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Vintage Stearman Flights

Norfolk

 

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Total: £189.00Feefo logo


Experience Ref:STER20

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what can I expect on the day

Taking a Stearman flight is like taking a step back in time. Used to train pilots in the American Air Corps during World War 2, these open-cockpit planes have become a popular vintage classic on both sides of the Atlantic, now you can fly in one!

Over 8500 Boeing Stearman planes were produced in the 1930s and 1940s, with many being sold on the civil market after the war, often becoming sports planes or crop sprayers. Thankfully, there are enough passionate enthusiasts to restore and keep the Stearman aircraft flying, even today. If you know your planes and your films, you'll know a Stearman featured in flight in both the English Patient and Hitchcock's North by North-West.

On this Stearman flight experience, you will have a pre-flight familiarisation and safety briefing, as well as being shown the flight controls. Then you climb in to the open cockpit, fire up the 7 cylinder, 220bhp Lycoming engine and off you go in this very special restored vintage BT-17 bi plane with the noise and smell overtaking your senses. If the weather is good and you're up for it, you may even get to experience a loop the loop and a barrel roll - hold on tight to your seat!
 
IntotheBlue offers a selection of biplane experiences in Stampe, Tiger Moth and Stearman vintage planes, please see our biplanes page for more information.

Once back on terra firma, you will be presented with a souvenir certificate of your Stearman flight, as well as a photograph. Our vintage aircraft section also includes superb Spitfire flights as part of our vintage airplane experience.  

what is included
Your Stearman flight includes a pre-flight familiarisation and safety briefing, introduction to the controls, your selected flight time including the chance to fly the aircraft yourself, Loop the Loop and Barrel Roll (subject to weather conditions), souvenir flight certificate and photograph. Flight times are 'chock to chock'.
when is it available
Flights take place on regular weekends and selected weekdays throughout the year subject to weather conditions.
where can I do this experience
Old Buckenham Airfield, around 11 miles South West of Norwich.
who is suitable for
The minimum age is 14. As a guide maximum weight is 18 stone, minimum height 4'6" max height 6'4". No previous flying experience is required.
can anyone come to watch
Spectators are very welcome to come along and watch departure and arrival of the aircraft. There is a cafe and bar on site providing drinks and hot and cold food, an extensive terrace provides great views of the activities. There is free car parking onsite.
anything else I need to know
All Stearman aircraft used are maintained to the highest standards in accordance with current CAA regulations and flown by highly experienced instructor pilots.
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