RAF Bulldog Flight – Battle of Britain Airfield Tour
Ever wished to get a hands-on flying lesson in an RAF Bulldog trainer? This is the perfect gift for any aviation and history enthusiast, The aerobatic Scottish aviation Bulldog was the primary RAF training aircraft used between 1975 – 2001 for training young RAF Pilot Cadets. This one Still displaying it classic RAF colour scheme.
Upon arrival you will be greeted by your fully qualified and experienced instructor who will take you through a pre-flight brief, explain the aircraft controls and what to expect on your flight. If you have any questions about your flight your pilot will be more than happy to answer. It’s then time to get seated and comfortable ready for takeoff.
The Battle of Britain Airfields Tour can be purchased as either a 30 minute or 60 minute flight and passes various historic aviation sites in Surrey, Sussex and Kent. For both 30 minute and 60 minute options, you’ll depart Redhill – a Battle of Britain Reserve airfield – then route west towards Dorking past Headley Court, an injured pilot/aircrew recovery centre. It is now a golf course with a “bunker” shaped as a Spitfire! Turning east, you will pass Kenley and Biggin Hill, two of the most famous fighter stations during the Battle of Britain.
With the one hour option, you will then continue towards Gravesend, another fighter station but sadly now long gone, onwards towards Eastchurch fighter airfield and then Detling, some of which is visible, but also has a modern navigation aid sited there. Next on the route is West Malling, once a busy wartime airfield and now the new village of Kings Hill.
We will then complete both tours by flying past Winston Churchill’s House at Chartwell before returning to Redhill.
- People over 6ft 6in tall and over 242lbs (110kg) may not be able to be flown, so please contact us for exact details.
- No minimum age limitation. Children, however, must be sufficiently intellectually mature to fully understand the instructions given to them before the flight.
- Medical condition such as heart trouble or severe asthma are advised to consult their GP before flight.
- Clients must be capable of entering and leaving the cockpit with assistance from only one person.
- You can take a camera, but it MUST use a neck-strap to firmly attach it to your person.