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Experience our iconic aircraft

in unforgettable experiences

At the Centre we offer you the opportunity to come and experience our world famous aircraft in many different and unique ways.  Get closer than ever before...

Our Avro Lancaster NX611 ‘Just Jane’ Experiences

Have a tail down taxy ride on the world famous Lancaster Bomber - the only place in Europe you can get on board the iconic aircraft!

There are two options for the Lancaster taxy ride experience.

The VIP day is a whole day experience taking place mid-week providing you with the most relaxed look over the aircraft and the chance to talk Lancasters with the crew and other like-minded people for the whole day. Also inclusive of a briefing, tour of the aircraft, morning coffee, lunch and afternoon refreshments.

The taxy ride experience option takes place on our event days, a shorter experience but providing you with the same taxy ride and tour of the aircraft and there is usually an event taking place on your taxy ride day as well. There is usually a higher admission fee on these event days for any one accompanying the rider.

Just Jane Supporters Association

Our De Havilland Mosquito HJ711 Experiences

Take this fantastic opportunity to experience the only running Mosquito in Europe.  HJ711 is a Mosquito NFII and offers a unique opportunity to experience one of the greatest aircraft of all time.

Photography Packages

25% of purchases go to our restoration

Take the opportunity to include a photo package with your aviation experience and 25% of the purchase price goes back into the Lancaster restoration project.
The photography packages can be added during your experience day and are offered by A & K Markham Photography

Lancaster VIP

Thanks so much for the VIP taxy experience last Wednesday - the day was simply perfect!  Everything I had hoped for and more - the staff were friendly and charming - the information extremely well thought out and delivered very professionally - the catering superb - the pilot an absolute joy - thank everyone for me please, it was a dream made reality.

C. Cobbold
Worth the wait!

Just to say a big thank you for a great day. I have waited 60 years to have that ride and it was amazing.

E Onions
So interesting

Being able to hear about the hard work Tony put into the aircraft’s restoration was a nice finish to the day!

I Hunt
Wonderful tour

Today my husband and I were lucky enough to “climb into” your magnificent Lancaster, Just Jane and enjoy a wonderful hour and a half hearing all about this incredible aircraft. Your tour guide “Tim” was informative, personable and did a first rate job. We both felt quite emotional thinking of all those brave crew (and ground crew) who clearly went above and beyond. We have visited many times and will no doubt continue to do so but just wanted to thank everyone associated with this exciting aeroplane.

H Smith

I can honestly say that for a few minutes whilst the Lancaster was taxiing and with my eyes turned to the inside I was 20,000ft….. it was 1944 ….. and I was flying on a mission over Germany!  I doubt whether there is anywhere else in the world that could have provided that feeling.

J Shelley
Mosquito Experience day

I spent another brilliant day at East Kirkby this time in the company of the Mosquito. It was another day to remember, everyone that I met, from the guides to catering did everything to make the day memorable for us

R Fenbull