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A Glimpse Of London From The Air

Our most popular flying lesson takes you and a friend along the river Thames from the QE2 bridge towards the breathtaking landmarks of London...

Starting at North Weald Airfield, we’ll set course for the river Thames, joining at the QE2 Bridge/Dartford Crossing. From there we will follow the river to London City Airport, taking in spectacular views of the Thames Barrier, The O2, the Isle of Dogs and Canary Wharf before heading towards Stratford and the Olympic Park.

This experience also gives you the opportunity to take in the breathtaking views of the London skyline – ensure you have your camera at the ready for as we approach and turn north at the Isle of Dogs you will have Tower Bridge, the City of London and The Shard ahead of you. From Stratford we will then route direct North Weald passing the green expanse of Epping Forest.

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!
  • Breathtaking views of iconic London landmarks: The QE2 Bridge, The Thames Barrier, The O2, Isle of Dogs, Canary Wharf, The Olympic Park, Tower Bridge, The Shard, and The City - all in one trip!
  • Don't forget to bring a camera, not many of the Londoners below you will have seen their city from your perspective!
  • Approx Flight time: 40 minutes. Please allow 1.5 hours for the day.
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


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 / ATC

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


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!

Breathtaking views

This was my first time in a small aeroplane so naturally I was a bit worried but our pilot put mine and my wife's concerns at ease by explaining everything he was doing! such a star! We've lived in London for decades but those views were something else! (-:

Simon Bowyer

May 2016

Just WOW!

This was a birthday present for my husband. I wasn't sure whether to go for this or a Red Letter Days package, but judging from his hour long smile I think I made the right decision. Thank you North Weald Flight Training for such a memorable day

Jane Barclay

April 2016


Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning lesson for 2 people - £179.00 A private flight in one of our beautiful Cessna 172 single engine aeroplanes for you and friend on either a Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning.

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.