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Fly in a Harvard Warbird

Peterborough, Lincolnshire, & Cambridgeshire   
REF: AEROH2

  • Introductory flights in a stunning Harvard warbird
  • The only Harvard flying in Desert Air Force colours
  • Flights offered at different UK locations
  • Aerobatics & perhaps a chance to control too
 


What's Included

  • Fly in a real 'Warbird' The Wacky Wabbit
  • Welcome, introduction and pre-flight briefing
  • 20 flight durations are available
  • Your pilot will taxi the aircraft whilst introducing and showing you the various controls and their effects
  • When you climb into the cockpit you will be transported back to the 1940s as your senses are drawn to the sight, sounds, and smell of this vintage Warbird
  • You’ll sit in the rear of the aircraft with full dual control and even have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly the magnificent warbird yourself
  • While airborne the instructor will demonstrate the effects of controls

20 Minute Flight with Basic Aerobatics

  • Experience a demonstration of an Aileron roll during your flight
  • Experience first hand what it's like to be pulling up to 3g's

20 Minute Flight with Full Aerobatics

  • Experience full aerobatics and you will experience a demonstration of Aileron rolls, Half Cubans, Derry Turns and the inside loop

What Can I Expect

UK Harvard flights are go - the Wacky Wabbit is going on tour! This is your chance to book an introductory flight in a Harvard, when this iconic military trainer flies during summer season. And you'll be the one sitting up front!

This stunning Harvard was built as a T6J in 1953 at the Canadian Car & Factory Company. Commissioned by the USAF, the Harvard you'll be flying in was dispatched to Italy as part of the post-war initiative to rebuild Air Forces around Europe. Serving for many years as a military advanced training aircraft, this plane served at various Italian bases.

After Italy, this Harvard's history is sketchy, until the aircraft turned up back in the UK in 1981, with a civilian registration G-BJST. Since then, the plane has lived under multiple ownerships until 2015, when this consortium took over and made some bold decisions. First up was a full and pain-staking restoration to bring this warbird back to prime airworthy condition. Then it was all about the livery…

The team decided on RAF Desert Air Force (DAF) colours, just like a MkII Harvard serial number AJ841, which flew with the Desert Air Force between 1941 and 1946, training young fighter pilots during the North African campaign. It's a pretty rare sight too, believed to be the only Harvard in the UK and indeed Europe flying in authentic DAF colours.

Looking for a moniker for their newly resplendent Harvard, the crew stumbled across the carrot-eating rabbit logo used by the British Flying Training School in Florida during the 1940s. Inspired by this piece of aviation history, the Wacky Wabbit was born.

And now here he is, flying the skies of the UK as the Wacky Wabbit, offering flights to introduce you to the world of Harvard warbirds. These very special experiences are scheduled at Fowlmere in Cambridgeshire, Fenland in Lincolnshire and Conington Airfield in Peterborough - the aircraft's home base.

The thrill of flying in such a prime example of a Harvard in the UK is evident. And to add an extra spin to your whole flight experience, the Wacky Wabbit Harvard will be demonstrating aerobatics if you're up for it. What's more, you might even get a chance to have a go at the controls.

Availability

  • Selected dates throughout the year
  • Flights are generally available between 10am and 6pm
  • Dates and times are subject to availability at your chosen location and are subject to a minimum of 2 flights taking place. In the unlikely event numbers are not reached dates may be rescheduled
2022 Dates Scheduled
  • 5th & 26th March - Peterborough
  • 9th & 30th April - Peterborough
  • 7th May - Peterborough
  • 28th May - Fenland
  • 11 & 25th June - Peterborough
  • 3rd & 17th July - Cambridgeshire

Location

  • Vouchers are valid for use at one of the following locations
  • Peterborough Conington Airfield 
  • Cambridgeshire Fowlmere Airfield
  • Lincolnshire Fenland Airfield

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 16 years old
  • Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult
  • Maximum weight 18 stone
  • You need to be agile enough to climb into the cockpit

Spectators

  • Spectators are welcome to come along and watch the take off and landing with great photo opportunities

Anything Else

  • All quoted flight times are chock to chock

Reviews

Average Rating 5
Total Reviews 2
Recommend to Friend 2
3 months ago
A Harvard had been on my bucket list for a very long time, but 'Wacky Wabbit' was well worth the wait! The aircraft's ground crew and pilot made sure that everything ran very smoothly on the day and their communication was excellent when inclement weather forced a couple of hours delay. As if the flight itself wasn't memorable enough, flying from Fowlmere, a highly significant and historic airfield in it's own right was an added bonus. 'Wacky Wabbit' is very highly recommended, as is the whole Into The Blue operation, which has been excellent throughout.
Kevin Brewer
4 months ago
What a fantastic experience flying in the Harvard T6 doing Battle of Britain manoeuvres and experienced G4 it was a real experience and to understand what the brave men went through hats off to them the pilot was great explaining everything throughout and didn’t do anything you were uncomfortable with would highly recommend this experience.
Stuart Walker
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Fly in a Harvard Warbird
20 Minute Flight with Basic Aerobatics
Total Price£399.00
 
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