Take to the skies and enjoy a range of aerobatic figures under the instruction of an ex-military pilot at the Goodwood Aerodrome
- Chichester (West Sussex)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
There are very few adrenaline rushes as brilliant as flying with
a fighter pilot. Twisting, turning and rolling in the skies in an
ex-military training plane, you'll be able to experience first hand
the elegance of these fantastic aircraft. Accompanied by an
ex-military instructor, you'll be in safe hands as you take to the
controls and have a go yourself!
Once you have arrived and been welcomed to the West Sussex aerobatics centre on your weekday flight you will be provided with refreshments whilst fitting your Top Gun style 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 perform aerobatic stunts! 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!
There really is nothing quite like performing tricks and twists
in these incredible aircraft, and in the company of an experienced
instructor you will be at ease as you take to the controls yourself
in this unforgettable experience!
Flights are available all year round, excluding Sundays and Bank Holidays.
You can purchase a video of your flight for an additional £49.
The weight limit for the Fly With A Fighter Pilot at Goodwood
Aerodrome is 17 stone.
Height restrictions: Minimum height: 5ft. Maximum height: 6ft5"
Anyone aged 71 or over would require a doctors note.
Experience Duration: 00:35
Time at Venue: 03:00
Please allow 2-3 hours for the Goodwood Aerodrome Experience. You will spend approximately 35 minutes flying.
Participants: The Fly With A Fighter Pilot at Goodwood Aerodrome - Weekday is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: -1
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
The Fly With A Fighter Pilot at Goodwood Aerodrome Weekday Experience is for one participant. Spectators are welcome and may watch from an on-site Cafe with balcony. However, please note that only 1 spectator per participant can be accommodated in the crew room during the briefing.
Please wear comfortable clothing for the Fighter Pilot Experience. Sensible, flat footwear is essential.
The Fly With A Fighter Pilot at Goodwood Aerodrome Experience may be affected by weather conditions.
Average rating: 5 stars out of 5
As a birthday gift in 2013 my family bought me this experience. I've rock climbed, ridden motorbikes, scuba dived, enjoyed extreme skiing, flown a Cessna etc but this surpassed it all. The description is spot on and exactly what you get. The instructor will fly at the limit you are comfortable with and it's truly exhilarating doing the manoeuvres yourself, it's worth pushing to the planes limits - you'll never do it again!
I had not taken the controls of an areoplane for 43 years. Te instructor Rob was very patient with me and let me take-off. He went through each manoevre with me and let me try. Although I felt queezy after the loop-the-loop I can say that the whole experience was fantastic. Even as a cadet-pilot 43 years agoo, I had never done aerobatic flying before so almost everything was a new experience. I loved it.
I was very impressed with the experience. The service was very professional and the staff clearly knew what they were doing. In addition, all took place in an organised fashion and on time.
A really great experience. The instructors push as far as you want to go. You can have an easy going flight performing some of the basic maneuvers, or you can really go for it and find out what these planes are really capable of! Brilliant day, excellent instruction, awesome fun!
From the smile on my partners face when they landed, I think he had the best experience ever. The staff were very friendly and made sure he was fully aware of everything that was going to happen. Nitro was an excellent instructor. I would love to do it again with out a doubt.
Fantastic is the only word to describe this experience and would recommend it to anyone. Flying is tailormade to suit individual requirements both physical and mentaly and there is no pressure to perform stunts which you are not happy to do. well done for providing me with a spectacular event! I will be doing it again soon and will be a little more adventurous next time
It was a great experience. I have never suffered from air sickness before, but this experience made me ill (!) which put a damper on things, but it was worth every minute I could endure. I hope to be back again (when I'm fitter!)
The experience was fantastic, I can promise i have bored my friends stupid about how much I enjoyed the whole thing
My boyfriend was the one who flew and he absolutely loved it! Said it was one the best experiences of his lives! The pilot he flew with was brilliant and really helped his nerves.
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.
This Fighter Pilot experience runs on selected weekdays ONLY throughout the year. Weekends are not included in this experience. If you'd like to book for a weekend, you'll need to exchange your voucher for the following: http://www.experiencedays.co.uk/fly-with-a-fighter-pilot-weekend
The Fighter Pilot Flying Experience at Goodwood will take around 2 to 3 hours in total with roughly 35 minutes of actual flying time.
Hello Flights are available all year round, excluding Sundays and Bank Holidays. However, The Fly With A Fighter Pilot at Goodwood Aerodrome Experience may be affected by weather conditions.If this happens on a date you have booked, we will always allow you to get the flight as promised, even if the voucher has expired.
Customers are sent a waiver to sign and there it will include medical questions that can be filled in by your doctor.