You’ve heard of Top Gun. Now is your chance to experience the thrill of air combat manoeuvres first hand, as well as having a chance to take the controls of a fully aerobatic aircraft!
You will be in our powerful T67M260 Firefly aircraft and will have your very own Top Gun style instructor with you. The flight will comprise of combat and evasive manoeuvres on our very real “target” aircraft that will also include incredibly close formation flying in the air!
Your whole experience will be captured on video from the Firefly cockpit – and the footage is yours to take home to amaze your family and friends!
But there’s more!
For FREE, you can bring a friend that can also go flying as an observer in the “target” aircraft – and they can then video you from the target aircraft using their own video equipment (phone, go-pro etc).
The Firefly is the Top Gun aircraft that does all the hard manoeuvring, so the “observer” needn’t worry too much since they will be in pretty much straight and level flight marvelling at what’s going on at very close quarters around them.
About the Slingsby Firefly
The Slingsby T67 Firefly, originally produced as the Fournier RF-6, is a two-seat aerobatic training aircraft, built by Slingsby Aviation in Kirkbymoorside, Yorkshire, England. It has been successfully used by the UK armed forces, with the Royal Air Force using 22 Slingsby T67M260s as their basic trainer between 1995 and 2010. Over 100,000 flight hours were flown out of RAF Barkston Heath by Army, Royal Navy and Royal Marines students, who lived on camp at RAF Cranwell), and at RAF Church Fenton with RAF and foreign students were accommodated at RAF Linton-on-Ouse, bussed to and from the airfield daily.
The Slingsby has also been used by the Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force, the Royal Jordanian Air Force (still currently used), and other military training schools around the world for many years. Also, in December 2012, the National Flying Laboratory Centre at Cranfield University  in the UK acquired a T67M260 to supplement its Scottish Aviation Bulldog aerobatic trainer for MSc student flight experience and training.