Romantic Leeds Castle Tiger Moth Jackaroo Flight For Two
This amazing Tiger Moth experience is a perfect and rare option for one or two people to enjoy together. One of you can take the flying controls of this rare Thruxton Jackaroo Tiger Moth conversion – no flying experience required! The Instructor sits at the front left position and the student pilot to the rear left position. Another person can sit In the rear right position next to the student and enjoy the experience too, taking pictures of their loved one or friend flying a classic aircraft. The cockpit has a canopy with sliding rear windows making this aircraft ideal for aerial photography of other aircraft or locations below that you decide to fly to. It is also more comfortable for those who do not want any wind blast or an open cockpit. The student and passenger must be under 6ft height (1.83m). The Student pilot must weigh no more than 16 1/2 stone (105Kg). The passenger must weigh no more than 10 stone (63.5Kg). Both student and passenger need to be physically able to climb from the wing, lifting each leg onto their cockpit seat in order to sit down.
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 of the runway, a café and licensed bar, we encourage your family and friends to savour the atmosphere and share your Fly In Tiger Moth experience day. You will need to arrive 15 minutes before your flight to meet your instructor and take a short flight briefing where you will receive all the practical safety information required.
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. The instructor will handle the take off and landing – at their discretion during the experience the student will be introduced to the flight controls if they wish to try flying. A 30 minute experience is enough time to visit Leeds Castle. From above you can experience unique views of Leeds Castle, rising majestically from the moat as it has done for over 900 years. Why not visit or stay at Leeds Castle?
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 Romantic Leeds Castle Tiger Moth Jackaroo Flight For Two
Trial flights are given each week throughout the April – October flying season. In common with other flying experiences, ours are purchased as a voucher receipt via email, which can be given to the lucky recipient on that special occasion – Birthday/Christmas/Anniversary/Retirement/Valentines Day etc. Having received their voucher receipt, the recipient calls us to book a date to fly.
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 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.