The Needles (Isle of Wight) View all products

For centuries the chalk white Needles have marked the western entrance to the Solent, guiding to safety there the generations of seafarers beating up the Channel before the prevailing westerly. Today they are more likely to be rounded by yachts from Lymington and Freshwater or seen from the decks of ferry plying back and forth. But there is no better way to appreciate the majesty of this part of our country’s maritime history than from the open cockpit of a 1930s vintage Tiger Moth.

The GoFly Isle of Wight experience takes you up in a 1930s vintage Tiger Moth to fly from the historic airfield of Old Sarum and down the Avon valley, then across the New Forest to the Isle of Wight and around the Needles. The experience takes around an hour and by then end of it you’ll never again look at a ferry the same way.

The package also includes a free entry to the famous Boscombe Down Aircraft Collection for the pilot! While waiting to fly you can browse the unique collection of military aircraft there, many of which you can climb into. It includes a replica BE2C from WW1, a de Havilland Chipmunk and a large collection of Cold War jets including the Hunter and the Lightning.

Span eighty years of military flying in one day. Fly in a 1930s biplane and then climb into a supersonic jet fighter!

Based in Salisbury, at the birthplace of military flying, and with a strong link to the Armed Services, GoFly assists ex-serviceman’s charities such as the Army Benevolent Fund, the RAF Benevolent Fund and Help for Heroes.

14 day 100% refund guarantee from date of purchase. Vouchers valid for six months from date of purchase, and are non-transferable.


Tiger Moth flights are a highly weather dependant activity. GoFly cannot guarantee that all flights will go ahead on the specific time and date that is booked, therefore you should book your first date as soon a practically possible to allow plenty of time for rescheduling after potential weather cancellations.