The Fly Alongside is a unique chance to see The Collection and Hurricane Heritage’s R4118 in action, up close. You’ll have the opportunity to take photographs from the Dragon Rapide as you take in the thrilling sight of our vintage aircraft in flight. Flying across Bedfordshire, the flight will also provide the time to take aerial photos of the beautiful countryside. 

Following a safety talk in a 1930s pilot briefing room, you’ll take to the skies in a Dragon Rapide, where you’ll be accompanied by one of our collection: DH88 CometHawker Hurricane or the Westland Lysander. Flights will last for 20 minutes.

After the exhilarating flight experience, you’ll join us on the airfield for a glass of champagne, providing you time to speak to the pilots and crew about the experience – and of course, take some more shots of the aircraft. Entry to The Collection is included.

In total, there are five flights only, taking place across two days: Thursday 24 and Friday 25 August. Each flight will be joined by one aircraft from our The Collection or the R4118 Hurricane. Please see the below timetable that outlines which aircraft will be accompanying which flight:

Date

24th August

24th August

24th August

25th August

25th August

Time

09.45

12.30

15.30

09.45

12.30

Aircraft

Comet – Sold out

Hurricane – Sold out

Lysander – Only one space remaining

Comet – Limited spaces available

Hurricane – Limited spaces available

Each flight can carry 6 passengers only, so slots are limited. The experience costs £450* per person and will last for approximately 2 hours in total.

To book your flight, please contact Helen Woods on 01767 627 954 or helen.woods@shuttleworth.org stating which date, time and aircraft you are interested in.

Please note, weight restrictions do apply and your weight will be requested at the time of booking.

*This is an introductory price for 2017, and there are limited places available. Minimum numbers are required to run a flight, and flying is subject to weather conditions and serviceability.