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Flying Lessons Essex

Clacton Airfield, Essex   

• Fly out of family-run Clacton Airfield
• Stunning coastal views of Clacton on Sea
• School has offered lessons since 1988
• Various 2 or 4 seater flights available

What's Included

• Choose from a two seater Cessna 152 or the four seater Cessna 172
• Preflight briefing with your pilot
• Your flight will last for 30 or 60 minutes depending on the voucher chosen
• Flight times are quoted 'chock to chock', ie. from when the plane starts to taxi, to when it switches off at the end of the lesson

What Can I Expect

Cruise over the coastline on these thrilling Flying Lessons In Essex! This family run school occupies an enviable position just yards from the beach at Clacton on Sea, so when you take off you will have the amazing viewpoint of the sea on one side and countryside on the other.

As well as its rather unique geographical position, the club actually owns Clacton Airfield, so there's no jostling for slots with commercial traffic or other flying clubs and that in turn means very little waiting time and there are no landing fees here either. The team at Clacton is very proud of it's Flying School, as there is hangarage, restoration and aircraft maintenance all on offer, making it a vibrant and friendly club to to take your first lesson in flying from.

Providing flight lessons since 1988, the instructors here have trained and taught many a budding pilot to get their PPL (Private Pilot's Licence), so you know you'll be in good hands. Of course, learning how to fly for the uninitiated feels like an insurmountable task, but your tutor pilot is an expert at putting novices at ease and although it does require a lot dedication and determination, these trial lessons in flying from this cute and quiet airfield in Essex will be a real revelation in how exhilarating flying in a light aircraft is.

Once the introductions have been done, you will head out to the plane on the apron. After a 'walk around' the aircraft with a few basic principles of flight explained to you, it's time to climb into the cockpit and get ready for your lesson.

A variety of flying lessons in Essex are offered, with 30 and 60 minute durations in a two seater training aircraft (typically the high wing Cessna 152) or lessons in the four seater Cessna 172. If you chose this option, you will be able to invite up to two people to sit in on the flight with you in the back of the aircraft (subject to pilot approval) and enjoy a bird's eye view of the Essex coast around Clacton.


• Open 7 days a week, closed Christmas through to New Year and for the annual two day Clacton Airshow in August
• Flights are weather dependent


• Clacton Airfield, Essex

Suitable For

• Minimum age for a lesson is 14 years old
• Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult on the airfield

Two seater Restrictions:
• Maximum weight 15 stone
• Maximum height 6ft 1ins

Four Seater Restrictions
• Maximum weight 16 stone
• Maximum height 6ft 3ins


• Spectators are welcome to attend and watch participants in flight with plenty of great photo opportunities
• Participants of the four seater experiences are allowed to bring two interested observers (min age 14, one observer must be over 18) who can observe the lesson from the rear seat (at the discretion of the flight instructor and subject to weather conditions)


Average Rating 5
Total Reviews 8
Recommend to Friend 7
about 4 years ago
It was great,seeing the ground from the 'plane i was flying and being able to take control for a short time was the best bit.The instructor was a great guy and every body on the ground did there bit to.All in all super.
dave frost
about 4 years ago
I booked this flying experience for my son as a birthday gift and I am very pleased that I did this. We had to reschedule it first time due to bad weather but were offered another convenient date and time. The pilot was very nice man and my son thoroughly enjoyed it. Very happy.
Sameer Sule
about 5 years ago
super flight
mike drew
about 5 years ago
Excellent experience, over too quickly, something I have always wanted to do. The pilot was friendly and we had a good laugh and she took time to explain what she was doing whilst preparing to take off and land. And gave me time to take some photos from the air. The staff at Clacton where also very helpful looking after my wife whilst I was in the air.
Brian Westgate
about 5 years ago
Excellent day out would recommend this to anyone. The pilot Simon who gave myself instruction was superb and gave instruction at a pace to suit. Hope to do this again in the future.
Ian Milne
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

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* 93% delivered next working day

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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.
Piper PA28
Flying Lessons Essex
30 Minute Two Seater
Total Price£99.00
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