How do I book?
Once you have purchased the voucher through our website, get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org with your requested date and time and we will get you booked in.
How long should I allow for the experience?
We recommend allowing four hours, as this leaves plenty of time for the safety briefing, the flight and of course some pictures at the end.
Do I need to book before the day, or can I just turn up?
We always recommend booking a specific date and time by emailing us. However, we can sometimes accommodate walk-in flights, but this will very much depend on aircraft and pilot availability.
Do I need to wear special clothing?
Wear normal comfortable clothing that allows free and easy movement. It is important to wear flat soled shoes with good grip. You will be provided with a flight suit to wear over your clothes, and safety equipment including a helmet and gloves.
What is included
The flight includes the following:
Am I allowed to take the controls?
Yes there will be the opportunity to take control, subject to your pilot’s discretion .
Are there restrictions on who can fly?
The maximum weight for any passenger is 220 pounds, and you will be weighed on the day of the flight. No passenger can be taller than 188cm / 6’2”. We would recommend however, that if you are just below or on the maximum height or weight that you get in touch with us prior to booking, as an individual’s physicality can differ and each aircraft can vary in terms of space available.
No passenger will be allowed to fly if his/her dimensions do not allow unrestricted movement of the control column of the aircraft.
Who maintains the aircraft?
The aircraft are maintained by the renowned Aircraft Restoration Company who employ some of the best vintage warbird engineers in the world.
When can I fly?
Our flying season runs from the beginning of April to the end of October. However if you have a special request please get in touch and we will try to help.
What happens if the aircraft is unable to fly?
If we experience any unforeseen technical issues and the flight is unable to take place we will offer you alternative dates.
What happens if the weather means I can’t fly?
If your flight cannot take place due to poor weather then we will offer you alternate dates and reschedule. We will always try and contact you the day before if we think there could be an issue, but if you hear nothing from us then please arrive for your scheduled flight time.
Are refreshments provided?
We will happily provide you with complimentary coffee, tea and soft drinks.
Can I bring guests with me?
Yes of course, friends and family are more than welcome. They can watch you take off and land from the airfield’s viewing area.
Can I bring someone with a wheelchair?
Yes we are able to accommodate wheelchairs at our facilities and viewing spaces.
Are dogs allowed?
Yes well behaved dogs on leads are allowed at the airfield.
Do I need to make payment in full when I book a flight?
Yes full payment is required before booking the flight.
Hurricane Heritage runs flight operations from the beautiful and historic White Waltham Airfield.
The airfield has a long and illustrious history, dating back to 1935 when the de Havilland family acquired the land and formed the de Havilland School of Flying. Home to the Air Transport Auxiliary during the war, it's now a friendly and active aerodrome with great facilities.