Experience aviation from the 1930s with this pleasure flight over Cambridge in a de Havilland Dragon Rapide bi-plane passenger airliner. Taking off from the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, an
ex-Royal Air Force base and a day out in itself, this sightseeing flight over Cambridge allows you to experience the city in a whole new way.
The team in Duxford is incredibly proud to look after and operate two fully restored, fully air worthy Dragon Rapides compliant with current regulations, as there are very, very few still licensed
to fly with passengers. With just eight seats onboard, and each with way more leg room than you get in economy class these days! Every passenger is next to a window, so you will be able to get a
good look out through the silver-coloured wings and struts.
If you choose the flight over Cambridge your tour will last for around 20 minutes taking in the breathtaking spires with superb views of Cambridge. The Cathedral and Kings tour lasts around 45
minutes and after take off you'll head to the centre of ancient Cambridge. Be prepared for breathtaking spires, historic colleges and pretty courtyards and cloisters as you fly over the likes of
King's College Chapel, Trinity and St John's. You'll also be able to trace the course of the River Cam as it weaves through the city centre. Moving on over the fens you'll easily spot the lofty
tower of 12th century Ely Cathedral, before your scenic flight continues to Newmarket where you'll see the famous race course.
This Cambridgeshire Dragon Rapide pleasure flight itinerary starts and finishes at Duxford Airfield. After the flight in this superb plane, you will be able to buy souvenirs and have plenty of time
to take photos. Your package also includes entrance to the Imperial War Museum, Duxford which is a day out in itself and has many aircraft on display including the iconic Spitfire,
Vulcan, Eurofighter Typhoon, Concorde, TSR 2 and the Lancaster to name but a few!
Who is suitable for this experience?
Maximum weight limit is 20 stone, this activity is suitable for all ages. Passengers will need to be able to climb a couple of steps to get into the vintage aircraft. Flat shoes and
comfortable clothing are recommended.
Flights take place on selected dates between March - October.
All flights departs from and return to Duxford Airfield in Cambridgeshire, adjacent to junction 10 of the M11.
Don't forget the experience includes free entry to IWM Duxford and half price entry for accompanying spectators.
Spectators are welcome to come and watch take off and landing however it is necessary to enter IWM Duxford to watch the flight. There is a restaurant and Cafe on site providing food and refreshments.
- Pre flight briefing.
- Fly in one of the last remaining airworthy de Havilland Dragon Rapides.
- Opportunity to take photographs from the air and on the ground.
- Entrance to IWM Duxford.
Choose one of the following tours:
- A Flight over Cambridge (approx 20 minute flight duration).
- A Cathedrals & Kings tour (approx 45 minute flight duration).