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Flying Lessons North Devon

Eaglescott Airfield, Umberleigh

• Flying at Eaglescott Airfield in Devon
• Fab coast and countryside flight paths
• Learn to fly in unrestricted airspace
• Flights operate spring to autumn

What's Included

  • 60 minute trial flying lesson
  • A pre flight briefing where your instructor will discuss the content of the lesson
  • Once airborne you will get the chance to take control of the aircraft
  • Lessons are taken in a two seat EuroStar light sports aircraft
  • Flights usually take you along the coast passing Ilfracombe, Morte Point, Woolacombe, Croyde, Saunton and into the Barnstaple/Bideford Bay, to Appledore, returning via Barnstaple or Bideford

Into The Blue offers a wide choice of flying lessons at most airfields and clubs around the UK

What Can I Expect

Book your flying lessons in Devon out of Eaglescott Airfield! Climb into the cockpit and soar among the clouds for a 60-minute aviation experience, as your Evektor EuroStar trainer aircraft takes you over the rugged and majestic landscape of North Devon.

Eaglescott Airfield, which is 13 miles inland from the Devonshire coast, is free from controlled airspace regulations. That means the skies are yours, allowing you to enjoy a relaxed flying lesson under the guidance of your fully trained flight instructor.

This North Devonshire airfield boasts an impressive array of resources, with a 600m grass runway, two helicopter landing pads and an emergency crosswind runway for those fickle south-westerly winds. There are also two sizeable hangars housing both private and club-owned aircraft, as well as refuelling facilities and a cosy clubroom with catering facilities.

Your time with the Devonian flying team starts with a safety talk and an introduction to the basics of handling a plane. While you won't be responsible for the technically tricky takeoff and landing sections of your flight, you'll have plenty of chance to take over the controls. You may even handle the throttle levers, as you manoeuvre your way over the coastal towns, villages and cliffs of this pretty corner of Devon.

When it's time to head back to base, your flying instructor will take over for the final approach into Eaglescott. After touching down and rolling gently over the grass to park up, you can reminisce about your lesson over a hot cup of tea or coffee in the comfort of the airfield's clubhouse.

We are offering 60-minute flights in the school's modern EuroStar sports aircraft. Once airborne. There's lots to see from the cockpit, from Ilfracrombe and Appledore, to Croyde and Morte Point. North Devon is a very scenic place for flying, but you won't just be seeing the sights, you will be invited to fly the plane too!

Buy your vouchers for trial light sports flying lessons out of Eaglescott Airfield online now!


  • Flights are available on Saturdays and Sundays
  • The airfield closes for winter until the spring
  • All flights are subject to availability and weather conditions


  • Eaglescott Airfield, Burrington, near Great Torrington in Devon
  • The North Devon coastline is just a short distance away

Suitable For

  • Maximum weight 16 stone
  • Maximum height 6ft 4ins
  • Minimum age is 14 years
  • Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult


  • Spectators are very welcome
  • There is an onsite clubroom with catering facilities and views across the airfield

Anything Else

  • The Eurostar is a modern lightweight 2 seater aircraft which is technically classified as a microlight
  • Specific flight paths are subject to change due to weather conditions and operational factors


5 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 5
Total Reviews: 8
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  based on 8 reviews

Rating: 5 stars
Paula Groft
4 Months ago
It was a truly wonderful experience. Barry the pilot was so relaxed and kind. I felt totally at eas...
Rating: 5 stars
David Parsons
Rating: 5 stars
Brian Entwistle
Barry is a very relaxed instructor who gave me an excellent flight, his knowledge of the local area...
Rating: 5 stars
Luke P
Excellent flying trip in North Devon. It was an hour long and well worth the money.
Rating: 5 stars
Philip Baker
An absolutely fabulous experience. Frankly, I'm terrified of heights, but enjoyed every moment. Bar...
Rating: 5 stars
Anthony Jeffery
A truly memorable experience that exceeded my expectations. This could now cost me as I'm bitten by...
Rating: 5 stars
Q Woollacott
very enjoyable. Instructor was really easy going. Great views. Would go again
Rating: 5 stars
Alex Welsh
Fantastic experience very friendly atmosphere. Will definitely go again