75 Minute Biplane Sightseeing Tour of London
These days air travel can be a nightmare of queues, checks and delays - and modern passenger jets are so vast that it's easy to forget you're in the air at all. Recreate the thrill of early air travel with a flight in one of Britain's best loved pre-war aircrafts, the De Havilland Dragon Rapide biplane. Taking off from the IWM Duxford, fly south to London, enjoying some magnificent views from 1,500 feet of our capital's famous landmarks including Canary Wharf, St. Paul's Cathedral and the meandering Thames. Back on terra firma, get free entry into the IWM Duxford (with half price entry for any guests). Europe's premier aviation museum, spread over 85 acres and housing classic planes such as the prototype Concorde, is not to be missed!
- Recreate the early years of air travel aboard a De Havilland Dragon Rapide biplane
- Fly over London at 1,500 feet
- Unrivalled views of the capital's iconic landmarks
- Free entry to the IWM Duxford
- Availability Description
Most Saturdays and Sundays from March to October (weather permitting) as well as some selected Wednesdays.
- Participant Guidelines
Maximum weight is 20 stone and minimum age 16. Disabled customers are welcome (depending on ability), but personal helpers must be on hand to assist the passenger in and out of the aircraft.
Flying is a weather dependent activity. It is essential to call the venue after 8.30am on the morning of the flight for a weather check before setting off.
The flight lasts approximately one hour and 15 minutes. Please arrive 45 minutes before the allotted start time, or call the venue if delayed.
- Numbers on the Day
A maximum of eight passengers are on board. The museum is very popular and can get busy on summer weekends and school holidays.
- Dress Code
Sunglasses are recommended all year round. If you have a camera and/or a pair of binoculars, bring them along.
- Other Info
Regulations set out by the Civil Aviation Authority can affect your rights in the unlikely event of an accident - full details are available from the venue. MUST take the booking confirmation letter on the day in order to guarantee participation.