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Harvard Trial Lessons

The Harvard was the next step for a WWII trainee RAF fighter pilot. We can offer an incredibly rare opportunity to have a trial flying lesson in one of these aircraft. The Harvard is much more powerful than the gentle Tiger Moth, it is a sturdy all metal aircraft with a retractable undercarriage and 600 hp PW radial engine which makes it much more like a fighter to fly. This made the Harvard the ideal trainer for an aspiring fighter pilot.

A trial flying lesson in the T6 Harvard is an amazing experience. We not only give you the opportunity to fly in the Harvard, you also take the controls yourself and actually fly a warbird.

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WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON THE DAY

On the day of your flight you will take part and experience Harvard flight first hand. Click here to learn more about the day.

Harvard Trial Lesson

  • A trial lesson in the legendary North American T6 Harvard warbird
  • Became a legend as a fighter trainer for all RAF and Empire fighter pilots, as well as US pilots during WW2 up to the 1970’s
  • The Harvard has incredible ‘fighter’ like qualities, it’s highly manoeuvrable with a 600hp Pratt and Whitney R-1340 9 cylinder Wasp radial generating a top speed of 208mph
  • Roomy cockpit – more room than a Spitfire, perfect for heavier types up to 18 stone/ 115kg
  • Option to add extra airborne time – 15 minutes is the default airborne time but 20/40/60 minute total airborne time flights can be created by adding ‘Extra time’ during purchase
  • Plan your flight with your pilot – headset communication in flight
  • No previous training required, take control of the aircraft at the pilot’s discretion
  • Fly from North Weald Airfield, Essex or Headcorn Aerodrome, Kent
  • Family welcome – excellent viewing of the runway and aircraft
  • Car park, Museum, Café & Bar
  • Buy a Harvard Trial Lesson for yourself or a loved one as a gift
  • Click on ‘Buy a Voucher’ below then click on ‘BOOK NOW’ to book a date and then purchase OR click on ‘BOOK LATER’ to purchase a flight voucher & make a flight booking at a later date
  • You will be emailed a flight booking confirmation OR a flight voucher, then a welcome letter and a catalogue of our experiences
from £399

YOUR DAY WITH US

ARRIVAL

Aero Legends staff greet you by the aircraft and proceed with your check-in. All airfields have parking and good facilities. Each airfield has a café and bar, we encourage your family and friends to savour the atmosphere and share your day.

YOUR AIRCRAFT

For our Warbird T6 Harvard Flights we use T6G, G-DDMV or G-BGHU.

G-DDMV was originally built in 1943. After serving with various training units she was delivered to the Haitian Air Force on August 26th 1957 and given the serial 3209. The Haitian Air Force took delivery of 10 T6G, some of which were used as armed aircraft and used to counter incursions from the Dominican Republic by revolutionaries. 3209 was returned to the US during 1982, possibly the only survivor of the Haiti T6s.

G-BGHU was originally built in 1941 serving the USAAF from 1942 to 1950, serving in the Korean war in 1950. Sold in 1952 to the French Air Force she saw service in Algiers in a COIN (counter insurgency) role. In 1961 she was sold to the Portugese Air Force who gave her service in Angola. She was used as a trainer in 1978/79 and eventually sold to the private sector in 1979 arriving in the UK.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO

Optional in cock-pit footage recorded on a High Definition system that records from a passenger facing mount. Spectators and family members are welcome to take photos and videos from the ample viewing areas assigned at each aerodrome.