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Harvard Warbird Flights Essex

Thrilling Harvard flights over the Essex skies! This is your chance to climb aboard a vintage Harvard and fly out of Earls Colne airfield near Colchester for a truly exhilarating warbird experience that is sure to take your breath away. This Harvard is a genuine World War Two veteran. Having been built in Dallas Texas in 1942 this Texan trainer first served with the US Air Force. She was then down to be transferred to the RAF as a Harvard IIA but somehow ended up being amongst a shipment of 436 aircraft destined for the South African Air Force. And that’s where she stayed working as a fighter trainer until 1969. This time she was sent to serve with the Portuguese Air Force until 1978 when she was decommissioned. By 1979 this well-travelled plane had reached British shores where she was re-registered as G-TSIX (nice choice!). Passing through various ownerships G-TSIX has been a regular feature at fly-ins fly pasts and air shows for many years resplendent in her US Navy Trainer colours. Now settled at Earls Colne airfield just outside Colchester this delightful Harvard flies vintage aviation enthusiasts in the skies above Essex on these fabulous flights. We have selected a range of experiences – all of which include a comprehensive 30-minute pre-flight briefing and plenty of time to get to know this wonderful aircraft. You’ll be kitted out in a full RAF-style flying suit for your Harvard flight. Your pilot in Earls Colne will be Nigel Willson the flying school’s chief pilot. He is massively experienced when it comes to flying these magnificent warbirds and is an accomplished display pilot and organiser. And in fact we are offering a taste of those display pilot skills with an aerobatics add-on to give the standard 20-minute flight that extra G-force thrill!As well as the full-range of single flight durations we also offer the rather special Duxford day out. This is a landaway experience where you’ll take off from Earls Colne in the Harvard fly across Essex to Duxford then explore the wonderful museum for a couple of hours before heading back in the Harvard to base for tea. All very civilised!If you love your vintage aviation you will love these Harvard flights in Essex. Buy your voucher book your slot and get ready to fly in this genuine WW2 fighter trainer.

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