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Microlighting Bedfordshire

Little Gransden Airfield, near St Neots

• Fixed & flex wing microlighting near St Neots
• Ikarus & Quantum microlights to fly
• 30-minute flight duration
• Hosted by experienced instructor examiner Greg

What's Included

• Choose either a fixed-wing Ikarus C42 or flex-wing Quantum 912 microlight
• Pre-flight briefing with introduction to the basic principles
• 30-minute flight duration
• You will get the chance to take the controls and fly the aircraft
• Spectacular views across the Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire countryside

What Can I Expect

Go microlighting on the Bedfordshire/Cambridgeshire border! Join Greg and his team for a trial flying lesson in a fixed or flex-wing microlight flight out of Little Gransden airfield and discover the joys of ultra light aviation.

Equidistant from Bedford and Cambridge, Little Gransden airfield is on the edge of Fuller's Farm. As well as this microlight school, there's quite a bit of activity at Gransden. Don't be surprised if you see an Extra aerobatic plane, as the airfield owner has a team based here. And if you're lucky, you might spot some Yaks, because there's a specialist UK Yakolev dealer here too!

Greg Burns is the pilot instructor and examiner of this microlight school. He is offering a 30-minute trial lesson. You'll fly in either a modern Ikarus C42 fixed-wing aircraft that is still categorised as a microlight, but looks like a typical light aircraft, or a flex-wing P&M Quantum for that open-cockpit feel.

Interestingly, it was a trial microlight flight voucher that initially got Greg hooked on flying. Since then he has worked as a pilot instructor at many airfields both at home and abroad. He now loves taking newbies up for a flight in the Ikarus or the Quantum.

As soon as you're airborne from Gransden, you'll realise you really are on the border of Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. You're also only a few miles southeast of St Neots at this well-placed airfield. You'll get some great views of the countryside too - and you might even spot the vestiges of RAF Tempsford, the secret RAF Special Duty base during WW2.

You can go microlighting near Bedford February to December. Enjoy a 30-minute lesson in a flex or fixed-wing aircraft and in both cases, you get lots of hands-on time flying yourself. Book your slot online now!


  • The flying school is open 7 days a week February to 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


• Little Gransden Airfield, Sandy, Bedfordshire
• Conveniently located on the Cambridgeshire/Bedfordshire border

Suitable For

• Minimum age 14
• Under 18s must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
• Maximum weight is 16 stone (100 kg)


• Spectators are welcome to come along and watch the take off and landing

Anything Else

• Bring along a camera for some great photo opportunities


5 out of 5 stars

Average Rating: 5
Total Reviews: 7
Recommend to Friend: 0

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  based on 7 reviews

Rating: 5 stars
5 Months ago
What a fantastic experience I had flying a flexible wing microlight. The instructor Gregg was a ver...
Rating: 5 stars
I had a great flight with tony my family were their to support me and drink and eat all his cake I...
Rating: 5 stars
B Smith
A brilliant day. Tony is an excellent pilot and you feel secure throughout. Safe in the knowledge t...
Rating: 5 stars
John Durham
A fantastic experience, have already recommended it to several of friend's and workmates. Tony the ...
Rating: 5 stars
Nick Powell
A must-do experience for anyone with an interest in flying, or just looking for that thrill-seeking...
Rating: 5 stars
Neil Hodgkins
Best experience to date. Not for the feint-hearted, but if you're after an adrenaline fix then this...
Rating: 5 stars
John Tapping
It was absolutely fantastic l would recommend it to anyone and l would certainly do it again