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Tiger Moth Flights, a Flying Experience



Tiger Club Flight Experience
Based On 3 Reviews

Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster

From £180.00

    • 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
Tiger Moth Biplane Flights Duxford
Based On 68 Reviews

IWM Duxford

From £149.00

    • Loan of 'Biggles' flying jacket, goggles & helmet
    • Full range of flight durations available
    • Fly at historic Duxford Aerodrome in Cambridgeshire
    • Free entry to IWM Duxford for those flying
Historic Tiger Moth Flight Shoreham
Based On 28 Reviews

Shoreham, West Sussex

From £130.00

    • 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
Aviation Heritage Tours

Bicester Heritage, Oxfordshire

From £259.00

    • 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
Tiger Moth Biplane Flights Devon
Based On 1 Reviews

Umberleigh, Devon

From £239.00

    • 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
Biplane Flights
Based On 9 Reviews

Nationwide Locations

From £149.00

    • Our most flexible bi-plane flight voucher
    • A choice of flight times and locations UK-wide
    • All flights give you time to take the controls
    • Genuine biplanes such as Moth, Stearman and Stampe
Boeing Stearman in Kent
Based On 8 Reviews

Hythe, Kent

From £229.00

    • 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
Flying in a Piper Cub
Based On 3 Reviews

West Sussex

From £95.00

    • 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
Tiger Moth Flights in Oxfordshire

Bicester Heritage, Oxfordshire

From £125.00

    • 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!
Tiger Moth Flight in Kent
Based On 16 Reviews

Headcorn Aerodrome in Kent

From £139.00

    • Vintage biplane fying 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
Flights in a Tiger Moth Plane
Based On 36 Reviews

Redhill Aerodrome

Save £10 From £135

    • 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!
Tiger and Tracks Action Day

IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire

From £475.00

    • 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
Ultimate Cotswolds Biplane Tours

Cotswold Airport, Gloucestershire

From £474.00

    • 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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Kemble Cotswold Airport, Cirencester

From £199.00

    • 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!
Biplane Aerobatics Sussex

Shoreham Airport, near Brighton

From £230.00

    • 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
T6 Harvard Trial Lessons

Kent

From £449.00

    • Fly in a Harvard from Headcorn Aerodrome
    • This is a trial lesson where you take control
    • This T6 was upgraded to a T6-G in 1949
    • Full range of flight durations offered

The Tiger Moth - an aviation legend

The Tiger Moth has a fascinating history. 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 and created the Tiger version of the Moths.

From full production in 1932, to being retired from the RAF in 1952, 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.

Life for the Tiger Moths after the RAF

Around 8800 Moths were built and thousands of new recruits had their first taste of flying in a biplane, before progressing to fighter or bomber aircraft. Once demobbed, 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. 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.

And don’t forget, we also offer flights in Stampes and Stearman biplanes. If you don’t know what they look like, check out the Stearman flying experience video filmed in Norfolk.

Experience the sheer glory of the Tiger Moth on your flight

As for taming this unlikely beast of the skies, 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.

Having the chance to experience what it was like in the early days of flying is a real privilege. These Tiger Moths are absolute classics of the air and one of the most iconic planes in the aviation industry. She's no high-testosterone fighter, but she can certainly hold her own in the air. So 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 these vintage biplanes will roar into life...

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