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Tiger Moth Flights in Oxfordshire

Take to the skies in a Tiger Moth from Bicester Heritage and enjoy historic flying! These flights are steeped in history. Not only will you be in a vintage Tiger Moth you’ll be taking off from the Bicester Heritage formerly known as RAF Bicester – one of the best preserved 1930s airfields in the country.The most popular time for these heritage flights is in the evenings . And the reason? Well one glider’s thermal is another Tiger Moth’s turbulence so once the daytime soarers are done the Tiger Moth is rolled out ready for some mellow flying time. With calmer winds quieter skies and the waning sun it’s a magical time of day. For those of you who can’t make weekday evenings Moth flights from stunning Bicester are also scheduled for weekend daytimes subject to the appropriate weather conditions.The Tiger Moth you’ll be flying in is glorious. This Bicester Heritage flight operator has a lovely late 1940 model resplendent in her RAF training colour livery which reflects her career at military training schools. Rumour has it that she will at some point be joined by three more flying Tiger Moth friends – one of which is a rare early 1935 example.As for the pilots who will be taking you on these heritage Tiger Moth flights out of Bicester each and every one of them has a lengthy CV when it comes to flying. RAF commercial freight historic aerobatic and jet planes all feature heavily but ask any of them which aircraft holds a special place in their hearts and it’s the Tiger Moth.Setting off from Bicester Heritage in the heart of Oxfordshire means that as soon as you’re airborne in the Tiger Moth there is so much to see. Quintessential Oxfordshire villages are all around complete with cricket pitches and pubs. There’s a plethora of grand country houses and private estates to fly over. You might even spot barges on the Oxford Canal near Somerton. And of course it all looks fantastic from the open cockpit of your Tiger Moth.We are offering a full range of flights times in the Tiger Moths from Bicester Heritage. So whether you fancy a short summer sunset hop or want to explore the countryside way beyond RAF Bicester these historic flights from a truly vintage airfield can’t be beaten. And if you’re feeling brave the pilot might also indulge you with a few gentle aerobatic moves to show there’s still life in the dear old Moth yet!

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