If you’re a history or war buff, you’ve surely heard of the Lancaster Bomber planes; these British aircrafts are one of the most recognizable planes of World War 2 and now aviation enthusiasts are being offered a once in a lifetime chance to fly alongside this historical plane. A Kent based called Action Station is selling seats on board four Piper Chieftain Planes which will fly within waving distance of the historic Lancaster.
The Lancaster is a part of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and will be the UK flying from Canada for four days. With each seat selling for £2,150 or around $3,613, you can imagine that the experience will be power packed! Ticket holders will be greeted at Humberside Airport by Actions Stations staff and given a small summary of the itinerary before boarding the observer aircraft. Soon after take-off the flight will be joined by the Lancaster flying “within waving distance of the crew.” The flight will allow travelers to see the North Lincolnshire countryside which has its own historic ties to the war.
Ticket holders are allowed to photograph the Lancaster in as much detail as they desire during the flight. Additionally post landing ticket holders will be transported to a viewing area via taxi where they will be introduced to the pilot and allowed a brief Q & A session with him before taking turns to have their picture taken alongside the Lancaster.
Even if you have a few thousand dollars of spare change lying about the house, snagging a seat aboard the Piper Chieftain is not a piece of cake. You must weigh less than 90 kgs (about 198 lbs) and be able to walk for 50m unaided. Tickets will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Flights will take place across 5 days: 18th, 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th of August.
To book a flight call: 01227 721929