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Flying Lessons Lake District

Carlisle Airport, Cumbria   

• Take off from Carlisle Airport
• Cruise at 2000ft over the local sights and coast
• Visit the Solway Aviation Museum on site
• A small & friendly family-run centre

What's Included

• A pre flight briefing
• Your pilot will fly you out of the airfield before giving you the chance to take the controls yourself
• 2 seater flights are taken in a Tomahawk aircraft, 4 seater flights are usually in a Warrior aircraft
• After the flight you will be presented with a personalised certificate

What Can I Expect

A small and friendly location for your flying lesson in Carlisle! Here's your chance to experience the exhilaration of flying at this family-run school and aeroclub based out of Carlisle Airport, with a trio of flight options available.

You will receive training in either a two seater Piper Tomahawk or a four seater Piper Warrior (depending on the voucher chosen) from expert instructors headed up by Chief Flying Instructor (CFI), examiner and owner Alan Rayson. Alan has clocked up many thousands of flying hours and loved his job teaching lessons so much, that he started this, his own school in Carlisle, with his wife Helen!

So what can you expect on the big day? After a warm welcome from the operations team, you will have a brief introduction to the light aircraft you'll be flying in, before your designated lesson instructor here at Carlisle helps you into the cockpit before running through the pre-flight checks. Once ready for take off you'll taxi along the tarmac runway, increase the speed and before you know it, the nose lifts up and you're smoothly climbing with the Cumbrian countryside falling away beneath you.

All aircraft used are dual-controlled, so once stable you will take control under the supervision of your instructor. In normal weather conditions you cruise at around 2000ft over Carlisle and depending on the duration of your lesson, you might be flying over such sights such as Hadrian's Wall, the Solway Coast and the stunning Lake District.

In essence, we think that if you take your flying lessons at Carlisle it's a great airport to fly from and this school is definitely one of the friendliest you'll find in the Cumbria area. At some point during your lesson you may even be lucky enough to meet a VIP member of the flying team here at Carlisle. His name is Farrokh and he loves feeling the wind beneath his wings and has completed hundreds of flying hours, but never at the controls…


• Flights take place on weekends and weekdays throughout the year, weather permitting

IntotheBlue offer a selection of nationwide flying lessons at airfields and flying clubs around the UK.


• Carlisle Airport, Cumbria

Suitable For

• Minimum age is 14
• Maximum height is 6'4"
• Maximum weight is 14 stone for 2 seater aircraft
• 4 seater flights allow an additional guest (at pilots discretion) to accompany you on the flight, observing from the rear seat
• The maximum weight for a 4 seater flight is 25 stone (split if additional guests accompany)
• Photographic ID may be requested


• Spectators are welcome
• There is a Cafe at the airfield
• Nearby pubs can be recommended by the flying school
• Framed photos of the experience can be purchased from the school for an additional charge
• The airport is also home to the Solway Aviation Museum which has a number of aircraft on display


Average Rating 5
Total Reviews 10
Recommend to Friend 9
about 2 years ago
Awesome experience, really enjoyed the flight and the chance to fly the plane myself.
Harry Harrison
about 2 years ago
I find that the staff were very helpful even though I was a bag of nerves I was involved right from the start getting the chance to taxi to the runway and was involved in the take off I fell I could have been pushed a bit more to get involved while in the air but that's just me I enjoyed this so much I'm going to start saving for another lesson before the end of the year I will book the same pilot again as he put me at ease and was very nice to speak to thanks very much for the experience I'll he back
Wullie struthers
about 3 years ago
I have amazing experience on beautiful day with really good instructor and I hope soon do it again,thanks for this amazing experience
Mario Gomes
about 4 years ago
Absolutely fantastic experience my instructor Chris was amazing. extremely friendly, relaxing and fun!!! Would love to go back again for longer the next time. A*
kerry turnbull
about 5 years ago
This whole experience was excellent: the instructor was most helpful and went out of his way to ensure that our enjoyment of the flight was fully maximised. Would have no hesitation in returning at some time in the future. The entire setup is truly professional.
Ian Wilson
Delivery TypeDelivery TimePrice
Standard DeliveryEstimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day*£1.95
Weekly Special DeliveryGuaranteed next working day£7.50
Saturday Special DeliverySaturdays Only£11.70
European Delivery3 - 5 working days£4.50
Rest of World Delivery5 - 7 working days£6.50

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

All orders are sent in plain packaging so as not to ruin the surprise.

standard gift pack
Premium Gift Pack

Premium Gift Pack includes a brushed metal steel tin which will hold your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Premium Choice.

(incurs a £4.99 shipping charge)

standard gift pack
Standard Gift Pack

Standard Gift Pack Comes with a Smart envelope,your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Personal Choice.

(incurs a £1.95 shipping charge)

standard gift pack

The Into the Blue E-Voucher is an instant email option,it consists of a personalised email and a pdf download of your personalised gift voucher.The Instant Choice


Vouchers are usually valid for 12 months from the date of purchase (unless otherwise stated) and shall become invalid on the expiry date. The expiry date is set out on the Voucher. Vouchers may be extended for a further 12 months on payment of an admin fee of £10 plus any increase that may have taken place for that activity since the original date of purchase. Please note that some Vouchers cannot be extended; this will be stated on the Voucher. PLEASE NOTE: You must book and take your experience before the before the expiry date of the voucher.
Warrior aircraft
Flying Lessons Lake District
30 minute 2 seater Flying Lesson
Total Price£119.00
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