Actual flying in the UK

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Actual flying in the UK

Post by Tex » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:56 pm

There is a chance I may be able to visit the London area next summer. I wanted to explore whether it would be possible to take a flight over some of the areas we patrol in the virtual world of Cliffs. In the US, there are many airfields and flight schools that offer exploration flights and some air museums that offer rides in actual warbirds. My dream ride would be in a Hurricane but I’m only a low time Cessna 172pilot so I know that is not an option. I also know that the airspace regulations are different enough that I would not be comfortable renting a plane and going solo. So, I am looking for an outfit to take a ride with.
My online search has turned up one school in Surrey and Kent which is near where I’m likely to stay. Can anyone suggest a source for this?
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Re: Actual flying in the UK

Post by Matt » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:12 pm

Tex, check out www.aerolegends.co.uk for rides in WW2 planes or https://www.headcornaerodrome.co.uk/ for cessna rides.

Let me know if you choose to go there and when you are over next year as I volunteer with aerolegends there so i'm down there most weekends
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Re: Actual flying in the UK

Post by Tex » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:50 pm

Matt,
Thanks so much for this! The mere thought of time in a Spitfire is overwhelming. Though, truth be told I’d be worried about getting shot at by someone in 501
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Re: Actual flying in the UK

Post by Bully » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:13 am

:D

I’m afraid I can’t help with the trip in a plane, but it would be fantastic if can make it over Tex.
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Re: Actual flying in the UK

Post by Von Archie » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:14 am

Classic wings at Duxford. You can go up in a Tiger Moth or even a Harvard I think. If you are really keen you can even fly in a Spitfire...
http://www.classic-wings.co.uk/fly-in-a-spitfire/
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Re: Actual flying in the UK

Post by Matt » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:52 am

Tex wrote:Matt,
Thanks so much for this! The mere thought of time in a Spitfire is overwhelming. Though, truth be told I’d be worried about getting shot at by someone in 501
There do flights in a tiger moth, harvard, spitfire and a dehavilland devon (which flies alongside the spitfire), these flights go out over the cliffs of dover depending on the flight time.

they should have dates on the website for next year soon
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Re: Actual flying in the UK

Post by BlackDog » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:42 am

Here ya go Tex - http://www.boultbeeflightacademy.co.uk/

£2750 to fly in a spit! From Goodwood, so likely to fly over familiar areas!

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Re: Actual flying in the UK

Post by Steph » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:33 pm

BlackDog wrote:Here ya go Tex - http://www.boultbeeflightacademy.co.uk/

£2750 to fly in a spit! From Goodwood, so likely to fly over familiar areas!

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Would be nice if you can have a flight in the skies of our weekly demise... :lol:

Hope you can make it and have a nice flight Tex! :nice:
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Re: Actual flying in the UK

Post by Bunny » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:25 pm

Very cool idea Tex - hope you manage to pull it off!

I know the Spitfire option ain't cheap, especially on top of a flight over, but if you did manage to do it, your bucket list would become virtually empty overnight (flying in a Hurricane being the only viable option left on the list) :nice:
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Re: Actual flying in the UK

Post by Pariah » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:32 pm

Keep us posted on your plans Tex. I'm sure a good few of us would be willing to travel to come and see you.
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