The Mustang was among the best and most well-known fighters used by the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. Possessing excellent range and maneuverability, the P-51 operated primarily as a long-range escort fighter and also as a ground attack fighter-bomber with bombs, rockets, and machine guns.


The Mustang served in nearly every combat zone during WWII and proved to be what many consider the most successful fighter in history.

Ultimate Warbird Flights are delighted to offer you the chance to experience the aircraft that became known as the Cadillac of the skies, and take the controls of this legendary fighter for yourself with an unforgettable flight in the P-51 Mustang.


Built too late to see combat service in World War Two, P-51D 44-84847 was one of the last Mustangs constructed at North American Aviation’s Dallas, Texas, plant. Details of her post war service career are limited, but there is photographic evidence, from September 1951, of her serving with the 45th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron at Kimpo, South Korea, during the Korean War.

By late 1951 the 45th TRS were replacing their aging Mustangs with RF-80 Shooting Star jets, and so 44-84847 was shipped back the US to serve with the Air National Guard until around 1956. Around this time she slips off the radar until January 1999 when she re-appears in North Dakota as a restoration project. The airframe moved to Chino, California for a full restoration with the decision made to modify her to two-seat TF-51D configuration.


At Ultimate Warbird Flights, we strive to make your day a truly unforgettable experience. 


From start to finish our focus is on making sure you feel welcome and involved and we encourage our passengers to bring family and friends along to share in your day. 

All passengers receive a thorough and comprehensive safety briefing with their pilot, and we welcome relatives and friends to join you at the aircraft side both before and after your flight, take photos and watch you take off and land.


Ultimate Warbird Flights is a family business with over 30 years of experience operating Warbirds. It's safe to say these aircraft are more than just a passion!


'Contrary Mary' is the only two seat, dual control P-51 Mustang operating outside of the USA. This rare aircraft gives you the opportunity to take control and experience flying one of the finest figther aircraft ever built. 

Once you are airborne, your pilot will hand control over to you, allowing to experience the might and manoeuvrability of the Mustang, making this a truly memorable flight!



Welcome pack with flight itinerary

25 minute flight* in P-51 Mustang 'Contrary Mary'

Option to extend your flight time. Please contact us for more information and prices

From £2500

*25 Minute flight time is from take off to Landing and does not include strap in & taxi time.


BOOK YOUR mustang FLIGHT today!

We're still Flying! However, due to the various restrictions currently in place as a result of COVID-19, please call for all booking enquires. 

01604 800 570

amazing experience add ons!

gopro footage

The raw GoPro footage of your Mustang flight experience provided on a USB card. 



Order form enclosed with booking confirmation

dvd in-flight movie

A professionally edited move of your Mustang flight experience provided on DVD



Order form enclosed with booking confirmation


Please note, the time shown on the booking pages is the initial briefing time and not a flight start time. Passengers will be allocated one of 3 slots in their chosen time period (AM or PM) on a first come first served basis. Your slot position will be indicated in the confirmation paperwork sent after booking. When booking morning slots, we strongly recommend you make yourself available for the entire day to allow for unforeseen delays due to weather. 

Please note that due to the nature of these aircraft there are some restrictions on the passengers that we fly. Before proceeding to the booking stage, please take note of the following limitations:

  • Passengers for the Spitfire and Mustang must weigh no more than 225lbs / 102kgs / 16 stone

  • Passengers for the Buchón must weigh no more than 210lbs / 95kgs / 14.9 stone

  • Passengers must be aged 18 or over at the time of flight.

  • Passengers must be able to physically fit in the aircraft.

  • Passengers must speak fluent English 

Medical information:

  • Passengers must not be suffering from any illness, allergies or other conditions that may present a risk during flight. Passengers must not be recovering from any operations, be completely mobile and require no medical aid. We regret we are unable to fly passengers who suffer from epilepsy, TIA or stroke. Passengers must not suffer from psychiatric conditions. Passengers must have no limitations in vision or hearing. 

If you are unsure if the above apply to you or the person you are making the booking for, please contact us to discuss further before making a booking. 

Failure to declare any conditions which could affect your flight may result in refusal to fly and an admin charge being deducted from your refund. 




Ultimate Warbird Flights operates from Sywell Aerodrome, Northampton.

Sywell Aerodrome




On site facilities:


Free Parking

The Aviator Restaurant & Bar. Click here for more information


The Aviator Hotel. Click here for more information

Level wheelchair access to all facilities

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