On the night of 16 May 1943 nineteen Lancasters from the specially formed 617 Squadron took off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire on a daring raid that was to take them deep into Germany. On the bombing run an exact height of 60 feet had to be held. To facilitate this two spotlights were fitted below the Lancaster so that the spots of light would coincide on the surface of the water when flying at precisely 60 feet.
The Peak District is one of England's beautiful National Parks. The flight will take you through the Peak District covering Chatsworth House, the Mam Tor rock formations and Lady Bower reservoir/Derwent Valley where the RAF trained for the Dam Buster flights during World War II. Passengers will have the opportunity to appreciate this special piece of aviation history as well taking in views of outstanding natural beauty.
The Package o Fly for 25-30 mins on board a jet powered helicopter o Full pre-flight safety briefing o Spectators are welcome and may take photographs
NB: Weight limited to 15st and no greater than 30st if an experience for 2 people
Availability: This experience is available on selected dates, April to October.
Duration: The experience will last approximately 60 minutes with a 30 minute flight.
Minimum Age: The minimum age for this experience is 6 years old, under 12's must be accompanied by an adult.
Fitness: Maximum weight is 114.3kg (18 stone). Please be advised the activity may not be suitable for those who are pregnant, suffer from epilepsy, or who have heart or medical conditions. If in doubt consult your doctor before purchasing.
Spectator Information: Spectators are welcome and may take photographs.
Weather Dependent: This experience is not dependant on the weather.