Learn aerobatics from the best at the aerobatic centre in Goodwood! Fly the T67 Firefly aeroplane with an ex-RAF pilot teaching you the techniques to perform incredible stunts.
- Chichester (West Sussex)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
This astounding experience is a once in a life-time opportunity!
The T67 Firefly, a low-wing monoplane is a military special and is
used by 10 different Air-Forces. You will fly with an ex-RAF pilot
in a plane that was once equipped with rockets and machine guns on
its underwing hardpoints! The expert instructor will demonstrate
how to perform a range of spectacular aerobatics from loops to
barrell rolls before handing over the controls to you!Once you have
arrived and been welcomed to the Goodwood centre on your weekend
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
You can purchase a video of your 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 Fly With A Fight Pilot Weekday experience.
Minimum Age: 16
Maximum Weight: 17 stone
If you are over 61 years of age you will be required to provide a letter from your doctor confirming your suitability to fly.
Those aged 71 and over would require a doctors note.
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 Fly With A Fighter Pilot - Weekend is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 1
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
You can bring spectators with you to watch your aerobatic flying experience. The airfield is large, and an onsite cafe means those looking on will be well looked after.
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.
This Fly with a Fighter Pilot experience will leave from Goodwood, just outside Chichester. We do not advise booking a hotel until a date has been booked and confirmed by the centre. Even then, you may need to take into account the weather dependent nature of flying experiences.
To Fly with a Fighter Pilot, the maximum weight restriction is 17 stone. Participants must also be aged over 16. Any participants over the age of 61 years of age must provide a letter from their doctor confirming their suitability to fly. All participants will be asked to complete a medical form prior to flying.