The 1950's Military Trainer
The Chipmunk brings back fond memories for many people who did their air cadet flying in this iconic aircraft. Introduced in the 1950's it was the RAF primary trainer until the 1970s, and stayed with the military until the 1980s, for the air cadets. A favourite with pilots who love her elegant flying style. Our Chippy began its service in Edinburgh in 1952, was civilianised and rebuilt at Duxford in 2000 after several years in storage, and is continuing its life now at Compton. Chipmunk flights are operated by DH Heritage Aviation Limited who are based at Compton Abbas Airfield.
Because we own and operate the whole airfield here at Compton - we can offer you some of the best prices in the South of England. Why not make a day of it and book a table for lunch or afternoon tea? Uniquely, friends and family can join in the whole experience, from listening in on the briefing to watching the take off and landing from the runway terrace. Just call us if you have any requests and we'll tailor make the day for you. We also have a great selection of gifts in our on-site shop from cufflinks to vintage key rings and "Biggles Bears" that you can purchase in advance or on the day you book the flight.
Service ceiling: 15,800 ft
Sats: Gypsy major 10 4 cylinder inverted 145hp
Number built: 1284
Cruise: 90 knots