About Us

Air Freedom, where Power plus Attitude equals Performance!

Our flying season is May to September.

15% Discount for Heroes

This promotion is open all year round for past and present Military Personnel.

Email us your Military ID and we will set it up as a Discount Code for you to input during the purchasing process.

Then simply bring your ID with you on the day of your flight for verification.

Air Freedom's Boeing Stearman Classic Flight Poster.

What do we offer?

Air Freedom, located 17 miles from the historic town of Oxford, offers you a unique and breath-taking opportunity to experience the flight of a lifetime in a beautifully restored 1941 US Navy Training Aircraft, the distinguished Boeing Stearman.

What will you experience?

After a friendly reception, we will kit you out with a leather flying jacket, helmet and goggles and provide a thorough safety briefing before walking you out to the aircraft for a fantastic photo opportunity with family and friends.

A fully qualified flying instructor will explain the controls so you can have the opportunity to actually fly the aircraft and complete that amazing hands on experience.

Then imagine the thoughts of the very young Pilots, who were training for war as you climb aboard, strap in and soak up the essence of this classic Warbird. Hear and smell her powerful radial engine fire into action before you lift off and experience the thrill and the freedom of flying in an open cockpit, thankfully in the now peaceful skies over Oxfordshire.

We are also proud to celebrate the men, women and flying machines from all services and nations who have defended our freedom across the globe since the dawn of flight.

Gareth Bliss

Director & Flying Instructor

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A perfectly restored 1941 US Navy Stearman

Experience the flight of a lifetime!

30min Flights - £210.00
45min Flights - £315.00
60min Flights - £390.00

Meet your Pilot

Gareth first flew solo at age 16 in a Venture powered glider in the Air Training Corp quickly followed by a Royal Air Force Flying Scholarship that lead to his PPL at age 17. He was subsequently selected by the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm for a short-term commission to train as a Naval Pilot. His military career was terminated by a knee injury before training commenced.

Gareth is now a Member of the Fleet Air Arm Squadron, Navy Wings Associate Owners and a Freeman of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots. He currently works as a Flying Instructor teaching PPL at Enstone Flying Club and Enstone Airlines. Gareth occasionally flies Commercially as a Safety Pilot on the Pilatus PC12 for Jet Exchange. He is also Type Rated on the PBY-5A Catalina for both Land and Sea, flying to Air Displays across the UK, Europe and Scandinavia plus other Special Ops. https://www.catalina.org.uk

His personal mission is to Fly Navy and to share that amazing experience with as many people as possible.

  • EASA/CAA Commercial Pilot, Multi IR, MCC, (f)ATPL
  • EASA/CAA Flight Instructor for SEP
  • 1,200 + Flying Hours
  • Class One Medical
Air Freedom's Pilot Gary Bliss.
Gareth Bliss

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