Discover the delights of the DeHavilland Tiger Moth on a flight out of an historic aerodrome in Lincolnshire! Tiger Moth G-BYTN is a DH82a version built in 1939 and fully restored in 2004, complete with classic RAF trainer aircraft livery and her series number N6720 - and you will have the time of your life flying in her.
The Wickenby Aerodrome was home to RAF Lancaster squadrons 12 and 626, both instrumental in bombing raids in the Second World War, so it's highly appropriate that you'll be flying in a Tiger Moth which trained up many a pilot during the war. Whether you choose the 20, 30 or 40 minute flight, you'll have plenty of time to see all the Lincolnshire sights from the air and even have a go at taking control of the plane yourself.
As well as your flight in a Tiger Moth, aviation fans and their friends and families will also enjoy visiting the WWII Memorial Collection which is housed in the former control tower at Wickenby, alongside the HangAround café and bistro where you can watch the aircraft coming and going.
What we most like about this Tiger Moth flying experience is that you will most likely be piloted by John or Bob, who are the incredibly experienced owner pilots of this Tiger Moth and three other vintage aircraft, all hangared at Wickenby. Having both tested well over 100 aircraft each in their flying careers, their knowledge, enthusiasm and sheer love of this much revered vintage biplane is infectious, making your Tiger Moth flight in Lincolnshire a real day out to remember.
Flights include a pre-flight briefing and introduction to the aircraft and controls. After kitting out in flying jacket, helmet and Goggles you'll be strapped into the front seat of the Tigermoth before enjoying your selected lesson flight time. You'll get the chance to take the controls and have plenty of time to pose for photographs with the aircraft and pilots. If you prefer you can take your flight in a de Havilland Chipmunk, the 1950's sister of the Tigermoth.
Flights are available on most weekends and weekdays from April to October, subject to weather conditions. To avoid disappointment you are advised to book at least eight weeks in advance.
This friendly Vintage Flying School is based at Wickenby Airfield near Lincoln.
Minimum age is 14 years, Maximum weight is 16 stone, maximum height is 6'4".
Spectators will love the atmosphere at Wickenby, there's usually lots to see with a mixture of modern, vintage and microlight aircraft operating from the airfield. In the old control Tower you'll find the Hangaround Cafe serving a variety of food and drink, it's the hub of the airfield and a great place to watch the action. Upstairs you'll find the Wickenby WWII Collection containing relics and photographs of Wickenby's war time involvement.