Introductory flying lesson

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learn to fly at flight school

Key Points

  • Introduction to flying, aircraft controls and safety
  • One-to-one training from a CAA-licensed instructor
  • 30 minutes' flying time with the opportunity to take the controls
  • £116.10 per person

Description

You'll receive one-to-one training with a Civil Aviation Authority licensed instructor and will spend approximately 30 minutes in the air. Then you'll get to feel the adrenaline rush as you take the controls of your light aircraft. What you learn will depend on your chosen location but all participants receive flying time that counts towards a private pilot's licence.

This experience has been described as '…exhilarating; a little scary but a lot of fun' and 'a fantastic experience from beginning to end'.

 

Please note that aircraft may vary from depictions.

Map

Multiple locations, please see map below

FAQs

Q

Who is the experience suitable for?

A

• Minimum age: 12 (under 18s need parental/guardian consent)
• Minimum height: 4ft 10in
• Maximum height: 6ft 4in
• Maximum weight: 12 stone at County Down, 16 stone at Leeds, 14 to 18 stone at other locations
• Participants should be in reasonable health and agile enough to climb into the aircraft
• These are guidelines only and we ask that you check any queries at the time of booking
• Spectators are usually welcome, without charge, but will not be able to accompany you in the plane. Facilities for spectators vary between centres, so you should check with the centre when booking
• The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary according to location

Q

When can I do this?

A

Flying lessons take place all year round and are normally available on any day of the week.

We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. This is only a guideline and we advise you to book as early as possible to ensure that dates are available before the expiry date listed on your voucher. All bookings are subject to availability.

You should allow 1 hour for your whole experience, but the flight (from taxi to landing) will last approximately 25-30 minutes.

Q

Where can I do this?

A

• Bodmin, Cornwall
• Barnstaple, Devon
• Exeter, Devon
• Salisbury, Dorset
• Staverton, Gloucestershire
• Christchurch, Dorset
• Redhill, Surrey
• Kidlington, Oxfordshire
• Camberley, Surrey
• Lydd, Kent
• Romney Marsh, Kent
• Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex
• Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
• Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
• Great Dunmow, Essex
• Stapleford Tawney, Essex
• Clacton, Essex
• Blackpool, Lancashire
• Liverpool, Merseyside
• Carlisle, Cumbria
• Cumbernauld, Scotland
• Prestwick, Scotland
• Perth, Scotland
• Haverfordwest, Wales
• Caernarfon, Wales
• Barry, Wales
• Haverfordwest, Wales
• Kirmington, Lincolnshire
• Eggington, Derbyshire
• Brackley, Northamptonshire
• Worksop, Nottinghamshire
• Gamston, Nottinghamshire
• Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
• Wellesbourne, Warwickshire
• Burton on Trent, Staffordshire
• Coventry, Warwickshire

Q

Can I bring spectators?

A

Spectators are usually welcome, without charge, but will not be able to accompany you in the plane. Facilities for spectators vary between centres, so you should check with the centre when booking.

Q

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.

Q

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.

Q

How much is postage?

A

Postage is charged at £2.45

Terms and Conditions

By purchasing this product you agree to our Terms and Conditions. If you have any queries please contact us

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