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Microlighting North Kent

Rochester Airport, North Kent

• Flying out of Rochester Airport
• Fixed wing microlights
• 30-minute flight duration available


What's Included

  • Fly in a fixed wing Ikarus C42 microlight
  • A pre-flight safety briefing and aircraft check
  • Sit in tandem with the pilot and learn how to control the aircraft using the triangular control bar
  • Your instructor will take you up to a height of around 2000 feet at speeds of 50-60 mph
  • You will get the chance to take the controls and fly the aircraft
  • Spectacular views across the Kent countryside

What Can I Expect

Between the River Medway and Chatham lies Rochester Airport where the microlights fly free! This is a wonderful part of the country to take a microlight lesson, as there are big vistas to be had over the North Kent countryside and coastline.

We are offering 30-minute flights in fixed wing microlights for you. Microlights need far less runway to take off and land than your standard light aircraft. That's why the grass airstrips at Rochester are just right for microlighting. It's uncontrolled airspace too, so you won't be hanging around waiting for big jets who take priority.

Rochester Airport is steeped in aviation history, having opened in 1934 when the Short Brothers moved in to test-fly the planes they built. With various tenants throughout the decades, from the RAF to Marconi, the airfield's future is now secured with a commitment to civil aviation and the development of the business/industrial park too.

The school is operated by Greg Burns and his team, who are all passionate about the joys of flying in microlights. And a cool little anecdote; Greg's passion for flying started with a trial lesson voucher he received as a Christmas present when he was a teenager!

Greg flies and trains pupils fixed-wing microlights. You'll be soaring the skies in an Ikarus C42, the most popular and best-performing fixed wing microlight. It looks just like a plane and behaves just like a plane too. You'll be in a closed cockpit, sitting alongside your instructor pilot.

Each flight starts with a full briefing and introduction to the aircraft and a talk on the basic controls. Then you're ready to head off into the Kentish skies above Rochester in your microlight.


  • The flying school is open Wednesday to Sunday February - December
  • Should you be unfortunate enough to be beaten by the weather an alternative date can be arranged
  • Please note due to popularity it is recommended you book at least one month in advance to avoid disappointment


  • Rochester Airport, North Kent 

Suitable For

  • The microlight school welcomes anyone from 14-90
  • Maximum weight is 16 stone (100 kg)


  • The airfield boasts a friendly cafe (check opening hours beforehand to avoid disappointment)


4 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 4
Total Reviews: 10
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Find out what other customers think of the experience


  based on 10 reviews

Rating: 4 stars
Had an amazing afternoon. A very different experience to being in a plane. Fantastic way to view ...
Rating: 4 stars
I had such a magical time. Easy to redeem the voucher - clear instructions on the day. Super warm w...
Rating: 4 stars
Tracey Harris
Brilliant experience flying over Rochester, Gravesend, allhallows and the surrounding countryside, ...
Rating: 4 stars
Shirley Wyatt
Fantastic experience from start to finish. Easy too book, even easier to redeem the voucher, venu...
Rating: 4 stars
very enjoyable experience, but you need to be fairly supple and not have a neck or back problem if ...
Rating: 4 stars
the pilot was very friendly and helpful loved every minute . but if you need to sit in the back of...
Rating: 4 stars
Simon Wolf
Arrived for my Microlight flight on a windy day. Unfortunately, as warned earlier on the phone, it ...
Rating: 4 stars
David Peters
Fanastic to actually fly in an actual micro-light and not one that was just like a light plane. Ve...
Rating: 4 stars
Maureen Thone
I bought my son a microlight experience for his 21st birthday and the day of his flight we all head...
Rating: 4 stars
Customer Review from Feefo,
Service & product rating - excellent from start to finish