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Great Britain

Classic Aircraft Passenger Flights

Dates

2 May-1 October 2018

Classic Flight Experiences from Twynhams Tours. ‘Celebrating Classic Aviation’ is our motto and in 2018 Twynhams Tours is enhancing our aviation portfolio with a line up of new tours, passenger flight opportunities and events.

Don the helmet, goggles and leather flying jacket ready to leave modern day life behind with Twynhams Tours. Whether you are looking for a ‘Biggles’ or ‘Top Gun’ experience we have it covered with our passenger flights in classic aircraft from the ‘wings & strings’ days of the Tiger Moth through to the supersonic MiG 15 jet fighter.


THE THIRTIES

The de Havilland Tiger Moth was the RAF’s foremost training aircraft entering WWII, it’s open tandem cockpit making it a perfect platform for trainees. This is your chance to take to the skies and imagine yourself as a budding fighter pilot taking his first training flight.

If you prefer to travel back to the thirties in style then the Dragon Rapide vintage airliner is for you. You can take a graceful sightseeing flight over Cambridgeshire, London or a location of your choice in one of the last flying Dragon Rapides in the world. Each of the eight seats on board has a window, perfect for viewing the landscape below.

THE FORTIES

The T6 Harvard is a powerful and exciting entry to the world of warbird flying. It was used to train WWII pilots converting to the legendary Spitfire and Hurricane and post war as a ground attack, light bomber and reconnaissance aircraft. Still popular at airshows, the Harvard has also been used many times to simulate various Japanese aircraft, including the Mitsubishi Zero, in movies depicting World War II in the Pacific theatre.

The large cockpit glass area allows for unhindered viewing of the local landmarks and once in the air the pilot will demonstrate some of the aerobatics the Harvard is capable of, before handing the controls over to you for your chance to become a warbird pilot.

The Supermarine Spitfire - Many would say it’s the most iconic aircraft ever flown. Your 30-minute flight experience from historic Duxford Aerodrome will be the chance of a lifetime to soar above the clouds in this amazing WWII aircraft. We have Spitfire passenger flight packages available for all budgets including a guided hangar tour with the chance to sit in the cockpit of an original Spitfire, a Spitfire flight experience, and the ultimate ‘Spitfire
Adrenaline Experience’ - a WWII style ‘dogfight’.

THE FIFTIES

The Russian designed and built MiG-15 successfully intercepted UN fighter jets and bombers in the Korean War. Now you can fly a real supersonic jet fighter - even if you’ve never flown a plane before! One of our experienced flight instructors will carefully prepare you for the flight, explaining the instruments and finally taking to the skies with you. During the flight you will even get the chance to operate the jet by yourself and perform stunning manoeuvres. We will ensure that your day as a jet fighter pilot will be the day of your life.

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Wednesday 2 May - Monday 1 October 2018

Dragon Rapide Flight Experience

EXCLUSIVELY CHARTER A VINTAGE AIRLINER FOR UP TO 8 PASSENGERS

If you prefer to travel back to the thirties in style then the Dragon Rapide vintage airliner is for you. Upon its introduction in Summer 1934 it proved to be a popular aircraft with airlines and private civil operators alike, attaining considerable foreign sales in addition to its domestic use.

 The de Havilland Dragon Rapide

You can take a graceful sightseeing flight over Cambridgeshire, London or a location of your choice in one of the last flying Dragon Rapides in the world. Each of the eight seats on board has a window, perfect for viewing the landscape below.

When you purchase a flight experience from us we will contact you within 24 hours with a minimum of three available dates for your flight. Once you have confirmed the date with us we will email you an information pack with your receipt and all the details you will need for the day.


Your Dragon Rapide Passenger Experience will include:-

  • Welcome to Duxford by a member of Twynhams Tours
  • Tea/coffee and soft drinks available on arrival for up to 8 passengers
  • A pre-flight briefing covering the aircraft, equipment and in-flight safety procedures
  • A twenty minute flight experience for up to 8 passengers (fifteen minutes airborne)
  • Opportunity to take photographs with your Dragon rapide
  • Light lunch and afternoon tea for 8 passengers
  • Comprehensive insurance cover

PLEASE NOTE THE PRICE OF £599 IS NOT PER PERSON FOR THIS FLIGHT, IT IS FOR CHARTER OF THE COMPLETE AIRCRAFT FOR YOUR EXCLUSIVE USE, EACH PASSENGER WILL ONLY BE PAYING THE EQUIVALENT OF £74.87 FOR THEIR TRIP.

*All our prices are per flight, for 8 passengers, and include VAT. For further information or to make a telephone booking please call our booking hotline 0800 5999 077 between 9am-5pm, Monday - Friday.

