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Flying East Anglia

Old Buckenham, Norfolk
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    • 20, 30, 45 and 60 minute flights available
    • Perfect introduction for first time flyers
    • Take the controls and fly the aircraft!
    • Preflight briefing on controls and flying principles
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  • 60 day refunds available
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    Delivery Type Delivery Time Price
    Standard Delivery Estimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day* £1.95
    Weekly Special Delivery Guaranteed next working day £7.50
    Saturday Special Delivery Saturdays Only £11.70
    European Delivery 3 - 5 working days £4.50
    Rest of World Delivery 5 - 7 working days £6.50
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    All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

    * 93% delivered next working day

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Delivery Type Delivery Time Price
Standard Delivery Estimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day* £1.95
Weekly Special Delivery Guaranteed next working day £7.50
Saturday Special Delivery Saturdays Only £11.70
European Delivery 3 - 5 working days £4.50
Rest of World Delivery 5 - 7 working days £6.50
Evoucher Instantaneous Free

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

* 93% delivered next working day

What can I expect on the day

Looking to get airborne in East Anglia? Well, you've come to the right place with this range of flights from Old Buckenham airfield that operate in modern, light aircraft that are all dual-controlled.

Old Buck, as it is affectionately known, is a small, but perfectly-formed airfield that was built specifically as the base for the 453rd Bomber Group between 1942 and 1945. After the war things fell quiet in this corner of East Anglia, until civil aviation started again in the 1960s. The 1990s saw the airfield being redeveloped with a new hangars, a club-house and ground training centre - all of which you see today. The same aero club has been operating flight training courses at Old Buckenham since 1998 and the instructing team's background is a mix of military and commercial aviation, with hundreds and hundreds of hours of flying behind them too.

So you'll be in safe hands when you learn to fly at Old Buckenham. The planes used are classic training aircraft, such as the Cessna 1972 and the Piper PA28, two stalwarts of the skies all over the world, let alone East Anglia!

And talking of skies, the ones over East Anglia are free of controlled air space and have very low levels of commercial traffic, which means you, your little plane and your instructor will pretty much have it all to yourselves - which in turn means you can concentrate on the tricky business of having a go at flying the plane.

Indeed, this isn't just a nice little cruise around East Anglia, this is a proper flight school at Old Buckenham and whether you pick the 20, 30, 45 or 60 minute voucher, your flight will be run just as any first flying lesson. This means you get all the pre-flight briefing just like any student pilot and you get to actually take the controls of the aircraft too. And to round off the experience, you can join the pilots and plane spotters for a cuppa and a snack at Jimmy's Cafe afterwards, the perfect spot to talk aviation, take pictures and wax lyrical about the first time you flew at Old Buck!

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What's included in this experience?

• Pre-flight familiarisation and safety briefing
• Introduction to the flying controls and principles of flight
• Once airborne you will have the chance to take the controls and fly the aircraft, either a Cessna 172 or Piper PA28
• Choose from a 20, 30, 45 or 60 minute flight
• All flight durations are from 'brakes off to brakes on'
• A personalised certificate at the end of your flight
• Flights are operated on a 2 seat basis, passengers are not permitted

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When is it available?

• Experiences are available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year, subject to weather conditions and availability
• Although time slots are allocated please be aware that aircraft lessons are subject to a number of factors which may affect your scheduled time

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Where can I do this experience?

• Old Buckenham Airfield, Old Buckenham, Norfolk

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Who is it suitable for?

• Minimum age of 14 years old
• Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult on the airfield
• Photographic ID will be required on the day
• Maximum weight 16 stone
• Maximum height 6ft 3ins

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Can anyone come along to watch?

• Spectators are welcome to attend and watch participants from the clubhouse/restaurant with plenty of great photo opportunities

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