a 12 month validity from an external provider!  We send all of our vouchers in 1st class post every day. 

We fly from Eshott Airfield 7 days a week from 09:00 till 19:00 and usually only need around 7 days notice to get your voucher booked.  If you need a particular date and time, it's always best to book as far in advance as possible. 

If you've got any questions about our gift experiences just give us a call on 01670 787881. For full terms and conditions, click here.