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Take an extraordinary journey to discover the Medway area's historical landmarks and picturesque landscapes with a trial flight castle experience. This adventure offers a bird's-eye view of Kent's most celebrated sites, including ancient Roman fortifications, Norman cathedrals, grand castles and historic naval docks. Witness the natural beauty of the Thames estuary and River Swale, where you might see seals lounging along the shoreline.
Your hour-long flight, guided by a knowledgeable and approachable instructor, begins at Rochester airport. Marvel at Rochester's impressive castle and cathedral, both 11th-century creations of Bishop Gundulf. The journey continues along the River Medway to Chatham, revealing the historical Chatham docks, a former naval stronghold turned museum.
The tour includes Leeds Castle, an enchanting and romantic structure surrounded by a moat and extensive parkland. View Uppner Castle, a 16th-century fortification erected by Henry VIII, and glide over Cooling Castle, a 14th-century ruin that inspired Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations."
This experience is an ideal gift for enthusiasts of history, nature, and adventure, combining awe-inspiring views with educational insights. Don't miss this unique opportunity to witness Kent from an unparalleled perspective.
The flight offers an hour of discovery, featuring highlights such as:
- The River Thames and its Estuary
- Seals on the River Swale
- Chatham Docks
- Rochester Castle and Cathedral
- Leeds Castle
- Uppner Castle
- Cooling Castle
What you'll be flying in: You'll be flying in an Ikarus C42 single-engined high-wing monoplane, with side-by-side seats for two people.
Our partner is dedicated to ensuring that flying is accessible to all, regardless of their impairments. Through aircraft modifications and various other adaptations, we strive to make flying an inclusive experience. While not everyone may be able to obtain a pilot's licence, the opportunity to fly is available to anyone who can move any part of their body.
We are committed to inclusivity, catering to a wide range of disabilities and impairments. This includes physical and mental disabilities, mobility challenges, learning difficulties, sensory impairments, mental health conditions, neurological disorders, amputations, and more. Our goal is to accommodate the full spectrum of disabilities, ensuring everyone has the chance to experience the joy of flight.
MANDATORY SAFETY RULES – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
Your Pilot Instructor will be a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) – approved flying instructor. As well as looking after your safety, all our Instructors are keen that you should enjoy your flight. Please note that this is a passenger flight and not an instructional flight.
SIZES AND WEIGHTS
Maximum height: 6ft 10in
Maximum Weight: 15st. If the flyer is closer to 16st, they may still able to be accommodated but not if they are over 16st.
ALCOHOL DRUGS AND PRESCRIBED MEDICATION
It is an offence for pilots and students to fly whilst above the limit for alcohol. The legal limit for flight instruction in a light aircraft is a quarter of the drink / drive limit (i.e. not exceeding 20mg per 100ml of blood). Therefore, students should not have consumed
It is also an offence to fly under the influence of drugs, or with impaired faculties caused by taking prescribed medication.
This experience is available 7 days a week, subject to weather conditions and pilot availability.
Your voucher is valid for 12 Months from the date of issue.
Please note you must have booked and taken your experience before the expiry date.
The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.
A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher.
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