Here is a once in a lifetime flight experience in one of the Royal Air Force’s longest serving aircraft types, the de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk. This famous pilot training aircraft entered RAF service in 1950 as a replacement to the Tiger Moth. Boasting Royal seal of approval, King Charles III received his initial military pilot training on a Chipmunk and is now available at Eshott Airfield to show you historic castles and beautiful bays from the skies.
Your flight experience over Northumberland can last for 30 or 50 minutes and is the perfect gift voucher idea for loved ones.
This experience starts in our incredibly rare WW2 Fordson truck where you will be briefed by your pilot on the aircraft, your flying route and you will also be kitted out with a military flight suit. Once you are strapped into the rear cockpit you will hear this aircraft come to life with the sound of it’s vintage Gipsy Major engine. After some checks, the pilot will taxi to the runway and you’ll find yourself airborne over the skies of Northumberland.
Family and friends are welcome to join you for your flight briefing and will be able to get up close with the Chipmunk on the ground. They’ll be able to stay at the airfield clubhouse overlooking the runway whilst your flying experience takes place. After landing back at Eshott your pilot will give you the opportunity to take photographs in front of the aeroplane to remember your unique experience.