Introductory Flying Lesson


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Introductory Flying Lesson


Feel the adrenaline rush as you take the controls of your light aircraft and soar across the sky, you'll receive one-to-one training with a Civil Aviation Authority licensed instructor in a two-seater aircraft and will spend up to 30 minutes in the air (including taxiing and landing) with the opportunity to take the controls. 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".

Voucher is valid for 9 months from the date of issue.
    What happens on the day?
    Your flying lesson starts with a pre-flight briefing from your qualified instructor. This will cover safety, and an introduction to some of the controls. Once in the plane, you are given headphones so that you can hear conversations between your instructor and air traffic control. You will also be able to communicate with each other so you can be guided through your first lesson. Once in the air, you will be able to take the controls but your pilot will take over to land the plane at the airfield and taxi back.

    Participant guidelines:
    Minimum age: 12 (under 18s need parental/guardian consent)
    Minimum height: 4ft 10in
    Maximum height: 6ft 4in
    Maximum weight: 12 stone at County Down, 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

    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.

    What about insurance?
    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. A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher.

    How it works:
    All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we'll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.

    Cambridgeshire - Cambridge - CB5 8RX
    Cambridgeshire - Peterborough - PE7 3PX
    Cornwall - Bodmin - PL30 4BU
    Derbyshire - Eggington - DE65 6GU
    Devon - Barnstaple - EX37 9LH
    Devon - Exeter - EX5 2BD
    Dorset - Christchurch - BH23 6NW
    Essex - Clacton - CO15 1AG
    Essex - Great Dunmow - CM6 3TH
    Essex - Stapleford Tawney - RM4 1SJ
    Kent - Romney Marsh - TN29 9QL
    Lancashire - Blackpool - FY4 2QX
    Lincolnshire - Kirmington - DN39 6YH
    Merseyside - Liverpool - L24 5GA
    Northamptonshire - Brackley - NN13 5YD
    Northern Ireland - County Down - BT23 8SG
    Nottinghamshire - Retford - DN22 0QL
    Nottinghamshire - Worksop - S80 3JQ
    Oxfordshire - Kidlington - OX5 1RA
    Scotland - Prestwick - KA9 2PQ
    Staffordshire - Burton on Trent - DE13 9PD
    Surrey - Camberley - GU17 9LB
    Surrey - Redhill - RH1 5JY
    Wales - Caernafon - LL54 5TP
    Wales - Haverfordwest - SA62 4BN
    Warwickshire - Coventry - CV8 3AZ
    Warwickshire - Wellesbourne - CV35 9EU

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