Customer Gallery 2015
Customer Gallery 2015

Battle Of Britain Air Show Pleasure Flight

  • Special Air Show offer 2017
  • Flight in a vintage RAF de Havilland Devon over Leeds Castle
  • 20 minute experience over beautiful Kent scenery
  • Unique views of Leeds Castle
  • Large window per guest for superb photo opportunities
  • See the show grounds from the air as over 5,000 members of the public watch you take to the skies
  • Fly from Headcorn Aerodrome in Kent – formerly RAF Lashenden
  • FREE car park/picnic area, FREE museum, bar/restaurants, kids play area
  • Flights offered on a ‘walk-in’ basis at our Operations Desk next to the runway
  • Must be aged 7 or over, maximum 17 stone (108kg), able to climb in & out of aircraft

  • Description

    Battle Of Britain Air Show Pleasure Flight 2017

    Your Aircraft
    We fly our Leeds Castle Pleasure Flight guests in an ex-RAF 1946 de Havilland Devon, famously used by Air Chief Marshall Sir Basil Embry as his personal transport during his time as Commander Of Allied Forces, Central Europe. In 1985 the aircraft joined the Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) at RAF Coningsby, where the aircraft was used as a crew transport in support of the BBMF Lancaster, Spitfires and Hurricanes. The Devon and its non-military sister the Dove were exceptionally successful, proving reliable and economical in service. They became one of the best selling British aircraft of the 1950's. The Devon is a comfortable aircraft inside, with roomy seats and large panoramic windows. There are excellent photo opportunities.

    In the Air
    We will fly you across beautiful Kent to magical Leeds Castle and the surrounding countryside. You will have a breathtaking vision of Leeds Castle, rising majestically from the moat as it has done for over 900 years. The purring Gipsy Queen piston engines and comfortable interior are a throwback to the golden years of British aviation. Visitors to Leeds Castle will watch you from below as you circle above with the best view possible.

    Booking Your Battle Of Britain Air Show Pleasure Flight
    Flights are available on a 'walk-in' basis, Saturday or Sunday. Strictly limited availability.