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Flying Lessons Bournemouth

Bournemouth International Airport, Dorset   

• Take off from Bournemouth International Airport
• Flight school based at Aviation Park West
• Excitement of flying in class D airspace
• See Sandbanks, Poole Harbour and more from the air

What's Included

• Choose between a 30 or 60 minute four seater flight or a Landaway flight
• Safety briefing and pre-flight checks
• Learn how the aeroplane controls work and the aircraft operates
• Enjoy the beautiful scenery including the Jurassic Coast, the Isle of Wight, The Needles, Corfe Castle, Old Harry Rocks and Hurst Castle
• Once airborne we will given the opportunity to take the controls yourself
• You will receive a flying certificate upon completion
• Landaway experiences allow you to enjoy a 30 minute flight to another airfield for a drink before the return 30 minute flight to Bournemouth Airport

What Can I Expect

Try flying in Bournemouth and take your first foray into the skies over the beautiful coastline of Dorset and beyond! We have a whole range of lessons for you to choose from, all taken in modern trainer aircraft that are owned, operated and maintained by this active flying centre.

Based at Aviation Park West on the large Bournemouth International Airport site, this school is unique in that it boasts its own refuelling facilities, which means fewer delays for you in the tarmac, as the turnaround is a lot faster. Being a busy airport with lots of scheduled and charter air traffic, you will be learning to fly in Class D airspace above the blues skies of Bournemouth and the surrounding areas, so it's full on, exciting and with lots to look at.

All flight path itineraries are pre-planned, although they may be subject to change due to the weather or air traffic control requests and regulations. Generally speaking, light aircraft take off and head towards the coast, before orientating towards Sandbanks and Poole harbour. Depending on the length of lesson you'll be having, you will see some of the finest sights of Devon and Dorset from the amazing vantage point of the cockpit several thousand feet above the ground.

The plane used for this experience is the Cessna Reims F-150. The Piper is a low-winged piston-powered aeroplane that is operated on four seater experiences with the pilot and student sitting side by side in the cockpit.

No matter which duration you choose, all flight times are based on brakes off to brakes on, so includes taxiing, take off and landing. On all experiences you will have a pre-flight safety briefing, a walk around the plane and a chat about how the aircraft flies and the effect of the controls used. Once you have reached level flight, you be invited to take control - a thrilling 'first' moment that even the most seasoned commercial pilots still fondly remember!

If you fancy landaway flying in Bournemouth, you will take off as normal from Bournemouth International Airport and head to another local aerodrome around 20 to 25 minutes away. Here you'll land, head to the clubhouse for a cuppa and a chat, before enjoying another take off as you fly back to Bournemouth, so you experience two take off and two landings in one flight out!


• Available on selected weekday and weekend dates through the year
• Flights are subject to availability and weather conditions


• Bournemouth International Airport, Christchurch, Dorset

Suitable For

• Minimum age 14
• Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
• Maximum weight for 4 seater flights is 17 stone
• Maximum height for 4 seater flights is 6ft ins
• One observer may be able to enjoy the lesson from the rear seat, at the pilots discretion and subject to weight restrictions


• Friends and family are welcome to come along and watch your flight
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

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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 Warrior II
Flying Lessons Bournemouth
4 Seater 30 Minute Flight
Total Price£195.00
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