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Tiger Moth Flights & Flying Experiences

Tiger Moth flights - vintage open-cockpit aviation at its best! From the 1930s to the 50s, Tiger Moths served as training planes for young pilots. Now it's your chance to fly these magnificent biplanes. We also have flights in other vintage aircraft such as the Stampe and the Piper Cub too. Tiger Moth flight experience FAQs
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Vintage Biplane Flights Nationwide

Nationwide Locations

Best Seller From £149.00

Vintage Biplane Flights Nationwide
• Our most flexible bi-plane flight voucher
• A choice of flight times & UK-wide locations
• All flights give you time to take the controls
• Genuine biplanes such as Tiger Moth & Stampe
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Tiger Moth Flights Duxford

IWM Duxford

From £169.00

Tiger Moth Biplane Flights Duxford
• Full range of flight durations available
• Fly at historic Duxford Aerodrome in Cambridgeshire
• Loan of 'Biggles' flying jacket, goggles & helmet
• Free entry to IWM Duxford for those flying
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Tiger Moth Flights in Oxfordshire

Bicester Heritage, Oxfordshire

Save £20 From £129.00

Tiger Moth Flights in Oxfordshire
• Evening & weekend flights in a vintage Tiger Moth
• Operated out of Bicester Heritage (ex RAF Bicester)
• Full range of flight durations available
• Try a few aerobatic moves if you're up for it!
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Tiger Moth Experience West Yorkshire

Sherburn Airfield, Leeds

From £325.00

Tiger Moth Experience West Yorkshire
  • Wartime-themed Tiger Moth flights
  • Operated out of Sherburn near Leeds
  • See the authentic Dispersal Hut
  • Raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund
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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
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Vintage Tiger Moth Flights Derbyshire

Derby Airfield, Egginton

Save £80 From £99.00

Vintage Tiger Moth Flights Derbyshire
  • Tiger Moth flights from Derby Airfield at Egginton
  • Full range of flight durations available
  • Help plan your flight path with your pilot
  • Special offer : 30mins Tutbury tour
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Biplanes in Surrey

Redhill Aerodrome

Save £10 From £135.00

Tiger Moth Flights Surrey
• Vintage flying at Redhill Aerodrome in Surrey
• Fly in a rare Portugese-built 1939 Tiger Moth
• Redhill was the famed Tiger Club base 1959-1990
• Nostalgic flying with aviator helmet & jacket too!
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Dambuster Flight Experience

Derby Airfield, Egginton

Buy For £599.00

Dambuster Flight Derbyshire
  • Dambuster flights in a Tiger Moth
  • Follow the flight path of 617 Squadron
  • Fly right over the famous dams
  • A chance to take control if you're up for it!
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Vintage Chipmunk Flights Berkshire

White Waltham Airfield, Maidenhead

From £149.00

Vintage Chipmunk Flights Berkshire
  • Chipmunk flights out of White Waltham Airfield
  • 20, 30, 40 and 60-minute flights offered
  • Fly in this 1952 beauty over Berkshire
  • Your chance to take the controls
Tiger Moth Shoreham
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Tiger Moth Shoreham

Shoreham, West Sussex

From £135.00

Historic Tiger Moth Flight Shoreham
• Vintage biplane flights from Shoreham nr Brighton
• Fly in a Stampe or a 1940 Tiger Moth - your choice
• Shoreham is the country's oldest licensed airfield
• Great atmosphere at this Art Deco airfield
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Vintage Tiger Moth Flights Cotswolds

Kemble Cotswold Airport, Cirencester

From £199.00

Vintage Tiger Moth Flights Cotswolds
• Tiger Moth flights from Cotswold Kemble Airport
• A full range of flight durations are available
• Historic aviation at a historic location
• Try some gentle aerobatics if you're up for it!
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Sherwood Biplane Experience

