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Leeds Castle Pleasure Flight

£99.00

  • 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
  • Fly from Headcorn Aerodrome in Kent – formerly RAF Lashenden
  • Family welcome – excellent viewing of the runway and aircraft
  • FREE car park and picnic area, FREE museum, two restaurants, kids play area
  • Buy a Pleasure Flight for yourself or a loved one as a gift
  • Fly on any Pleasure Flight date listed on our DATES page
  • We process your order, you get an email voucher, then call us to book a date
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    Description

    Leeds Castle Pleasure Flight Itinerary

    Arrival
    Aero Legends staff greet you at the Aero Legends main reception and proceed with your check-in. Headcorn Aerodrome has free parking and good facilities. With excellent viewing areas alongside the grass runway, a café and licensed ‘Wings’ bar, we encourage your family and friends to savour the atmosphere and share your day.

    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.