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1950s Military Trainer Air Experience

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  • Vintage flights out of Compton Abbas airfield, in a 1950s Chipmunk.
  • 30, 45 & 60-minute flight options available.
  • A vintage passenger ride in a classic military aircraft.
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Compton Abbas Airfield on the Dorset/Wiltshire border is one of the greatest airfields in the UK, with stunning views and a superbly run aviation centre. This is your chance to take a passenger flight in the incredible De Havilland Chipmunk.

Now, you could say that the name is a bit of a mouthful, so to many this wonderful plane is known as ‘The Chippy’. The Chippy first came off the production line in 1952 and was intended as a replacement for the legendary Tiger Moth.

Mainly used as the standard primary trainer for the RAF, it was for many the first foray into flying for young pilots. If you ask ex-RAF pilots from that era, they’ll tell you that it’s a flying experience that they’ll never forgot.

Your journey will vary depending on the length of flight that you choose. For the 30-minute flight, you’ll fly over the local countryside. For the 45 Minute flight, the route will take you along the coast with spectacular views. For the 60-minute flight, you’ll get to view the Jurassic Coast and the Isle of Wight.

With so many options, which one will you choose? A magnificent gift for the aviation lovers in your life, and fans of vintage planes!

About this product

  • Available throughout the year on selected weekdays and weekends
  • Flights are subject to availability and weather conditions
  • You must call on the morning of your flight to check that weather conditions are suitable
  • Compton Abbas Airfield, Salisbury, Dorset
  • Minimum age 14
  • All under 18's must be accompanied by an adult on the airfield
  • Maximum weight limit is 18 stone
  • Maximum height 6'4""
  • Friends and family can join in your experience and can listen in on briefing, watch the take off and landing from the runway terrace
  • Make a day of it and book for lunch or afternoon tea in the onsite restaurant
  • Opportunity to purchase an in flight video on a USB stick of your experience as a lasting memento for an additional charge of £40 payable on the day

Product code: itb079

What do you get

  • Air experience flight in a 1950s Chipmunk
  • Introduction to the ground crew and your pilot in the vintage flight room
  • Briefing, including safety, the workings of the aircraft,and route planning
  • 30, 45 and 60 minute flight durations are available
  • This is an air experience flight and participants will not have the opportunity to take the controls during the flight
  • Personalised flight certificate
  • Flight times are chock to chock
  • 30 Minute Flight - Fly over the local countryside
  • 45 Minute Flight - The route will take you along the coast with spectacular views
  • 60 minute Flight - View the Jurassic Coast and the Isle of Wight


  • UK Standard (2-5 working days) is available for this item
  • UK Next Working Day, Europe and Worldwide delivery is not available for this product.

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