Control and perform your own stunts such as loops and barrel rolls whilst feeling the incredible G Force pressures in a top performing aerobatic plane, from Goodwood aerodrome!
- Chichester (West Sussex)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
This incredible Extreme Aerobatics experience combines a 'once
in a lifetime' aspect with a heavy dose of adrenaline and truly
unforgettable memories! Flying in the world's top performing
two-seater Aerobatic Aeroplane; you and your ex Military pilot will
be performing a range of stunning manoeuvres including
loop-the-loop, barrel rolls, slow rolls, Cuban 8 and much more!
Once your qualified instructor has demonstrated how it is done, and
you have come to terms with exactly which way is up (slightly
disorientating!) it will be your turn to take control and actually
fly the astounding plane for yourself. The 300bhp state of the art
plane is fantastically nimble and provides a magnificently good
flying experience, as you create the memories that you'll never
forget - seeing planet Earth from a whole new perspective as the
ground spins and loops away from your very eyes!Once you have
arrived and been welcomed to Goodwood Aerodrome on your weekend
flight you will be provided with refreshments whilst fitting your
flying suit. You will then receive a full pre-flight briefing which
includes all safety and parachute procedures before a basic lesson
on how to fly an aerobatic plane! An ex-military instructor is on
hand for one- to-one discussion's to explain how extreme your
experience is going to be. Now for the all important flight! Once
in the skies your instructor will go through the aerobatic
manoeuvres you are going to try, including the techniques required
to execute these correctly. Now its your turn to take the controls
and attempt these incredible stunts! Feel the G-force as you try
loop the loops, barrel rolls and many more. Then its back to base
for a personal de-brief with your pilot, including the number of G
pulled and a signed flight certificate for you to keep!
You can purchase a video of your actual flight for an additional £49.
This experience runs on Saturdays throughout the year, although please bare in mind this is a weather dependant experience. For weekday availability please see our Extreme Aerobatics Weekday experience.
Minimum Age: 16
Maximum Weight: 15 stone and 7lbs
If you are over 71 years of age you will be required to provide a letter from your doctor confirming your suitability to fly.
You will be required to complete a medical form before flying.
Experience Duration: 00:35
Time at Venue: 03:00
Your experience will last approximately 2-3hours in total with around 35 minutes flying time.
Participants: The Extreme Aerobatics Weekend is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 1
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
You may bring a spectator along who will be looked after during the course of the day. It's a good idea for them to drive as you are likely to be tired after this adrenaline filled experience!
You will be provided with your flying suit and helmet. Please wear FLAT shoes with decent grip (eg: trainers) and comfortable clothing, no skirts allowed.
This experience is weather dependant therefore it is absolutely necessary that you call the centre before you set off for the day.
Are you looking for an adrenaline-fuelled gift, that will reach new levels of excitement and thrill? Ultimate High in Goodwood, Chichester, offers extreme aerobatic flying experiences and flights with professional fighter pilots – truly the ultimate high! We interviewed Jo to find out more about these incredible flying experiences, and found out a lot of very interesting facts about their planes and celebrity visitors.
Q1: We know that Ultimate High has a very fascinating history behind the planes, could you tell us more about this?
Ultimate High operate 2 different types of aircraft. Our British built Slingsby Fireflies were used by the military as part of the process to train to prepare fighter pilots for the front line. Our flying guests sit side by side with their instructor and the bubble canopy allows fantastic visibility whichever way up the aeroplane is! Our tandem seat Extra 300 aircraft is a two-seat version of the aircraft used in the Red Bull Air Races and is used for public air displays. Celebrities who have flown with us include Guy Martin who learnt how to deal with G-forces for his wall of death world record attempt, the Stig, Reggie Yates, Steve Backshall, Carol Vorderman, Dr Alice Roberts, and we have featured on numerous TV programmes, including Strictly Come Dancing, Coast, Blue Peter and Fifth Gear.
Q2: What differentiates your flying experiences to other competitors?
We use extremely powerful aircraft that enable guests to derive first hand experience of flying on the edge. All of our instructors are ex-military professional instructors who love demonstrating the joys of aerobatic flight. We are the only place in Europe where you can fly simulated air combat in former military aircraft. We have also been awarded the title of “Best Adventure Experience” by the Gadget Show.
Q3: What advice would you give anyone who hasn’t flown before or is a little apprehensive about a flying experience?
Our experienced and considerate instructors always ensure that the flight is tailored specifically to the guest. Some guests choose to fly very gently whilst others are much more adventurous; we make sure that we always deliver exactly the right amount of excitement to each individual.
Q4: In your opinion, what is the best part of your job?
Introducing newcomers to the amazing experience of aerobatic flight and sharing their enjoyment and laughter.
Q5: What type of aerobatic stunts do you do while flying?
Aerobatic manoeuvres flown range from the most simple, such as loops and rolls, anywhere up to the extreme tumbling figures demonstrated at air shows. G-forces can range between +8G and -4G!
Q6: Best Adventure Experience: What three words would you use to describe your flying experiences?
Adrenaline-fuelled, exciting, fun.
Thank you very much to Jo for answering our questions about Ultimate High. It is amazing to hear about the history behind the former military aircrafts and how they are still being used today in such a remarkable way. It really is no surprise that they received an award for the Best Adventure Experience! These flying experiences are the perfect gift for anyone with a head for heights and enjoys an action-packed activity.