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Fly in a Harvard Warbird

Peterborough & Biggleswade   

  • 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 and 30 minute flight durations are available (20 minute flights do not include aerobatics demonstrations)
  • 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
  • Choose the 30 minute flight with basic aerobatics where you will experience a demonstration of an Aileron rolls during your flight
  • Choose the 30 minute flight with full aerobatics and you will experience a demonstration of Aileron rolls, Half Cubans and the inside loop
  • While airborne the instructor will demonstrate the effects of controls
  • Complimentary premium gift packaging from Into the Blue  

* Please note: Customers will need to purchase an Air Show entry ticket as flights take place on Old Warden Shuttleworth Collection Air Show days

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 Old Warden Airfield in Biggleswade 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.


  • 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
Provisional 2021 Dates Scheduled
*30 minute flights with full aerobatics vouchers are only valid at Peterborough*
  • 25th April
  • 1st May 
  • 30th May
  • 27th June
  • 5th July 
  • 25th July
  • 7th August 
  • 29th August
  • 26th September
Old Warden
  • 2021 dates have yet to be confirmed


  • Vouchers are valid for use on one of the following locations
  • Conington Airfield, Peterborough
  • Old Warden Aerodrome (home of the Shuttleworth Collection), Biggleswade*

* Please note customers and any accompanying friends or family at Old Warden, will need to buy an entrance ticket to the event, as flights are held on air show days. Tickets are around £25 in advance, £35 on the gate).

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 are welcome to come along and watch the take off and landing with great photo opportunities
  • Friends and family going along for Old Warden dates will need to purchase an entrance ticket to the event, as flights take place on air show days

Anything Else

  • All quoted flight times are chock to chock
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.

standard gift pack
Premium Gift Pack

Premium Gift Pack includes a brushed metal steel tin which will hold your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Premium Choice.

(incurs a £4.99 shipping charge)

standard gift pack
Standard Gift Pack

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

(incurs a £1.95 shipping charge)

standard gift pack

The Into the Blue E-Voucher is an instant email option,it consists of a personalised email and a pdf download of your personalised gift voucher.The Instant Choice


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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Fly in a Harvard Warbird
20 Minute Harvard Flight
Total Price£299.00
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