Fritton House visitors set for take off

VISITORS to Fritton House are to be presented with the opportunity of a lifetime in late September .Fritton House will be running seaplane trips out over the Somerleyton Estate and surrounding countryside in a Cessna 182 aircraft fitted with Aerocet amphibious floats.

VISITORS to Fritton House are to be presented with the opportunity of a lifetime in late September .

Fritton House will be running seaplane trips out over the Somerleyton Estate and surrounding countryside in a Cessna 182 aircraft fitted with Aerocet amphibious floats.

Spokeman Jennie Durham said: “Not only will these private flights offer a breathtaking aerial view of the exceptional beauty of one of the most picturesque landscapes in

East Anglia, passengers will also experience the unique thrill of a waterborne take-off and landing.

Trip routes are dependent on weather conditions and prevailing winds.

Possible flight paths would take sightseers climbing up and beyond the lake and Somerleyton Hall, on over the ruins of Burgh Castle, soaring above the famous Norfolk Broads or heading south along the coast towards Southwold.”

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Flight times of 15 or 30 minutes for two passengers will be available, with the longer flights allowing for journeys as far as the Suffolk or Norfolk coastlines.

The flights are to be piloted by former British Airways Captain, John Russell, who has more than 40 years flying experience.

The Cessna 182 is the only floatplane operating commercially in the south of England.

She added: “Visitors can make day of it, and enjoy a glass of champagne and fine dining in the restaurant at Fritton House, or even combine their flight with an overnight stay at the award-winning boutique hotel.”

The flights will run from Thursday, September 25 until Monday September 29.

The price is £120/£140 for one or two people for a 15 minute flight or £240/£280 for a 30 minute flight for one or two people.

For further information or to book a flight call 01493 484020.