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Aeroplane Landing Challenge Coventry

Coventry Airport, West Midlands   

  • Your chance to fly and land a light aircraft
  • Experiences available for one or two people
  • Includes simulator training before the flight
  • Execute your very first landing for real!

What's Included

  • Welcome, introduction and safety briefing
  • 30 minutes instruction on landing techniques in a flight simulator
  • Learn the basic flight controls and operation focusing on approach and landing
  • 15-20 minute flying lesson in a two seater light aircraft
  • Time at the controls and you will be guided through the landing
  • Provided the instructor is confident in your abilities you will have the opportunity to land the plane!
  • Flight times are taken chock to chock
  • Short debrief after landing
  • Personalised flight certificate

What Can I Expect

What goes up must come down, landings are a crucial part of any flight! This is the thrilling aeroplane landing challenge and it takes place at Coventry Airport. With the help and assistance of a fully-qualified instructor pilot, you will be landing an actual light aircraft for real!

Your experience starts on the ground with a briefing, followed by time in the flight simulator. You'll be concentrating on approaches and landings so you can get used to the procedures of coming in to land. And of course, your instructor will be by your side in the sim, teaching you what you need to know to be able to touch down in the aeroplane.

Things then start to get very real when you walk out to the light aircraft on the apron. Once your instructor pilot has handled take off, you'll be able to fly the rectangular training circuit that takes you over and around Coventry Airport.

This cruising time in the air gives your tutor plenty of time to assess whether you'll be able to handle the landing challenge. With the OK from the pilot, you will be hands on the controls, setting up your nice and steady approach into Coventry Airport.

Your expert pilot instructor is keeping a hand on the controls at all times, so if you lose concentration or feel uneasy, they will be right on it and will take over.

Coming in at the right height, controlling the pitch of the nose and getting yourself positioned on the centre-line of the runway, it's multitasking at its maddest when you are trying to land a plane for the very first time in your life!

Our advice? Just keep calm and keep flying. Would you be able to do this if you were a passenger in a light aircraft and the pilot was incapacitated? Sure it's the stuff of films, but this aeroplane challenge brings all that adrenaline rush to life, as you execute your first landing as the pilot of a small aircraft. What a way to 'earn your stripes'!


  • Available weekdays and weekends throughout the year
  • Flights are subject to weather conditions and availability


  • Coventry Airport, West Midlands

Suitable For

  • Minimum age is 14
  • Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult on the airfield
  • Maximum weight 16 stone
  • Maximum height 6ft 1 inch


  • Spectators are welcome to attend and watch participants in flight with plenty of great photo opportunities
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Aeroplane Landing Challenge Coventry
Landing Challenge for One
Total Price£179.00
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