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A number of aircraft operators based at Oxford Airport can undertake 20 minute or longer flights for sightseeing, pleasure, company incentives and gifts, or as a trial flight with the view to pursuing further pilot training. An ideal choice for a retirement, birthday or anniversary. Some companies offer vouchers as gifts and certificates for the recipient when they fly.

On a seasonal basis, we do see operators relocate aircraft to Oxford Airport over several weekends in the summer for sightseeing flights in the de Havilland Tiger Moth or de Havilland Rapide. Generally these will fly around the city of Oxford to view the ‘Dreaming Spires’ and will pass by Blenheim Palace on the return leg before landing. Some Fly out towards the Cotswolds region. As and when these are announced, we will place further details below. However, the operators of these aircraft can be contacted directly at either,, or where they might arrange one-off trips from Oxford or from their home airfields.

Many companies organise corporate reward or hospitality days from Oxford, either flying staff or clients for day trips. Within an hour’s flight from Oxford one can reach the shores of France to Deauville, Le Touquet or Dinard (St. Malo), or indeed Bruges in Belgium, for a spot of serious gastronomy and shopping. Or try a trip to Padstow (via Newquay) for a piece of Rick Stein or Jamie Oliver! – call or e-mail us for suggestions for such events.

Classic Wings

Tel: +44 (0) 1255 473 832
Fax: +44 (0) 1255 475 364

Based at Duxford in Cambridgeshire, Classic Wings is a family run business offering a range of trial lessons and sightseeing pleasure flights in classic aircraft such as the Tiger Moth and 1940s De Havilland Dragon Rapide airliner.

Pilot Flight Training (PFT)

Tel: 01865 370 814

Treat yourself or someone else to a trial lesson with Pilot Flight Training. Gift Vouchers are availble for trial lessons of either 30 or 60 minutes.


Tel: 01865 842 887
Fax: 01865 370 642

AirMed is one of the oldest established operators based at London Oxford airport. Established over 25 years ago the company offers a range of aircraft from the most modern Learjet 35A fleet available in Europe to the pressurised twin-turboprop Piper Cheyennes.

AirMed Tours can organise any special trips like a surprise anniversary dinner at a Michelin starred restaurant in Le Touquet or a tour of the WWII sites in Normandy.

Glass Eels

Tel: 01452 529 993
Fax: 01452 310 294

On a seasonal basis Glass Eels offer (subject to demand) scenic and pleasure flights in their large 9 seat Cessna Grand Caravan.

Based at Gloucestershire (Staverton) Airport, Glass Eels also fly in the summer from a number of locations all over the UK.

Capital Air Services
(Formerly Oxford Air Services)

Tel: 01865 370 739
Fax: 01865 370 478


Capital Air Services operate a fleet of helicopters including the AS355 Twin Squirrel and the EC135 – ideal for flights around the ‘Dreaming Spires’ of Oxford city, Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds.

Fresh Air

Tel: +44 (0)1869 365 780
Mobile: +44 (0)751 532 8139 (24hr)

FreshAir UK provide Jet and Helicopter charter solutions to suit all needs and bank balances. We have teamed up with Fresh Air to bring some amazing offers and experiences to you. Tours include an English Heritage Tour and an Oxford city tour.

Click HERE for further details of Fresh Air shuttles and tours.

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