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formation flight - from just £170

A really unique gift - we'll take two of our aircraft up together as you chase each other around the skies above Northumberland.  After a briefing, you'll get the chance to take the controls of one of our modern aircraft with your fellow pilots in a second aircraft!

You'll get to see the stunning coastline, castles and scenery that this wonderful county has to offer.  

A new experience to 2017 was the amazing formation flight. You'll have an hour in the sky together. Apart from the aircraft next to you, you can expect to see;

Alnwick Castle, Brunton Airfield, Holy Island, Bamburgh Castle, Seahouses, Beadnell Bay, Dunstanburgh Castle, Warkworth Castle, Alnmouth, Amble & Druridge Bay. 

To remember your experience we can now film the entire flight in HD from the cockpit including audio. You'll hear the pilot, passenger & air traffic controllers on the video - the perfect addition to this gift experience. 

My wife and I had great time flying (although the missus got air sick!). We flew over the coastal castles of Northumberland and we where encouraged to take control of the aircraft. Firmly hooked on flying -‘just have to persuade the missus!
— Lisa Rosen 2017
Formation Purple Aviation

this experience at a glance

// Duration: 30 or 60 minutes in the air. Allow up to 30 minutes either side of your booked slot during busy periods. 

// Location: All flights are conducted by Purple Aviation from Eshott Airfield, Northumberland, NE65 9QJ.

// Booking: When you receive your booking confirmation you're welcome to book in your flight for your date of choice. 

// Availability: Flights available 7 days a week 09:00 - 19:00 subject to weather and aircraft serviceability.


// Weight: strictly 110kg maximum weight limit 

// Age: Ages 8+ on all trial flights  

// Accessibility: Some aircraft are more easily accessible than others so please tell mention when booking your flight. 

// Passengers: There are 1 x passenger seats per aircraft 

// T's & C's:  Click here to view our Terms & Conditions


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