In planes that, until recently were used by the Swedish Airforce, take to the skies over England with a fully qualified instructor to put the quick and manoeuvrable Bulldog through its paces. Following a detailed safety and technical briefing, a formation take off, aerobatic flying and a formation loop are just some of the possibilities during your 30 minute flight. The real highlight is the opportunity to tail chase one of the other planes, just like you have seen it done in the films!
Your experience will include the following: Get kitted out in authentic flying suit - including a 'fighter pilot' name badge - and gloves. Safety brief at the aircraft. Pre flight briefing including parachute drill, air combat manoeuvres and video. Out brief, reminder of safety and controls, strap on parachute and take to the air! You will be able to fly the aircraft at all times other than the take off and landing stages. The instructors are experts, if you would rather have a less extreme/aerobatic flight, simply ask
This experience is available at West Sussex:
West Sussex (South East) - Chichester
Your voucher is valid for 10 months. Minimum age for this experience is 12, max weight 17 stone, height 5’-6’5”. Participants over the age of 61 must produce a doctor's note confirming your suitability to fly. This experience is extremely safe and all instructors are either current or former RAF pilots but you must listen to their instructions at all times and complete a medical declaration before flying. The operators are fully insured for both public liability and personal risks. Flying is subject to weather conditions and you must call the weather line before departing for your experience. Please note Actual flying time is approx 30mins. Timings are indicative. Available on Saturdays all year round.
I had the best time on my Top Gun UK experience learned some manouvres and the plane was incredibly fast the instructor was great - very professional and friendly. I'd do this again in a heartbeat best day I've ever had!
16 November 2010
The Top Gun flying experience was a present for my husband who is really into planes and whatnot. It was like a dream come true for him to fly in the fighter jets and actually take the cockpit controls himself for most of the time! He was still buzzing for weeks afterwards!
16 November 2010