Frequently asked questions

 

Below are the normal frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions that you don’t see on the below list,  please email us at Email  [email protected]  and we shall endeavour to help you with your query -We look forward to flying with you very soon – The T6 Harvard Team

 

1 – What if my flight is cancelled due to aircraft problems?
Our aircraft is subject to the most stringent checks and maintenance programmes. Sometimes in a busy year, these maintenance schedules such as 50-hour checks may come around quickly and interrupt our display or flight experience programs. If this happens we shall email you and look for an alternative date at the earliest opportunity.  Safety First!

 

2 – Bookings cancelled due to none availability of pilots?
Sometimes pilots can be as temperamental as the machinery! As we only use the most professional pilots sometimes they may suffer from a simple cold that may stop them flying. If this happens we shall email you and look for an alternative date at the earliest opportunity.  Safety First!

 

3 – Does my flight booking expire?

Your flight booking will be valid for 12  months from the date of purchase and then it will expire. If you would like to extend you must contact us before the 12 months is up to extend, a fee of £50 will be incurred.

4 – Can my flight booking be extended over the cut off time of 12 months?

You can extend your flight booking for an extra twelve months with a further payment of £50 as stated above in paragraph 3.

5 – Can I give my flight booking to someone else?

Yes. All flights are transferable with a minimum of 7 days notice before the flight is due to take place.

6 – Can I get a refund on my flight payment if I don’t want to use it?

No, unfortunately, all flights are sold on a non-refundable basis, however, they can be transferred to another person.

7 – Can I cancel or change a booking?

At least 7 days notice is required if you wish to cancel or change a booking, otherwise, the booking is forfeited and no recompense is payable.

8 – What sort of safety briefing will I get before I fly?

Please click on this BRIEFING LINK for details on pre-flight briefing

9 – How do I book a Harvard Warbird flight?

You can book a flight directly on the web sites online booking system. If you are experiencing difficulties then please email us and we shall endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible to facilitate your flight.

10 -How do I pay for my flight? 

You can pay as you book on our online booking system by PayPal. Book A light click here  If you are experiencing difficulties you can email us  [email protected]  and we can arrange a BAC transfer or cash on the day. We have just started using a mobile credit card machine so this may be possible on the day. We also offer a “Layaway plan” So by prior arrangement, we can take deposits of £100 per month until you have enough credit to fly – This scheme the flight cost would be £430 due to additional charges. All flights must be paid for before flying.

11 – Is there an age limit?

We have a minimum age limit of 16 for Experience flights as an experience flight is deemed to be a flying lesson completed with a flying instructor.

12 – Are there height restrictions?

For the T6 Harvard, we have a height restriction of 6′ 5″

13 – Are there weight restrictions?

The maximum weight we allow in the T6 Harvard is 18 stone which is 252 pounds or 115 kg

14 – What clothes should I wear?

For your lesson wear comfortable clothes, the T6 can get quite warm so a light jacket will normally suffice. Gloves are not needed. You may wear a baseball cap to keep the sun out of your eyes if you wish. Sunglasses may be worn. But take care not to drop them as the pilot may terminate the flight if you do!

15 – Can I wear my WW2 Flying helmet

You will be supplied with a set of compatible David Clark headset for use on the flight. We must ensure good communications between student and pilot.

16 – Do we operate aerobatics? Will I be sick if we do aerobatics?

Aerobatics may be performed if you wish to experience some basic aerobatic manoeuvres – We do suggest however from “Previous” experience that it may be a good idea to take some form of none drowsy motion sickness medicine before the flight.

17 – What happens if the weather is bad?

If the weather is not suitable for flying on the day you have booked, we will re-book your flight for an alternative date to suit you. We have an online calendar which shows the dates and locations available.

PLEASE NOTEIt is the student’s responsibility to contact the pilot on the day to confirm that the weather is suitable. Your pilot for the day will be on the home page on the list of dates. The contact details will be on the contact page CONTACT INFO-LINK

18 – Can I bring friends and family with me to watch?

Yes, you may bring friends and family. Please note, no alcohol to be consumed on the airfield and no dogs or other pets allowed.

19 – Are there any discounts available for group bookings?

Yes we usually give a 10% discount to groups of 8 or more

20 – What airfields does T6 Harvard Aviation operate from?

We operate from various airfields in the UK ranging from Peterborough Conington, Biggin Hill and Eshott airfield to name but a few. Please see the calendar and book your flight accordingly.

21 – Where is Peterborough Conington?

Peterborough Business Airport is a privately owned airfield in the English county of Cambridgeshire near the villages of Holme and Conington, 7 NM south of Peterborough – Just North of Duxford – Address: Peterborough PE7 3QQ, UK

22 – Is there a restaurant on site at Peterborough?

Only small snacks available and cups of tea

23 – Where is Biggin Hill airfield?

London Biggin Hill Airport is an operational general aviation airport at Biggin Hill in the London Borough of Bromley, located 12 NM south-southeast of Central London. Wikipedia

24 – Is there a restaurant on-site at Biggin Hill?

Only small snacks available and cups of tea

25 – Where is Eshott Airfield?

Eshott Airfield is a former British Royal Air Force World War II airfield in Northumberland, England, 20 miles north of Newcastle, and midway between Morpeth and Alnwick. It is also known as Bockenfield Aerodrome. Wikipedia

26 – Is there a restaurant on-site at Eshott Airfield?

Yes they have a very nice little cafe which serves hot food and beverages

27 – What are our terms and conditions for flying with T6 Harvard Aviation?

Please view this link to see our full terms and conditions – Link