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Flying Lessons Teesside International Airport

Darlington, County Durham   

• Take off from Teesside International airport
• Ground safety briefing before your flight
• Huge range of lessons available including Landaways
• Flights suitable for 14 years and over

What's Included

• Pre-flight safety briefing and route planning
• Your selected flight duration
• Includes a chance for you to take the controls during the flight
• Four seater flights usually allow the option of bringing passengers along (at pilots discretion)
• A certificate upon completion

Two Seater Landaways
• 2 flights lasting around 40 minutes each, navigate to a nearby airfield, landing, refreshments and flight back to Teesside International Airport

What Can I Expect

Flights from Teesside International Airport - spread your wings and head into the skies on a flying lesson over County Durham! Many budding pilots have been trained by Eden Flight Training to become confident pilots, who have gone on to join the RAF, fly commercially, or just enjoy flying light aircraft as a hobby.

Based at Teesside International Airport, which was formerly known as Durham Tees Valley airport, this friendly flying school offers flights in two seater aircraft and four seater aircraft. Training takes place throughout the year, so there is plenty of time to book in for your lesson.

The Senior Flying Instructor based at this Teesside International flying school is Captain Mark Lee. He's a working commercial pilot who drives those big jets, but he also absolutely loves taking newbies up for their first flying lessons. He's joined by the likes of Benjamin, Salvador, Melanie and Si who are all equally passionate when it comes to flying.

Indeed, not only is Eden the only CAA Approved Training Organisation (ATO) at Teesside International, it's also the only one in the whole of the North East, so you're going to be in very capable hands for your flight training. Patience, enthusiasm and putting the student at ease in the cockpit before their flight is a given here!

As for the planes, it'll be a two seater Piper Tomahawk or four seater Piper Warrior. Statistically, more pilots have passed their flight training exams in a Piper than any other model of plane. That's why the reliable, robust Pipers were chosen.

Before getting airborne on your training flight from Teesside International Airport you start on the ground with a safety briefing. Once the basic principles of flight and the controls have been explained to you, it's time to plan the route. Only then are you ready to head out onto the tarmac to enjoy your lesson flying over the picturesque county of Durham.


• Flights operate seven days a week all year round
• Lessons are subject to weather conditions and availability


• Teesside International Airport
• South East of Darlington off the A67

Suitable For

• Minimum age for lessons is 14
• Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult

2 Seater Restrictions
• Maximum height is 6ft
• Weight limit of 15 stone

4 Seater Restrictions
• Maximum weight 20 stone
• Maximum height 6ft 6ins


• Friends and family are welcome to watch the take off and landing
• Good facilities in the flying school building including toilets


Average Rating 5
Total Reviews 12
Recommend to Friend 12
last week
I extended the original time to get a longer flight-an exhilarating experience and all the staff were helpful-got some great aerial photos as well
John M
2 weeks ago
Fabulous experience from arrival, the time in the air, the amount of “hands on”. The people at Eden. The whole thing from start to finish was first class!
Dave Ellerton
2 weeks ago
Fabulous experience which was beyond my expectations.
Peter Gardner
about 2 years ago
Great had a lot off fun
Thomas Ward
about 3 years ago
Very friendly staff, great experience.
Lee Emsley
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Rest of World Delivery5 - 7 working days£6.50

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Flying Lessons Teesside International Airport
2 Seater 15 Minute Taster Flight
Total Price£45.00
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