Skip to main content

Light Sports Aircraft Oxfordshire

Abingdon, Oxfordshire
REF: AIRV13

• Lights sport aircraft flights from Abingdon
• A brilliant range of flight itineraries for lessons
• Stay local, head to France or the Isle of Wight
• Plenty of chance to get hands on with the controls
 


What's Included

• Air experiences flight in a 2 seater light sports aircraft
• Pre-flight briefing and introduction to the controls
• During your flight opportunity to take the controls

30 Minute Air Adventure
• Views of the Uffington White Horse and Dragon Hill

Oxford to Henley Thames Tour
• Unique views of Oxford, the follow the Thames to the Wittenham Clumps and over the Chilterns to Henley
• One hour flight duration

Isle of Wight Lunch Adventure
• Fly past the Spinnaker Tower, over the Solent
• Pub lunch on the Isle of Wight is included
• Fly along the coastline to the Needles and homeward bound via the New Forest
• Flight time to the Isle of Wight is approximately 1 hour each way

Ultimate Le Touquet Lunch
• Fly to France!
• Once you have landed in France a short walk or cycle into town for Moules and Frites before your return flight to Oxfordshire
• Flight time to Le Touquet is approximately 2 hours each way

What Can I Expect

Learn to fly in Oxford, but make it a veritable aerial adventure at the same time! That's what these flying lessons in Abingdon are all about. We think they are great fun, offer superb flight itineraries and plenty of hands-on flight training too. What more could you ask for?

Well-placed in a secluded part of the Oxfordshire countryside, this private little airfield is between Wantage and Abingdon and has passionate and dedicated instructor pilots onboard to show you how to fly one of these state of the art modern light sports aircraft.

The German designed and built CT aeroplane weighs in at under 450kg, meaning it's in the microlight class of aircraft. That doesn't mean you're 'at one' with the elements though. This plane looks just like your typical light aircraft and boasts excellent performance and safety too. That's to say, this little baby can reach speeds of 170mph and has an impressive range, hence why you can easily head to France or the Isle of Wight from Abingdon on these flights.

Indeed, therein lies the beauty of these flying lessons. Not only do you get to try your hand at actually flying the CT plane, you also get to witness some splendid views from the panoramic and surprisingly spacious cockpit.

If you opt for the 30 minute adventure flight you stay local to Abingdon, but there's so much to see! Highlights include the Uffington White Horse Bronze Age chalk carving and Dragon Hill, where legend has it St George slew that pesky dragon.

The one hour lesson sees you flying out of Abingdon and circling over those famous spires of Oxford, before following the River Thames as it winds along to Henley. Add in some stunning vistas of the historical Wittenham Clumps with its surrounding beech tree arboretums that date back to the 1740s and you've got yourself a fascinating flight!

But if you want to learn to fly and feel really adventurous, the two land away options are fab. Who could resist a hop over the Channel to wonderful Le Touquet on the Opal Coast? Hop on a bike or take a stroll into this charming seaside town, enjoy a moules frites lunch and head back to the airport for your return flight to Abingdon. Then there's the chance to take a pub lunch on the Isle of Wight - having flown their yourself (via a quick whizz around the Needles of course!).

Availability

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

Location

• Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Suitable For

• Minimum age 12 (16 for Isle of Wight & Le Touquet flights)
• Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
• Maximum weight 16 stone (102 kg)
• A good, general level of fitness is required

Spectators

• Spectators are welcome to watch the take off and landing

Anything Else

• Onsite clubroom and toilet facilities
• Refreshments can be purchased from the nearby Farm Shop and Garden Centre (5 minute drive)
• The CT light sports aircraft used for these flight experiences is technically classed as a microlight

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 5
Total Reviews: 9
Recommend to Friend: 0

Find out what other customers think of the experience

Reviews

  based on 9 reviews

Rating: 5 stars
Stephen Reeves
Very friendly and efficient service from the flight centre. Good, clear instructions in advance of ...
Rating: 5 stars
Anton Williams
Fantastic experience. The team at V1 were excellent. Flew over my house and really felt I hands on ...
Rating: 5 stars
Rob
Very much enjoyed the experience, as the wings are above the cockpit the plane had all round visibi...
Rating: 5 stars
Sarah
I booked a flight experience and could not have asked for anything better - he went beyond our expe...
Rating: 5 stars
Thomas Rosendahl
A truly amazing experience that was both exciting and relaxing. Hal is very friendly and profession...
Rating: 5 stars
Kyle Birtwell
Hal is a really nice guy, very friendly and clearly enjoys what he does. The flight was amazing and...
Rating: 5 stars
Ray Dixon
Very enjoyable experience and it was great to be allowed to fly the aircraft myself. Hal is a relax...
Rating: 5 stars
Jason Thomas
Amazing experience!! Hal was a great instructor and answered all the questions we had. Made it a re...
Rating: 5 stars
David Admans
Great fun! So much so I’m doing it again!!