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Microlighting North Kent

Rochester Airport, North Kent   

• Flying out of Rochester Airport
• Choose between fixed & flexi wing microlights
• 30 & 60-minute flight durations available
• Microlight flights can operate year round

What's Included

• Fly in your choice of a fixed wing Ikarus C42 or flex wing Quantum 912 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
• Presentation of a souvenir flight certificate

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 and 60-minute flights in both fixed wing and flexi 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 in both flex and fixed-wing microlights, so you've got the choice. If you go for the 'back to basics' flex wing flight, you'll be getting airborne in a Quantum 912, one of the most popular models of 'trike'-style, open-cockpit microlights amongst aviators.

If you don't fancy this stripped-down version of microlighting, go for a fixed wing experience. 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.

Whether you choose a 30 or 60-minute flight, each one 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 7 days a week throughout the year and can usually fly in a wide range of weather conditions
  • 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 15 stone (95 kg)


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


Average Rating 4
Total Reviews 8
Recommend to Friend 6
8 months ago
Brilliant experience flying over Rochester, Gravesend, allhallows and the surrounding countryside, beautiful views, Greg had great knowledge/history of the area and a brilliant teacher giving you the confidence to enjoy the flight
Tracey Harris
about 5 years ago
Fantastic experience from start to finish. Easy too book, even easier to redeem the voucher, venue was welcoming, just an all round wonderful experience and would definitely recommend.
Shirley Wyatt
about 6 years ago
very enjoyable experience, but you need to be fairly supple and not have a neck or back problem if you sit in the back
about 6 years ago
the pilot was very friendly and helpful loved every minute . but if you need to sit in the back of a flexi wing plane you need to be a bit flexible your self not good for a person with neck, knee or back issues.
about 6 years ago
Arrived for my Microlight flight on a windy day. Unfortunately, as warned earlier on the phone, it was much too windy to take the flexible wing Micro up. Because we had a hotel booked to spend a weekend in the area we had decided to go anyway and had to make do with the fixed wing Microlight which was great fun anyway! The people running the centre were friendly and facilities basic but good. Must go back sometime and do the 'Flexiwing' flight.
Simon Wolf
micro-lighting in North Kent
Microlighting North Kent
30 Minute Microlight Flight over Kent
Total Price£80.00
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