• Welcome, introduction and safety briefing
• A 5 minute flight (6 miles) in a Bell JetRanger helicopter
• Entry to The Museum of Army Flying at Middle Wallop
• View over 40 different aircraft covering the 5 main branches of army aviation
• The collection also contains uniforms, medals and equipment used by personnel involved in British Army flying
• Traditional cream tea in the onsite Apache cafe is included
• Plenty of opportunity for photographs
• You will form part of a group of up to 3 people in the rear of the helicopter
• Please allow up to 4 hours on site for this experience
What Can I Expect
This Army Air experience combines modern rotary aviation with heaps of Army flying history too! On your Army Air discovery day you’ll be taking to the skies in a Bell JetRanger helicopter and then enjoying full access to the Museum of Army Flying, where a cream is included too.
Taking off from Thruxton Aerodrome your helicopter buzz flight will whisk you the short distance south towards Middle Wallop. The aim of the flight is to give you a good look at the Army Aviation Centre from the air. The garrison is nestled around a picturesque aerodrome, which is the largest grass airfield in the UK. It’s here that Army Air Corps personnel are trained in air and ground crew roles.
As well as being an active training base, the site is also home to the Museum of Army Flying. After seeing the site from the air, you will be able to take yourself to Middle Wallop to spend time exploring this rather compelling visitor centre, as entrance is included with this Army Discovery package.
You will be led on a journey of army aviation through the years, from The Royal Engineers, The Royal Flying Corps, Air Observation Post Squadrons and Glider Pilot Regiment, to the current Air Army Corps that has been in existence since 1957.
It houses upwards of 40 fixed and rotary aircraft on display, plus lots of other fascinating articles and items of Army Air memorabilia for you to discover during the day. There’s also plenty of space around the Museum of Army Flying for aircraft, so you might well sport Army Air Corps liveried Alouettes, Squirrels and Scout choppers.
And to round off your brilliant Army Air experience, you’ll head to the museum’s Apache cafe, where you’ll be served a delicious cream tea overlooking the apron. We think that’s a rather nice way to conclude a day filled with everything aviation that covers fixed wing and rotary, civil and military.
• Selected weekday and weekend dates from April - October
• Dates and flight times are subject to availability and weather conditions
• Minimum age six
• Under 12s must be accompanied by a participating adult
• Maximum height 6ft 6ins
• Weight restrictions: maximum 18 stone
• Spectators are welcome to watch your take off and landing and may take photographs
• Entry to the museum is available to purchase on the day
Anything Else I Need To Know?
• Photo ID and proof of address will be required on the day
• Upgrades to a co-pilot experience are available for an additional fee when booking your date (subject to availability)
• Thruxton Aerodrome, Hampshire