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Tiger Moth experience at Redhill
Rated 5.0/5
Based on 1 customer review
Cost: £390.50

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Product review: Riding the tiger (moth!) by , 13 Aug 18 5/5 Excellent "

Arranging the days was dead easy - the family bought it for me as a 65th birthday present!
[the venue]..was easy to find, great to have the cafe and open viewing area so the whole family could enjoy the experience. Everyone [at the site] was professional and friendly.
The equipment was as up to scratch as you can expect from a 1930's plane, eg no in-flight movies, but who cares?!
The briefing was perfectly adequate, although no way was it "a full 30 minutes", more like 5 mins than 30. The experience itself was excellent. Pilot was friendly and accommodating (although quite hard to hear despite the speaker in my helmet). I was able to guide him right over our house where we did 2 'wingtip turns', then he let me fly the plane for about 10 minutes. Brilliant!
It was a big disappointment (although understandable I guess) that I wasn't able to take a camera on the flight, but the family got some great shots from the groundno comment "

Tiger Moth flight - 40 mins at Redhill

£355.50 inc VAT

RRP: £390.50. You save: £35.00

Tiger Moth experience
Tiger Moth flight - 40 mins
Helmet donned, goggles adjusted? Good! Chocks away for a taste of vintage flying at its most classic. Full 30 mins briefing then a few minutes later you'll be puttering along 2000' over the glorious Kent and Surrey countryside.

This experience will last a total of approx. 70 minutes, with approx. 40 minutes spent in the air. (We don't compromise on your time in the air. When comparing us with others, check the small print and the time actually spent in the air.)


Check availability. For later dates, schedules will not yet be available and so you should have a wide selection of dates to choose from when you come to book.

What's included

The tiger moth was built without the benefit of brakes or a starter motor, so yes, she'll be hand swung to start her, and yes, our ground crew will be taking the 'chocks away' as we set off.
Climbing out, we'll see the airliners going into and out of nearby Gatwick, but we won't be bothering them. We'll be cruising over the beautiful landscapes of the South East, revelling in the wind in our face and the smell in our nostrils.

Our Tiger Moth was manufactured in Portugal in 1939, the aeroplane was flown to Mozambique and then onto Northern Rhodesia where it was used for general transport. Many aircraft in this area were given names, this Tiger Moth was known as "Nokomis" Daughter of the Moon but to the local Africans it was simply known as "The Big Bird". Eventually the aircraft found its way to England.


Special Conditions

* Flights normally take place between April and September
* The aicraft flown will be a Tiger Moth DH82a, but we do reserve the right to substitute a similar open cockpit vintage bipe if need be.
* Flights may be rescheduled by the flyer, but if with 7 days notice or less, a payment of 15 UKP will be required.
* non-arrival at the field on the scheduled flight day will be a 'no-show' and the voucher will be regarded as void
* Max weight 16st, disabled flyers welcome, please make the nature of any disabilities clear when calling to arrange your flight date
* All flyers must supply a telephone number on which they can be contacted in case of short notice delays or cancellations


Voucher

Each voucher entitles one person to participate in this experience. The voucher is transferable, which means that anyone can use it. The voucher remains valid for bookings for 12 months from the date of purchase. Please contact the operator using the details printed on your voucher to arrange a date for your event.


Booking your event

We recommend that you purchase your voucher and make a booking for your event at least one month prior to your chosen date. This is particularly important for weekend events.



Location

Event takes place at Redhill in Surrey
Surrey, Surrey, RH1 5JY.



Reviews

There is currently 1 review of this experience. Write a review.

Riding the tiger (moth!)

(Reviewed by David Saint 13/08/2018)



Arranging the days was dead easy - the family bought it for me as a 65th birthday present!
[the venue]..was easy to find, great to have the cafe and open viewing area so the whole family could enjoy the experience. Everyone [at the site] was professional and friendly.
The equipment was as up to scratch as you can expect from a 1930's plane, eg no in-flight movies, but who cares?!
The briefing was perfectly adequate, although no way was it "a full 30 minutes", more like 5 mins than 30. The experience itself was excellent. Pilot was friendly and accommodating (although quite hard to hear despite the speaker in my helmet). I was able to guide him right over our house where we did 2 'wingtip turns', then he let me fly the plane for about 10 minutes. Brilliant!
It was a big disappointment (although understandable I guess) that I wasn't able to take a camera on the flight, but the family got some great shots from the groundno comment

Overall rating: Excellent

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