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Isle of Wight & Le Touquet Landaway Flights

Lewes, East Sussex & Headcorn, Kent

• Landaway flights in light sports aircraft
• Fly to the Isle of Wight or Le Touquet in France
• Time for a snack or lunch before heading back to base
• Amazing views & the chance to take the controls too!

What's Included

  • Trial landaway flying lesson in a light sport aircraft
  • Enjoy a return flight experience to the Isle of Wight or Le Touquet
  • Welcome introduction and safety briefing
  • Once airborne you will be given the option to take the controls and fly the aircraft yourself
  • Experience joining air traffic control, radio calls and airfield procedures
  • Opportunity to experience some more advanced manoeuvres during your return flight
  • Time flown can be counted towards a qualification
  • Complimentary premium gift packaging from Into The Blue

Isle of Wight
• Head down to Portsmouth via the Cuckmore River, following the Sussex and Hampshire coastline
• Excellent views of Brighton, Worthing, Littlehampton and Bognor Regis on the way
• Cross the Solent at Portsmouth and descend into Sandown Airport
• A cup of tea and quick walk around at your destination with your instructor
• Allow three hours for this experience with a flight time of approximately 1 and a half hours

Le Touquet
• Cross the Channel at Folkestone and coast in at Cap Griz Nez following the French coastline to Le Touquet
• Experience landing at a European airfield
• On landing you can hire bicycles and head in to town for a spot of lunch with your instructor (optional and not included)
• Allow 4 and a half hours for this experience with a total flight time of approximately 2 hours

What Can I Expect

Go the distance with these light sports landaways! Take off from Headcorn in Kent or Deanland in East Sussex and fly over to the Isle of Wight or Le Touquet in France for a thrilling landway experience.

All landaways are operated by modern, light sports aircraft. They look just like your typical Cessna or Piper light aircraft, but are classed as microlights as they have been built with lightweight materials. These new generation aeroplanes are known as light sports aircraft as they are just that: light, with a very sporty performance!

We've chosen two superb landaway locations for you: the Isle of Wight and Le Touquet. The Isle of Wight with its famous Needles is a lovely place to visit, made all the more exciting when arrive by lights sports aircraft. You fly into Island Airport Sandown, which is a privately-owned airfield between Shanklin and Sandown.

As you can imagine, the views as you fly over Portsmouth and head to the island are fantastic. Once there, you've got time to visit the Island Cafe, which is right next to the control tower. This place is legendary for its bacon baps and mugs of tea - the fuel of pilots everywhere.

If you fancy going continental for your landaway, grab your passport and book your flights sports flight to Le Touquet. Known as Paris-Plage, this chic seaside destination was a favourite weekend haunt of rich Parisians in the 1920s and 30s. The town boasts art nouveau buildings, brasseries galore and miles of golden sandy beach.

You'll arrive at Le Touquet Cote d'Opale airport, from which it's a 3km ride by taxi or bike which can be hired at the airport on the pink tarmac roads (yes, seriously!) to the resort centre. It's well-worth a wander around the town, that way you can have a bit to eat (we recommend the moules frites!) before heading back to the airport for your return to base.

Both landaway destinations are available from Headcorn in Kent and Deanland in East Sussex. And don't forget, these return flights aren't just about the amazing scenery, you will have the chance to take control of the aircraft too, as experiences are conducted as proper training sessions. Book your lights sports landaway for a day out with a difference!


• Flights take place on selected weekday and weekends, subject to availability
• Please note all flights are weather dependent


• Headcorn Aerodrome, near Ashford, Kent
• Deanland Airfield, Lewes, East Sussex

Suitable For

• Minimum age 18
• Maximum weight is 110kg (around 17 stone)


• Spectators are welcome to come and watch your departure and arrival
• There is an outside seating area and onsite cafe
• Please note dogs are not permitted on the airfield

Anything Else

• Please note that fixed wing, closed cockpit, aircraft that resemble a normal plane are used for flights, due to the lightweight nature of these modern sport aircraft they're actually classed as microlights
• Flexwing microlight flights are not currently available at this location