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Landaway Flights from Manchester

Barton Aerodrome, Eccles   

• A landaway experience from City Airport Manchester
• Fly to Sleap Aerodrome then fly back to Barton
• Includes a lunch at Sleap's cafe & clubhouse
• Plenty of opportunity to take the controls yourself

What's Included

• Half day flying experience in a 2 seater Cessna or 4 seater Piper aircraft
• Welcome, introduction and safety briefing
• Your instructor will explain the basic flying controls and talk you through the pre-flight checks
• From Barton you will fly to Sleap Aerodrome in Shropshire
• Once airborne you will have the chance to take the controls
• Light lunch with your instructor at the Shropshire Aerodrome cafe
• Return flight to Barton Aerodrome
• Total flight time is approximately one hour 45 minutes
• After your flight you will be presented with a flight certificate
• Complimentary premium gift packaging from Into the Blue  

What Can I Expect

Book in with this Manchester flight school and enjoy a land away adventure! This flight training school offers half day experiences, so you can clock up some air miles flying from Barton to Sleap and back again in a light aircraft.

The idea behind these flights is to give you a full insight into what flying for pleasure is all about. Whether you're toying with the idea of training for your PPL (Private Pilot's Licence), or just fancy an extended aerial experience, this half day fly-out from Manchester's City Airport is a great expedition for all aviation fans.

Your flying instructor will be keen to get you at the controls of the plane as much as possible. Once all the pre-flight checks have been taken care of and the take off and climb all done, it'll be over to you. It's a great feeling taking control for the first time - and could be the start of a career or hobby in aviation if you really get that flying bug after your day out with this Manchester flight school.

Part of the syllabus for becoming a pilot is map reading and navigational skills. You'll learn from your expert pilot instructor that you'll be heading to the first big landmark on your journey, the Thelwell Viaduct, then heading south to Sleap via the likes of Northwich and Ashcroft. This route is actually called the Manchester LLR (Low Level Route). With jargon like that under your belt, you'll be starting to sound like a pilot already!

Heading to Sleap (pronounced 'slay-pe' rather than 'sleep') you'll land and park up, just in time for a hearty lunch at the aerodrome's cafe and clubhouse. A very welcoming place, there's always a good cup of tea on the go and menu that includes everything from the 'Flying Start' breakfast, to Sunday roasts and light lunches too.

After your refuelling stop, it's time to get back in the plane and head back to Barton. The usual return route is the same as your outward leg, but in reverse. Once again, there'll be plenty of time for you to fly, as you make your way back to this Manchester flight school. A great little aerial voyage - and don't forget, the beauty of a land away is that you get to enjoy two take offs and two landings!


• Experiences are available Tuesdays to Sundays throughout the year, subject to weather conditions and 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


• Barton Aerodrome, Eccles, Manchester

Suitable For

• Minimum age 14
• Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult on the airfield
• Photographic ID will be required on the day

2 Seater Requirements
• Maximum height 6ft 2ins
• Maximum weight 14 stone

4 Seater Requirements
• Maximum height 6ft 3ins
• Maximum weight 20 stone


• Spectators are welcome to attend and watch participants in flight with plenty of great photo opportunities
• Participants of 4 seater flights may bring an interested observer (min age 14) who can observe the lesson from the rear seat (at the discretion of the flight instructor and subject to weather conditions)

Anything Else

• All flight durations are 'chock to chock' (from brakes on to brakes off)
• For four seater flights if you choose to bring an 'interested observer' light refreshments are included for your guest but not lunch (this can be purchased on the day)
Delivery TypeDelivery TimePrice
Standard DeliveryEstimated 2-3 days - Most delivered next working day*£1.95
Weekly Special DeliveryGuaranteed next working day£7.50
Saturday Special DeliverySaturdays Only£11.70
European Delivery3 - 5 working days£4.50
Rest of World Delivery5 - 7 working days£6.50

All orders places before 4pm will be dispatched the same working day

* 93% delivered next working day

All orders are sent in plain packaging so as not to ruin the surprise.

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Premium Gift Pack

Premium Gift Pack includes a brushed metal steel tin which will hold your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Premium Choice.

(incurs a £4.99 shipping charge)

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Standard Gift Pack

Standard Gift Pack Comes with a Smart envelope,your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Personal Choice.

(incurs a £1.95 shipping charge)

standard gift pack

The Into the Blue E-Voucher is an instant email option,it consists of a personalised email and a pdf download of your personalised gift voucher.The Instant Choice


Vouchers are usually valid for 12 months from the date of purchase (unless otherwise stated) and shall become invalid on the expiry date. The expiry date is set out on the Voucher. Vouchers may be extended for a further 12 months on payment of an admin fee of £10 plus any increase that may have taken place for that activity since the original date of purchase. Please note that some Vouchers cannot be extended; this will be stated on the Voucher. PLEASE NOTE: You must book and take your experience before the before the expiry date of the voucher.
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Landaway Flights from Manchester
Half Day Landaway with Lunch-2 Seater
Total Price£349.00
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