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Aerobatic Flight Experiences Nationwide

Be brave and go big on an aerobatics experience! Aerobatics is a highly specialised form of flying that, as the Civil Aviation Authority says: 'involves flying the aircraft close to the edge of the permitted flight envelope'. Experience G-forces when you join a skilled pilot for some aerobatics. Aerobatics experiences FAQ...
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Nationwide Aerobatic Flights

Locations Nationwide

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UK Wide Aerobatic Experiences
• Our most flexible aerobatics voucher
• 20-30mins of flying time at your choice of venue
• Pull some serious G during your flight
• A variety of aerobatics planes available
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Aerobatics Blackpool

Blackpool Airport, Lancashire

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Aerobatic Experience in Blackpool
• Fly stunts over Blackpool with this 30mins flight
• Plane used is a Cessna FA 150K Aerobat
• Dual controls means you can have a go at flying
• The chance to do aerobatics at this famous resort
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Aerobatics Coventry with FREE Photo & Video

Coventry Airport

Free Video & Photo From £189.00

Aerobatics Coventry with FREE Photo & Video
• Try aerobatics at Coventry Airport
• Take to the skies in a rare Robin R2160
• Aircraft is rated for +6 and -3g aerial manoeuvres
• Weekdays and weekends throughout the year
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Aerobatics Wolverhampton

Halfpenny Green Airport, Stourbridge

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Aerobatics Wolverhampton
  • 30-40min aerobatic flights from Halfpenny Green
  • Flying in a funky Robin 2160 aircraft
  • Your chance to take the controls
  • Experience loops, rolls & more!
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Flyers Choice

Locations Nationwide

From £50.00

Flyers Choice
  • Choose from a wide choice of Flying Experiences
  • Locations across the UK
  • Option to top up your voucher on line
  • FREE premium packaging included worth £4.99
Top Gun West Sussex
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Top Gun Experience

Goodwood Aerodrome

Special Offer From £595.00

Top Gun Experience West Sussex
• Flights in a military T67 Firefly aircraft
• Take off for a thrilling aerial dogfight
• Based out of Goodwood Aerodrome in West Sussex
• Ground briefing inc parachute procedures
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Pitts Aerobatic Biplane Berkshire

White Waltham Airfield Near Maidenhead

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Pitts Aerobatic Biplane Berkshire
• Hosted by skilled aerobatic display pilots
• Full running commentary during your flight
• Stunts such as loops, wingovers & cuban eights
• Fly a Pitts Special - a legendary aerobatics plane
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Ultimate Extra 330 Aerobatics Experience

White Waltham Airfield, Berkshire

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Ultimate Extra 330 Aerobatics Experience
• Aerobatics in an Extra 330LX aeroplane
• Choose between a 20 or 30-minute flight
• Fly from White Waltham - home of British Aerobatics
• The chance to have a go at the controls yourself

Pitts Special Aerobatics Gloucestershire

Staverton Airfield, Cheltenham

From £195.00

Pitts Special Aerobatics Gloucestershire
• Flights in a Pitts Special S2a from Staverton
• Experience aerobatics in this iconic plane
• You get the chance to fly the Pitts as well
• Malverns, Cotswolds & Severn Estuary is the backdrop
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Aerobatic Flight Essex

Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster

Buy For £180.00

Aerobatic Flight Essex
• Aerobatic flying out of Damyns Hall in Essex
• Fly stunts in a CAP10-C competition-standard plane
• Club has some of the UK's finest stunt pilots
• Perform loops, rolls & more in your 20 min lesson
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Ultimate Aerobatics - The Utter Nutter

Chichester, West Sussex

From £475.00

Ultimate Aerobatics - The Utter Nutter
• Extreme aerobatics out of Goodwood Aerodrome
• Fly the craziest stunts in an Extra 300
• The Ultimate = classic display moves
• Utter Nutter = Cravats, Rouade, Mulleroid & more
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Championship Aerobatics Cambridgeshire

Fowlmere Airfield, Royston

From £225.00

Championship Aerobatics Cambridgeshire
  • Aerobatics with champion pilots
  • 30 or 40-mins in an Extra 200
  • Choose your thrill level!
  • Flying out of Fowlmere Airfield
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Fly with a Fighter Pilot

Goodwood Aerodrome, West Sussex

From £345.00

Fly with a Fighter Pilot
• Train like a fighter pilot on thrilling flights
• Learn basic controls & aerobatic moves in the air
• Take the controls yourself for loops & turns
• The ride can be as mild or as wild as you like
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Firefly Aerobatics Experience Essex

Stapleford Airfield

Buy For £149.00

Firefly Aerobatics Experience Essex
• 20mins aerobatics flight from Stapleford Airfield
• Flying in the British-built Slingsby Firefly
• Try slow stylish rolls, the Firefly signature move
• Firefly has a side by side cockpit configuration
Lessons in Aerobatics
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Aerobatics Lesson Andover

