Battle Of Britain Air Show Tiger Moth Air Experience July 8th/9th
Bring the family to the Battle Of Britain Air Show at Headcorn Aerodrome this July. One of you can take the Tiger moth Air Experience - Take the controls of a DH 82 and follow the training path of WW2 Spitfire pilots - no flying experience required! The Battle of Britain Air Show has attractions for all the family including flight experiences, a funfair and stalls. Between 2 - 4 pm enjoy our Battle of Britain display featuring representative aircraft of the Battle of Britain era.
The Tiger Moth is a classic 1930's open cockpit biplane. One of you will have a unique 15 minute Airshow experience, enjoying boarding and strapping in the aircraft, a taxi run, take-off with 5 minutes airborne then landing, taxi run and disembarkation.
The majority of the R.A.F.s pilots learnt to fly in her before progressing to such types as the Spitfire, Hurricane, Lancaster, Sunderland etc. There are only a small number of Tiger Moths that remain fully certified for trial Tiger Moth flights and therefore this represents a rare opportunity to undertake a flight in one of these classic aircraft and experience what it was like to be an RAF Pilot trainee in the Second World War.
After parking, you make your way on foot to the show entrance where you will be asked for your booking confirmation paperwork. We will issue you with a Vintage Flight Folder which includes your Family Airshow ticket - valid for the day - two adults and two children (0 - 4 year olds are free) and an Official Air Show Programme. You will need to make your way to the Aero Legends flight operations area, next to the runway fence, 15 minutes before your flight time.
The de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth was the principal type used in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan where thousands of military pilots got their first taste of flight. The RAF found the Tiger Moth's handling ideal for training future fighter pilots. A robust little machine, it is generally docile and forgiving in normal flight. The Tiger Moth responds well to control inputs, and is fairly easy to fly for a tail-dragger. Its large "parachute" wings are very forgiving, and it stalls at a speed as slow as 25 knots with power. The Tiger Moth's biplane design makes it strong, You will be in constant communication with your instructor through your flying helmet. The instructor will handle the take off and landing - at their discretion you will be introduced to the flight controls.
Photography and video
Phones and cameras can be used during your flight if they are secured by a neck lanyard or wrist strap. Spectators and family members can take photos and videos from the ample viewing areas along the runway fence at the aerodrome.
Booking Your Battle Of Britain Air Show Tiger Moth Air Experience
Buy the experience online, you get an email voucher/receipt, then call us to book a day and flight time. Alternatively, phone us to buy and book the flight at the same time. Saturday or Sunday Flight times are available between 08:15 & 13:15 or 15:45 to 19:15. Strictly limited availability. The flight experience is transferable to alternative flying event dates should the flight be cancelled due to poor weather or any other circumstance.
We could not let this week end without saying a big ‘thank you’ to you all for a brilliant afternoon this week. I had the most memorable experience flying over Leeds Castle in your World War II RAF de Havilland Tiger Moth trainer. The afternoon, meeting and talking with you all really was the icing on the cake for me.
Just to say a big thank-you to all involved with Jane’s birthday Tiger Moth flight this afternoon. She enjoyed it immensely and is still smiling about it this evening,one to remember!
Just a line to say what a superb experience I had flying in the Tiger Moth last Saturday. Almost seemed surreal . The pilot was fantastic, calm, clear and friendly which indeed made the experience all the much better. Thank you for making my day.