Bicester Airfield is a former RAF in the South East of England dating back to 1916, operating as a military base through the First and Second World Wars. The airfield was also involved in D-Day and the Rhine Crossing.
In 1911, a Bristol Boxkite landed at Bicester Airfield in the hands of Group Captain Reynolds when on his way to Cambridge. The fields became the flying field for RFC Bicester in 1916, and later, RAF Bicester was constructed in 1926. The airfield has seen a vast array of aircraft over its lifetime, including the first flight of the Halifax prototype, Bristol Blenheim bombers, Battle of Britain veterans, and so many more.
During 1937 and 1938, two new Bristol Blenheim bomber squadrons arrived, followed by two more squadrons with Supermarine Spitfires and Avro Anson support aircraft, forming the No.1 Camouflage Unit RAF in 1939.
Throughout the war, RAF Bicester was used as a training centre and became home to No.13 Operational Training Unit RAF, under the control of RAF Bomber Command in April 1940.
The airfield has also experienced half a century of glider flight and training operations and is home to block-buster Hollywood movies, British documentaries and fantastic air shows.
To this day, the Airfield has continued flying wartime planes, offering memorable Flying Experiences for aviation fans such as flying in Tiger Moths, Flying other Light Aircraft and Gliding. The airfield offers lots of experiences that are available on Fridays.
Please remember that Flying Experiences are dependent on weather conditions, so at times may need to be rescheduled.