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Extended Flying Lesson
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Reach for the skies with this experience and do something unusual with your spare time. Feel the thrill of taking the controls in your own aircraft and receive one to one training from a Civil Aviation Authority licensed instructor. This extended lesson will take you through everything you need to know as a beginner to light aircraft flying. Enjoy the 40-60 minutes flight time you’ll have and at many of the venues you'll receive a certificate at the end of your experience. To make things even better, your flying time actually counts towards your Private Pilot’s licence.
- Introduction to flying, aircraft controls and safety
- One-to-one training from a CAA licensed instructor in a two-seater aircraft
- One flight of 40 to 60 minutes
- Personalised voucher and message card
Your voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of issue, while government restrictions apply in relation to Covid-19 we are offering free extensions on all experiences so you can take your experience when the time is right.
What happens on the day?
Your extended flying lesson starts with a briefing from your instructor which will cover safety, and an introduction to some of the controls. Then it’s over to your aircraft where you will be handed a pair of headphones so that you can hear the conversation between your instructor and air traffic control, as well as enabling you to communicate with your pilot. Once in the air, you will be able to take the controls and will be guided through the flight by your qualified instructor. Not to worry about landing though, as this is usually carried out by the pilot who will land the plane and taxi back. You’ll then receive a de-briefing and your certificate of flight (depending on location).
- Minimum age: 12 (under 18s need parental/guardian consent)
- Minimum height: 4ft 10in
- Maximum height: 6ft 4in
- Maximum weight: 14 to 18 stone
- Participants should be in reasonable health and agile enough to climb into the aircraft
- Spectators are welcome to wait at the airfield while you take your flight
- 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 before the expiry date listed on the voucher. All bookings are subject to availability.
You should allow 1 to 2 hours for the whole experience but your flight (from taxi to landing) will last approximately 40 to 60 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.
Please ensure you are familiar with the terms and conditions of the experience.
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.
Packaging and Delivery
Please see the following page for information on our packaging and delivery.
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27 locations across the UK
Please note some locations indicated on the map may not be completely accurate and should not be used when planning directions.
- South West (3)
- Cornwall - Bodmin
- Devon - Barnstaple
- Dorset - Christchurch
- South East (4)
- Surrey - Redhill
- Oxfordshire - Kidlington
- Surrey - Camberley
- Kent - Lydd
- East of England (6)
- Cambridgeshire - Cambridge
- Cambridgeshire - Peterborough
- Essex - Great Dunmow
- Essex - Stapleford Tawney
- Essex - Clacton
- Norfolk - Norwich
- North West (2)
- Lancashire - Blackpool
- Merseyside - Liverpool
- North East (1)
- County Durham - Durham
- Wales (1)
- Wales - Caernafon
- Northern Ireland (1)
- Northern Ireland - County Down
- Yorkshire and Humber (1)
- Lincolnshire - Kirmington
- East Midlands (4)
- Derbyshire - Eggington
- Northamptonshire - Brackley
- Nottinghamshire - Worksop
- Nottinghamshire - Retford
- West Midlands (4)
- Warwickshire - Wellesbourne
- Staffordshire - Burton on Trent
- Warwickshire - Coventry
- Warwickshire - Coventry