RAF CHIPMUNK FLYING EXPERIENCE
Take to the skies above Northumberland in this incredibly special and iconic RAF Chipmunk - a fully aerobatic military aircraft that shaped the dreams and memories of so many RAF pilots, UAS students & Air Cadets.
WHAT TO EXPECT
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 WG458 which will be waiting on the operating pan outside. You'll climb into the Chipmunk 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 WG458 on the ground. They'll be able to stay at the airfield clubhouse overlooking the runway as you take to the skies.
Experiences are due to start from April 2022 and will run throughout the summer months. Winter months are generally spent on crew training and maintenance but check for availability.
30 Minute chipmunk Flight
Available 7 days a week!
Take a flight around the stunning scenery of Alnwick Castle, Alnmouth, Dunstanburgh Castle, Warkworth and Amble Harbour in this iconic machine - the RAF Chipmunk.
60 Minute chipmunk Flight
Available 7 days a week!
You'll take a flight in this vintage RAF Chipmunk from Eshott Airfield to Holy Island and back. You'll see Bambrugh Castle, the Farne Islands and the seals at Holy Island.
Auster & Chipmunk Formation
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 RAF Chipmunk and our Army Auster will join you!
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.