Thruxton Airport, Andover

From £169.00

Lessons in Aerobatics Hampshire
• Loop the loop over Thruxton Airfield nr Andover
• Flights in a Decathlon 8KCAB aircraft
• 30 and 40-minute lessons are available
• Chance to take control for part of flight
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Aerobatics Peterborough

Sibson Aerodrome

Buy For £125.00

Aerobatics Peterborough
• Aerobatics lesson at Sibson airfield, Peterborough
• You'll be taking off in a Cessna Aerobat
• Dual control aircraft so you can have a go too
• A 30 min flight with ground briefing on top
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Aerobatics Oxfordshire

Bicester Heritage, Bicester

Buy For £219.00

Aerobatics Oxfordshire
• Aerobatic flying from Bicester Heritage, Oxon
• Learn to fly basic aerobatic moves in a CAP10
• A full linked sequence finale (time permitting)
• Crew includes pilots with air display experience
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Aerobatics Surrey

Redhill Aerodrome

From £139.00

Aerobatic Stunts Surrey
• Aerobatics flying at Redhill Airport in Surrey
• Go looping the loop in a Cessna Aerobat 152
• Experience aerobatics pilots will take you up
• You can combine 30min lesson + 30mins of tricks
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Decathlon Aerobatics Experience

Tatenhill Airfield, Burton-on-Trent

Buy For £99.00

Decathlon Experience Staffordshire
• Stunt flying at Tatenhill nr Burton On Trent
• Head into the sky in a Bellanca Decathlon plane
• Fully inverted oil system means full inversions!
• Aerobatics with a school established in 1987
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Aerobatics Experience Camberley

Blackbushe Airport, Surrey

Buy For £175.00

Aerobatics Experience Camberley
• Experience aerobatics in a Cessna Aerobat
• Flights depart Blackbushe Airport near Camberley
• Your chance to take the controls as you fly
• Do loops, stalls, spins and more during your flight
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Space Flight Experience

Goodwood Aerodrome, West Sussex

From £345.00

Space Flight Experience
• Experience extremes of g force on your flight
• Discover what weightlessness feels like!
• Operated by a Slingsby T67 Firefly light aircraft
• Flights depart from Goodwood Aerodrome
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Aerobatics Cornwall

Bodmin Airfield

From £150.00

Aerobatics Cornwall
• Fly aerobatics in a Super Decathlon aeroplane
• James May of Top Gear owned this plane!
• Choose between a 30 and 60-minute flight
• Operating out of Bodmin Airfield in Cornwall
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CAP10 Aerobatics Cotswold Airport

Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Buy For £219.00

CAP10 Aerobatics Cotswold Airport
  • Fly aerobatics out of historic Cotswold Airport
  • A 25-minute flight with a skilled pilot instructor
  • Take control of the CAP 10 aircraft yourself!
  • An aerobatics sequence to finish - if you dare

Formation Aerobatics Experience for Two

Fowlmere Airfield, Royston

From £699.00

Formation Aerobatics Experience for Two
  • Formation aerobatics flights for 2
  • Flying out of Fowlmere Airfield
  • Perform thrilling side-by-side moves
  • Be in your own air display!
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Biplane Aerobatics Sussex

Shoreham Airport, near Brighton

From £265.00

Biplane Aerobatics Sussex
• Fly aerobatics over the Brighton coastline!
• Take to the skies in a vintage Stampe SV4C biplane
• Your chance to take control and fly the plane
• Put this French-built biplane through its paces
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Aerobatics Experience County Durham

Teesside International Airport

Buy For £185.00

Aerobatics Experience County Durham
  • Flights operate out of Teesside International Airport
  • A 30-minute aerobatic flight
  • Fly in a French-built Aerobat
  • Your chance to take the controls

Should I buy this experience?

Who it's for

If you're one of the two million or so who has watched in awe, as an expert pilot performs a breathtaking aerobatic flight at one of the 250 or more air shows held in the UK every year and have uttered the words "I'd love to have a go at that!". This IS your chance. Not for the fainthearted, but it is the most thrilling form of flying there is!

Who it's not for

If just the thought of flying upside down makes your stomach churn, an aerobatics experience may not be for you. You will be looping the loop, barrel rolling and more, so it's an experience that's definitely reserved for the most adventurous amongst you. Don't let that put you off trying flying though, we have trial flying lessons in light aircraft where you'll stay the right way up!

Aerobatics experience FAQs

Is aerobatics flying dangerous?

Flying is one of the safest form of transport. All aircraft are maintained and controlled to current CAA legislation and all aircraft are inspected before each flight. All instructors are fully qualified pilots (many are ex RAF and/or current commercial airline pilots), who undertake regular pilot licence re-validation by authorise flight examiners.

What's all this talk about G forces?

Acceleration is described in units of the force called 'Gs". On the ground the gravity we experience is 1 G. Even on a commercial airliner flight, you feel the G force at the moment of acceleration in a straight line to take off. It pushes you back into the seat, so it's +G. Being pushed forward (for example when you land) is -G.

So will I be experiencing G force on my flight?

