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Flight Experiences london

Flight Experiences london

Experience a flight like no other, viewing the famous London skyline and landmarks from above. Fly through the centre of London with your family and friends in a vintage Dragon Rapide twin engine Biplane and experience the majesty of an airliner from a bygone era.

Looking for an experience of a lifetime? Feel the freedom of flying in a range of fun and agile aircraft. Enjoy your flight experience with a partner or friend with our flight experience over London.


Amazing Flight Experiences That You’ll Be Talking About For Years

If you’re looking for flying lessons, from any UK locations our experienced instructors will be happy to guide you through the process. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced pilot, we offer a range of flight experiences to suit all levels. From 30-minute trial flights to full hour-long lessons, you’ll have the opportunity to take the controls and fly the aircraft yourself.

At Air Experiences, we pride ourselves on providing an unparalleled flying experience in London. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to fly a plane in London and book your flight experience today!


Where do we fly from?

Duxford Airfield – Central London Tours
Elstree Airfield – North London
Redhill Airfield – South London


family friendly

Your family can come and watch you take to the skies. Tea & coffee available for friends and family

Video Option

You may have the option to purchase in-flight video of your flight.

Gift Certificate Upgrade

Subject to availability, it will normally be possible to upgrade your gift certificate to a longer flight when booking your experience by paying any price difference.

Central London vintage tours – IWM Duxford Cambridge

One of the most iconic airfields in England. There is no place like Duxford when it comes to the world of aviation! Duxford holds a wealth of knowledge, history and heritage of British aviation right back to the First World War.

For those who would love to experience a flight over central London like our ancestors Take a flight in our Dragon Rapide, 8-seater 1930’s airliner where you can look out the window and admire the beautiful sights of South East England.  If you would like to treat yourself or that special someone to our Vintage flights, take a look at our Vintage Flying Experiences – it will definitely be a gift they won’t forget!
Prices start from just £99, making it a fun and affordable birthday present for those difficult-to-buy-for people!

Overall, London Elstree Aerodrome offers a unique and exciting opportunity to experience flight in North London. With its convenient location and range of flight experiences on offer, it’s the perfect choice for anyone looking to take to the skies and explore this vibrant and exciting part of the world.

London elstree aerodrome, north london

London Elstree Aerodrome is a fantastic choice for those looking for quick access to London. Located just 12 miles north-west of the city, the aerodrome offers a convenient location for those looking to take to the skies and experience the thrill of flying.

In terms of flight experiences in North London, there are a variety of options available for both single guests or people looking to take a flight expeirnece for 2 or 3. For those looking to see the sights of London then our North London experience is perfect to see the sights from the skies.

There are also a number of scenic flights available that offer stunning views of North London and the surrounding areas. Whether you’re interested in seeing the famous landmarks of the city or taking in the beauty of the countryside, there’s something for everyone.

Overall, London Elstree Aerodrome offers a unique and exciting opportunity to experience flight in North London. With its convenient location and range of flight experiences on offer, it’s the perfect choice for anyone looking to take to the skies and explore this vibrant and exciting part of the world.

Redhill aerodrome, South London

(about 5 miles NE of London Gatwick Airport)

There’s no place like Redhill Airfield, this Battle of Britain Reserve airfield offers you the opportunity to fly in an RAF Bulldog aeroplane across some of the best sights close to London.

You can have the opportunity to take flight training and trial lessons over Surrey flying out of the historic and beautiful Redhill Aerodrome.

Our flight experiences from south London are truly unforgettable as you take off from Redhill Aerodrome, a historic grass airfield dating back to 1933. Redhill was a vital airfield during the Battle of Britain, serving as a satellite airfield and emergency landing ground for nearby Biggin Hill. Spitfires and Hurricanes were based here during the war, making it the perfect location to fly a Royal Airforce military trainer.

Gift Vouchers

We offer a range of gift vouchers which can be the perfect gift if you’re not sure on the type of flight experience to book. You can book for a range of locations and experience some of the best sights from the air.

