Aerobatic flights in the UK – enjoy aerobatic flying at your choice of airfield from a selection all around the country! This is our most flexible aerobatics voucher offering you a thrilling 20 to 30 minutes in the air all under the command of a skilled pilot instructor.
If you have ever watched such feats of aerobatic flying at any of the many air shows in the UK you will know how impressive they are so can you imagine what it would be like to actually be in the cockpit of the aircraft as these aerial tricks are being performed? It’s definitely not for the faint hearted as you will be twisting and turning on every axis as the pilot puts the aerobatic plane through its paces.
Aircraft fleets used for aerobatic flights at these airfields all over the UK will vary but all are highly capable of amazing aerial acrobatics. The Pitts Special has to be the most famous bi-plane to pull incredible manoeuvres in the sky – and it’s a very pretty looking aeroplane too. The Slingsby Firefly is a UK-designed and built model that was used by the Royal Air Force for tricks and aerobatic flight training which actually superseded the lovely de Havilland Chipmunk in its trainer role which is also available. Moving away from the UK to the USA the world-famous manufacturer Cessna has built thousands of the high-wing Aerobat 152 that has taught many a young pilot to loop the loop as has the very similar looking Decathlon series of planes
With venues the length and breadth of the UK you won’t have to travel very far to get a taste of aerobatic flight and what it’s like to ‘pull some G forces’. Every session will start with a safety briefing which will explain the the effect of these freestyle aerial moves on both the pilot’s body and the aircraft – such ‘unnatural’ moves in the air where you twist and turn in rapid succession certainly push the physics of aviation to the extreme
On our aerobatic flights around the UK the standard flight duration is 30 minutes with some of the venues offering 20 or 25 minute sessions (see the table below of airfields taking part in this nationwide aerobatic flying voucher to check times and type of plane used). Once airborne you will discover what rotating on longitudinal (roll) or lateral (pitch) axes does to the aircraft (and you as budding aerobatic co-pilot!).