Vintage Trial Flight Experiences
Feel the exhilaration of flying an open cockpit aeroplane in our beautifully rebuilt classic, The Boeing Stearman. This aircraft is based at Pent Farm at Postling, Hythe. Trial Flights are for 30 minutes, for £220 an hour for £399. During the flight the student will be given control of the aircraft, which is fitted with dual controls. At the end of the flight they will be presented with a flight certificate. Gift Vouchers are available.
History behind G-BTFG
As far as possible we have traced the roots of our Stearman and we believe it to be US Navy variant, model A75-N25-4, built circa 1942/3. The aircraft probably remained in military hands well into the 1950s. The aircraft entered civilian hands in 1957 and remained in use until late in 1966 when it was taken out of service. In 1971/72 the aircraft was rebuilt as a crop duster and remained in service until 1981. A further rebuild was completed in 1986 and in January 1991 the aircraft was shipped to the UK and acquired by TG Aviation in 2002.
PLEASE NOTE: The Stearman is only operated during the warmer months, which normally runs from April to the end of September depending on when it starts to get warm again. Gift Vouchers can be purchased throughout the year, but vouchers brought outside the flyable season will be valid for 9 months instead of 6 months. Please call us for more information.