The Goodwood Flying School in West Sussex has launched two brand new historic flight experiences using a Boeing Stearman N2S-3 biplane.
The Stearman Aviation Experience provides one person the opportunity to spend 40 minutes in the aircraft, including a half-hour flight over the Sussex coastline and countryside. A pre-flight briefing includes information on the history of the aircraft, as well as informal tuition on the basics of flying a biplane and the chance to plan a personalised route. The price is £449.
The Stearman Fly & Dine experience, meanwhile, provides 50 minutes in the aircraft, with a flight time of 40 minutes. After taking in the scenery, a champagne lunch for two people awaits at the exclusive members’ only clubhouse, The Kennels. Much like the Stearman Aviation Experience, the Fly & Dine also includes an introduction to flying basics and the history of this famous trainer. The price of the Stearman Fly & Dine is £549.
Aerobatic manoeuvres can be included in each flight if the customer wishes. Both the experiences are available year-round, though booking will be encouraged during the warmer months owing to the open cockpit.
This particular Stearman, G-CCXB, was delivered new in 1943 and started as a US Navy trainer, based in Indiana and then Iowa. It was imported into the UK with another example in 2004 to be used for wingwalking.
For further information on the Goodwood Flying School and to book an experience, please visit the Goodwood website or call 01243 755066.