FLY ALONGSIDE A HURRICANE
IN OUR ICONIC HARVARD
Fly with the most historic aircraft to survive the Battle of Britain, Hurricane R4118.
Take off into the nostalgic world of the 1940s with this incredible day! Your thrilling experience will see you fly in the WW2 pilot trainer Harvard from our historic wartime airfield of White Waltham. If this wasn’t enough of a thrill for one day, once airborne you will be joined by Hawker Hurricane R4118 a true survivor of the Battle of Britain. This particular aircraft has an incredible history and actually shot down five Luftwaffe aircraft during the battle!
If you love aircraft or the history of the Second World War, you will without any doubt be in heaven for the day. The pre-flight briefing will take place in the nostalgic clubhouse at White Waltham Airfield by one of our extremely experienced pilots. You and your guests will then be taken out to the aircraft and shown around the 600 horse-power Harvard, before settling you into the cockpit and strapping you in. The airfield near Maidenhead is certainly befitting, as it was used as an Air Transport Auxiliary base during WW2, where all manner of aircraft were dispatched during the war. The airfield has superb facilities and is complete with a restaurant and viewing area for all your guests to watch you get airborne.
During your flight you will get the chance to take control of our graceful warbird. However, you will soon realise you are not alone in the sky and the incredible roar of the Rolls Royce Merlin will have you searching to see where the Hurricane is! Nothing quite prepares you for the experience of flying in formation with this historic aircraft. You will have plenty of opportunities to take photos if you choose. The flight can also be recorded so you can relive the experience and share with friends.
You will be able to pick your day from a variety of dates spread through the summer months.
Fly alongside a Hurricane in our Harvard experience
"I just wanted to send a quick email to thank you for a truly breathtaking experience. It was a day my family and I won't forget!" Andy
For more information about the aircraft click on the links below:
Photo Thanks to Keith Wilson
Photo thanks to Keith Wilson
R4118 in the air courtesy Darren Harbar Photography
What is included in the day:
Welcome with tea and coffee in the nostalgic West London Aero Club.
Pre-flight briefing from your instructor and a walk around of the Harvard that you will be flying in.
A flight experience in the Harvard where your pilot will demonstrate the controls and then give you the chance to take control yourself.
During the flight you will be joined in formation with Mk1 Hurricane R4118 and then get chased across the skies!
Listen in on the inflight radio communications between both pilots and air traffic control.
The Harvard flight duration is 30 minutes in total, during which you'll be joined by the Hurricane for approximately 15 minutes (all flight times are 'chock to chock').
You will be shown around the Hawker Hurricane by the pilot with opportunities of photos.
Allow three hours for this experience. You are free to spend the rest of the day at the airfield and restaurant facilities.
Aerobatics are subject to weather conditions on the day.
If you have any questions or special requests please feel to get in touch.