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Derby Airfield

Situated between the Derbyshire villages of Egginton and Hilton you will find Derby Airfield, just 7 miles South West of Derby. With a history stretching back to WW2, it offers a range of Vintage Flying Experiences that complement its historical significance and appeal to aviation enthusiasts. Use the page below to find out information about Derby Airfield and the Flying Experiences currently available.
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Derby Airfield Flying Experiences

Situated between Greater Manchester and Yorkshire, nestled in the hills and known for the beautiful Peak District National Park is the county of Derbyshire, often a destination for home and international tourists alike. On the banks of the River Derwent you’ll find the City of Derby which is just 7 miles away from Derby Airfield.

Today, Derby Airfield honours this heritage by offering a wide range of Vintage Flying Experiences for those wanting to get close to WW2 history. Not only this, but it is also the home of Derby Aero Club, a friendly, family owned flying club specialising in flying training in light aircrafts such as the Cessna 140, 152, 172 and Beagle Pup 150. Known amongst the local aviation community for being a brilliant place to learn how to fly and work towards a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) this airfield may be small and family run, but it still has a mighty role in training the next generation of pilots.

Vintage Flying Experiences at Derby Airfield

If you find yourself fascinated by the history of this site and want to experience it first hand, you’re in luck, as there are plenty of Vintage Flying Experiences on offer at Derby Airfield. With the chance to fly in a 1930s Tiger Moth, initially used as a biplane by the RAF to train pilots throughout WW2, these stunning planes have been fully restored with complete functionality for you to learn in. Not only will you gain some flying experience, but experience what it was like for pilots doing their training in the run up to WW2.

If you want to take this further, Derby Airfield are even offering a complete Dambuster experience, taking you to the famous Derwent site that played a significant role in Operation Chastise, where 617 Squadron practiced dropping bombs here ahead of the real operation against the Germans. Throughout this, you’ll fly in a Tiger Moth and explore an area that had such a key role in shaping operations throughout WW2.

Nothing beats a flight in a Vintage Plane for those that love their history, and with Derby Airfield having a distinct connection to its history, it is the perfect place to explore the recent past and gain an understanding of what WW2 pilots went through. Whether you, or somebody you know is keen to book a Vintage Flying Experience at Derby Airfield, Flydays makes it so easy to make a booking and see what events are available in real time. Furthermore, we offer a huge range of Vintage Flying Experiences across the country which is well worth exploring if you’re looking for the ideal gift for a history buff. We even have an entire page dedicated to Spitfire Flying Experiences so if you know somebody who is a fan of these iconic WW2 planes, why not gift them an experience in one?

Flying in the East Midlands

Flying Experiences in the East Midlands make a perfect present for aviation enthusiasts, and with options on offer for every interest we can cater towards everyone! If your a first time flyer why not head to the brilliant Darley Moor Airfield where we have numerous Microlighting Experiences to choose from. Led by an amazing Microlight Flying School you'll be in the safest hands during your experience. Alternatively if your looking for a thrill journey to Wickenby Aerodrome for a fantastic Wing Walking Experience, perfect for Stag Doos and birthdays. We even have some lovely Model Plane Flying Experiences for those who wish to stay on the ground.

Terms and Conditions for Derby Airfield

Once you order a voucher, it will be dispatched by one of our agency partners by e-voucher or by post, depending on which you choose when you checkout.

Vouchers are valid until the expiry date shown on your Voucher (typically 10-12 months).

In most cases, once you activate your voucher you will be sent the instructions to redeem the voucher directly with the airfield or operator. Because flying experiences (other than simulators) can only take place in suitable/ safe weather conditions, you must be prepared to be flexible on your activity date. If the agent or operator cancels your experience date, they will inform you as soon as possible and do their very best to offer an alternative date or location. Once a specific date has been booked, you will automatically become bound by the terms and conditions that the individual operator may have. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the descriptions contained on our products are a true reflection of the experience, these do not form part of a contract. If on contacting the operator you feel that the activity taking place no longer accurately represents the activity purchased, the relevant agent will exchange the voucher or refund the purchase price.

If you have any more questions about Derby Airfield gift vouchers and experiences please contact us.

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