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Flying Lessons Chester

Hawarden Airport   

  • Operating out of Hawarden Airport nr Chester
  • Approved pilot training organisation
  • 30 & 60-minute flights offered
  • This is where Airbus wings are made!

What's Included

• A flying experience in a 2 Seater PA-38 or 4 Seater PA-28
• All lessons are conducted by a fully qualified pilot
• The opportunity to take the controls of the aircraft after take off
• At the pilot's discretion you may fly over a favourite local landmark
• Flight log to take home with you

Introductory / 30 Minute Experience
• 5-10 minute pre-flight briefing
• Minimum 25 minutes flight duration (including taxi time)

Extended / 60 Minute Experience
• 10-15 minute pre-flight briefing
• Minimum 40 minutes flight duration (including taxi time)

What Can I Expect

Flying lessons near Chester out of Hawarden Airport! If you fancy having a go at flying a plane and you're in the area around Chester, North Wales and Liverpool, these trial flights in two and four-seater aeroplanes are the perfect choice for you.

Hawarden (which you might also know as Chester Airport) is right on the border of Wales and England. Technically it's in Flintshire, North Wales, yet just four-miles west of Chester. Its location means you'll be treated to superb views of mountains, coastline and towns when you fly out of Hawarden.

These experiences are not just pleasure flights though - you get to actually fly the plane yourself. We are offering 30 and 60-minute lessons in two-seater Piper PA38s or in four-seater Piper PA28s and each flight is treated as an actual first lesson for a budding pilot. That means your time can be entered into your Pilot's Log.

On the 30-minute sessions you'll learn the basics and start having a go at straight and level flight, then hopefully some turns, adding in some taxiing on the runway too. The extended 60-minute flights give you extra time at the controls, so you might progress to more advanced techniques or moves.

The instructor pilots at this approved pilot training organisation have many thousands of hours of flying experience and their collective aim is to guide pupils to become safe, knowledgeable and competent aviators.

Hawarden is a great place to learn about aviation. The airfield near Chester has a long and very distinguished history in aircraft construction, so if you're into your planes, you'll love this place. Vickers-Armstrong started the story building Wellingtons and Lancasters, followed by De Havilland from 1948, superseded by Hawker Siddeley and their jets in the 60s. Today the imposing Broughton factory onsite manufactures Airbus wings, which are flown off site in the magnificent A300ST ‘Beluga'.

If you're extremely lucky, you might see a Beluga take off or land whilst you're at Hawarden Airport for your flying lesson in the Chester /North Wales skies!


• Weekdays and weekends throughout the year
• Flights are subject to availability and weather conditions


  • Hawarden Airport (also know as Chester Airport)
  • Conveniently located 4 miles west of Chester
  • Easy access to North Wales and the motorway network

Suitable For

• Minimum age 14 years
• Maximum weight for 2 seater aircraft is 14 stones
• Maximum weight for 4 seater aircraft is 30 stones


• Spectators are welcome but will only be able to view the take off and landing
• Participants of 4 seater flights are allowed to bring an interested observer (min age 14) who can observe the lesson from the rear seat (at the discretion of the flight instructor and subject to weather conditions)

Anything Else

• Photographs and videos of your experience are available to purchase

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.

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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)

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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)

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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.
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Flying Lessons Chester
Introductory 30 Minute Two Seater Lesson
Total Price£149.00
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