// Formation flight experience

A really unique gift - we'll take two of our aircraft up together as you chase each other around the skies above Northumberland.  After a briefing, you'll get the chance to take the controls of one of our modern aircraft with your fellow pilot in a second aircraft!

You'll get to see the stunning coastline, castles and scenery that this wonderful county has to offer.  

A new experience to 2017 was the amazing formation flight. You'll have an hour in the sky together. Apart from the aircraft next to you, you can expect to see;

Alnwick Castle, Brunton Airfield, Holy Island, Bamburgh Castle, Seahouses, Beadnell Bay, Dunstanburgh Castle, Warkworth Castle, Alnmouth, Amble & Druridge Bay. 

To remember your experience we can now film the entire flight in HD from the cockpit including audio. You'll hear the pilot, passenger & air traffic controllers on the video - the perfect addition to this gift experience. 

We have had the most brilliant fun day today thanks to Purple Aviation...Tim was my pilot...A 30 min flight over Croquet island....Warkworth Castle...and of course Alnwick..lots of places of interest pointed out too. Great value for money, nothing was too much trouble for Purple Aviation
— Anne Pack 2018

You'll only find 5 star reviews on the Purple Aviation Facebook - we've yet to see someone walk away from one of our flights within a smile on their face! Buy a voucher now to gift the experience of a lifetime!


// This experience at a glance...

// Duration: 60 minutes in the air. Allow up to 30 minutes either side of your booked slot during busy periods. 

// Location: All flights are conducted by Purple Aviation from Eshott Airfield, Northumberland, NE65 9QJ.

// Booking: When you receive your booking confirmation you're welcome to book in your flight for your date of choice.

// Availability: Flights available 7 days a week 09:00 - 19:00 subject to weather and aircraft serviceability. 

// flying restrictions 

// Weight: strictly 110kg maximum weight limit 

// Age: Ages 8+ on all introductory flights  

// Accessibility: Some aircraft are more suited to people with accessibility problems so please mention this when booking your flight with us.  

// Passengers: There are 1 x passenger seats per aircraft - if you'd like to take a second plane for the ultimate experience click here

// T's & C's:  Click here to view our Terms & Conditions

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