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North Weald Airfield

North Weald is an operational general aviation aerodrome. It was an important fighter station during the battle of Britain, known as the RAF Station North Weald. It is also home to the North Weald Airfield Museum, many private aircraft, Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, and an active flight training airfield. and of course, currently also used as civilian airfield, hosting a variety of Flying Experiences, including Flying Lessons in light aircraft, the incredible Tiger Moth and the opportunity to fly alongside a spitfire available on here.
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North Weald Airfield Flying Experiences

North Weald Airfield, located in Epping Forest, Essex, is conveniently situated close to London and near the M11. This historic airfield, a former RAF base, has a rich military heritage, having been operational from 1916 until its closure as a military facility in 1964. Throughout its years of service, North Weald hosted many RAF squadrons. Notably, the airfield was home to the Hawker Hunters, which saw action over the beaches of Dunkirk and played a crucial role in the Battle of Britain. In recent years, North Weald Airfield has transitioned to civilian use, offering a range of aviation experiences. Visitors can enjoy flying lessons in light aircraft, experience the thrill of flying in a vintage Tiger Moth, or even seize the opportunity to fly alongside a Spitfire. Our site provides all these exhilarating experiences, ensuring that North Weald Airfield remains a vibrant and historic aviation hub.

Vintage Flying Experience

Due to the airfields rich history its only obvious that the main experiences on offer are Vintage Flights. Owning a fleet of iconic Aircraft, we offer flights in Harvards and Tiger Moths, both decked out in their original livery. The perfect gift for a Vintage Aviation fan, there are plenty of different session lengths to choose, from 15 minutes to a whole hour. Spectators are more than welcome to watch both take off and landing and of course pictures are a must have with your chosen aircraft!

Fly with a Spitfire

We must give an honorary mention to probably one of the most iconic planes of them all, the Spitfire! And at the brilliant North Weald we do have a treat for you as we have some brilliant 'Fly with a Spitfire' Experiences. Yes fly side by side, wing to wing with the famous warbird through the skies of Essex on an unforgettable journey. An unbelievable surprise present for War History fans purchase a gift voucher today to make their special day all the more exciting.

Gyrocopter Flights

Gyrocopter Flights from North Weald is truly a beautiful day out, jetting over the stunning south east countryside and coast. A Gyrocopter is quite similar to a microlight, however where a microlight is reminiscent of a plane, a gyrocopter is reflectant upon a Helicopter. Almost like a mix between a small helicopter and a hang glider, these little beauty offer 360 degree views of the surroundings and are a form of light aircraft - whats not to like? With a choice of a 30 minute or hour session, book a Gyrocopter Flight today and embrace the beauty of Flying Experiences in the South East.

Flying Lessons

If your looking to get some hands on experience why not book a trial flying lesson in a Cessna aircraft! Led by professional pilots and expert instructors our lessons are a great way to challenge yourself and try something new. Your instructor will handle the take off and landing and once airborne the controls will be handed to you under your tutors guidance. And if you fancy a little company on your lesson, why not make the journey to Blackbushe Airport for a four seater lesson where a loved one (min age 14) can join you in the rear seat.

Terms and Conditions for North Weald 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 North Weald Airfield gift vouchers and experiences please contact us.

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