- Wednesday, 29 January 2014
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 to the stars.
The flight will last for about 3 hours, (3.5 hours from Bournemouth, Exeter and Gatwick airports). 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.
*Important note: The Northern Lights are a natural phenomena which cannot be guaranteed to occur during our flight, although 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. Cabin and aircraft navigation light intensity is at the sole discretion of the captain.
**On board the flight, the dimming of lights may mean an almost total black out and a very dark cabin.
Pre-flight illustrated presentation by our guest astronomers
Flight to the stars of approximately 3 hours
Services of our astronomers on board
Light refreshments on board
All airport taxes and security charges and the government tax on air travel (APD)
Services of an Omega tour manager
VAT at the government's prevailing rate at the date of travel
Please note: a passport is not obligatory for this flight, although you and each member of your party will require some form of personal identification which includes a photograph of yourself (e.g. a driving licence or passport).
Regrettably Omega Holidays cannot be held responsible for the non-appearance of Pete Lawrence or any of the other named astronomers and no refunds will be given in this event.
Although at this time no changes are expected, we reserve the right to amend any of the flight times or departure dates, if required.