We really like this Driving Experiences Experience in Umberleigh, Devon.
Take to the skies in a lovingly restored Tiger Moth that was once used to trained RAF pilots during WWII and discover the unprecedented pleasure of a vintage flight. After a short pre-flight briefing, don a Biggles-style flying jacket before climbing into the cockpit of a vintage De Havilland Tiger Moth. Feel the rush of the wind from the open cockpit and enjoy spectacular views of the North Devon beaches used by the American Forces prior to ‘D’ DAY, as your pilot puts the plane through a series of exciting manoeuvres. Enjoy the chance to take the controls yourself and discover the sensation that has made generations of flyers fall in love with these lively little planes. Receive a flight certificate to take home as a souvenir of the experience.
Selected Friday, Saturday and Sunday dates throughout the main flying season from June to September between 5pm and 9pm. This is a popular experience, so do book several weeks in advance.
Flying is weather dependent and it is crucial that you call the weather line (after 8.30am please) on the day of your flight. The Tiger Moth is an vintage open-cockpit plane and certain weather conditions may result in your flight being rescheduled.
Your flight will last for around 40 minutes from chocks-off to chocks-on. Please arrive 15 – 30 minutes before your flight time to be kitted out and briefed. Allow for at least one and a half hours on site.
Your briefing may be shared, but only you and your qualified pilot will be in the aircraft during your flight.
Spectators are welcome. A camera and a pair of binoculars will come in handy. Pets are not permitted at the airfield.
Tiger Moths have open cockpits, so wrap up warm. Wear soft-soled shoes. Bring sunglasses and if you have long hair, something to tie it back with. Flying kit (jacket, headset and helmet) is provided.
Minimum age is 16. Maximum weight 18 stone. Minimum height 4’11”. If you fit into a standard car seat you should be comfortable in the cockpit. Unsuitable for pregnant women or anyone unable to climb into the open cockpit.
This vintage aircraft is scrupulously maintained and serviced to ensure your safety.