Oh yes. Despite the fact that we, as human beings, are adapted to be at 1 G, if you're mad enough to want to go on an aerobatic experience, you certainly will be experiencing life at + and - Gs, whilst your pilot executes a fine sequence of tumbles, rolls and spins. Don't worry, you'll be securely strapped in, so inverted flight will be a doddle!

I love roller coasters, will I like this?

Probably! Aerobatic flying is the ultimate in aerial flying and a totally unique experience. It is so different to being a passenger on your typical airline flight. It is totally immersive and you will be amazed at just what aerial stunts these little sports planes are capable of.

Can any plane do aerobatics?

No. The plane needs to be specially adapted for aerobatics. They need things like header tanks and flop tubes to make sure fuel can get to the engine when in inverted flight. Of course, all the aeroplanes offered on these experiences are indeed built for aerobatics.

What sort of aircraft operate these aerobatics experiences?

We've got aerobatic flights in all sorts of aircraft, including the high-wing monoplane Decathlon and the low-wing Slingsby Firefly, which are both often used as aerobatics trainers. Then there's the wonderful crowd-pleasing Pitts Special bi-plane and the very rare Xtreme Air XA42. You can even do tricks in a vintage Stampe or Chipmunk, proving there's plenty of life left in those old wonders yet. But the most powerful of aerobatics planes has to be the Extra 300s. You'll need to hang on to your shoulder straps for a flight in one of these!

Which of all these experiences is the most extreme?

Without doubt the Extra 300. It might look like a fairly sweet and innocent little low-wing monoplane, but once you're strapped in and airborne, you'll realise that this machine is the boss. This is the plane for competition aerobatics and air races. When being flown solo this aircraft's maximum g-force is +10/-10 G and with a passenger onboard it's +8/-8 G. It has a climb rate of 3300ft per minute, which means it is almost vertical. This agile, fast and manoeuvrable plane can do any aerobatic move you can think of!

Are the pilots on these experiences all specialised?

Oh yes. They undertake specific training to be able to perform aerial stunts and tricks. If you want to fly air displays you need an Unlimited Displays Authorisation and many of the pilots who fly these experiences have this. Some of them are even ex Red Arrows pilots and many are working commercial airline pilots too, so they are pretty experienced at this flying lark.

What sort of aerobatic manoeuvres will we be doing up there?

Once the pilot has checked you're ready and up for it, you might start with a nice loop the loop. Depending on how you find that, some more inverted flight in the form of a barrel roll might follow. If you're really keen, you might go for a full aerobatic sequence, where you link manoeuvres just like at an air display show. And if you're in the Extra, expect gyroscopic moves like the Ruade when you climb at 45degrees, tip to the side and then tumble over the nose!

Where do I sit in the aircraft?

In tandem aircraft like the Firefly, Pitts and Extra you will be in the front seat in front of the pilot. In the aircraft like the Decathlon and the CAP10 you sit side-by-side.

Will I be air sick?

Well, that's a good question. Your pilot instructor will only perform aerobatics if you are feeling OK and you want to do it. As one of our flight school instructors says: 'If you prefer to fly straight and level and look at the clouds rather than trying to rip the wings off the plane, that's fine!' The pilots will also give you some tips for coping with G forces, such as lifting your feet off the floor of the plane, holding onto the shoulder straps and looking out of the cockpit to the horizon.

What happens is we're in the middle of the flight and I don't like it?

No problem. You will be equipped with a headset so you can communicate with your pilot, even if they are sitting behind you. Just say the word and they will return to straight and level flight and head back to land if needs be.

What should I wear for going aerobatic flying?

Wear casual clothes you feel comfortable in. Some aerobatics schools provide flying suits for these experiences.

Are there any restrictions?

Restrictions will vary from one aircraft to another, but in general there's a maximum height of between 6ft 1" and 6ft 4", with maximum weight between 15 and 17 stone. Please make sure you check each individual aerobatics experience page to see the restrictions for each type of plane/flight.

Can friends and family come and watch?

Friends and family are more than welcome to spectate and witness your first foray into the wild world of aerobatic flying! Many of our locations offer a club house or even an outside terrace area where guests can watch start up, taxi and take off, before gazing in total admiration at the aerial stunts being performed!

Do I get to have a go at the controls of the plane during my aerobatics experience?

In many cases yes. It is subject to conditions on the day and your instructor being in agreement, but in general, once you've reached straight and level flight, you might well be allowed to fly the aircraft yourself and even try a few moves maybe.

Where can I go on an aerobatics experience near me?

Aerobatic flying is quite a specialised activity, so experiences are available at selected flying centres around the country. To date, we have aerobatics flights at locations such as:
  • Redhill Airport
  • Bicester Heritage
  • Shoreham Brighton Airport
  • Thruxton Airport
  • Sibson Aerodrome Peterborough
  • Chichester
  • Blackpool Airport
  • White Waltham near Maidenhead
  • Goodwood Aerodrome
  • Coventry Airport
  • Damyns Hall Upminster

Reckon you can handle looping the loop? Book your aerobatics experience now!

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