 

Ticket Availability

SOLD OUT

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Monday 1 January - Monday 31 December 2018

T6 Harvard Flight Experience

The North American T6 Harvard is a powerful and exciting entry to the world of warbird flying. It was used to train WWII pilots converting to the legendary Spitfire and Hurricane and post war as a ground attack, light bomber and reconnaissance aircraft.

The North American T6 Harvard

Still popular at airshows, the Harvard has also been used many times to simulate various Japanese aircraft, including the Mitsubishi Zero, in movies depicting World War II in the Pacific theatre. The large cockpit glass area allows for unhindered viewing of the local landmarks and once in the air the pilot will demonstrate some of the aerobatics the Harvard is capable of, before handing the controls over to you for your chance to become a warbird pilot.

When you purchase a flight experience from us we will contact you within 24 hours with a minimum of three available dates for your flight. Once you have confirmed the date with us we will email you an information pack with your receipt and all the details you will need for the day.

Your Harvard Flight Experience package will include:-

  • Welcome to Duxford by a member of Twynhams Tours
  • Tea/coffee and soft drinks available on arrival
  • A pre-flight briefing covering the aircraft, equipment and in-flight safety procedures
  • A twenty minute flight experience in the rear seat of our Harvard
  • Helmet, flight suit and parachute
  • Opportunity to take photographs with, and seated in your Harvard
  • Comprehensive insurance cover

*All our prices are per person and include VAT. For further information or to make a telephone booking please call our booking hotline 0800 5999 077 between 9am-5pm, Monday - Friday.

 

Ticket Availability

SOLD OUT

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Monday 1 January - Monday 31 December 2018

Spitfire Flight Experience

Viewing the legendary Supermarine Spitfire in a museum stirs the emotions; hearing the Merlin engine and watching the iconic shape dance effortlessly across the skies sends a shiver down the spine; sitting in the cockpit for a photograph is every enthusiast’s dream.

How would you feel about seeing the Spitfire in its hangar, hearing its engine fire up, sitting in the rear cockpit, taxying out to the runway and feeling the wheels lift as the grass disappears away beneath you?

For years, vintage flights in ‘warbird’ aircraft were banned on safety grounds. However, following recent changes in the law by the Civil Aviation Authority, it’s now possible to enjoy flights in two-seat Spitfires in the UK.

 The Supermarine Spitfire

Working in partnership with the world-renowned Spitfire experts, the Aircraft Restoration Company, we can strap you into that seat! Your 30-minute (choc-to-choc) flight experience from historic Duxford Aerodrome will be the chance of a lifetime to soar above the clouds (including aerobatics if you wish) in this amazing WWII aircraft.

When you purchase a flight experience from us we will contact you within 24 hours with a minimum of three available dates for your flight. Once you have confirmed the date with us we will email you an information pack with your receipt and all the details you will need for the day.

Your Spitfire Flight Experience package will include:-

  • Welcome to Duxford by a member of Twynhams Tours
  • Tea/coffee and soft drinks available on arrival
  • A pre-flight briefing covering the aircraft, equipment and in-flight safety procedures
  • A thirty minute flight experience in the rear seat of our two seat Spitfire (twenty minutes airborne)
  • Helmet, flight suit and parachute
  • Guided tour of the Aircraft Restoration Company hangars
  • Debrief and opportunity to take photographs with and seated in your Spitfire
  • Light lunch and afternoon tea
  • Comprehensive insurance cover

 

Spitfire Flight Experience – Passenger Requirements & Restrictions
Please read the following carefully, it is very important that you meet these requirements. If you arrive on the day with a flight booked and don’t meet the requirements, you will not be able to fly. If you have any concerns about suitability please call us on 0800 5999 077 when making your booking.
Restrictions
1.    Minimum age 18 Years old. You may need to provide photographic ID Passport/driving licence.
2.    Maximum Height 6ft 6 inches (198cm), no minimum height.*
3.    Maximum weight 230 lb (105Kg) You will be weighed and measured on the day.*
You need to be healthy and agile enough to climb into the aircraft and safely experience the dynamic nature of the flight – if you have any concerns over your suitability you should consult your GP. You should seek advice if you are on prescription medication, suffering from a cold, are pregnant or suffering from any condition affecting your breathing or consciousness. It is generally accepted that if you are fit enough to hold a private driving licence you should be fit enough to participate in this activity. Passenger dimensions must allow full and unrestricted movement of the control column.

 

*All our prices are per person and include VAT. For further information or to make a telephone booking please call our booking hotline 0800 5999 077 between 9am-5pm, Monday - Friday.

Ticket Availability

SOLD OUT