• 60 minute trial flying lesson in a two seater aircraft at your choice of location
• Welcome, introduction and pre-flight briefing
• 1:1 tuition and the chance to take the controls for part of the flight
• Flight times are quoted 'chock to chock', ie. from when the plane starts to taxi, to when it switches off at the end of the lesson
• Some schools will also include a personalised certificate
What Can I Expect
If you've ever said 'I want to learn to fly' there's no better time to take the leap! Learn how to fly a plane with our great value 60 minute lessons available at airfields and aerodromes around the UK.
These experiences will give you a real insight into learning what it takes to fly in a modern light aircraft. We've got a whole host of venues across the UK for you to choose from, so no matter where you are, you’ll be able to learn to fly near you. Learning the basics on one of our 60 minute lessons is a thrilling introduction to the ‘wonderful world of flight'.
Upon arrival at your chosen training school, you'll be introduced to your pilot instructor, who will then run through the plane's safety briefing with you on the ground. Once the aircraft's engine has started, there are checklists on taxiing and just before takeoff, so it's a busy time in the cockpit. Being seated up front beside your pilot, you'll be able to take it all in.
Once given clearance to fly by Air Traffic Control, make the most of the take off to check out the views below from your privileged position, before it's time to learn just how easy it is to fly one of these fabulous little planes. You will be charged with flying the plane to altitude, whilst the instructor keeps the plane trimmed, manages the rudder and speaks to ATC. Before you know it, you’ll be learning how to make turns, keeping the nose up (but not too much!) and coming out of the manoeuvre, still flying at the target altitude in your plane.
Your 60 minute flying time is described as ‘chock to chock’, which means that it runs from when the plane taxis away, to switching the engine off on your return. You will cover a surprising distance in that time, giving you ample opportunity to get a feeling you are really learning to fly, as you relax into being behind the controls of the plane.
If you want to learn to fly to gain your Private Pilot's Licence, these one hour experiences will count towards your training course if you continue learning to fly in a light airplane. If you’re looking for flying lessons with a lower cost, check out our 30-minute trial flying lessons also available nationwide.
• Weekends and weekdays throughout the year
• Flights are weather dependent and subject to availability
• Although time slots are allocated please be aware that aircraft lessons are subject to a number of factors which may potentially cause delay to your scheduled time. Whilst every effort will be made to help keep you on time we ask for a degree of latitude owing to the nature of flying, air traffic delays and weather considerations
• Minimum age for a flying lesson is 14 years old
• Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
• Maximum weight of 14 stone (weight restrictions are higher on four seater flying lessons)
• Height restrictions: minimum 4ft 6ins, maximum 6ft 4ins
• Please bring two forms of identity including a photo id, e.g. a passport
• Flight lessons are all at Civil Aviation Authority approved clubs
• Friends and family are welcome to come and watch you learning to fly
• Flight centres offer different levels of facilities, however most have a clubhouse providing toilets, viewing areas and refreshments
Anything Else I Need To Know?
• Bedfordshire Risley - Sackville Lodge Farm (M)
• Bedfordshire Sandy - Little Gransden Airfield (M)
• Berkshire Hungerford - Membury Airfield (M)
• Co Durham Darlington - Durham Tees Valley Airfield
• East Yorkshire Beverley - Beverley Airport
• Essex Clacton on Sea - The Airfield
• Essex Great Dunmow - Saling Airfield
• Essex North Weald - North Weald Airport
• Hampshire Bishops Waltham - Lower Upham Airfield (M)
• Hampshire Micheldever - Popham Airfield (M)
• Kent near Rochester - Stoke Airfield (M)
• Lincoln Langworth - Wickenby Aerodrome
• Lancashire Blackpool - Blackpool Airport
• Lincolnshire Grantham - Saltby Airfield, Skillington (M)
• North Devon Umberleigh - Eaglescott Airfield (M)
• North Lincolnshire Kirmington - Humberside Airport
• Northamptonshire Brackley - Turweston Aerodrome
• Northumberland Morpeth - Eshott Airfield (M)
• Nottinghamshire near Worksop - Netherthorpe Airfield
• Oxfordshire Bicester - Bicester Airfield (G)
• Oxfordshire Abingdon (M)
• Oxfordshire Chipping Norton - Enstone Aerodrome (G)
• Peterborough Holme - Peterborough Business Airfield
• Powys Welshpool - Mid-Wales Airport (M)
• South Yorkshire Doncaster - Robin Hood Airport
• Staffordshire Burton-on-Trent - Tatenhill Airfield
• Surrey Camberley - Blackbushe Airport (M)
• West Midlands Stourbridge - Halfpenny Green Airport
• Wiltshire Marlborough - Clench Common Airfield (M)
(M) Modern, lightweight aircraft, technically classified as microlights
(G) Powered Glider. Part of the flight can include a demonstration of gliding if requested, subject to weather conditions