Membury Airfield, Berkshire

From £79.00

Sherwood Biplane Experience
• Flights in this unique modern microlight biplane
• Fly in the brilliant Sherwood Ranger ST
• Exclusively operating out of Membury Airfield
• Experience this fab retro-styled microlight!
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Tiger Moth Lessons North Weald

North Weald Aerodrome

From £139.00

Tiger Moth Lessons North Weald
• Tiger Moths flights out of North Weald Airfield
• Full range of flight durations available
• The chance to take control during level flight
• Fly from this historic airfield in an historic plane!
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Tiger Moth Flying Devon

Umberleigh, Devon

Buy For £279.00

Tiger Moth Biplane Flights Devon
• Vintage biplanes flights from Umberleigh in Devon
• Fly a 1943 Tiger Moth in full RAF trainer livery
• Loan of flying suit and authentic helmet
• Your chance to fly the Moth during your lesson
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Tiger Moth Flights Kent

Headcorn Aerodrome in Kent

From £139.00

Tiger Moth Flight in Kent
  • Vintage biplane flying from Headcorn in Kent
  • Two Moths are on the roster here in Kent
  • One Moth is ex RAF built in 1934
  • Second Moth is a rare 1959 Australian built version
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Open Cockpit Biplane Air Experience

Compton Abbas Airfield, Salisbury

From £225.00

Open Cockpit Biplane Air Experience
• Vintage Stearman flights from Compton Abbas Airfield
• Full range of flight durations are available
• Friends & family can attend the flight briefing
• Get kitted up in a genuine vintage flight suit
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1950s Military Trainer Air Experience

Compton Abbas Airfield, Dorset/Wiltshire Border

From £149.00

1950s Military Trainer Air Experience
• Vintage flights out of Compton Abbas in a Chipmunk
• Fly in this legendary primary trainer built in 1952
• A full range of flight durations available
• Option to buy footage of your Chipmunk flight
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Boeing Stearman in Kent

Hythe, Kent

From £289.00

Boeing Stearman in Kent
• Fly in a 1942 Boeing Stearman American biplane
• Take off from Pent Farm private airstrip nr Hythe
• Fly the vintage plane yourself once at altitude
• 30 or 60 minute flight in this classic US biplane
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Ultimate Cotswolds Biplane Tours

Cotswold Airport, Gloucestershire

From £474.00

Ultimate Cotswolds Biplane Tours
• The ultimate Cotswolds Tiger Moth tours
• Two 60-minute flight itineraries to choose from
• See fascinating ancient archaeological landmarks
• Or follow the Fosse Way over pretty Cotswold villages
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Aviation Heritage Tours

Bicester Heritage, Oxfordshire

From £259.00

Aviation Heritage Tours
• Themed Tiger Moth flights over Oxfordshire
• See WW2 airfield history from the air
• Fly over key locations of the Civil War
• Flights operate out of Bicester Heritage airfield
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Piper Cub Flights

Shoreham Airfield, West Sussex

From £95.00

Piper Cub Flight Brighton
• Grass roots style flying in the Piper Cub
• Fly out of Shoreham Airfield in West Sussex
• Plane is the military L18C Supercub version
• Your chance to fly a vintage tailwheel aircraft
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1950s Vintage Chipmunk Flights Northumberland

Eshott Airfield, Morpeth

From £129.00

1950s Vintage Chipmunk Flights Northumberland
  • Fly in a genuine 1951 De Havilland Chipmunk
  • Choose a 20, 30 or 60-minute flight
  • See castles, harbours, cliffs & beaches from the air
  • Experience aerobatics & take the controls yourself
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Auster Warbird Flight Northumberland

Eshott Airfield, Morpeth

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Auster Warbird Flight Northumberland
• 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
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Tiger Club Flight Experience

Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster

From £180.00

Tiger Club Flight Experience
• Tiger Moth flights out of Damyns Hall in Essex
• Fights operated by the legendary Tiger Club
• Pilots are expert aerobatic & sport flyers
• Lots going on a Damyns for the aviation fan to see
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Tigers & Tracks Experience

IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire

Buy For £475.00

Tiger and Tracks Action Day
• Miliary vehicles, Tigers & Dragon Rapides combined at Duxford
• Tiger Moth lesson, Dragon sightseeing & APC drive
• Short hosted tour to a behind the scenes IWM area
• Briefing & closing reception in the control tower
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Boeing Stearman Flights Oxfordshire

Bicester Heritage, Oxfordshire

From £149.00

Boeing Stearman Flights Oxfordshire
  • Vintage Stearman flights from Bicester Airfield
  • Full range of flight durations available
  • Genuine 1941 US Navy trainer plane
  • Try aerobatics if you dare!
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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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RAF Memorial Flight Club Membership

UK Wide Delivery

Buy For £30.00

RAF Memorial Flight Club Membership
  • RAF Memorial Flight Club membership
  • A gift pack sent by post to you
  • Lots of BBMF goodies included
  • Help keep the fleet flying!

Should I buy this experience?

Who it's for

If you love classic aviation, a flight in a Tiger Moth is a must, as you step into the world of fabric covered wings, bracing wires and wooden propellors. It may date from a bygone age, but even today the Tiger Moth holds a very large place in the hearts of anyone who has ever flow in one. This is British aeronautical engineering at its best!

Who it's not for

If you're not keen on flying you probably won't be up for flying in a vintage plane that has an entirely open cockpit and seems, quite frankly, rather basic! How about booking a trial flying lesson instead? You'll fly in a modern light aircraft, all warm and cosy inside the fully-closed cockpit!

Tiger Moth flights FAQs

How much does it cost to fly in a vintage plane like the Tiger Moth?

Considering how much it costs to restore, maintain and fly one of these beautiful vintage planes, these Tiger Moth flying experiences are pretty reasonably priced, starting at around £125 for a 15-minute weekday flight.

How many airworthy Tiger Moths are there in the UK?

It is estimated there are around 250 Tiger Moths around the world, with a fairly large number of those flying in the UK. Many are privately owned and flown, which means there are very few that operate passenger flights. Here at Into The Blue we specialise in flying, which is why we have one of the largest ranges of Tiger Moth and vintage biplanes flight experiences.

How old will the plane be that I'm flying in?

Tiger Moths first flew in 1931 and were built up until 1944. We have a range of de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moths on the books from various productions years (most were built in Hatfield or Cowley, but some under license abroad). The oldest on our books is at Headcorn in Kent and she was built in 1933. She was actually the third ever DH82a version ever built and she's still as graceful and smooth as the day she first flew.

What's the difference between the Tiger Moth and the Gispy Moth?

Here's the story. The RAF needed a trainer and fast. De Havilland proposed the Gipsy Moth, but it was rejected with one of the main reasons being that the position of the aircraft's top wing meant a pilot wearing a parachute couldn't bail out of the plane. So de Havilland hastily went back to the workshop (no time for going back to the drawing board) and made several changes, including pushing the wings forward, thus creating the Tiger version of the Moths. And the rest, as they say, is history!

Was the Tiger Moth used by the RAF?

They certainly were. In full production from 1932 to 1944, over 8400 Tiger Moths were built. This legendary aircraft was the RAF's Primary Trainer. She was a formidable plane for newbie pilots and although simple to fly, she's very difficult to master and can be quite a handful - especially in the wind. Instructor pilots loved it, as she certainly knew how to weed out the wheat from the chaff, making it easy to select potential fighter pilots who would go on to fly in Spitfires. (And did you know you can fly in a Spitfire too?).

What happened to these Tiger Moths after the war?

Once demobbed in 1959 by the RAF, the planes found themselves new careers as everything from crop dusters to tugs. It's hard to imagine now, but post-war you could pick up a demobbed Tiger Moth for around £60, or you could get two for £100! Thankfully aviation enthusiasts have kept several of these machines flying from airfields around the country.

