Take to the skies in a Tiger Moth: the ultimate biplane flying experience

Tiger Moth

Take off for a flying experience in a vintage de Havilland Tiger Moth plane, where you will learn to fly yourself and the pilot over the stunning English countryside from the open cockpit of this beautiful biplane. Why not take a leisurely tour along the majestic Thames, or fly serenely over the architectural wonders of Oxford or the stunning Highclere Castle, home to Downton Abbey?

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Experience Overview

Recommended accommodation:

  • Coworth Park
  • Chewton Glen
  • Heckfield Place

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Flying in this vintage 1933 RAF trainer is an awesome feeling. Your lesson will start with a briefing from the Instructor about the flying controls, safety procedures, basic flying physics and how to communicate with each other. You will then be guided to the aircraft strapped in ready for flight. Once in the plane you will be given an explanation of the cockpit instruments. The whole lessons will take approximately one and a half hours.

There will be lots of photo opportunities so don't forget to bring your camera and you can treasure the pictures of you wearing the Irvin flying jacket, helmet and goggle! There is no special clothing required but remember you will be spending time on an open airfield so dress to suit the weather on the day. As the Tiger Moth has an open cockpit flights are usually booked for the warmer months starting in April and finishing at the end of October.

Your Tiger Moth Experience

Take to the skies and step back in time as you take off in an iconic Tiger Moth – you will be in control by the time you land!

Your Experience can include:

  • Collection from hotel or home and chauffeured to the aerodrome by car or helicopter
  • A briefing with your highly experienced instructor
  • Take off in a vintage de Havilland Tiger Moth
  • Fly the Tiger Moth yourself, or if you prefer, simply immerse yourself in the moment and take in the delightful English countryside from this unique vantage point
  • Once safely back on firm ground, enjoy a delicious champagne picnic

“Thank you for a fabulous morning. It was truly an "Out of Africa" experience, just out of the English countryside, and high was fine with me! And I did have the controls for a few minutes.”

C Fulle

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A job well done! I hope this message brings a smile to your face in knowing your efforts and care had an amazing impact on making lasting memories of our English experience in the country.

A Kleber

We had a truly amazing experience! Every detail was attended to and the whole adventure was complete perfection. Much thanks to you for dealing with all of our schedule changes and moving parts.

C Beck

Thank you so much for organising such a splendid and successful day on Friday last, we and all our guests so much enjoyed the day and experience.

D Marcuse

I would recommend you to anyone, your service cannot be faulted

Ian Clout

Everything was splendid. We very much appreciate your fast action in setting up the day. Could not have enjoyed ourselves more thanks to you.

J Cunningham

Thank you for our wonderful day, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it. A special thanks to all of whom superseded our expectations, truly exceptional in every sense. We look forward to using your services again in the future.

P Connors

Thank you for organising a wonderful 4 days. Mike loved the tiger moth flight!

S Folwell

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Toru, Head Concierge - Belmond Cadogan Hotel