We ask you to gather before the flight for an interesting illustrated, 60 minute presentation about the night sky and the Northern Lights by our guest astronomers. After this, we will board our aircraft for our flight in search of the Northern Lights.
The flight will last for about 3 hours. We will head northwards, as directly as possible, usually over Aberdeen and the Shetland Isles to a point in the North Atlantic between the UK and Icelandic airspace.
During the flight, the cabin lights will be dimmed* for you to watch the Northern Lights display* and passengers will be required to rotate seats so that everyone will have a window seat at various times throughout the flight. Our astronomers will also be on board, guiding you through a star-studded sky, so rarely seen through the polluted skies of Britain. If the conditions are right, it promises to be an unforgettable sight for all.
*Special notes –
The dimming of lights may mean an almost total black out and a very dark cabin. Cabin and aircraft navigation light intensity is at the sole discretion of the captain.
In order to give all passengers an equal opportunity to see the lights, please advise us when booking if you or any of your guests have a disability which will preclude swapping seats easily. Suitable seats in such instances are available, but are limited in number.
The Northern Lights is a natural phenomenon which cannot be guaranteed to occur during our flight, though they have been visible on many previous outings. The intensity and brightness of the Northern Lights can vary from a gentle glow to quite dramatic curtaining effects. Our guest astronomer advises at least an 80% chance of a sighting.