After a comprehensive training session with regards to the safety features of the aircraft you will be lead out to your craft. After strapping in to the aircraft and taking it all in, your experienced fast jet pilot will take off and show you what she can do! If you’re feeling bold why not ask them to show you a few aerobatic maneuvers, an unforgettable experience for sure!
The aircraft is a BAC Jet Provost T Mk5A which was built in 1970 and originally served as a two seat, side by side basic fast jet trainer with the Royal Air Force, she is fitted with a Rolls Royce Viper turbojet engine which allows her to reach well over 400mph and 36,000ft without breaking a sweat! Now retired from RAF service the aircraft is lovingly maintained by a specialist company at RAF St Athan who ensure that she is exactly as she was when training the next generation of fast jet pilots! She even has special dispensation from the Civil Aviation Authority to display her original colour scheme and military registration.
These flights are operated by the owners on a cost share basis. Typically the fixed costs (maintenance, consumables etc) would be covered by the owner with the flight experience passenger paying for the other consumables.
The flight would normally be for the the purposes of maintaining crew currency, and no charge is made by any of the pilots for flying with you.
Please be aware that the aircraft does burn a lot of fuel, typically 900 litres per hour of flight. Fuel is currently about £1 per litre.
You will be required to sign an indemnity form before flight as well as receive a safety briefing. The captain of the jet has the absolute right on the day to allow or refuse you to fly with him/her.
If this is something you are interested in please contact us.
Not only will this experience give you the chance to experience fast jet flying but you will also get the opportunity to fly in a true piece of aviation history.