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image for Experience item typeRichard III Flying Experience at Leicestershire Aero Club

  • Quality Tourism in Leicestershire




The Manager

0116 259 2360


Leicestershire Aero Club,
Gartree Road,


Your Richard III Flying Experience will take place in a Cessna 172 4-seater aircraft with room for yourself and 2 fellow enthusiasts.

After a full pre-flight brief and video you will fly King Richard’s final battle route from The Blue Boar Inn in Leicester via Bow Bridge and out to Bosworth along the Old Roman Road.
Once at Bosworth Heritage Centre your instructor will orbit the entire battlefield so you will be able to take videos and photos.

Your instructor will point out sites of special importance on the route to help you imagine what the battle would have been like.

On the return leg your instructor will fly back towards the Bow Bridge and Richard’s final resting place in Leicester Cathedral.

On return you will be given a souvenir package of the flight including photographs, a certificate which counts towards a pilot’s license, and a souvenir booklet from the
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Education/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Welcome Host at weekends


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Welcome Host at weekends

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas steps and no ramp


  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 3
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps


  • YesService dogs are NOT allowed:
  • health and saftey reasons

  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesAudible alarm system



See location of Leicestershire Aero Club on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 645011  Lat: 52.60385 Long: -1.04903

Follow the London Road out of the city centre, past Victoria Park, carry staight over the first roundabout. Turn left along Stoughton Road, the A6030, at the roundabout go straight over and you will be on Gartree Road. The Airport is at the end of Gartree Road, so drive past the Golf Course and Stoughton Farm World and you will see the airfield on your left.

Parking: free