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Vintage biplane lovers will have the opportunity to experience the true thrill of flying in an open cockpit with this 45 minute flying experience in a genuine Boeing Stearman biplane! Taking off from Compton Abbas Airfield, nestled in the heart of the Dorset countryside near Shaftesbury and over the border in Wiltshire to Salisbury, many trainee pilots of the US Air Force, US Navy and Canadian Air Force were trained up on these mighty vintage planes during World War II. Following the end of the war in 1945, they continued to soar through the skies, both at aerobatic displays at air shows and for uses such as crop dusting. And with your pilot to offer their input and guidance, you can either enjoy taking in the views around Cranborne Chase, Fontmell and Melbury Downs from many thousands of feet up in the air, or feeling even a tenth of the adrenaline those brave pilots felt whilst at the controls of the plane once airborne!
Fly in a vintage WW2 Boeing Stearman
Operating out of Compton Abbas airfield
45 minute experience
Pilots say the Stearman is a delight to fly!
Trial flying lesson in a Boeing Stearman biplane
Pre-flight briefing covering the aircraft, equipment and safety procedures
Brief your route with the pilot
Approximately 5 minutes' taxiing and engine checks before getting airborne
45 minute experience
Opportunity to take control of the aircraft at the pilot's discretion
Take home a signed flight certificate as a memento of your experience
Available from March to October on selected weekdays and weekends
Flights are subject to availability and weather conditions
Minimum age 14
All under 18's must be accompanied by an adult on the airfield
Maximum weight 17 stone (108kg)
Maximum height 6ft 6ins (1.98m)
Participants must be able to walk 50 meters unaided and safely egress the aircraft themselves
You must declare yourself medically fit to fly and complete a consent form
Spectators are welcome to come and watch but will only be able to view the take off and landing
Optional extras including in-flight videos are available to purchase when booking your date
Our ethos is that your 'experience' should begin from the moment you first browse the site and we can deliver this because of:
- once you buy a voucher you are not then left to book the experience yourself. We handle your booking from A-Z, not only providing online dates but also dealing with the supplier to secure your date. Even after you have had your experience, we will ask you for a review of the event to ensure everything went ok.
- Our core staff have been working in the industry since 2004 and have all the experience necessary to deliver the experience that is perfect for you.
- Each venue and provider has been vetted by us and reviewed by our customers meaning we can give you honest, unbiased advice about what you are ordering.
- We have 3 lines of communication; phone, chat and email and our customer service centre is open 6 days a week. The average answer time for our call centre to answer is 20 seconds and we have a vast help section where you should be able to find any answer online.
- Once you have chosen a date, we will help to ensure that you get the confirmation in time for your event and if need be we will liaise with the supplier on your behalf if there is a problem.
- After each event we invite our customers to review the venue and the provider. This valuable feedback is then used to improve our service and also made public to other customers considering the same event. As a returning customer you will be eligible for a flydays.co.uk discount code to use on your next purchase.
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