Call - 07760 161201. Alternatively, Cotswold Aero Club 01452 713924  

or Cornwall Flying Club 01208 821419 tel:07760 161201

Vintage Biplane Flights over Gloucestershire and Cornwall in a Boeing Stearman

Experience the thrill of taking the controls and feeling the wind in your face, in this iconic open cockpit WW2 training aircraft.

Trial lessons and Air Experience Flights available with an accomplished instructor. 

You can choose to take in the sights of the rolling Cotswold Hills or the stunning Cornish coastline.

Can't find that last minute gift?

Vouchers on 01452 713924 (Gloucestershire) 

or 01208 821419 (Cornwall) 

 

Your instructor, Andy Davenport, has over 10,000 hours flight time and has flown many aircraft types, ranging from Spitfires to Gulfstream corporate jets , operating Worldwide.

This Boeing Stearman started life as an inter-war trainer for  Army Air Force pilots.

Heritage

Tens of thousands of Allied WW2 pilots trained on this type of aircraft.

Freedom

Explore the skies in our open cockpit aeroplane, whilst getting a new perspective on the Cotswolds and Cornwall.

Nostalgia

Experience a bygone era of aviation.

History of our Boeing A75 Stearman

PT13A 37-89 “466”

 

466 was one of only 92 PT13A’s constructed and the 45th example of over 10,600 aircraft produced.

  • October 1937. Delivered from Boeing’s Wichita Plant and assigned to D Flight, 2332ndBase Unit Randolph Field, Texas, and given ID 466
  • January 1938, involved in a mid-air collision on take-off with a sister aircraft. Following repairs at San Antonio, 466 returned to service at Randolph Field, Texas
  • August 1939. Assigned to Contract Pilot School (CPS) Curtis Reynolds Field. Illinois
  • March 1941. Assigned to Spartan School of Aeronautics, Muskogee, Oklahoma.
  • 21st May 1941. Assigned to CPS, 3051st Base Unit, Hemet Field, California.
  • 25th October 1941 Assigned to the C.P.S. Visalia-Dinuba School of Aeronautics, 3051st Base Unit, Sequoia Field, California
  • 28th March 1942. Assigned to CPS at Hancock Field, California 
  • 2nd February 1943. Cadet Joseph E Mellen undershot the runway at Auxiliary Airfield Souza and hit a boundary Fence, damaging both lower wings. He subsequently carried out two further circuits before landing to inspect the damage. Repairs completed at Cal-Aero Field, Chino, California.
  • 13th July 1943. Walter Allen Field, PT13B 40-1608, operated by civilian instructor Fred Tattoom, taxied into 466 causing significant damage. Transferred back to Cal Aero Academy for repairs.
  • 18th August 1943. Returned to Hemet Field, California.
  • Early December 1944. Assigned to Army Air Force Base Napier Field, Alabama.
  • 18th December 1944. Nosed over on landing to avoid a collision. Pilot 2nd Lt George D Brannon uninjured.
  • 6th July 1945. Assigned to Georgia Aero Tech C.P.S., Bush Field, Augusta, Georgia
  • 10th July 1945. Struck off charge and handed to US Aeroplane Carriers Inc.
  • 30th November 1945. Sold to Maryland Airlines Inc. for $800.00 and acquired the civil registration N60658, changing to N731 in 1953. The aircraft remained as N731 until being placed on the UK register in 2016 as G-PTBA

Prices for our Trial Lessons / Air Experience Flights:

20 minutes £210 
30 minutes £285 
40 minutes £370 
60 minutes £475

 

For more information, contact:

andrew.mach83@gmail.com Tel: 07760 161201

Or visit:

cotswoldaeroclub.com              Tel: 01452 713924

bodminairfield.com                     Tel: 01208 821419

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