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Flying Lessons Popham Airfield

Popham Airfield, Hampshire

  • Light sports aircraft flights from Popham
  • Learn to fly in an sporty Ikarus C42
  • 60-mins lessons & pilot starter packs
  • Take the controls within minutes of taking off

What's Included

  • 60 minute trial flying lesson in an Ikarus C42 light sports aircraft
  • Welcome, introduction and safety briefing
  • Under the supervision of a highly experienced instructor you'll get to take the controls
  • A certificate upon completion

Pilot Starter Pack

  • Enjoy a series of three 1 hour flying lessons 
  • A pilots log book and aircraft inspection checklist
  • All lessons start with a classroom briefing with your pilot in addition to the flying time
  • Lessons will be logged and will count towards the total hours needed should you wish continue studying for your Private Pilots Licence
  • Complimentary premium gift packaging from Into The Blue

What Can I Expect

Pop along to Popham Airfield for a flying lesson and learn the basics of flying in a modern light sport aircraft! Airbourne Aviation has a really great set up at this friendly general aviation airfield near Basingstoke. Book a 60 minute slot or a pilot starter pack and find out for yourself how much fun flying can be.

Lessons are in an Ikarus C42. It looks like your typical trainer aircraft, but it is actually super-light, qualifying them as new generation microlights, that's to say 'special light sport aircraft'.

And if the word 'light' gives you the impression of instability, you will be very pleasantly surprised on your flights out of Popham. The C42 is incredibly stable and in fact, it's the first thing nearly every first time flyer comments on after landing!

Many of the instructors are qualified to fly other types of aircraft, but they absolute love the ultra lights, which is why they have chosen to teach flying lessons at Popham in this sort of aircraft. The capability and versatility is quite incredible. They need little over 200m to take off and can touch down to land in under 300m. Airborne performance is good too, cruising at 100mph, yet capable of slowing it right down to 45mph for the C42.

Popham is a great choice of aerodrome to fly from, with a a bustling atmosphere, but no so busy that it puts your off your trial flight. 

We are offering individual 60-minute flying lessons out of Popham, as well the pilot starter pack, which gived you three x one-hour lessons. It's worth knowing that you will be following the NPPL syllabus, which means if you get the bug, you can log the time spent at Popham Airfield to count towards your quest to become a licensed pilot.


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


  • Popham Airfield, Micheldever, Hampshire

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 8
  • Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
  • Maximum weight 14 stone, fully clothed


  • Spectators are welcome to come along and watch the action

Anything Else

  • There is an onsite cafe with a large selection of food and refreshments available to purchase


5 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 5
Total Reviews: 2
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  based on 2 reviews

Rating: 5 stars
Patrick Butler
Thank you, great experience. Instructor very friendly and clear with instructions. Also made me fee...
Rating: 5 stars
Steve Thomas
I had a wonderful flying experience at Popham airfield on 23rd August 2019. My instructor was Mike ...