Will the Tiger Moth I'm in do aerobatics?

Yes! They might not be as slick and aerodynamic as modern day aerobatics aircraft, but the Tiger Moth can still hold her own when it comes to loops! Depending on the duration of your flight, conditions on the day, if you're up for it and you're instructor agrees, you can experience some gentle aerobatic moves in a Tiger Moth on your flight experience!

I've heard a Tiger Moth has no brakes - if so, how de we stop?

Yep. Indeed, one of the biggest challenges for modern-day pilots is that there are no brakes. You might have heard of the expression 'tail dragger' and that's because originally the Moth had no tail wheel, it was a metal plate that dragged on the ground to slow down, hence no tarmac runway takeoffs. Although many have been modified to include a tail wheel these days.

Which seat do I sit in for my Tiger Moth flight?

You're going to be up front right behind the propellor! Contrary to what you might think would happen, in a tandem configuration aircraft your pilot instructor sits behind you. Of course, that makes communicating tricky (especially with the noise of an open cockpit), so you will both have a headset on for the flight.

The look pretty flimsy compared to modern planes…

The airframe is wood, the wings are made from wooden struts covered by fabric and the cockpit is totally open to the elements. Yes, they're totally different to modern aircraft, but that is the thrill of classic aviation. It's back to basic flying at its best!

Is flying in a Tiger moth safe?

All Tiger Moths operating flights are fully registered and carefully maintained in accordance with current CAA rules and regulations. As with any form of flying, there is an inherent risk. All pilots are type-rated (which means they are trained are licensed to fly this specific type of aircraft) and highly experienced.

Is it noisy inside the cockpit?

The Tiger Moth has an open cockpit and a propellor, so yes, it will be pretty noisy up there! Don't worry though, you won't have to learn hand signals, you communicate with your instructor pilot via the headphone and microphone set you'll be wearing.

What should I wear for my flight?

It's open to the elements, so dress for the weather. As well as a jacket, you might need a hat and gloves. Several of our Tiger Moth flight schools go the whole hog and loan you the flying jacket and old-school helmet with googles for the flight to really get you into the spirit of vintage aviation.

Will I be able to have a go at flying the Tiger Moth?

This is subject to the agreement of your instructor pilot, but yes, in most cases you will have a chance to 'take control' and experience first hand what's it's like to fly a Tiger Moth during your flight.

Is my cancelled in bad weather?

Tiger Moths need good weather conditions to fly in and are especially susceptible to wind. If your flight has to be unavoidably cancelled, the operator will take all the necessary steps to book you in for another date.

Are there any restrictions on who can fly in a Tiger Moth?

This can vary from one operator to another, so please check each individual experience page for full details of requirements. In general it's 14 or 18 year minimum age, between 16 and 18 stone maximum weight and height limits of 4ft 11" minimum to 6ft 7" maximum height.

I want to buy this for my elderly father - is it suitable?

All passengers will need to be agile enough to be able to climb into the cockpit of the Tiger Moth, which involves stepping up onto the wing and into the cockpit. If you need any clarification on this, don't hesitate to contact us by email, online chat or 'phone on 01959 578100.

Where can I go for a Tiger Moth flight near me?

We have an extensive range of airfields around the country offering flights in Tiger Moths and other vintage aircraft, so there's bound to be one near you. Current locations include:
  • Duxford
  • Salisbury
  • Shoreham
  • Upminster
  • Umberleigh
  • Bicester Heritage
  • Hither
  • Headcorn
  • Ashford
  • Redhill
  • Salisbury
  • Kemble
  • Brighton

Prime the engine, magnetos off, pull the prop, set the throttle, call 'contact' to the ground crew and with a nifty flick of the propeller the Tiger Moth roars into life. Book your flight now!

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