Reach for the skies with your first flying lesson and soar away into the wide blue yonder. Under expert tuition, you can take the controls yourself and discover the absolute freedom of the skies.
Your 30 minute flying lesson begins with a pre-flight briefing with your instructor. You will learn the effects of an aircraft's controls and what you will be doing during your first trial flying lesson. Then it's time to walk out to the aircraft where you will be taken on a "walk round" to see the main control surfaces of the aircraft. Your instructor will take off and then demonstrate some basic manoeuvres. Then it's your turn! Feel the aircraft respond to your lightest touch and experience for yourself the sheer exhilaration of flying.
DURATION 30 Minutes Flying Time (Chock to Chock) But Allow one Hour at the Airfield
LOCATIONS Bedfordshire (Cranfield Airport); Bristol (Bristol Airport); Cambridgeshire (Cambridge Airport); County Durham (Teeside International Airport); Coventry (Coventry Airport West); Cumbria (Carlisle Airport); Essex (Clacton-on-sea and Southend); Dorset (Bournemouth Airport); Hampshire (Thruxton); Herefordhsire (Shobdon Airfield); Hertfordshire (Elstree); Kent (Biggin Hill); Lancashire (Blackpool); North Lincolnshire (Humberside Airport); Merseyside (Liverpool Airport); Norfolk (Norwich Airport); Northern Ireland (Belfast and Ulster Airports); Nottinghamshire (Netherthorpe); Scotland (Perth and Glasgow Airports); Surrey (Redhill); Warwickshire (Wellesbourne Mountford); Please advise us if you would like to fly from an alternative airport and we wil endeavour to organise it for you.
AVAILABILITY This activity is available every day, all year round, although April to September are the best months for flying.
RESTRICTIONS The recommended minimum age is 10 years old and there is no maximum age. (Please note that children under 16 years old need to be accompanied by an adult and that this is not available at all airports). Please check with your GP for advice if pregnant, suffer from epilepsy, fits, severe head injuries, fainting, giddiness, blackouts, high blood pressure or heart conditions. Maximum weight 89kg-108kg (14-17 stone) depending on the location. Maximum height 1.85m (6'1"). Larger 4-seater aeroplanes are also available at most locations for larger passengers, there may be a surcharge for this option which is available as a Gift Voucher. Please call us directly to discuss this prior to ordering. No previous flying experience is necessary.
DRESS CODE Comfortable warm clothing and soft soled shoes are recommended.
SPECTATORS Spectators are welcome and there are plenty of photo opportunities.
OTHER INFORMATION This activity is dependent on weather conditions being appropriate for flying.