Redhill Airfield

IWM Duxford

Elstree Airodrome

Common Flight Experince Questions

How long are the flight experiences?
This depends on which package you choose. We offer shorter flights that last 15 minutes to premium packages that offer up to 5-hour flight experiences. Duxford truly has something on offer for everybody.
Do you offer flying lessons from Duxford airport?

Yes we can now offer flying lessons at Duxford airport – along with a range of flying experiences! Duxford is ripe with vintage aircraft history, so it’s only fitting that we offer a selection of classic wings and packages in Duxford for you to choose from.


Which landmarks should I look out for during my flight?
This depends on which tour you choose, but try to keep your eyes peeled for the impressive King’s College chapel or the banks of the serene River Cam!
What type of flights are there?
You can choose from:

20 minute Tiger Moth Flight
30 minute Tiger Moth Flight
40 minute Tiger Moth Flight

Sightseeing Tours in a Dragon Rapid
– Sightseeing Tour of Cambridgeshire
– Flight over Cambridge, Ely and Newmarket
– Flight over Landmarks of London 
What will I see during my flight?
Duxford is a place jam-packed with history and plenty for your eyes to feast on. 
In our variety of sightseeing tours, you can admire the whole South East of England in some of Britain’s most iconic war-time aircraft. Admire the prestigious University City of Cambridge, follow the flow of the River Cam and spot the pinnacles of King’s College Chapel.  Or set south and see the famous panoramic skyline of London. Fly over the sights of the Capital including Big Ben, Tower Bridge and of course the London Eye!
What happens after my flight?
Once you’ve come back down to earth, enjoy free access into the Duxford Imperial War Museum (your guests will also get half price entry!). The IWM is a spectacular museum where you can get up close and explore the amazing variety of aviation history from the First World War up to present day.
Do I need to bring anything for my flight?
The main thing you have to bring is yourself and your Air Experiences voucher! For the flight itself, bring along a jacket as it can get cold in an open cockpit plane, a hat and sunglasses in-case it’s a sunny day and of course a camera.
What should I wear for my flight?
It’s usually best to wear jeans and a t-shirt unless it’s a hot day then we suggest shorts. Inside the aircraft it can get quite warm, kind of like a greenhouse.

Ladies no skirts or dresses or heels as you’ll be climbing in and out of the cockpit. A hat or cap and sunglasses can be useful.
For an open cockpit experience it will be best to dress up light but warm.

What’s the best time of year to go flying in an open cockpit plane?
This is an all year-round activity as long as the sun is shining! Ideally the summer is best due to the longer days, nicer weather and warmer temperatures. However, you can get some of the most beautiful, crisp, blue sky, frosty days in the winter where the air is silky smooth but you’ve got to wrap up warm!
How old do you have to be for a flight?
 Tiger Moth minimum age is 14yrs and maximum age is 89yrs.
There is no age limit on the Dragon Rapide.
Will I get to have a go at flying the plane myself?
Definitely! You can do as much or as little flying as you wish. Your instructor will do the take-off and landing but once in the air at some point during the lesson your instructor will ask if you want to take control of the plane. We have got to say it is one of the best feelings flying a plane!
How do you fly a plane?
To operate a plane, we use a stick with our hands and rudders with our feet. When you climb into the plane your instructor will run through the pre-flight checks and demonstrate the stick and rudder movements. When you move the stick backwards and forwards it will make the plane climb and descend. Move the stick left and right will move the ailerons to make you roll left and right, and you push the pedals with your feet will help you with your turns.
The planes generally like slow movements rather than harsh yanking motions.
Who will be with me on the flight?
In the Tiger Moths you will be sitting in-front of your pilot as it is a tandem designed cockpit. Your fully qualified pilot will be talking to you through the headset and explaining everything they are doing and landmarks to keep your eye out for whilst flying around the Cambridgeshire countryside.
Can passengers come with me?
Passengers can come with you in the 8-seater Dragon Rapide, which was used as an airliner in the 1930’s!
What do I need to wear for an open cockpit experience?
No matter the weather, we would always recommend a jacket and pair of gloves when in an open cockpit experience. It can get extremely chilly in the sky, so it’s always best to wrap up!