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Flying Lessons at Biggin Hill

Biggin Hill Airport, Kent   
REF: BHTFL6

• Fly out of famous Biggin Hill Airport
• Training school established in 1947
• See London and Kent from the air
• Biggin Hill - the home of IntotheBlue
 


What's Included

Trial Flying Lesson
• 60 minute four seater trial flying lesson
• After a welcome and introduction your instructor will talk you through the pre-flight checks
• Once airborne you will have the chance to take the controls and fly the 4 seater PA28
• All flight durations are from 'brakes off to brakes on'
• After your flight you will be presented with a First Flight Certificate Pilot
• Complimentary premium gift packaging from Into the Blue  

Starter Packs
• A series of three 1 hour flying lessons in the Piper
• A pilots log book and aircraft inspection checklist
• All lessons start with a classroom briefing with your pilot in addition to the flying time
• Each lesson will be logged and will count towards the total hours needed should you wish continue studying for your Private Pilots Licence

• More amazing flying lessons are available.

What Can I Expect

You'll be surrounded by aviation history on these Biggin Hill flying lessons! This long-established club at Kent's Biggin Hill Airport has been flying since 1947 and is by far the oldest school on site to offer lessons to budding pilots.

Biggin Hill is one of the most renowned airports in the world for learning to fly and, of course, boasts a proud heritage as the front line Battle of Britain RAF station during the Second World War. Known these days for being an active commercial airfield at the gateway to London (being just 12 miles south of the capital), Biggin, on a hill looking over the Kentish Downs, is a superb choice for anyone who wants lessons in the art of flying.

The school we use has been passed from father to son and the atmosphere is very much one of professionalism with a friendly face. There are three resident flying instructors available for lessons and one CAA examiner who work full time here at their Biggin Hill base, with the operations desk open all day every day for booking flights and lessons.

So what can you expect when you take a flying lesson at Biggin Hill? The first thing you'll notice is just how massively long the tarmac runway is! This is because Biggin is capable of welcoming larger commercial airliners and indeed, with a lot of corporate and business jet traffic, just taxiing to the runway holding point is sight to behold for aviation fans as you pass all the resident and visiting planes lined up.

Once your instructor has taken care of the take off and usually about 10 minutes into the flight the lesson proper can begin. And this isn't just a 'have a go' session at Biggin Hill, you will be following exercise number three in the pilot syllabus, which is a lesson in flying 'straight and level'. This is the highlight of the flight and as even seasoned flying veterans will tell you, you never forget the first time you 'took control'.

With a wealth of local knowledge and experience, you can also be sure of a warm welcome from the friendly team for these Biggin Hill flying lessons. Whether you just want a taster of what's like to get airborne at this airport that's steeped in history, or are making your first flying steps towards going for the licence, lessons at this Biggin Hill school are fun, informative and with great views on London thrown in too!

As with all flight operators, our Biggin Hill flying lessons are subject to height and weight restrictions. For the four seater aircraft the limits are 16 stone and 6ft 3".

Availability

• Experiences are available weekdays and weekends throughout the year, subject to weather conditions and availability
• Although time slots are allocated please be aware that aircraft lessons are subject to a number of factors which may potentially cause delay to your scheduled time. Whilst every effort will be made to help keep you on time we ask for a degree of latitude owing to the nature of flying, air traffic delays and weather considerations
• Due to the popularity of this venue please book well in advance to avoid disappointment

Location

  • This long running flying school is located in Biggin Hill, Kent with easy access from the M25
  • Your flight will offer stunning views across London and Kent

Suitable For

• Minimum age of 14 years old.
• Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult on the airfield
• Photographic ID will be required on the day
• Maximum weight 16 stone
• Maximum height 6ft 3ins

Spectators

• Spectators are welcome to attend and watch participants in flight with plenty of great photo opportunities
• For social distancing reasons, participants are NOT currently permitted to bring an interested observer (min age 14) who can observe the lesson from the rear seat

Anything Else

Trial Lessons
• Multiple trial lesson purchases cannot be combined for PPL qualifications, however, additional hours may be purchased direct from the supplier

Pilot Starter Packs
• If you wish to achieve a private pilots licence you'll need to complete at least 45 hours of flight training and complete theory exams, the flying school will be able to advise you on the additional costs involved

Reviews

Average Rating 4
Total Reviews 15
Recommend to Friend 11
about 4 years ago
Well all I can say is wow what a great day for taking to the skies around Sevenoaks from Biggin Hill airport took the controls and flew the plane. Had a laugh with the pilot as we walked around the plane doing preflight checks engine dam thought someone nicked it small compact engine thought someone replaced it with one from flymo blink and you'll miss it !! All I can say is great day, great pilot and great time thank you.
Tim Humphreys
about 4 years ago
Superb experience - flying from Biggin Hill! Apart from takeoff and landing I did most of the flying and really started to get the hang of it. Well recommended but bear in mind that it is weather dependent.
Michael Pearson
about 4 years ago
A fabulous experience. The instructor was brilliant with my 16 year old son, picked up on his love of flying, and I suspect has been the modest start of something very big!
Ed Stobart
about 4 years ago
the experience was amazing where i got to fly!! the booking process was a bit of an issue. since the lesson is weather dependent i had rebooked my class more than 5 times and the lesson which i was suppose to take in august last year was finally taken in april this year ;)
Vishal
about 4 years ago
A great experience!
Tony Usher
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Flying Lessons at Biggin Hill
4 Seater 60 Minute Flying Lesson
Total Price£259.00
 
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