Harvard Flying


  • Harvard Flying Ground Attack/Trainer – No previous flying experience required!
  • Take control of the T6 Harvard and follow the training path of WW2 Spitfire pilots
  • 40 minute trial lesson in a T6 Harvard dual cockpit WW2 warbird
  • Includes a safety briefing, flight-suit and boots throughout
  • Includes full flying helmet with audio intercom to the instructor
  • Includes a Vintage Gift Pack: Welcome letter, Harvard Pilot’s Notes, Greetings Card
  • Buy the Harvard Flying experience for yourself or a loved one as a gift
  • We process your order, you get an email voucher, then call us to book a date
  • We post you a Vintage Gift Pack in the passengers name – A perfect present
  • Fly from Headcorn, Kent. April To October
  • Family welcome – excellent viewing of the runway and aircraft
  • FREE car park, cafes, bars, Museum
  • 20 minute and 60 minute options available call for more info
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    Harvard Flying

    Harvard Flying with you at the aircraft controls – no previous flying experience required! You are following the second stage in the training path of a WW2 Spitfire pilot
    The Harvard (Commonwealth name) or North American T-6 Texan (US name) is a single-engined advanced trainer aircraft used to train pilots of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), United States Navy, Royal Air Force and other air forces of the British Commonwealth during World War II and into the 1970s. The Harvard is much more powerful than the gentle Tiger Moth used in the first stage of RAF Spitfire Pilot training. It is a sturdy all metal aircraft with a retractable undercarriage and 600 hp PW radial engine which makes it much more like a fighter to fly and therefore the ideal trainer for an aspiring fighter pilot.

    Aero Legends staff will greet you at the Aero Legends main reception and proceed with your check-in. Headcorn Aerodrome has free parking and good facilities – dogs are welcome. With excellent viewing areas of the runway, a café and licensed bar, we encourage your family and friends to savour the atmosphere and share your day. You should arrive 30 minutes before your flight to meet your instructor and take a short flight briefing where you will receive all the practical safety information required.

    Your Aircraft
    The Harvard is an American built and designed two-seater trainer, a monoplane with a good deal more powerful engine than that of the Tiger Moth. It shares some of the characteristics of a fully fledged fighter aircraft. In it the RAF trainee pilot was moved from the simple aerodynamics of the Tiger Moth to the more demanding performance resembling that of a Hurricane or Spitfire.
    When Harvard Flying you will be in constant communication with your instructor through your flying helmet during your trial lesson. The instructor will handle the take off and landing – at their discretion you will be introduced to the flight controls during flight.

    Photography and video
    The Harvard Flying experience can be filmed throughout your lesson with your own device. Phones and cameras can be used, at your own risk, 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 assigned in safe positions at the aerodrome.

    Booking a flying lesson date
    Harvard Flying is possible on dates throughout the April – October flying season. In common with other flying experiences, ours are purchased as a voucher receipt via email plus a posted Vintage Gift Pack. These can be presented to the lucky recipient on that special occasion such as an Anniversary, a Birthday, a retirement or Christmas celebration perhaps. Having received their Gift pack, the recipient calls us to book a date to fly.

    Regarding my flight in the Harvard last Friday of which I was quite nervous after receiving it as a 60th birthday present. May I congratulate you for giving me a fantastic experience I truly enjoyed it, everyone was so friendly and relaxed.
    Harvard Flights - Stephen Lovell