Tiger Flights, a newly launched company in Northumberland, is offering enthusiasts experience flights in a pair of de Havilland Tiger Moths
Based at Eshott Airfield near Morpeth, Tiger Flights offers aviation enthusiasts solo or formation flight experiences in two DH82A Tiger Moths. The Tiger Flights team are proud custodians of G-EMSY and G-ANEZ. Built in 1940 and 1941 respectively, both have been restored to an exceptionally high standard.
Both biplanes now allow enthusiasts the opportunity to admire Northumberland’s stunning landscapes and iconic attractions from a new perspective during 30, 45 or 60-minute flights. And with formation flights the team can offer two passengers an opportunity to fly alongside each other.
Tiger Flights co-owner Dave Burns said: “It’s massively important to us to keep G-EMSY and G-ANEZ’s history alive and we’re dedicated to maintaining their heritage and authenticity so people can enjoy them and learn from them for years to come.
“Northumberland has the type of landscapes and landmarks you just won’t find anywhere else and there’s no better way to see them than from the open cockpit of a Tiger Moth.
“For us, Tiger Flights is all about giving people the best aviation experience possible while enjoying everything that Northumberland has to offer, whether you’re a local or a visitor. The combination of the landscape, our pilots, our planes and our approach means you’ll be hard pressed to find something like it anywhere else.”
Routes offered by Tiger Flights take in bays and bridges (typically to Newcastle, St James’ Park, Tyne and Millennium bridges, the Tyne, Tynemouth and coast) and castles and coast (a selection of Amble Harbour, Warkworth Castle, Alnwick Castle, Dunstanburgh Castle and Bamburgh Castle). For an additional fee, Tiger Flights will also fly passengers to the Angel of the North. Passengers are welcome to build their own bespoke routes in agreement with the Tiger Flights team. In future, the team will
Also be offering a range of training including tailwheel, Tiger Moth conversion training and formation flight training. More details will be released in due course.