The 1940's Vintage WW2 Warbird Experience

Few experiences will top this one - it's the next best thing to flying in a Spitfire. Our Harvard is the best of its kind in England and has a long history undertaking wartime operations for many air forces throughout the world. Dance in the skies in the UK's most pristine aircraft at speeds of over 200mph - you can even do some lazy eights, chandelles or victory rolls if you are feeling brave and the weather permits! All Harvard flights come with a complimentary navy-embossed presentation wallet for your voucher. The Warbird flights are operated by DH Heritage Aviation Limited who are based at Compton Abbas Airfield. 

Available from March through to October inclusive. 

"Thanks for the warm welcome and great flight experience with Andrew earlier in the week for my wife's 30th birthday. She was nervous, but Andrew put her at ease and she thoroughly enjoyed the flight, and we had a lovely lunch afterwards. A truly memorable day. I think I want a go in the front seat now myself!"

Dave Leabourne

Harvard 20 minute flight £399.00

Harvard 30 minute flight £499.00

Harvard 45 minute flight £759.00

Harvard 60 minute flight £950.00

What does the experience involve?
Start your day with an introduction to the ground crew and your pilot, in our Vintage Flight Room, all of whom are hugely experienced and passionate about what they do. You'll get kitted out in a military issued flight suit (a good opportunity for photos!) and have a briefing which will include safety, the workings of the aircraft, and a discussion about where you would like to fly. Once you have elegantly leapt into the aircraft, your pilot will start the aircraft, quite a thrill as the propellor tips can break the speed of sound! After taxying down to the threshold of the runway, you'll line up, and feel the full grunt of this powerful aircraft on a roaring take off. You'll receive a certificate on touchdown and will have the opportunity to purchase an in-flight video of your experience as a lasting memento of a once-in-a-lifetime treat.

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More Information...
Because we own and operate the whole airfield here at Compton - we can offer you the best prices in the South of England. Why not make a day of it and book a table for lunch or afternoon tea and cake? Uniquely, friends and family can join in the whole experience, from listening in on the briefing to watching the take off and landing from the runway terrace. Just call us if you have any requests and we'll do our very best to ensure the day is tailor-made for you. We also have a great selection of gifts in our on-site shop from cufflinks to vintage key rings and "Biggles Bears" that you can purchase in advance or on the day you take the flight. 

Harvard N6972C
Year Built: 1946 in America
Service Ceiling: 21,500ft
The Stats: Pratt & Whitney 9 cylinder radial engine
Used for: Advanced Training. The stepping stone between the Tiger Moth & the Spitfire for military training

​For more information please click here for terms and conditions and here for frequently asked questionsThe Warbird flights are operated by DH Heritage Aviation Limited who are based at Compton Abbas Airfield. 
​Terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.