Battle Of Britain Air Show Jackaroo 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 Jackaroo Air Experience - Take the controls of a rare Thruxton Jackaroo Tiger Moth conversion - no flying experience required! A child or adult under 10 stone (63.5kg) can also enjoy the experience, seated in the rear. 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.
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 Thruxton Jackaroo is a conversion of the Tiger Moth which came about during the early 1950s when the managing director of the Wiltshire School of Flying, Sqn Ldr J. E. Doran-Webb, was considering building a high wing four to five seat aircraft for touring utilising Tiger Moth components which were plentiful at that time. He was introduced to Ronald Prizeman by the Royal Aero, who designed a four-seat biplane around the Tiger Moth with a revised fuselage section. This became the D.H.82A (Mod) Jackaroo. The Aero Legends Jackaroo is one of only three airworthy Jackaroo's remaining in the World. If you want a biplane trial flight with a closed cockpit then this is the aircraft for you.
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 Jackaroo 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.
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.
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!