// Formation flight experience

New to 2017 was the ‘formation flight’. Share the thrill of flight with a friend or family member in a flying experience like no other.

With this unique gift - we'll take two of our aircraft up together as you chase each other around the skies above Northumberland.  After sitting in on a pilot briefing, you'll make your way out to one of our modern aircraft ready for departure with your fellow pilot in a second aircraft! 

Two our our aircraft will depart together, and you’ll follow your wingman around Northumberland. During your flight, you’ll leave the other aircraft and be offered the controls. Apart from the seals on the beach at Holy Island you can expect to see;

Berwick, 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. 

Absolutely fantastic experience , had an hours flight up the Northumberland coast to holy island , partly in formation flight with my wife in another aircraft. Great fun.
— John Peat - 2018

// This experience at a glance...

// Duration: 30-60 minutes flying in the aircraft. 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. 

// Experience flying restrictions… 

// Weight: strictly 120kg 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