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Essex Islands Adventure

A hugely successful flying trip over the Essex countryside and out to the coast, with some breathtaking sites on the way!

This breathtaking flying tour will take you eastbound from North Weald Airfield. This will be a perfect opportunity to take in the Essex countryside whilst learning about the light aircraft you are flying in!

Flying overhead the City of Chelmsford you will soon see the Blackwater Estuary ahead as your qualified flight instructor routes you towards Northey Island located just east of Maldon before passing overhead Osea Island. Your pilot will descend to a lower level and follow the coast line to Mersea island before routing back towards North Weald.

This is a great flight which gives you the opportunity to see the beautiful coastline with its many creeks from your vantage point above the estuary. Depending on the time of year you may also be lucky enough to see some of the few remaining historic red sailed Thames Barges gliding serenely along the Blackwater or even seals basking on the mudflats!

You'll meet at North Weald airfield twenty minutes before your flight time. Your fully CAA qualified NWFT flight instructor will greet you and explain the flight plan for the day.

Your pilot will then give you a tour of the aircraft you'll be flying in and a description of the flight systems and instruments before a safety briefing, then you'll take to the sky!

Don't forget to bring your camera!
  • Flight time: 50 minutes
  • Take in aerial views of Chelmsford, The Blackwater estuary, Northey Island, and Osea Island at low levels
  • Possible views of Seals on the Blackwater mudflats!
Friends & Family

You are more than welcome to bring your friends and family along to spectate from the ground. The Squadron bar and cafe offers great food and drink and fantastic views of the apron and runways

Safety

Your safety is paramount to us! All of our aircraft are maintained to the strictest safety standards, and you'll be given a safety briefing by your fully CAA certified flight instructor before your flight commences.

Weather

If the weather means we are unable to fly on the day of your event, we'll let you know and re-arrange at no charge.

Requirements

For your own safety you must be able to get in and out of our aircraft with ease. Some weight restrictions may apply. Please call us if you have any questions or concerns on 01992 522090!

AMAZING!

I got SO many great pictures and our instructor Stewart was so nice!! Definitely going to book another tour for my dad's 50th next year!! THANK YOU!

Laura James

18 July 2016

It was a great break from a London winter

thank u for a great trip Mark and co! Had to re-arrange once because the weather was bad but i guess that's what happens in the winter!

Mitesh Patel

1 Feb 2016

Packages

Weekend flight for 2 people - £169.00 A private flight of around 50 minutes flight time for two people in one of our beautiful Cessna 172 single engine aeroplanes Monday-Friday, with a fully qualified flight instructor as your pilot and guide
Anytime flight for 2 people - £179.00 A private flight of around 50 minutes flight time for two people in one of our beautiful Cessna 172 single engine aeroplanes Saturday or Sunday, with a fully qualified flight instructor as your pilot and guide

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NWFT Ltd will endeavour to provide the experiences as described. However in booking each experience it is acknowledged by the customer that there may be occasions when certain factors outside of our control such as air traffic or temporary airspace restrictions as well as unexpected weather conditions may result in the programme being amended or some elements cancelled.