The VIP Day
We offer special VIP days which are usually held mid week and are a whole day experience. The arrival time is 9am and the day starts with morning coffee and your briefing from the crew at 9.30am. There are multiple tail down taxy runs on our VIP days one at 11am and the other at 1.30pm and riding places are limited. The riders in the VIP party are divided into two groups with half on the 11am run and half on the 1.30pm run. The benefit of there being two taxy runs is that you ride on one and watch the other at close quarters. The taxy ride is completely unique and very different to the experience from outside the aircraft.
There is a lunch prepared especially for our VIP guests at 12 Noon. The VIP option offers you plenty of time to look aorund the aircraft and ask any questions of the pilot and crew. All guests have the opportunity to sit in/visit each position throughout the aircraft whilst the aircraft is static and have the tour of the cockpit with the chance to sit in the pilot's seat. Whilst you are looking around the aircraft we have crew members on hand to talk Lancasters! Afternoon refreshments are also available (if you still have room after your lunch!) and there is also a certificate for your taxy ride signed by the pilot.
There is also the chance for the person enjoying the taxy ride to bring a guest who gets the whole day, including a look inside the Lancaster and tour of the aircraft, but not the taxy ride for £95.00. The VIP day is run in a far more leisurely manner, providing you with time to absorb the airfield's history and sounds.
Rider Price- £485pp
Please note that riders must be aged 15 years or over. Under 15s need to be accompanied by an adult on board which does restrict positioning. Please contact us for more information.
There is also the opportunity for you to buy a photo of yourself sat in "Just Jane" taken by our resident photographers A&K Markham. 25% of all purchases is donated to the 'Restoration of Just Jane'. They also offer a service to frame your photo along with your certificate while you wait.
Arrangements can be made with Kay or Alan on the day of your ride.