Warbird Flight


From £610 for two

Experience highlights:

  • Take control of the legendary aircraft
  • Admire the scenery and views from above
  • Refreshments at the airfield
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For enquires please call +44 (0)20 8161 0100


The Harvard Warbird was used to train pilots in WWII and has a beautiful sound with an impressive speed of 156 knots. Flying a Warbird is a privileged experience that can only be bettered by flying in a Spitfire. Indeed, it was the training plane for Spitfire pilots.

On arrival at the airfield take time to admire the stunning views over the Dorset countryside before meeting the ground crew and your pilot in the Vintage Flight Room for a safety briefing and to discuss where you want to fly. Then it's time to get kitted out in your military flying suit and climb into the cockpit of this amazing aircraft, ready for "chocks away." On your 20-minute flight over an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you will have the chance to take the controls and experience the thrill of flying this legendary aircraft yourself.

On landing you will receive a certificate and then enjoy celebratory tea and cake for two in the restaurant.

Package includes

Harvard Warbird flight
Voucher for a 20-minute flight

Refreshments at airfield for two
A hot drink and a cake for each person in the airport restaurant on landing

One-night stay at a local inn
Accommodation for two people in a boutique en-suite room

Dinner for two
Savour a delicious evening meal (up to the value of £35pp)

Breakfast for two
Enjoy a cooked breakfast with continental buffet

Good to know

Tuesday - Sunday between 1 March and 31 December, apart from a week over Christmas

Location of stay
Your choice of two Collection inns

Check in / check out
Check in: after 3pm; check out: 11am

On the day
Transfers from the inn to airfield are not included and please arrive at least 30 minutes before your flight time

Warm clothes at colder times of year are advisable, flip flops or sandals are not appropriate

There is a maximum weight limit of 18 stone and a minimum age of 14 years. If you have any medical concerns or existing medical conditions you should consult your GP before booking the experience.

Flight confirmation
It is advisable to ring to confirm the flight before you set out for the airfield. Should the flight be cancelled on the day, Compton Abbas will issue a new flight voucher which will remain valid for a year. However, this does not apply to the dinner, bed and breakfast part of your package and it will be up to you to book another flight time with the airfield directly (and another night stay with us should you choose).

Getting here


Nearest train station: Tisbury or Gillingham
Taxi from station: Both 20min
Drive: 35 min from Salisbury, 45min from Bournemouth, 2hr 30min from London


Compton Abbas Airfield, Ashmore, Salisbury SP5 5AP

Enquire to book

To make a booking, please use the form below or you can call our reservations team on 020 8161 0100. Our phone lines are open Monday - Friday, 9am - 5.30pm. Terms and conditions apply on all Experience bookings, please read them carefully.

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