Flying days and experiences in the heart of Buckinghamshire await for you at Wycombe Air Park with FlyDays. Also known as Booker Airfield, there’s the chance to go skywards with a series of flying lessons in Helicopters and two-seater aeroplanes that will also count towards obtaining your Private Pilot’s Licence. All our experiences here can be booked through dates on our Events calendar or our open gift vouchers.
Wycombe Air Park is open 7 days a week from 09:00 to 17:30. There are extended opening hours in the summer on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am – 8pm. During winter, night flying takes place at Wycombe Air Park until 7pm on Tuesday - Thursday evenings (weather permitting). If you are planning on landing your own aircraft, then there is a landing fee of £12.00. Wycombe Air Park also has a Restaurant and refreshments available. Please note some or all of the flying experiences below at Wycombe Air Park may be run by an independent operator and the flight dates will be subject to availability.
Wycombe Air Park
Wycombe Air Park is located just a 10 minute drive from the town centre of High Wycombe, via the A404 road, which has fantastic links to the nearby M40 motorway which offers good connections to the rest of Buckinghamshire including Maidenhead, Slough and Henley on Thames. The nearest train station is High Wycombe, and a taxi from the station to the airfield takes just 10 minutes.
Nestled in the village of Booker, a 10 minute drive away from the centre of High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, Wycombe Air Park is a thoroughly modern aerodrome which is steeped in aviation heritage - the perfect combination for a venue to book an unforgettable flying day at with FlyDays.
It was initially founded and established in 1941 as RAF Booker during World War II, as the Royal Air Force’s home of their No. 12 Elementary Flying Training School, which operated 72 Miles Magisters and de Havilland Tiger Moths between them.
Training then started the following year, 1942, for the Glider Pilot Regiment. After the end of the war in 1945, RAF activities were still in operation at the site, including its Bomber Command Communications Flight unit, which was based there until 1963.
Wycombe Air Park as we know it today started privately operating on the old aerodrome base from 1965 onwards. Not only does it see over 90,000 air movements a year on average, but it is also a popular filming location, used in the films Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines and Aces High.
The flying school Booker Aviation is based at the air park, along with commercial aviation training that is offered alongside private training. An Asphalt runway measuring 735 x 158 metres, hangarage, maintenance and refuelling facilities are all available for flying enthusiasts on site too.
Of all the ways to explore the historic and Royal county of Buckinghamshire, a helicopter has to be one of the best ways to enjoy them. But have you ever wondered what it’d be like to navigate and observe in one whilst piloting it?
Our Tactical Helicopter Flying packages are offered for up to three people to enjoy, so this even makes for a great flying package to make a group booking on.
An expert instructor will guide you through 20 minutes of flying time as you learn how these small but powerful fliers really come into their own.
If you’ve got dreams of flying and piloting your own aeroplane, then Wycombe Air Park offers ample opportunity to realise this dream with a range of Flying Lessons packages.
Available to book as either 30 or 60 minute lessons, an expert instructor approved by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will join you as you get airborne in a two-seater aeroplane and get your first taste of the joy of flying.
You’ll also get to learn how to control and handle an aeroplane from many feet up in the air for the first time, and best of all this experience will also count towards your first training towards obtaining your Private Pilot’s Licence.
Positioned in a central location with a selection of great chances to enjoy flying time, booking your next flying days and experiences with FlyDays is very easy to do. Our open gift voucher can be purchased to treat yourself or surprise a loved one with.
It also gives you more flexibility for if you want to attend at a later date. But if there’s a date available for any of our packages listed above you want to attend, you can do so and book directly using our regularly updated Events calendar.