The Friendly Flying School covering Norwich, Norfolk, Suffolk and East Anglia

Old Buckenham Aero Club

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Introductory Flight Gift Vouchers

Do you ever dream of being a pilot? Now is your chance. After meeting your pilot, you will receive a briefing on how the aircraft flies. After the briefing, it's off to the dual controlled aircraft for your flight.
Introductory Flight in a PA-28 / Cessna 172: 20, 30, 45 or 60 minutes
Fly in an ex American Navy trainer, the Boeing Stearman. Designed in the 1930s, this biplane is a true vintage machine. Originally designed to train US and Canadian pilots to fly before being dispatched to war, the Stearman is now a much loved and desired vintage aircraft. Much larger than it's British cousin, the Tigermoth.
Introductory Flight in the PT17 Vintage Stearman: 20, 30, 45 or 60 minutes

Whether you wish to try flying with a view to gaining a pilot's licence or would just like to try a single flight, our Trial Lessons and Introductory Flights make a great day out for you and your family – they also make wonderful presents.

 

A flight in our PA28 or Cessna 172 could be an indication if flying is for you; it will also show you what a unique and unusual present it could be for friends or family. Your friends can watch from the club-house restaurant and will be presented with great photo opportunities as you fly and taxy by.

 

For something really special we can offer the rare chance to get your hands on a WWll vintage open-cockpit American biplane. Your friends can watch as you come back from a trip round the local area, perhaps to your own home, and they will then have a marvellous photo opportunity as you do a low fly-by prior to landing. The presentation of a certificate rounds off a never to be forgotten day.

 

Trial Lesson and Introductory Flight Gift Vouchers

 

Save money - buy Trial Lesson and Introductory Flight vouchers direct from us. These flight experiences are sold in the form of vouchers which are posted out to you and are valid for one year from the date of purchase and prices are detailed below. Please click on the option you would like to purchase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage Stearman

 

Fly in an ex American Navy trainer, the Boeing Stearman. Designed in the 1930s, this biplane is a true vintage machine. Originally designed to train US and Canadian pilots to fly before being dispatched to war, the Stearman is now a much loved and desired vintage aircraft. Much larger than it's British cousin, the Tigermoth.

 

With a 7 cylinder 220hp radial engine up front, the noise of the wind in the wires and the smell of oil and leather is evocative of flying as it was in days past. Look out over the side of the open cockpit for great views as you cruise along at 100mph with your pilot and try your hand at being that 'silk scarfed' 1940s student.

 

20 minutes – What’s Included

 

Pre-flight familiarisation and safety briefing.

An introduction to the flying controls.

A 20 minute flight in the Boeing Stearman.

Souvenir flight certificate and photograph.

 

PA-28 / Cessna 172

 

Do you ever dream of being a pilot? Now is your chance. After meeting your pilot, you will receive a briefing on how the aircraft flies. After the briefing, it's off to the dual controlled aircraft for your flight.

 

Your pilot will take off, then you can experience the effects of controls with climbs, turns and descents. Don't forget to look out of the windows and capture the fantastic views as you cruise along at 2000 feet above the ground. After flying back to the airfield, the pilot will set the aircraft up for its approach to land and smoothly touch down.

 

What’s Included

 

A pre-flight familiarisation and safety briefing.

Introduction to the flying controls and principles of flight.

The flight with a fully qualified pilot.

Post flight debriefing.

 

 

If you have any queries about height and weight restrictions, or any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or e-mail for further details and bookings. (See the Contact Us page).

 

HAPPY FLYING!

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