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Dambusters Run

As featured in Derbyshire Life

As featured in Derbyshire Life magazine, find out what a genuine 617 Dambuster squadron member said about our pleasure flight!

During the flight you will retrace one of the Dambuster training routes flown by the famous 617 Squadron's as they practised low-level flying to perfect their 'dambusting' technique over the twin towers. This will allow you will gain a unique insight into the skill and bravery of the 617 Squadron in their Lancaster Bombers, as they prepared for their daring mission to destroy the Mohne and Eder Dams in Germany's Ruhr Valley during World War II.

You will fly at around 1500 feet, taking in some of the most breath taking scenery in the Peak District, before proceeding alongside the Ladybower, Derwent and Howden Dams themselves. The Dambusters pleasure flight is available on several weekends throughout the year. To find out when the next available scheduled flight is, and where we are flying from, please see the below table.

A thoroughly enjoyable pleasure flight around the High Peak / Dark Peak area of Derbyshire which lasts approximately 20 or 30 minutes depending on your chosen flight.

On a 30 minute / 45 mile Dambusters Run from The Moorlands, Owler Bar, Sheffield and The Knights Table near Buxton passengers also view Chatsworth House from the air gaining an unrivalled view of this magnificent Stately Home and surrounding Estate.

Please note: To book a specific date and time please give us call on 01457 877 833 / 01457 820 152 or use our email form.


The Grouse, Glossop


Date Flights Available
15 Mins 20 Mins 30 Mins
Sunday 8th March 2015 No Yes Yes
Saturday 26th April 2015 No Yes Yes
Sunday 14th June 2015 No Yes Yes
Sunday 2nd August 2015 No Yes Yes
Sunday 27th September 2015 No No Yes
Sunday 15th November 2015 No No Yes

Venue Address Details

Flight Route

20 mins: High Peak area Dambuster training route, overflying Kinder Scout to The Derwent Valley to view Ladybower, Derwent and Howden Reservoirs.

30 mins: High Peak area Dambuster training route, overflying Kinder Scout, Kinder Downfall to The Derwent Valley to view Ladybower, Derwent and Howden Reservoirs with return via Bleaklow covering some of the famous aircraft wrecks of WW2 particularly 'The Flying Fortress'.

The Moorlands, Owler Bar, Sheffield


Date Flights Available
15 Mins 20 Mins 30 Mins
Sunday 2nd November 2015 No Yes Yes
Sunday 22nd March 2015 No Yes Yes
Monday 4th May 2015 No Yes Yes
Sunday 1st June 2015 No Yes Yes
Saturday 1st August 2015 No Yes Yes
Sunday 6th September 2015 No Yes Yes
Sunday 18th October 2015 No Yes Yes
Sunday 29th November 2015 No Yes Yes

Venue Address Details

Flight Route

20 mins: Hathersage, Stanage Edge, Bamford to The Derwent Valley to view Ladybower, Derwent and Howden Reservoirs.

30 mins: Hathersage, Stanage Edge, Bamford to The Derwent Valley to view Ladybower, Derwent and Howden Reservoirs across the Hope Valley, Bakewell, Chatsworth.

The Huntsman, Holmfirth


Date Flights Available
15 Mins 20 Mins 30 Mins
Sunday 15th March 2015 No Yes Yes
Sunday 3rd May 2015 No Yes Yes
Sunday 28th June 2015 No Yes Yes
Sunday 23rd August 2015 No Yes Yes
Sunday 4th October 2015 No Yes Yes
Sunday 22nd November 2015 No Yes Yes

Venue Address Details

Flight Route

20 mins: Holme Valley, High Peak to The Derwent Valley to view Ladybower, Derwent and Howden Reservoirs.

30 mins: Holme Valley, High Peak, The Derwent Valley to view Ladybower, Derwent and Howden Reservoirs with return via Bleaklow covering the famous aircraft wreck of WW2 'The Flying Fortress'.

The Knights Table, nr Buxton


Date Flights Available
15 Mins 20 Mins 30 Mins
Monday 6th April 2015 No No Yes
Saturday 23rd May 2015 No No Yes
Saturday 27th June 2015 No No Yes
Saturday 22nd August 2015 No No Yes
Saturday 3rd October 2015 No No Yes
Saturday 21st November 2015 No No Yes

Venue Address Details

Flight Route

20 mins: – N/A

30 mins: Buxton, Derbyshire Dales, Hope Valley to The Derwent Valley to view Ladybower, Derwent and Howden Reservoirs via Chatsworth House on return.


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