FIGHTER MISSION PROFILES

“Flying in the slipstream of heroes.”

The Platinum Warbird Experience – A flight experience in the mighty Harvard is extraordinary; however, we have enhanced this experience by developing the experience into a mission! So now you will get the opportunity to fly this warbird into the 11 group sector made famous during the Battle of Britain.

Now you can fly this aircraft as a trial lesson around various important Battle of Britain airfields. During theย flight, you will feel the G as the instructor demonstrates some primary fighter moves along the way.

Flying a warbird in the skies where the Battles took place takes walking in the footsteps of history to a whole new level “Flying in the slipstream of heroes.”ย If you would like to book, please choose your mission and contact us directly at [email protected].ย We can tailor the mission to suit you! Ts and Cs apply.

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What to expect from the fighter mission:
  • Mission airfield – From either Peterborough Conington or Fowlmere TBC one week before the mission.
  • Mission Briefingย 20-minute briefing on the mission at the selected airfield.
  • Mission planning – You will plan the route with the pilot and plot the course you will fly.
  • Mission profile – Your instructor will brief you on the flight as you will fly most of the mission!
  • Mission “Actions on” – During the mission, expect to have a quick brief on what it would be like to be bounced by enemy fighters and then “Tally Ho!! Feel the G as the instructor demonstrates evasive fighter manoeuvres.
  • Mission debrief –ย Following the mission, you will have a thorough debrief with your flying instructor (FI), and your pilot’s log will be annotated with a signature by your FI to say you have completed the flight time and mission.
  • Mission timings –ย Allow 20 minutes pre-flight for mission planning and 10 mins post-flight debrief – The whole mission 1 experience is 2.5 hours, and mission 2 is 1.5 hours.

“Flying in the slipstream of heroes.”

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MISSION -1:

Duration: 1:10
Mission: Airborne patrol – “Scramble” Support 11 group area immediately!

Mission 1:12 Group has been called to re-enforce 11 Group as a large raid is inbound… Scramble!! This is a 1-hour 10-minute mission where you will fly the Harvard into the 11 group area scouting for the enemy.

You will scramble from either ย RAF Glattonย now Peterborough or Fowlmere TBC before the flight – The mission will cover theย 12 group fighter base RAF Duxford passing over Madingly War Cemetary before making a turn towards RAF Fowlmere at which point head South into the 11 group area using Hertford Castle as your turning point southeast to fly past RAF North Weald. Having patrolled past North Weald, you will head past Chelmsford and make your next turn at RAF Gosfield North East to RAF Wethersfield RAF Castle Campsย Cambridge RAF Wyton and return to base at RAF Glatton (Peterborough Conington)

The instructor will simulate a dog fight where Basic Fighter Manoeveres will be demonstrated – You will get to experience the Split S, Barrel roll, Cubans, and aileron rolls. A genuinely memorable flight, and you get to fly the mission yourself!

This is a fascinating tour for the aviation history buff as ‘you’ fly over some of the most critical and famous fighter bases of the Battle of Britain. A truly educational and exciting flight with a combination of you, the customer flying the warbird, a demonstration of dogfighting by the instructor, and a history lesson all in one!

For this mission, don’t hesitate to get in touch with [email protected]ย to book directly – Mission 1 is ยฃ999.00

“Flying in the slipstream of heroes.” ย 

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MISSION -2:

Duration: 1:10
Mission: Airborne patrol – “Scramble” Provide lookout of the East coast, enemy sighted!

Mission 2:ย 12 Group has tasked you with patrolling the area around “The Wash” in the 12 Group are due to recent intelligence that single enemy aircraft have been spotted in the region on reconnaissance missions probing fighter command. Your mission is to patrol the area from RAF Glatton (Peterborough or Fowlmere) to RAF Conningsby and then to RAF Marham and return.

The instructor will simulate a dog fight where Basic Fighter Manoeveres will be demonstrated – You will get to experience the Split S, Barrel roll, Cubans, and aileron rolls. A genuinely memorable flight, and you get to fly the mission yourself!

 

For this mission, don’t hesitate to get in touch with [email protected]ย to book directly – Mission 2 is ยฃ999.00

“Flying in the slipstream of heroes.”

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MISSION -3:

Duration: 2:20
Mission: Airborne patrol – “Scramble” Large formations of enemy aircraft from the South coast!

Mission 3 –ย 12 Group has been called to re-enforce 11 Group as a large raid is inbound… Scramble!! This is a 2-hour mission where you will fly the Harvard into the 11 group area scouting for the enemy.

You will be vectored to overfly various Battle of Britain airfields such as RAF Duxford, RAF Fowlmere, RAF North Weald, RAF Rochester, RAF Manston, RAF Hawkinge and overfly the Battle of Britain Memorial Capel-le-Fern, RAF Rochford (Southend subject to clearances). In addition, we route over Hawkinge and Lympne, Canterbury and Ashford, and many disused airfields along the way!

The instructor will simulate a dog fight where Basic Fighter Manoeveres will be demonstrated – You will get to experience the Split S, Barrel roll, Cubans, and aileron rolls. A genuinely memorable flight, and you get to fly the mission yourself!

For this mission, don’t hesitate to get in touch with [email protected]ย to book directly – Mission 3 is ยฃ1999.00ย 

“Flying in the slipstream of heroes.”

 

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The wacky wabbit – battle of Britain flight footage