Military Flying Training Day

1950s Chipmunk & Harvard Warbird
Our premium ​gift package, this is one of the best experiences money can buy. Dressed in a flying suit, you'll be transported back in time to the 1940's and 1950's, when these aircraft were used for training and military action. Operated by DH Heritage Aviation who are based at Compton Abbas Airfield. 

Available from March through to October inclusive. 

 "If there are any more wives, husbands and partners out there who are not quite sure what to do as a birthday gift for a loved one, you won't go wrong in choosing a Vintage Flight Experience from Compton Abbas Airfield.  Hopefully I'll return some day in the future for another flight experience".

​Nigel Woodward


An exciting package with flights in the Chipmunk & Harvard Warbird as well as lunch, bubbles, free videos of your flight and a vintage photograph. 

What does the experience involve?
In the morning enjoy a flight in the 1950's Chipmunk, enjoying time at the controls under the guidance of your pilot. The whole experience will be filmed, showing you in the cockpit along with the view, and you will receive a pen drive of the flight to keep and re-live! 

​If that wasn't enough excitement - you'll still have the Harvard Warbird to fly! With a 600 horse power radial engine where the propeller reaches supersonic speeds on take off, this is a once in a lifetime experience, in an aircraft that has served in air forces all over the world. With a thirty minute flight you can reach the coast and fly along the cliff tops - again with the option to be thrown upside down if you wish! The whole thing will again be filmed so you'll be able to take the memories away with you. On touchdown, get a framed photo of you, family & friends, in original vintage flying gear with an authentic backdrop. 

To end the day on a high, we'll provide bubbles in a silver bucket. Have a toast on our runway terrace whilst viewing the aircraft activity and soaking up the atmosphere we are so well known for. 

More Information
What is included in the package in a nutshell:
- 10 minute Chipmunk briefing
- 30 minute Chipmunk Flight 
- Personal Chipmunk video to take away
- A two course lunch for two in our airfield cafe
- 10 minute Harvard pre flight briefing
- 30 minute Harvard flight with coastal views
- Personal Harvard flight video to take away
​- Framed vintage photo of you and your family & friends
- Champagne on touch down - the perfect ending to your day

Harvard N6972C
Year Built: 1946 in America
Service Ceiling: 21,500ft
The Stats: Pratt & Whitney 9 cylinder radial engine
Used for: Advanced Training. The stepping stone between the Tiger Moth & the Spitfire for military training

Chipmunk G-BZGA
Year Built: 1950
The stats: Gypsy major 10 4 cylinder inverted 145hp
How many built: 1284
Used for: Millitary initital training from the 1950s to the 1990s. 

For more information please click here for terms and conditions and here for frequently asked questionsOur Military Flying Day is operated by DH Heritage Aviation Limited who are based at Compton Abbas Airfield. 

Terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.