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Light Sport Aircraft Experience Staffs

Tatenhill Airfield, Staffordshire   

• Ultralight sport aircraft flying in Staffordshire
• Take off from Tatenhill Airfield
• Possible flight paths - Peak District & Lady Bower
• Fly in a modern dual control aircraft by CTSW

What's Included

• Welcome introduction and safety briefing
• Choose from a 45, 60 or a 90 minute lesson
• 45 & 60 minute experiences may include Staffordshire countryside and market towns, the Peak District National park and/or stately homes and historic houses
• 90 minute experiences may include one of the above or The Dam Busters Run

What Can I Expect

Take to the skies in a light sport aircraft and see what this fantastic lightweight plane can do! Tatenhill is a great place to go flying as there is so much to see from the air, from rolling countryside to posh country houses - all of which you'll be able to check out for yourself on these lessons.

And as for the history of this area, it all starts before you've even climbed aboard the plane. Tatenhill itself was formally known as RAF Tatenhill, serving as a bomber crew training airfield during the Second World War. Built in 1941, little remains of the original facilities, but there is a wartime Bellman Hangar still in use and the control tower too.

Bringing the whole experience right up to date is the CTSW aircraft you'll be flying in. Designed with an incredible power to weight ratio, this modern light aircraft is sporty, nippy and highly manoeuvrable in the air. Being built from carbon fibre composite makes for a super light fuselage and even when fitted with an engine of compatible size to that of a Cessna 152, this CTSW is almost half the weight making it quick and responsive.

What's amazing is that to look at it, the CTSW looks no different to the standard light aircraft you see in general aviation, with a closed cockpit and high-wing, yet it is classed as a microlight. This Tatenhill school chose this ultra light aircraft as it is sturdy, economical and very easy to fly, as you'll find out for yourself on these 45, 60 and 90 minutes lessons.

As well as being given the chance to take the controls during your flight, all lessons are designed (as much as possible) around your interests and wishes. If you're a fan of grandiose castles, the pilot instructors can take a flight path that includes flying over the likes of Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Shugborough Hall and Bolsover Castle. If you love the landscapes of the Peaks and the parks, you could head towards Dovedale and Bakewell in the Peak District over dales and moorlands.

If you opt for the extended 90 minute microlighting lesson out of Tatenhill, you might like to head further afield to lift the lid on 617 Squadron's famous Dam Busters training programme over the Derwent and Ladybower reservoirs and the magnificent Hope Valley. Wherever you decide to go in your light sport aircraft, we think you will love cruising around this colourful part of the world that is filled with history, grand houses and serene landscapes too.


• Available on selected dates throughout the year, subject to availability
• Please note all flights are weather dependent


• Tatenhill Airfield, Staffordshire

Suitable For

• Maximum weight 15 stones 10lbs
• You may not fly if you are pregnant or under the influence of alcohol or drugs
• Minimum age 16
• You must bring two forms of photographic ID on the day


Average Rating 5
Total Reviews 4
Recommend to Friend 3
about 4 years ago
I really enjoyed my flight with Sandie. Being able to fly over where I lived made it extra special.
Jayne Abel
about 4 years ago
The experience was brilliant sandie the pilot was very welcoming and friendly recommend this to any.
Dean Shingler
about 4 years ago
Outstanding, this is the best word to describe the flying experience with Sandie. We arranged to meet at the airfield and after initial introductions Sandies first real question was 'what do you want to get out of today and where do you want to go?' this was a truly personal experience. For me I really wanted to head up into the Peak District National Park so that is what we did. Once in the air Sandie explained the controls and then the lesson started with a series of turns. So off we headed up to into the peak towards the Ladybower reservoirs which was used to train the Dam Busters. AMAZING. All of the time I was at the controls learning the feel of the Plane and how responsive it is. After leaving The Dams, Sandie asked what else I would like to see so off we went to Chatsworth House. Sandie took the controls to do 2 nice wide laps so I could take photos and the we started back to Tatenhill to conclude an awesome flying experience! Would I recommend it?? Well put it like this, I got home a Googled 'Planes for sale'!!
Paul Hunt
about 5 years ago
I had a microlight flight with Sandy at Tatenhill Airfield. I really enjoyed it. She knew a lot about the plane and explained the controls and how it differs from a GA plane. She was punctual and friendly. I got a good introduction into microlight flying
Rosemary Clemo
 instructor and light sport aircraft
Light Sport Aircraft Experience Staffs
45 Minute Light Sport Aircraft Flight
Total Price£99.00
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