The Aircraft

BATTLE OF BRITAIN VETERAN HURRICANE R4118

The most original airworthy Hurricane from The Battle of Britain, R4118 is a unique and historic aircraft.  Build in 1940 by the Gloster Aircraft Company, R4118 was based in Croydon and served with 605 Squadron during The Battle.

Having been discovered in India, returned to the UK and restored by Peter Vacher, she has been owned by Hurricane Heritage since 2015.

Although she is based at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, she’s a frequent visitor to the Hurricane Heritage operation at White Waltham, and is a regular on the UK airshow circuit.

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2-SEAT HURRICANE BE505

The world’s only 2-seat Hurricane, BE505 provides a totally unique opportunity to experience, first-hand, the thrill of flying the iconic Hurricane.

Unlike the many 2-seat Spitfires in existence, this beautifully-converted Hurricane maintains the distinctive profile of the original single-seat design.  Cleverly accommodating the passenger in a seat immediately behind the pilot, a second set of controls is provided, allowing a truly “hands-on” experience of this historic and famously manoeuvrable warbird.

BE505 is based at our home airfield of White Waltham.

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“PILOT MAKER” HARVARD MK2B FE511

Our Harvard – FE511 – is a pristine example of the allies’ most important advanced training aircraft from WWII.

Built by Noorduyn Aviation, Montreal in 1942, FE511 is one of over 15,000 T-6s of all variants built.  Our aircraft – an AT-16, Harvard 2B – has been extensively restored and provides the perfect platform for warbird-experience flights and conversion training for pilots wishing to step up to piloting high-powered piston aircraft.

FE511 is fully aerobatic and, with a large cockpit and superb visibility, also provides excellent views for passengers wishing fly alongside our Hurricanes.  These “fly-alongside” experiences have proven to be incredibly popular, as they allow an unrivalled opportunity to see the Hurricanes in their natural environment, whilst also experiencing the thrill of piloting a genuine warbird.

FE511 is operates from our home base at White Waltham Airfield.

 

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VISIT HURRICANE HERITAGE

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.