Enjoy a fascinating thirty minute flight over RAF Upper Heyford in a wildly unique gyrocopter.
- Brackley (Northamptonshire)
- Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
For classic aviation enthusiasts and those with an interest in the military air force, the Gyrocopter 'Nuclear Strike' Flight experience in Silverstone is the ultimate gift. Not only is this flight experience in a wonderfully unique aircraft, the path also takes you over RAF Upper Heyford, a historic and fascinating station.
The experience begins at the Silverstone airfield, where you'll greet the pilot and receive a full safety briefing on the flight ahead. Once you're suited and booted in the proper flying gear, it's up, up and away! Rotorcrafts are compact and designed to fly safely at slow speeds, meaning you'll have plenty of time to appreciate the Silverstone motor circuit below you, and the gorgeous Northampton countryside stretching before you. The pilot will describe the points of interest around you, and fly over the incredible RAF Upper Heyford that was home to the USAF Strategic Air Command B52s and the 20th Tactical Fighter Wing's F-111 aircraft. After thirty minutes of glorious gliding, you'll sail back to earth and have a chat with the flight crew about your unforgettable experience.
The 30 Minute Nuclear Strike Flying Experience from Silverstone is completely unique, and guaranteed to be the best possible gift for history buffs, flying enthusiasts, and those who love trying exciting and informative experiences.
The experience runs throughout the year, 7 days a week, subject to availability.
Minimum Age: 14. Anyone under the age of 18 will need to be accompanied by an adult at the airfield.
Maximum Weight: 17st.
Maximum Height: 6'5"
You will need to be agile enough to climb into and out of the gyrocopter.
This is not suitable if you are pregnant. If you have any medical conditions affecting your heart, back or neck, you are advised to seek medical advice.
All participants are required to complete the Gyrocopter Flying Club's forms and waiver prior to flying.
Experience Duration: 00:30
Time at Venue: 01:00
The flight will last for 30 minutes. Please allow up to an hour at the centre.
Participants: The Gyrocopter 'Nuclear Strike' Flight - Silverstone is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 1
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
Spectators are welcome to watch from the viewing area.
You should dress for the season in practical outdoor clothes. Please be sure to wear flat shoes or trainers and bring gloves for the flight.
The Gyrocopter can be affected by poor weather such as rain, fog and snow. Your flight would then be rescheduled for another day.