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- Perfect for flying on a budget
- 30-minute flights chock to chock
- Locations available nationwide
- £71.10 per person
If you’ve ever dreamed of flying your own plane, then these half-hour flying lessons are an affordable way to get your first taste of life in the cockpit. Each session includes a safety talk, where your pilot will explain the basic techniques for flying a plane – they’ll be in charge for the first part of your lesson but, once you’re up in the air, you’ll get the chance to take over the controls and fly the plane yourself.
All lessons offer the chance to fly modern two-seater aeroplanes, including Pipers and Cessnas.
The 30-minute trial lessons provide a thrilling introduction to flying and, due to the range of airfields on offer, are accessible, too. You can opt to take to the skies near your home, or maybe incorporate your flight into a UK holiday. They make an unusual present for birthdays or special occasions, too.
Your flying lesson counts towards your air hours should you opt to pursue a PPL (Private Pilot Licence).
- Your flight will last around 30 minutes
- Flight times are quoted 'chock to chock', ie from when the plane starts to taxi to when it switches off at the end of the lesson
- Pre-flight briefing with your pilot
- Some schools will also include a personalised certificate
Who is the experience suitable for?A
• Minimum age: 14
• Minimum height: 4'6"; maximum height: 6'4"
• Maximum weight:14 stone
• Please bring two forms of identity, including a photo ID, eg a passport
• Flight lessons are all at Civil Aviation Authority approved clubs
When can I do this?A
• Experiences are available weekdays and weekends throughout the year, subject to weather conditions and availability
• Although time slots are allocated. please be aware that aircraft lessons are subject to a number of factors which may potentially cause delay to your scheduled time. While every effort will be made to help keep you on time, we ask for a degree of latitude owing to the nature of flying, air-traffic delays and weather considerations
Where can I do this?A
• Peterborough, Cambs • Southampton, Hants • Bicester*, Oxon • Chipping Norton*, Oxon • Grantham*, Lincs • Gamston, Notts • Turweston, Bucks • Lleweni Parc*, N Wales • Beverley, Yorks • Haverfordwest, Dyfed • Salisbury*, Wilts • Long Marston*, Warks • Coventry, W Mids.
* The flights at Long Marston, Chipping Norton, Bicester and Lleweni Parc use a powered glider aircraft. If conditions allow, part of the flight can include a demonstration of gliding if requested. The Salisbury and Grantham venues uses modern lightweight two-seater aircraft, technically classified as microlights.
Can I bring spectators?A
• Friends and family are welcome to come and watch take-off and landing
• Flight schools offer different levels of facilities – most have a clubhouse
• Most venues have toilets, viewing areas and refreshments
How does this work?A
All you have to do is pay for the experience and we’ll send a voucher through the post, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.
What about insurance?A
The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.