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Auster Warbird Flight Northumberland

Eshott Airfield, Morpeth   

• A unique chance to fly in an Auster plane
• Flights operate out of Eshott Airfield in Morpeth
• See the wild coast & countryside on a 30mins flight
• Served in the RAF as an Air Observation Plane

What's Included

• Unique opportunity to fly in VF516 - 1951 Auster military aircraft
• 15 minute pre-flight briefing with your pilot
• 30 minute flight duration across Northumberland
• All flight times are quoted 'chock to chock'

What Can I Expect

It's chocks away for Auster flights out of Eshott Airfield in Morpeth! This high-wing monoplane is something of a hidden gem in the world of vintage aviation and we think you'll love it. Steeped in history, the Auster is a brilliant little plane that's fantastic to fly in.

Your Auster flight experience will take place at Eshott Airfield, the home of 57OTU squadron during WW2, which was tasked with training fighter pilots. Just like the Auster, this airfield is also steeped in history and you'll quickly find yourself immersed in the atmosphere of the airfield.

You'll start your day in an incredibly rare WW2 Fordson truck, where you'll be briefed by your pilot on this beautiful aircraft, the route you'd like to take and the weather. One thing's for sure, you'll have the chance to see some of the most stunning coastline that the UK has to offer - only this time, it will be from your seat in the Army observer aircraft!

Once you've talked through everything and have a flight plan, you'll be kitted out with a military flying suit, before making your way out for your Auster flight. VF516 will be waiting for you on the very same pan Spitfires flew from in the Second World War. Built in 1951, this fully restored Auster aircraft still proudly flies in her silver grey Mk10 Forces training colours, reminiscent of her active role in the Forces.

You'll climb and settle into your seat, ready for the in-aircraft briefing on the controls. After that, this delightful aircraft will come into life with the sound of the 1940s, as the engine starts. After some checks, your pilot will taxi to the runway and before you know it, you'll be in the skies above Northumberland in the lovely Auster!

Family and friends are welcome to join you for the briefing and will be able to get up close to VF516 on the ground. We're super pleased to be able to offer flights in this delightful Auster from Eshott. With lots to see, from the wild coastline, to the likes of Warkworth Castle and Alnwick (the seat of the Duke of Northumberland), a flight in this World War Two Auster in this wonderful part of the world is sure to charm you!


• Selected weekdays and weekends throughout the year with selected weekend dates during winter months
• All flights are subject to availability and weather conditions


• Eshott Airfield, Felton, Morpeth

Suitable For

• Minimum age 14
• Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
• There's no maximum age limit however you need to be healthy and agile enough to climb into the aircraft
• Maximum weight limit is 16 stone
• Customers may be asked to show a photographic form of ID on the day


• Spectators are very welcome with great photo opportunities

Anything Else

• A DVD of your flight filmed in HD from the onboard camera system can be purchased for an additional £25 payable when making your booking
Delivery TypeDelivery TimePrice
Standard DeliveryEstimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day*£1.95
Weekly Special DeliveryGuaranteed next working day£7.50
Saturday Special DeliverySaturdays Only£11.70
European Delivery3 - 5 working days£4.50
Rest of World Delivery5 - 7 working days£6.50

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

All orders are sent in plain packaging so as not to ruin the surprise.

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(incurs a £4.99 shipping charge)

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Standard Gift Pack

Standard Gift Pack Comes with a Smart envelope,your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Personal Choice.

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Vouchers are usually valid for 12 months from the date of purchase (unless otherwise stated) and shall become invalid on the expiry date. The expiry date is set out on the Voucher. Vouchers may be extended for a further 12 months on payment of an admin fee of £10 plus any increase that may have taken place for that activity since the original date of purchase. Please note that some Vouchers cannot be extended; this will be stated on the Voucher. PLEASE NOTE: You must book and take your experience before the before the expiry date of the voucher.
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Auster Warbird Flight Northumberland
30 Minute Warbird Flight
Total Price£199.00
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